Travel Budget for Koh Tarutao

Changwat Satun, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Koh Tarutao?

How much money will you need in Koh Tarutao? ฿2,882 ($93) is the average daily price for traveling in Koh Tarutao. The average price of meals in Koh Tarutao for one day is ฿831 ($27). The average price of a hotel in Koh Tarutao for a couple is ฿2,909 ($94). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple

How expensive is Koh Tarutao?

How much does a trip to Koh Tarutao cost? Is Koh Tarutao expensive? The average Koh Tarutao trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Koh Tarutao prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Koh Tarutao

How much does it cost to go to Koh Tarutao? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

Typical tour prices for Koh Tarutao

How much do tours to Koh Tarutao cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
  • Busabout Hop-on-hop-off tours
    5 days
    $ 750
Find a hostel, guesthouse, or B&B in Koh Tarutao
Koh Tarutao

Related Articles
Koh Tarutao On a Budget
While much of Thailand has been built up into a tourist destination of hotels and resorts, there are spots that are still untouched and covered in the beauty of this part of the world. The unspoiled regions of the Ko Tarutao Marine National Park is 51 islands of rainforest ready for visitors. Established in 1974, the park is the second oldest in the country, and was the setting for the 2002 season of the reality television show Survivor. The park includes stunning coral reefs, pristine white beaches and wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Trek through and keep your eyes out for mouse deer, wild pigs, sea otters, tree pythons, sea eagles, hornbills, reef egrets and so much more.

If you'd like to stay on these islands, the main accommodations are small, government-run cabins. There has been a big push to build resorts, but those have mostly gone ignored. If you're looking to have the Thai resort experience, one island, Ko Lipe, has what you're looking for. Its communities of chow lair (sea gypsies) make them exempt from the zero development laws so you'll likely see more development on Ko Lipe.
Since you're literally surrounded by protected, national forests, the whole area is a sight to see. However, here are some highlights:

Just above Ko Lipe is the island of Ko Adang. This island of dense forests, sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs is always buzzing with new sights to see and experiences to explore. Trek through the jungle to Pirate's Falls where pirates once filled their canteens, or climb the Chado Cliff to watch the green turtles laying eggs on Son Bay. While you're nearby, make a stop at Luu Doo Waterfall. It's the only waterfall in the park and the underwater rock formations are stunning. Luu Doo is certainly a spot for anyone interested in studying trees, flowers or animals.

Ko Rawi is the spot for large limestone hills and thick jungles. Get permission from the local government to pitch a tent and spend a night in nature. Take a dip under the ocean to see the uniquely striped pebbles of Ko Yang and Ko Hin Ngam. Don't touch, though. Legend has it these stones are cursed and if you take them, you'll have bad luck until they're returned.

If tents aren't your thing, take a trip to Pantaemaraka Gulf. This very popular spot in the Tarutao National Park is known for its charming pine trees and pure white beaches. Here you'll be able to signup for home stays or even house boating.

For arguably the best view in the park, head to Ao Pante Malacca, take the ultra steep, twenty-minute trail through the jungle to the top of Toe-Boo Cliff. It's a challenging hike, but the view across Ko Tarutao and Ko Adang is simply breathtaking.

Another worthwhile trip is out to Crocodile Cave. You'll need to take a long-tail boat out there, but on the way you get to see the beautiful mangrove forest.
The Tarutao National Marine Park is split into two island groups - the Tarutao section and the Adang-Rawi section. In this area there are essentially nine notable islands. Ko Tarutao is in the Tarutao Archipelago, and is the largest of the islands covered mostly in forests. Ko Klang, Ko Khai and Ko Ta-Nga are all a part of the Klang Archipelago located approximately 38 kilometers off the coast of Thailand. In the Adang-Rawi section you'll find Ko Adang, Ko Rawi, Ko Butang, Ko Lek and Ko Lipe.

Food and Dining
As this is a national park, there are fewer options available for dining on the islands. There is a restaurant that serves a good range of dishes from fried noodles and quality local meats. There is also a smaller convenience stores should you want to stock up on snacks, soft drinks and bottled water for your days of trekking through the forests.

For shorter routes to and from Koh Tarutao, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in Thailand can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

Each island is worthy of a walk or trek, but if you're looking to travel between islands, you'll want to hire a water taxi. Your best bet is to locate on Ko Lipe operated by one of the local chow lair people. There is a reliable taxi boat stand on Hat Sunrise.


Partying in Chiang Mai or other parts of Thailand?
Going to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan?
Hitting the beach in Koh Samui?
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip

Budget Your Trip has average travel costs for thousands of cities around the world, all provided by other travelers. You can also register to organize your spending by category and location with graphs, maps, charts, and tables.

Search for Travel Costs

Share This Page

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.