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Koh Tarutao, Changwat Satun, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Koh Tarutao?

You should plan to spend around $100 (฿3,603) per day on your vacation in Koh Tarutao. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $29 (฿1,039) on meals
  • $34 (฿1,229) on local transportation
  • $101 (฿3,636) on hotels

A one week trip to Koh Tarutao for two people costs, on average, $1,405 (฿50,441). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of 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
    $100
    ฿3,603
  • One Week Per person
    $702
    ฿25,221
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,405
    ฿50,441
  • One Month Per person
    $3,010
    ฿108,089
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,405
    ฿50,441
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,809
    ฿100,883
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,020
    ฿216,177
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Koh Tarutao cost?

A one week trip to Koh Tarutao usually costs around $702 (฿25,221) for one person and $1,405 (฿50,441) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Koh Tarutao on average costs around $1,405 (฿50,441) for one person and $2,809 (฿100,883) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Koh Tarutao will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Koh Tarutao on average costs around $3,010 (฿108,089) for one person and $6,020 (฿216,177) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Koh Tarutao has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Koh Tarutao expensive to visit?

Prices in Koh Tarutao are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Koh Tarutao is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kyoto or Suzhou.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Koh Tarutao Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Koh Tarutao?

The average Koh Tarutao trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Koh Tarutao travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿3,636 ($101)
Local Transportation 1 ฿1,229 ($34)
Food 2 ฿1,039 ($29)
Entertainment 1 ฿529 ($15)
Alcohol 2 ฿129 - 386 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Koh Tarutao
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Koh Tarutao is $51 (฿1,818). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Koh Tarutao is $101 (฿3,636). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $51
    ฿1,818
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $101
    ฿3,636

Hotel Prices in Koh Tarutao

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Transportation Budget in Koh Tarutao
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Tarutao is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $34 (฿1,229) per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Tarutao.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $34
    ฿1,229


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

Rental Cars in Koh Tarutao
The price of renting a car in Koh Tarutao will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.



Food Budget in Koh Tarutao
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Koh Tarutao can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Tarutao is $29 (฿1,039) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Tarutao should cost around $12 (฿415) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Tarutao is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $29
    ฿1,039


Entertainment Budget in Koh Tarutao
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Koh Tarutao typically cost an average of $15 (฿529) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $15
    ฿529


Alcohol Budget in Koh Tarutao
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.16 (฿257) on alcoholic beverages in Koh Tarutao per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $7.16
    ฿257


Koh Tarutao On a Budget
Koh Tarutao Koh Tarutao National Park, Thailand
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.
Sights
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.
Neighborhoods
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.

Transportation
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.


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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.