Khao Mai Kaew Cave, Ko Lanta

4.4
#4 of 8 in Nature in Ko Lanta
Put on a headlamp and prepare for an adventurous trek through Khao Mai Kaew Cave. The cave itself is dark, muddy, and slippery, and you'll be climbing ladders, pushing and crawling through small openings, walking across bamboo bridges, and encountering bats, large cave spiders, frogs, and other critters along the way. Once inside the cave, reward yourself with a swim in the cave pools, among the stalactite and stalagmite formations. Note that this is not for the faint of heart--even the climb to the cave can be quite demanding. Wear older clothes and comfortable shoes. To visit Khao Mai Kaew Cave and get the most from your holiday in Ko Lanta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ko Lanta trip planning website .
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  • Khao Mai Kaew Cave is supposedly the largest cave system in Koh Lanta. A short trek through the bird sound filled tropical forest led us into the unassuming crack in the hillside. What followed then i...  more »
  • It is quite a bit of walking and above all climbing towards the cave. Prepare, because once you have arrived you are probably wet with sweat and then you have not even paved your way through the cave! It is an adventurous trip and I do not recommend it for the elderly, children, people who are poor or people with claustrophobia. You have to crawl through narrow tunnels and scramy and bridge a number of obstacles, but it is a toperexperience. I enjoyed it tremendously. Afterwards you can eat delicious pancakes at the ' Office ', where the trek towards the cave starts, for a price of roughly 30 baht (not yet euro; about 80-90 cents).
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  • Very nice adventure of 2hours. Worth the 300. Forced to go with a guide. Tour start every 30min. Better to go with shoes. A bit slippery. Ok for clostrophobic, the cave is big enough.
  • Adventurous scramble up to impressive caves Visited 22nd Jan 2019. Took the guide and headtorch, well worth it, wouldn't have found cave ourselves (the Google Pin is not correctly placed). The route up is very fun, scramble over waterfalls and up bamboo ladders - glad it was dry season ! Descend through a large scree down bamboo ladders into tall chambers and rifts, along ancient water-passages, across bamboo bridges not for the faint-hearted and finally out lower down the same scree, past a side chamber with hundreds of bats. Some huge cave spiders along the way and a short muddy crawl for a couple of metres. Came down a gentler path along ridges and through both new and old rubber plantations, a little steep in places but a pleasing loop. Great fun. Shame our guide could speak so little English - there are four guides working here so you may be luckier. Well worth the price.
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