July 23, 2019

Exquisite Phuket-Phi Phi Island-Krabi Trip in 7 day

Thailand is one of the most desired destinations in South East Asia. It attracts millions of tourists all around the globe every year. It has many exciting things for everyone, be it a honeymoon couple, adventure lovers or traveling nomads.

Phuket

In this guide, you will find details about how to reach, places to visit and activities to do, how to get around and some valuable tips to Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Krabi.

How to Reach

You can either start your trip from Phuket-Phi Phi Island-Krabi or the other way Krabi-Phi Phi Island-Phuket.

The best things about traveling to Thailand now is that it has become more easy and cheaper thanks to the step taken by the Thai Government to give free Visa on Arrival till October 31, 2019. Earlier there was a 2000 Baht fee for the visa.

You can get a direct flight to Phuket or Krabi if not then you will have to fly through Bangkok. If you have spare time, spend a day or two in Bangkok. There are many beautiful places to see like “The Grand Palace“, “Floating market” to name a few.

If you are a budget traveler then you can use flight planner, and sites like Kayak and Sky Scanner to save money on flights.

If you seek value for money, then travel in low season (May to October), book your flights and accommodation early.

Why travel here

  • Beautiful White Sand Beaches
  • Heaven for Water Sports and Sailing
  • Delicious Thai Food
  • Affordable Spa
  • Beautiful Sunset
  • Nightlife

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Phuket and Sightseeing

Day 2: James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay (Kayaking)

Day 3: Phuket to Phi Phi Island, Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour (Phi Phi Island)

Day 4: Scuba Diving or Snorkeling in Phi Phi Island

Day 5: Phi Phi Island to Krabi

Day 6: Island Hopping around Krabi

Day 7: Tiger Cave, Hot Spring

Tour Expenses Per Head (7 days)

 FlightTransportationAccomodationFoodSightseeing & Activities
Budget - 25K12000 INR4000 INR3000 INR3000 INR3000 INR
Average - 45K12000-15000 INR8000 INR8000 INR6000 INR8000 INR
Luxury - 90K15000-25000 INR10000-15000 INR20000 INR15000 INR15000 INR

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Phuket and Sightseeing

Phuket International Airport is around 30km from the Phuket town. You can either take taxi (45 mins, 800 bath), shared minibus (1 hour, 200-300 bath) or government bus (1.5 hour, 100 bath).

If you are arriving early then you can either

Book local sightseeing – Check price and availability

  • Take on a sightseeing adventure in Phuket and visit the city’s well known scenic spots
  • Visit Kata, Nai Harn, and Promthep viewpoints and bask in the overlooking picturesque views of the island
  • Meet and interact with the adorable baby elephants, see the Big Buddha and make a trip to a temple right after
  • Witness authentic Thai local culture as you stroll along Phuket streets and seafood market
  • Have a hassle free city day tour in Phuket with roundtrip hotel transfers available in the packages

Rent a scooter and explore yourself:

Phuket Bike Trip

You can easily rent a scooter at Phuket. There are plenty of shops in the main town. Charges for a day is around 200 baht and during high season, they increase the price to 250 bath. However you are taking it for more days then you can bargain.

Things to do 

Visit Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Chalong Temple

Chalong Temple

Patong Walking Street/Bangla Road

Patong Street

Karong View Point

Karong View PointPic source

Phuket Trick Eye Museum- check here for ticket price

Phuket Trick Eye Museum

Simon Cabaret Show- check price here

Simon Cabaret Show

Day 2 : James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay – Check price here

James Bond Island got its name after the James Bond Movie shoot here in 1974. It is also known as Khao Ping Kan. You would have probably seen its picture in many Thailand tours and travel sites. You can spend a full day here with Asia’s one the most beautiful marine regions. You can Kayak into hidden lagoons and caves of Panak Island and Hong Island.

The best way to get here is by getting a tour booked which includes roundtrip hotel transfers, national park fees, kayak, lunch, etc.  You can check the details here.

Patong Boxing Match – Check price here

Patong Boxing

After the James Bond Island, its time for Boxing. Thai Boxing is quite famous and you can watch a real Patong Boxing Match in the city.

Pamper Yourself With Spa –  More Details here

Thai Massage

One of the best thing in Thailand is affordable spa. You can get a 60 minutes full body Thai massage for as low as 12 USD here.

You can also check some of these interesting trips from Phuket if you have spare days

Monkey Island Day Trip-check detail

Monkey Island

Maya Bay Snorekeling Trip – Catamaran-check detail

Maya Beach Boat Trip

Day 3: Phuket to Phi Phi Island, Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

If you arrived late on day 1 in Phuket and missed out on the places mentioned for the day, then you can spend another day at Phuket.

Phi Phi Island is around 90 minutes boat trip from Phuket. The trip usually takes 90 minutes and you can have some of the amazing view during the journey. Tickets can be booked from any local tour operator or you can buy it online from getyourguide.

You can either continue to stay in Phuket, and take one fo these boat trip which will pick you up from Phuket and show you few places around Phi Phi and return to Phuket in the evening.

Otherwise, you can take the boat to Phi Phi, stay there for a couple of days, visit near by places and later go to Krabi by boat.

Bioluminscent Plankton Trip-check detail

Bioluminiscent Night Trip

Explore the beauty around the Phi Phi Islands on a 6-hour longtail boat tour. Watch the sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago and enjoy some included snacks, then take a dip with bioluminescent plankton once the sun has gone down.

Day 4: Scuba Diving or Snorkeling

People from all around the globe come to Thailand for scuba diving because of the clear blue water. If you are a water, you must snorkel or scuba dive here. The prices are affordable and you can take a day course with 2 dives for 100 USD.

Scuba Diving Phuket

I would recommend this tour which will take you to 2 spots where you will learn about scuba diving from seasoned PADI instructors.

SnoreKeling Phi Phi

If you are not very sure of Scuba diving you can go for Snorkeling Trip at this beautiful Island which starts around 1 pm every day.

Day 5: Phi Phi Island to Krabi

You can take a ferry to reach Krabi. You will find a ferry every 1.5-2 hours from Phi Phi to Krabi. Don’t be very late, the last ferry is around 3:30 pm.

  • Visit Krabi Town
  • Enjoy A Romantic Dinner with your sweetheart at The Grotto
  • Hike up to Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint

Day 6: Island Hopping around Krabi

There are plenty of beautiful Islands around Krabi. One of the most popular way to visit these is by taking a longtail boat through the local tour operators. These tours also include hotel pick up and lunch.

4 Island Tour Krabi-check detail

  • Visit the famous Koh Gai – the Chicken Island and see where it got its nickname for yourself
  • Explore the lesser know tiny islands of Koh Tub and Koh Mor
  • Discover the magnificent Phra Nang Cave beach on the Railway Peninsula

If you had enough of cruises or boat trips then get a bike for rent and explore the Krabi town or take A Romantic Luxury Sunset Cruise.

Day 7: Tiger Cave, Hot Spring

Tiger Cave (Wat Tham Suea) and Emerald Hot Spring-check detail

Cave Temple Krabi

Hot Spring Krabi

Other places you may be interested in

Krabi Mangrove Trip

Mangrove Tour Krabi

Rock Climbing at Railay Beach

Krabi Rock Climbing Trip

Recommended Places to Stay

Phuket

FeelGood Hostel

Budget Travelers – Feel Good Hostel (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

Thavorn Beach Resort

Mid Range Travelers – Thavorn Beach Village Resort (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

Luxury Travelers – Cape Sienna Gourmet Hotel & Villas (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

Phi Phi Island

PP Insula

For Budget Travelers – PP Insula (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

For Mid Range Travelers – Phi Phi The Beach Resort (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort

Luxury Traveler: Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

Krabi 

For Budget Travelers – Baan Andaman Hotel (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

For Mid Range Travelers – Thip Residence Boutique Hotel (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)

For Luxury Travelers – Nakamanda Resort & Spa (MakeMyTrip, Booking.com)