Get Set for the Monkey Trail Hike in Ao Nang! – Hiking Enthusiasts, This One’s For You

Embark on a thrilling hike through lush jungles and towering cliffs along the Monkey Trail to Pai Plong Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. Discover a hidden paradise of pristine shores and breathtaking views, making every step of the journey an unforgettable adventure in nature.

Богдан Сбитный, Ao Phai Plong Krabi Thailand, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tips for Hiking

Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes with a good grip as the trail can be slippery. They are also encouraged to apply sunscreen and insect repellent in addition to bringing water. Bringing food is discouraged as it can attract monkeys.

The Monkey Trail Experience

Hikers are immediately greeted by lush vegetation and greenery upon commencement of the hike, which starts from the southern end of Ao Nang Beach. True to its name, hikers are also greeted by mischievous monkeys of the trail, swinging from one tree to another. Hikers are encouraged to respect the boundaries of these playful creatures and avoid feeding them. This hike remains one of the most popular Ao Nang things to do.

Pai Plong Beach: A Delightful Gem

After descending from the viewpoint of the hike, a breathtaking sight awaits and is none other than Pai Plong Beach. The atmosphere is secluded and peaceful, inviting hikers to kick off their shoes, dip their feet into golden sand, and take a refreshing dip in its azure, cool waters.

Retreat to Quiet Comfort and Luxury

After a day of hiking and adventure, hikers can retreat to the serene comfort and luxury of a stunning property such as Avani Ao Nang.

Rock Climbing in Krabi Thailand – For an exciting adventure like no other

If you are interested in learning something new on your holiday to the rip-roaring island of Krabi, well, you’ve certainly picked the right destination to get started! The islands got rocks that are perfect for the novice climbers out there and you can sign up for lessons too.

Sign up for a lesson

If you are planning your vacation with a travel agent, then you can discuss with your agent about the best rock-climbing package for you. However, if you’ve planned your trip on your own, you might need to inquire with your local hotel, the likes of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort for more information on how to get started.

Phranang Cave Beach

The beach here is absolutely amazing with a wide shoreline, crystal blue waters and limestone cliffs on either side. Try your skills at rock climbing and enjoy the mesmerising views as a reward for sweating it out.

Maksym Kozlenko, Phra Nang Cave Beach, CC BY-SA 4.0

A guide for every step

Arriving at the beach and taking a look at the cliffs could hit your nerves quite hard if this is our first time. But never fear, your guide on the excursion will carefully advise you on how to conquer what seems impossible at first.

Deepwater solo climbing

Of all the Ao Nang things to do, this is one of the most thrilling. You will be taken by boat to an island where the rock cliffs are in the water. Next, you will climb the rock formation without a harness, reach the top and take the plunge into the water from there. Exhilarating indeed!