Khao Lak to Samui to Krabi Drive
from Khao Lak and Phuket
This is a Budget “World Class Drive”
This is a great drive if you have at least three free days and really want to experience some Thailand countryside and beautiful scenery. You can use this map to help you navigate to Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Nga and Samui as their own individual trips or as a full circuit. The trip passes right through Khao Lak, Takuapa and Khao Sok – so you have specific directions right from Khao Lak.
Khao Lak to Khao Sok National Park: Day trip
Khao Lak to Krabi: A long day trip, but can be done if you leave early
Khao Lak to Koh Samui : Best as a two-day trip
Khao Lak to Phuket: A good day trip
Khao Lak to Samui to Krabi to Phuket and return: Three days at least – better as four or more.
Budget Rent a Car has developed the PDF map below and you can download it by pressing the “save” icon on the top left of the PDF frame. You can print out the A4 size pages to take with you should you chose to take the full drive or just parts of it. The map itself provides great detail, landmarks, points of interest and just about everything you need to know.
The roads in this part of Thailand are quite good, signed in Thai and English, and, away from the major tourist areas, relatively uncrowded.
Ideally, don’t drive at night as roads are not always well lit, some vehicles may be unlit and it is not unusual for dogs and people wearing dark clothing to be walking on these unlit roads. So . . . if you do drive after dark, keep your speed down and don’t outdrive your headlights.
These are longish drives if you are renting a motorbike and they would be best broken into two day trips so you can really enjoy them.
Use this link to download the PDF file: Budget_World_Class_Drives