Climb routes of outstanding quality, some straight off the beach. A twelve night fully guided tour of what many consider to be the most beautiful and exciting climbing destination in the world. Designed to give you a good flavor of what South East Asia has to offer.
Rock Climbing In Thailand
For close to thirty years Thailand has been the tropical sport climbing destination of choice. This is where it all began. The first of the exotic, Far East climbing destinations and still considered by many to be the best!
Southern Thailand is a must visit destination for any sport climber with a sense of adventure and an interest in experiencing other cultures. Remote islands and peninsulas cut off by imposing limestone cliffs and dense jungle making the approach often only possible by boat. Thailand is a climbing paradise consisting of classic three dimensional climbing on pocketed limestone walls, with tufas and flow-stone formations.
Many climbs begin straight from golden sandy beaches or directly out of the ocean requiring a traditional long tail boat or kayak approach. The jungle crags could have you rubbing shoulders with monkeys, gibbons or monitor lizards. It is also not uncommon to spot dolphins, sea eagles, kingfishers, turtles or flying fish while gazing down from belay ledges on multi pitch routes or during boat trips between the islands.
Type Of Climbing
- Ideal for those climbing F6A – F7B+ (5.10-5.12c)
- Great for non climbers and family members
- Inland and sea cliff climbing
- Single Pitch Sport climbing
- 9 (up to 10) days climbing with certified climbing guide
- 12 nights accommodation
- Half board (see itinerary)
- All equipment
- Transport to and from venues including boats
- Three different climbing areas
- Maximum instructor-client ratio is 1:6
- Lots of fun climbing!
After your international flight into Bangkok, you will take a domestic flight into Trang airport. This is where you will be picked up by our driver and after a 30 – 40 minute drive you will arrive at the coast. From here your adventure begins! A 45-60 minute trip on a traditional wooden long tail boat will transport you to the island paradise of Koh Lao Liang.
Koh Lao Liang 4 Nights
This idyllic small island resort is less than two kilometers in length. The island has been developed as a climbing destination by your climbing guides. They simply love the island and would like to share their enthusiasm with you. Because the island is quite remote and off-the-beaten track, this is a unique opportunity to find yourself in a climbing paradise. There are rarely more than 20 climbers staying at any one time and there is an abundance of routes in the lower grades, straight off the squeaky clean golden sands. The climbing is in the sun until 11am making this the perfect place to relax and get over your jet lag. Mornings usually consist of relaxing in the sun, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or fishing. With the majority of the climbing being less than two minutes walking distance from your tent, a full days climbing can be had even when starting mid-day.
Ao Nang 8 Nights
Ao Nang is a seaside resort close to the main climbing areas of Tonsai and Railay. Both being less than 15 minutes by boat, these two areas have become the most popular over the last 20 years and although sometimes very busy they are home to some incredible climbs – many of which have become established classics of the continent. Both will be visited as day excursions. In recent years new climbing areas have been developed on the outskirts of Ao nang – our guides will use their local knowledge to steer you away from the crowds while enjoying the best they have to offer. Most of the local climbing comes into the sun at around 2pm so are morning venues – leaving you plenty of time to enjoy what Ao Nang has to offer from its abundant choice of restaurants, cafes, and bars (with plenty of live music playing in the evenings). It is also the perfect place to visit local markets, take Thai cookery lessons, book a diving course or enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach.
Koh Phi Phi or Koh Yao Noi – Optional Day Excursion
Koh Phi Phi is an incredibly beautiful island it has been the back drop for numerous movies – most notably The Beach. This has led to the island becoming hugely popular with tourists and as a result not such a great place to stay – but it does have some fantastic climbing. It is possible to catch a morning ferry from Ao nang to get an afternoon’s climbing in. Perhaps worth the trip just for the scenery from the boat trip alone.
Koh Yao Noi is another of the newer destinations. From Ao nang a 45 min drive to a small pier where a long tail boat can be taken directly to the climbing on this sleepy mainly Muslim island. Many of the crags have to be approached by boat often involving climbing directly out of the boat to access the climbing. An overnight stay is also possible on this island.
Your in-country guide, Trevor Massiah, has been climbing and developing climbing areas and routes in Thailand and other places for over twenty years. He will make sure you get the best possible climbing experience. Trevor and his team will ensure that you avoid the crowds and areas that may be considered spoilt, and instead guide you to the best of the classics, the newly developed areas and secret spots. They will allow you to relax and enjoy your trip of a lifetime, ensuring the most taxing thing that you might have to do is choose a fantastic Thai meal from the menu – and even this will be made easier with their help! If you decide to stay on longer, private guided climbing is available – please get in touch and ask for more details.
Accommodation on Lao Liang (4 nights) is in large framed tents, with electricity, light and fan. The tents are supplied with mattresses, pillows and bed linen. Camping right on the beach under the shade of the trees with the sound of the waves. The price of this climbing holiday is based on sharing a tent with one person of the same gender. If you prefer a single tent, a supplement is payable.
Accommodation on the mainland (8 nights) is in a Thai style concrete bungalow in lovely tropical garden with swimming pool. The bungalows have air-conditioning, hot showers and Wi-Fi. The price of this climbing holiday is based on sharing a bungalow with one person of the same gender. If you prefer a single bungalow, a supplement is payable.
Flights and Transfers
Transfers are included in this Sport Climbing Holiday (conditions apply).
Fly to Trang on arrival day.
Fly out of Krabi on departure day.
More detailed travel and transfer information will be available in your booking confirmation pack.
Please contact us before booking your flights.
Multi-Pitch Climbing In Thailand
Thailand has some amazing adventures awaiting for you. The limestone karsts that tower above the tropical blue bays of Railay and Ton Sai offer great opportunities for multi-pitch climbing. If you want to take the opportunity to climb some of Thailand’s classic multi-pitch routes such as Humanality, Ao Nang Tower or Lord of the Thais, then go to: Multi-Pitch Climbing Holiday Thailand.
The island part of the holiday was really something special…
14th December 2016
An amazing journey through Thailand with Rock and Sun…
17th January 2017
Best climbing ever…
22nd February 2017
The best two weeks ever!! Top notch coaching…
11th December 2017
One of my all time favourite holidays from start to finish…
3rd January 2018
Great introduction to outdoor climbing with the perfect setting and coaches…
12th February 2018
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