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simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

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simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

Which trip would you recommend? Why? Any pros/cons of either of these trips over the other?

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1. Re: simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

Do both?

From what i understand, both are different tours. We are doing both.

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2. Re: simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

Yes both are different tours. I enjoyed the Phi Phi islands tours and that was a priority, maybe because of the film The Beach. I was tempted by the other one, but could only fit one tour in.

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3. Re: simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

I'd do both if you can fit it in.

We did Phang Nga Bay recently with Simba and had a fantastic day out. Beautiful scenerey and landscapes, explored caves and hongs, swam at secluded spots, paddled in rubber dinghys, yummy lunch and a look at the village which was very interesting. A stop at James Bond Island and then finish with a swim at a beautiful beach. Great crew, it was well worth the $$.

Next time we will visit Phi Phi maybe, but I do believe that's slightly more commercialised and lots more boats around at the areas you stop at. Although you can snorkel on the Phi Phi trip whereas there wasn't anywhere to snorkel around Phang Nga Bay.

Enjoy whatever you decide.

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4. Re: simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

Scenery alone would have me choose the phang nga day trip - Phi Phi as a day trip is simply not enough time, I would say if you are returing another time or can fit it in spend a night or two on Phi Phi to really make the most of it.

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5. Re: simba - phang nga vs phi phi trips

We didn't do the day tours with Simba, but we have done day tours to Phi Phi and to Phang Nga bay and hands down, we loved Phang Nga bay more! The scenery was spectacular and we did a lot, kayaking through hongs and mangrove trees, visiting James Bond island and boating through Phang Nga Bay. We had lunch on Koh Panyi which was very good, but the front of this muslim village is built up for tourists, so walk in a ways to get a real feel for the town. We also visited a cave wat with probably a hundred monkeys and some waterfalls.

Phi Phi Lei is gorgeous! No doubt about that. However you don't spend much time there and it's PACKED with tourists and boats. Phi Phi Don ( where the hotels,etc are) is also very touristy and crammed with people. For this reason we much more enjoyed Phang Nga Bay.

Course if you have time for both, then go for it!

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