The towering summit of Khao Ra on the island of Koh Phangan is the highest point on the island, and it must be conquered at least once during your stay, as the majestic panoramas unfolding from the top are truly breathtaking. You will be able to arrange transport from any of the Koh Phangan hotels on the island, and the Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa is considered one of the best Koh Phangan resorts in terms of hospitality and service. The hotel will also be happy to set you up with the guide to hiking the mountain which is highly recommended, and a reputable guide can be hired for a mere 500 baht. Begin your hike from within the charming little village of Ban Madua Wan. The path way is posed at a steady incline and it will take you around 3 hours round trip. En route, make sure you stop to take photographs at the stunning Phaeng Waterfall. You will be able to take a refreshing swim in the jungle pool located thereabouts, which you can do either on the way up or on the way down, the perfect way to cool off after a hike. Marvel at the lush tropical greenery unfolding around and take in the eclectic sounds of the local wildlife as they announce their presence to anyone who is listening. And sure you bring your camera for this once-in-a-lifetime hike up Khao Ra!