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Phang Nga Grand Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): Thailand  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 580 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3100 US Dollar (USD)

Our trips all depend on the tides, as Phang Nga Bay has the third highest tidal rate in the world. This affects the order in which we run the trips, but be assured that your trip will be an experience you will never forget.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

08:00-08:30 Pick-up from your hotel by mini bus. The first day of this trip is fully guided in our self designed inflatable kayaks. Your guide will paddle for you through complex tidal sea caves into lagoons. This will allow you to relax and enjoy the ambiance of Phang Nga Bay. During the afternoon, we provide training for our single seater hard shell Sit On Top kayaks.
09:00 Arrive at Ao Po pier and depart. Motor to the Islands.
10:00 Arrive first island - explore caves and lagoons.
12:00 Lunch on the escort boat.
13.30 Arrive second island for more cave exploration and circumnavigation of islands. Traverse 300m cave into giant lagoon.
15.30 Arrive and make camp on island beach. Then, basic kayak training.
19:00 Dinner on board. Return to camping beach and relax.
Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Guests paddle their own single-seater hard shell Sit-On-Top kayaks for days 2 to 6.

08:00 Break camp. Depart for North Koh Yai Noi on escort boat. Breakfast on board.
9:30 Paddle North Koh Yao Noi and Big Tree Bay. Hike to the giant Ficus.
12:30 Lunch on board.
13:30 Paddle 1km crossing to Lagoon Island. Circumnavigate Lagoon Island. This island is home to many crab-eating monkeys and giant fruit bats.
16:30 Board escort boat and depart for our next camping site on Koh Nok. Dinner on board. Return to camping beach and relax.

Day 3

07:00 Break camp. Breakfast on board.
09:00 Paddle around Koh Chong Lat. This 1,500 foot island has stunning cliffs, the "Blue Room" (a three chamber stalactite grotto), and an unusually beautiful channel on the way back to camp. We often see porpoises outside the Blue Room, along with monkeys, water monitors, White Bellied Sea Eagles, and Bramany kites.
12:30 Lunch on board.
13:30 Motor to Koh Klui. Circumnavigate Koh Klui, another beautiful red limestone island with an irregular coastline.
15:30 Board escort boat and depart for Laem Taeng. Arrive Laem Taeng and make camp.
19:00 Thai seafood dinner. Sunset paddle.
Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4

06:30 Sunrise paddle. Breakfast on board.
09:00 Depart Hong Yai. Hong Yai is 2km deep, with an exceptionally beautiful sea arch, stalactite encrusted overhang, and Hong, our only lagoon inside a lagoon. Hong Yai, essentially a tidal canyon with heavily wooded 1,000 foot cliffs, is filled with a tidal mangrove swamp. We always see Kingfishers, and often see both Gibbons and Langurs. Sea otters are occasionally sighted.
12:00 Lunch on the escort boat.
13:30 Paddle back down Laem Taeng to Mangrove Maze. Paddle along a 5K cliff where we frequently see Gibbons. Extremely picturesque. Explore the Mangrove Maze, a giant crater of disintegrating limestone islands filled with Mangroves. Paddling down the channels brings a surprise around every bend.
14:30 Board escort boat and depart for Koh Pak Bia to make camp for the night. Dinner on board.
Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5

06:30 Sunrise paddle. Breakfast on board.
09:00 Circumnavigate Koh Pak Bia and neighboring islands. Rendezvous with escort boat. Lunch on the way to Koh Bele.
13:00 Arrive Koh Bele'. Paddle into the giant lagoon and circumnavigate Koh Bele'. Here there are three white sand beaches and a chance to snorkel on coral reefs (Bring your own snorkel gear). With excellent limestone geology, Koh Bele' (Koh Hong) is considered the Jewel of the Bay.
17:00 Make camp at Koh Bele' (Koh Hong ).
19:00 Dinner on board. Stay at Koh Bele'( Koh Hong ).
Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6

07:30 Break camp. Breakfast on board.
08:30 Escort boat rendezvous and transfer to Talin.
09:30 Paddle into False gorge and Krabi Klong, a stunning 2km gorge, circling back into a mangrove channel at the base of the island to Gibbon Hong.
12:30 Lunch on the boat. Relax, swimming, or free time.
14:00 Board escort boat and return to Ao Po pier. Return to Ao Po for your transfer back to hotel or airport.
17:30 End of our service.
Includes: (B), (L).

Child rate is applied for 4 -12 years old.

What to Bring: Swim wear, T-shirts, shorts, long pants, long sleeved shirt, towel, sun hat, sunscreen (SPF 15 minimum), camera, lots of film, toiletries, sun-glasses, waterproof sandals or flip flops.

Information contained in this document is not contractual. Information is offered to give an idea of the type of trip that is offered. Times and locales will often vary according to tides, weather, and the decisions of the expedition leader. Our objective is to give customers the best possible experience within the time frame of the expedition, and as a matter of policy we continually update and improve products to achieve this aim.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transportation
- Accommodation
- English Speaking Guide
- Meals
- National Park Entrance Fee
- Soft Drink
- Seasonal Fruits
- Coffee
- Tea
- Insurance.

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