Things to do in Phuket

Hong island full-day tour from Phuket with Kayaking


  • 11 hours in total

  • Lunch, transports included

  • Pick up at your accommodation
Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring in Phang Nga Bay, including the limestone caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons discovered by John Gray in 1989. Expect a great nature and wildlife adventure with an experienced guide and enjoy the best Thai seafood buffet during your holiday aboard the convenient escort boat. Finish your trip after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Kratong” in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show.

What To Expect

This full-day kayak trip from Phuket starts at midday to avoid the crowds, with a convenient pickup service by luxury air-conditioned minivan from the entire Phuket Island. Don't eat lunch, as you will be served a healthy and nutritious meal onboard the comfortable and modern twin-engine escort boat after leaving from Ao Po Pier. During the boat ride you will watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basic do's and don'ts of how to securely enter the caves and hongs.

Start the first kayaking session with your well-educated and experienced guide through limestone caves and lagoons in the dramatic setting at Panak Island. The hand-made kayaks are specially designed for your trip, and you can feel absolutely safe because there was never a capsize, a puncture or an accident. Your professional guide paddles you and your partner through 'Tidal Nape' sea caves inside Phang Nga Bay's marine limestone karstic islands into 'hongs' (Thai for room). The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites. Return to the escort boat and move on to the second island with two more caves and hongs to explore.

You will finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Krathong” in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show. Guests say that the evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bio-luminescent plankton) is a 'spiritual experience'.

Eat a delicious seafood/vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset. Only the highest-quality ingredients are used to prepare the lunch and dinner, fresh from the local market. Seafood is net caught and chickens are free range. Brown, red, and black rice is served with homemade Massaman curry.

Highlights

  • Kayak into hidden caves and lagoons of Panak Island
  • Cruise from Phuket into the Phang Nga Bay
  • Be guided by highly trained and experienced tour guides
  • Eat healthy Thai food including lunch & dinner
  • Float your own self-made flower “Kratong”

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Itinerary

10:30 - 12:00: Pick up from your hotel in Phuket.
12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get brief instructions.
13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay.
13:10 - 14:10: Enjoy your delicious lunch on board.
14:15 - 16:15: Kayak into the cave at Koh Phanak.
16:15 - 16:30: Continue to Hong Island.
16:30 - 17:30: Sightseeing & kayaking at Koh Hong.
17:30 - 18:15: Free time for relaxing at the beach or kayaking.
18:15 - 18:45: Make your own Krathong & have dinner on the boat.
18:45 - 19:15: Float the self-made Krathong in the cave of Phanak Island.
19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton.
19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket.
20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel.

Notes

  • This program is subject to change according to the weather and sea conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, children under 1-year-old and people suffering from any mental or physical disability
  • Please do not bring along any unnecessary belonging or valuables on tour as we are not responsible for any loss or damage
  • Please bring your own swimsuits, shorts, light T-shirt, beach towel, sunblock, sunglasses, cap, etc

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Phuket island (including from airport)
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Insurance
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch and dinner with bottled water and herbal tea
  • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks
  • Kayak equipment including a dry bag
  • Basic accident insurance
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • National Park entrance fee

What's not included

  • Personal medicine
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program (such as water sports)
  • Other personal expenses
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Children under 3 are free of charge.
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Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice

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