PHUKET – LANGKAWI


Exploration cruise in Andaman sea – Thailand 

7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS FROM PHUKET TO LANGKAWI

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PROGRAM

 

D1 – Sunday: Phuket – James Bond Island – Ko Bele

Morning Departure towards the bay of Phang Nga. After 1:30 hour navigation, we stop in a place that cannot be ignored: the island of Ko Phing Kan (James Bond Island) (#41) to admire his mythical landscapes. Small creeks rocked by turquoise blue waters hemmed by rocky calcareous pinnacles, the Bay of Phang Nga brings us deep in an atmosphere close to Along Bay. It offers for the most courageous exceptional discoveries in kayak or by tender. Those who wish they can visit the fishermen’s village of Pan Yi. Built on piles, this village shelters restaurants and traditional markets.

We resume the cruise towards the Island Ko Hong (alias Ko Bele) (#42) where we should arrive after 2 hours of navigation. This small island on the east part of the Ko Yao islands has an extremely beautiful lagoon, which we reach by a natural tunnel of rock. Its fine white sandy beaches, its caves and its coral reefs make it perfect for tender, kayak or snorkelling. It is in this ideal landscape that we will spend the evening, on the beach to admire the starry night.

 

D2 – Bamboo Island – Ko Phi Phi

After the breakfast, we leave in the direction of Bamboo islands (3 hours of navigation) via the bay of Ralay. It is one of the most remarkable sites of the region: its beach is accessible only by boat. Its landscapes lined with white sand shelter caves like the so-called “the Princess” filled with ex-voto, with stunning fauna and flora and unique climbing sites over water.

We resume our navigation towards the Bamboo island also named Ko May Phai (44) where we will arrive after 1:30 H of navigation. This small island surrounded by white sand beaches has huge coral fields, favourite place for the snorkeler. Having explored these coral fields in snorkelling, we reach the island of Ko Phi Phi (45) further south.

Two places of anchorage offer us to spend an unforgettable evening:
1. The Bay of Maya on Phi Phi Leh (that of the movie “the Beach”) in counter time with tourist flows to admire the sunset and bathe in the dark night surrounded with phosphorescent planktons.
2. The bay of Tongsai on Ko Phi Phi Don with its souks and its night-animations. At the end of the day, we leave for a ride through the jungle which will allow us to admire the sunset in a breath-taking panorama.

 

D3 – Ko Lanta

Morning bath or early snorkelling before the arrival of tourists’ boats then departure in the direction of Ko Lanta (2 to 3 H of navigation) and more exactly to the southern part of Ko Lanta Yai (46) where beaches are quieter and where snorkeling is great.

There are 52 islands in Mu Ko Lanta’s Maritime National Park. This is one of the most wonderful area in the province of Krabi. We will enjoy this charming landscape and take a ride on kayak to discover white sand beaches, to sail with friends aboard dinghies or to go fishing. We will spend our 3rd night at anchor in one of these bays which offer an unforgettable view on sunsets.

 

D4 – Ban Ko Lanta – Ko Muk – Ko Rock Nai

Ban Ko Lanta, the old town of Ko Lanta is situated on the East coast of the island at 7/8 nautical miles of our anchorage. Formerly place of exchange and trade, the region and even more the island offered a good port of registry for the Arabic and Chinese ships trading in the Málaga Strait and the Adaman Sea. You can visit there hundred-year-old beautiful houses, fish restaurants and craftsman’s shops.

Having discovered the old town of Ko Lanta in the morning or the previous evening, we will leave in the direction of Ko Muk (2 hours of navigation) to discover the luxurious cave of emerald (47). Tram Morakot, the cave of emerald is accessible through a tunnel of 80 m long at low tide. This open-air cave and its white sand beach is worth seeing in spite of streams of tourists which hurry up there.

After this imperative place to visit, we will reach our next anchorage: the island of Rock Ko Nai (48). Situated at 2 h of navigation South of Ko Lanta, this island of exceptional beauty with a crescent-shaped bay is leaned on high cliffs and open on coral reefs where multicolored corals, ray, turtles and multitude of shoals of fish can be observed. Dinner aboard or on the beach according to the schedule of arrival.

 

D5 – Ko Tarutao marine national Park

Morning departure to join the island and Maritime National Park of Ko Tarutao (49 – 6 hours of navigation). This park is only accessible by sea route: that has definitively protected its remarkable biodiversity. The 51 islands of the National Park of Ko Tarutao offer the possibility to discover multiple botanical and animal species in the primary forests: dark semnopitheques, sea otters, cats-fisher, Malay green varan and python…

We will arrive through Ao Pante Malacca’s bay to the north part of the island. Its white sand beach is the starting point of hikes to the cliff of Toe-Boo. This rocky outcrop offers a very beautiful view on the Park and the surrounding islands. Ao Pante Malacca’s bay also offers the possibility to run up the river in tender or long- tail to observe mangrove swamps up to the crocodiles cave (accessible at low tide).

By travelling down along the west coast we see very beautiful white sand beaches as Ao Jak and Ao Molae. We may anchor in one of these beaches or in the sandy bay of Ao San. This bay, where the turtles usually come to lay eggs from September till April, is a very beautiful base for the snorkeling, a ride in sailing dinghy or a walk up to the waterfall of Read Of (90 minutes walking).

 

D6 – Ko Klang – Ko Ta-Nga – Ko Lipe

3 hour navigation is needed to reach the island of Ko Lipe in the archipelago of Adag Ravi. We will stop halfway to have lunch between the islands of Ko Klang and KoTa-Nga. We will then do snorkeling in these transparent and coral waters.

We will keep on navigate to Ko Lipe to spend the evening. Ko Lipe (50) does not belong to the National Park of Tarutao, but remains very busy all year long. Its numerous souvenir shops are the last stop before the return to “civilisation”. Hat Pattaya’s magnificent white sand beach on the south coast is full of bars and festive restaurants. A small walk leads us further north, on the Sunset Beach which offers a very beautiful view on the island of Ko Adang. The atmosphere is there more discreet and the nature wilder than on the south beach. Have dinner on the beach or in one of the small traditional restaurants of the island.

 

D7 – Langkawi

We leave Ko Lipe and Thailand for Malaysia. Arrival in Langkawi after 4 hours of navigation. Idleness on decks and reading of Comics BD for these last hours aboard Kama Bay. Departure from Ko Lipe according to the arrival time required in Langkawi to ensure the good progress of your stay in Asia.

 


Remark: Islands, sites and visits proposed can evolve according to the weather situation or the governmental authorizations.


 

We also organize short cruises 5 days / 4 nights in extension of a ground circuit. 

To know more about it, contact us.