Hong By Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking And Loy Krathong Floating From Phuket

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am - 12pm: Hotel pickup in Phuket 12pm - 1pm: Departure by boat from Ao Po Pier The pickup and departure times depend on the tide and sea conditions and will be indicated at time of confirmati.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels on Phuket Island
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Spend an afternoon exploring sea caves (called 'hong') in Phang Nga Bay, including limestone caves and hidden, cliff-lined lagoons. Expect to see wildlife during a kayaking adventure with your guide and enjoy a Thai seafood buffet aboard the escort boat. Finish your trip after dark by floating your own self-made flower 'krathong' ata Loi Krathong festival and take part in the spectacular light show.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See the underwater world without getting wet

Know More about this tour

Your kayaking excursion in Phang nga bay begins with hotel pickup on Phuket Island at midday to avoid the crowds. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned minivan to Ao Po Pier and transfer to a modern, twin-engine escort boat. You're served a healthy and nutritious lunch on board.

During the boat ride, watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basics about entering the sea caves, or hongs, then start the first kayaking session with your guide. Paddle past karsts into limestone caves, set amid the dramatic setting of Panak Island, and glide through cliff-lined lagoons populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles, and brahminy kites.

Returning to the main boat, you'll move on to a second island with two more sea caves to explore. Then, after dark, float your own candlelit flower boat during a Loi Krathong ceremony complete with fireflies and bio-luminescent plankton.

About 2 hours after sunset, eat a seafood (or vegan) buffet dinner including rice served with homemade Massaman curry, during the boat ride back to the pier. Your meal is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients from the local market; seafood is net-caught and chickens are free-range. On arrival, you're transferred back to your Phuket hotel or airport.

Itinerary:

  • 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pick up in Phuket
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get instructions
  • 13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay
  • 13:10 - 14:15: Enjoy lunch on board the tour boat
  • 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 Koh Phanak
  • 19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket
  • 20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Seafood dinner
  • Bottled water, herbal tea
  • Twin-engine escort boat
  • Use of sea kayak and equipment, including a dry bag
  • National park entrance fees
  • Round-trip hotel or airport transfer

Exclusions

  • Excess baggage charges
  • Alcoholic beverages

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring a towel, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops and a camera

Let us know your hotel name for the pickup service and the room number after you have checked in at the hotel

Tour program can change due to tidal and weather conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck problems

Minimum age is 2 years

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