Phang Nga Hong by Starlight

Phang Nga Hong
by Starlight

One of the top adventures in Thailand, paddling around Phang Nga Bay inside marine limestone karst
islands with various wild animals seen from your own kayak is an amazing experience.
Add to this, dining under the stars and the adventure is complete!

WHY THIS TOUR?

An award-winning concept unveils the immaculate beauty of the Phang Nga Bay, a national marine park in the south with ample exploratory options to leave visitors in awe, and wanting more. Adding fuel to the definition of the natural side, it is only when you board kayaks that you see what’s in store behind and inside the limestone cliffs and mountains, rising from the sea floor.

From the comfort of a cruiser, it is out and about into a feeling of getting to explore the unknown, the untrodden. Part of this exhilarating, and making it a preferred excursion from Phuket, is the inclusion of a wonderful buffet on board with star games to further add an educational value of why Phang Nga continuously shines.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Phang Nga Hong by Starlight

11:30 - 21:30

Be prepared to have the afternoon and evening of your life! After we have picked you up from your hotel, we head towards Phang Nga Bay. There are 42 islands located in the Phang Nga Bay National Park and commencing by cruise gives the best view of this fascinating land- and seascape with limestone cliffs, rising vertically out of the sea. Part of the incredible limestone karst formations that have made the area a backdrop for countless international movies.

Legends tell that sea creatures are responsible for these sometimes surreal images and when looking at it, it indeed fits the profile of a mythological legend. To get up and close and to further explore the secret corners and hidden caves, we board kayaks to enter the ‘hongs’; washout caves, created from the tidal differences by the sea. Lunch will be included on board the cruise before kayaking commences through the many tunnels and lagoons.

Outside of kayaking, you will be offered the opportunity to cool down, relax and even partake in the creation of your own Krathong: a decorative float that the Thai people set sail on streams and rivers during the Loi Krathong festival on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar (annually celebrated in November).

As night falls, you can launch your Krathong under the starry night in the bay while making a wish for good health and prosperity for yourself and those you hold dear. On the way back to Phuket, a sumptuous buffet dinner is served with ‘Star Games’ entertainment outside on the deck. We expect to arrive back on mainland Phuket and at your resort before 9.30pm

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An afternoon and evening tour with a professional English-speaking assistance. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to the boat marina
  • Use of a well-maintained kayak during the tour, complete with helmet and life vest
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
  • Buffet lunch and dinner on board is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Phuket’s main beaches. Transfers outside these areas such as Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Laguna Phuket, Nai Thon, Nai Harn, Rawai, Chalong, Phuket Town and beaches along the east coast including any harbour and Phuket’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of dishes on board.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility. Please note that some of the caves and caverns are pretty tight – customers with claustrophobia are offered alternatives

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