Sail to Koh Yao Noi by Catamaran

Sail to Koh Yao Noi
by Catamaran

Real island life is only a catamaran ride away: Koh Yao’s self-support economy is an example on
authenticity preservation which is now accessible for visitors to admire. Admiring
this serene landscape off Phuket’s coast is now yours to explore.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The elusive inner heart of Yao Noi, where authenticity swings the sceptre, bundles all the qualities of what makes Thailand such a preferred holiday destination – smiles, good food, local immersion and tropical-ness from morning ‘til afternoon.

If you follow in our footsteps and hop onto our catamaran, we’ll show you the very natural, quiet and ‘no worry, be happy’’ life style of the Muslim population. It is the short distance from maintain Thailand that has drawn Koh Yao Noi and its surroundings as being of the most interesting things to be discovered yet in South Thailand, in one of the most beautiful location in the south.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Sail to Koh Yao Noi by Catamaran

07:30 - 18:30

An early morning pick-up from your Phuket hotel brings you and your fellow travellers over to the eastern harbour port for a comfortable catamaran ride to Koh Yao Noi. With around 6000 inhabitants and just 45 square kilometres, is one of the largest islands surrounding Phuket with its contours quickly approaching after an approximately 1.5 hour sailing trip. Upon arrival, we head out straight to explore this untouched pearl in the Phang Nga Bay and meet its indigenous and hospitable inhabitants.

Our morning commences with touring aboard a ‘Potong’, one of the authentic attributes of the island. A still actively-used local vehicle meanders along the some of the islands historical routes. The main objective is getting over to ‘Ruen Rim Rai’ – an example of how the islanders maintain a self-sustainable means of living. Instigated by the late King of Thailand, this Sufficient Economy Philosophy forms the backbone of a small, yet thriving economy model, ranging from fishing to aquatic farming. A local Thai lunch will be served at Laam Lom Le. A lunch without tasting Kanom Krok (traditional desert) and even getting the basics underway on how this is made is definitely a must.

We continue our exploratory tour by bicycle – it remains one of the more favourable means to travel around, see locals farming, passing local settlements and enjoying the views without western influence in sight. After a moment of respite, it is time to make our way back to the main boat pier for the catamaran trip back to the shores of Phuket. A visit to Koh Yao Noi is not complete without getting a glimpse of how the local fishing industry works and how it has maintained a source of income for the residents of Koh Yao.

Transfer back to Phuket by the Blu Anda, followed by a comfortable ride back to your hotel on the Pearl of the Andaman ends your authentic venture.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van with professional driver from and to Ao Por Grand Marina.
  • Light breakfast with hot cold beverages Pier 88 Terminal reception point.
  • Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snack, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour (non-alcoholic)
  • Thai style lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Beach shoes and sarong
  • Local insurance

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • 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
  • 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. Depending on the number of guests on any confirmed tours, the correct type of car / mini-van/coach cannot be confirmed upon reservation.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying around Phuket except Phuket’s International Airport (excluded). Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • 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 local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Customers booking this leisurely bicycle tour may expect some unequal terrain along the way. A minimal degree of fitness may be needed to enjoy this excursion to the fullest.
  • 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.
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you. Sand and water have a destructive effect on electronic equipment.
  • It 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.
  • 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.
  • This tour is unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility. Smoking is not permitted on board the catamaran.

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