Enjoy the laidback nightlife of Khao Lak. This area has adopted a more chilled-out and toned-down approach to partying, so it’s great chance to spend a night out without any hassle.. Admire the clear blue waters, vibrant coral reefs and lush rainforests of the Tarutao Marine Park in Ko Tarutao. Snorkelling, diving, stand-up paddle boarding – how you see it is up to you!. On this small group cruise, the ocean is your swimming pool. The warm waters of the Andaman Sea are a dream to wake up to each day.. You half board meal plan not only allows you gives you the best meals on board, but you’ll also have the chance to eat at local restaurants in town, discovering this region’s food flair.
Discover the lesser-known islands, local villages and shimmering waters of Malaysia and southern Thailand on a small-group Adventure Cruise. Visit hidden waterfalls tucked into the jungle, swim by vibrant coral reefs in crystal-clear waters, dine on delicious local meals with a dedicated onboard crew, and have plenty of time to experience this coast at your own pace. Ticking off Khao Lak, Ko Phayam, Ko Rok Noi, Ko Yao Yai, Ao Nang and Langkawi on your way you’ll be hitting all the hallmarks of South East Asia. Let the secrets of the Andaman Sea let you see Thailand and Malaysia in a whole new light.
Breakfast Included: 15 Lunches Included: 9 Dinner Included: 11
Welcome to Phuket! On arrival at the airport, enjoy an included transfer to your land-side accommodation for tonight. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. After the briefing, perhaps share a cocktail with your group or take a dip at the ocean. Enjoy the night life of this lively beach area or enjoy a quiet meal under the tropical stars – the best thing is, the choice is yours!
Phuket - Embarkation
In the morning you will check out of your hotel and travel in a private mini van to Phuket Old Town. On the way you will stop at Khao Rang mountain peak for a view of Phuket. This is a great spot to try a local coffee and take a few photos. Arrive in Phuket Old town and spend some time walking through the streets to experience the Chino-Portuguese Architecture. Lunch will be at your own expense and your tour leader can suggest some authentic Southern Thai Food restaurants for you. After lunch you will travel in the private mini van to Panwa Deep Sea port to start your cruise. A welcome meeting and safety briefing will be provided on board, setting sail at approximately 5pm. Enjoy dinner enroute to Khao Lai, taking in one of your first sunsets for the week.
Disembark in the morning for a day on the island. Choose whether to join in an optional excursion to the Sai Rung (rainbow) Waterfall for a swim in the freshwater pool that forms under the cascade. If you’d prefer, of course, you can always stretch out and relax on one of the island’s beaches. Later, make a poignant trip to the Ban Nam Khem memorial, which remembers those who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami. The rest of the day will be spent on Bangsak Beach, a beautiful stretch of sandy shoreline.
Mu Koh Kam
Travel by longtail boat to Baan Talay Nok village. Enjoy a locally-guided tour around the village, which was actually destroyed by 2004 tsunami and subsequently rebuilt. You'll hear some eye-opening stories of survival and how the village has recovered. For lunch, sit down with some local families and dine on tasty dishes. Try your hand not only at soap-making but also at some cooking, preparing a local dish of grilled coconut wrapped in banana leaf. Tonight, enjoy dinner under the stars at anchor near Mu Koh Kam.
Mu Koh Kam
Enjoy a day of activities on and around the rarely visited Ka Islands, so untouched they bring to mind Castaway or the adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson. Enjoy an indulgent beach barbecue for lunch. Tonight, sail to Koh Phayam. Overnight at sea.
Arrive nice and early in Ko Phayam, the second-largest Thai island in the Andaman Sea. Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkelling and another beach barbecue. Overnight at anchor.
Ko Surin Tai
Sail to Ko Surin Tai in the morning for a Moken village tour. Spend some time learning about the traditions and culture of the Moken people, a seafaring ethnic group of Austronesian origin who still mostly live a seminomadic hunter-gatherer life (despite Thai and Burmese attempts to assimilate them into the wider culture). Notice their colourful poles, known as labong, which represent their ancestors. Lunch is included so you can enjoy some local cuisine in a fascinating setting. In the afternoon, enjoy some snorkelling and relax on the beach. Spend the night at anchor.
Ko Surin Tai
Enjoy another day basking in the beauty of Surin Tai. This is one of the best spots for snorkelling on this trip. Choose to explore this beautiful underwater ecosystem on an optional snorkelling day trip, or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches and make use of all the equipment on-board the vessel. Lunch today will be a beach picnic. As the sun goes down, return to the vessel for a captain’s dinner, where you can toast to the journey. Sail south towards Phuket.
Phuket – Ko Yao Yai
Arrive in at port in Phuket, where you will have free time today to explore at your own pace. There are no activities planned for today, so you are free to discover what’s around, or go further afield by booking a transfer to some of the more popular spots in Phuket – feel free to ask your group leader for recommendations on what to do today. Please note that some passengers will be leaving this morning and there will be some passengers joining this afternoon. Once the new passengers have settled in and you have been briefed of the next stage of your adventure, set sail at around 5 pm for Ko Yao Yai. Enjoy dinner on board, relaxing and taking in the sunset with a drink in hand.
Ko Yao Yai - Ao Nang
Climb aboard a songtheaw for a tour with a local guide. Koh Yao Yai is known for beautiful beaches, friendly Muslim fisherman and diverse birdlife, not to mention some delicious local seafood. In the early afternoon we set off for the short sail to Ao Nang, a lively beachside town in the Krabi province. The night is yours to enjoy – perhaps kick back with a cold drink in one of the local bars.
With a full day in Ao Nang, you're free to partake in a range of optional activities. Whip up some local specialties in a Thai cooking class, spot colourful tropical fish on a snorkelling trip, take the adventure to the next level with some rock climbing, unwind with a traditional Thai massage, or make tracks on two wheels to a local waterfall. Another great option is to take a longtail boat to Railay Beach.
Tarutao National Park
Arrive at around 7 am in beautiful Koh Rok, one of many beautiful islands with white sands and blue-green waters against a jungle backdrop. You'll transfer to the island by Zodiac (a motorised inflatable boat). A full day of beach time is on the agenda, so enjoy some snorkelling, kayaking or paddleboarding. Otherwise, relax on shore and take in the postcard-perfect scene. Lunch and dinner will be provided on board. Late tonight, set sail overnight for Adang Island.