|Koh Phi Phi||Phuket, Thailand|
Brush up on your sailing terms for this one:
- Rhumb Line – when two or more crew members are waiting for a drink
- Swell – a really, really great wave
Meals included: 1 dinner
Koh Phi Phi - a backpacker's dream. It's a beautiful spot and a damn fine place to begin this oceanic excursion.
Your trip starts at 3pm in Koh Phi Phi.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Koh Rancha has the clearest blue water in the area, so snorkelling and swimming here is not just recommended - it's enforced (it's not really, we just think you'd be crazy to miss out). Relax on the beaches and in the water, or take in the view from a hilltop. Whatever you do, you're going to have a good day. Unless you stay in bed.
Sail south east to Koh Racha, the ideal place for diving and snorkelling
You can enjoy optional water activities or a walk to a hilltop viewpoint on the bay‘s south
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Today you'll visit a place called 'coral island'. If it sounds good, that's because it is. And yes, swimming and canoeing around the mangroves is a damn fine way to spend the day, in case you were wondering. Chow down back on land and sit around a beach bonfire this evening.
Set sail early today, stop for a swim.
Approach Koh Yao Yai in the afternoon where you'll find lonely beaches surrounded by mangroves.
Swim and canoe and go on an optional excursion over the island gives to see traditional Thai life.
Have dinner on land and finish the day with a bonfire
Moor in the bay over night
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Visit the pint-sized Koh Khai Nai island for some exceptional swimming and snorkelling. Head on to the final port of call, Ao Po, Phuket, in the afternoon and say goodbye to your sea legs (and new mates).
Sail to Ko Khai Nai, great for swimming and snorkelling.
Approach your final destination around noon
The tour ends on arrival at Chalong Pier, Phuket
• Gecko’s expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
• Time to relax in Koh Phi Phi
• Sail to Koh Rancha and enjoy optional water activities
• Swim stop at Coral Island on the way to Koh Yao Yai
• Snorkel on the tiny island of Koh Khai Nai
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips, national park fees and items of a personal nature.
Ton Sai Pier
The Beachbar & Restaurant
Ko Phi Phi
Joining point instructions:
Ko Phi Phi is well connected with Phuket and Krabi with regular ferry's from Rassada Pier and Krabi town respectively. Once you arrive at Ton Sai Pier on Phi Phi Don walk to the end of the pier and go to the first pub on the left (The Beachbar & Restaurant). The pub is right beside the Tourist Information Kiosk.
We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact section below for who to contact depending upon your starting location. No refund is available on missed transfers or portions of your trip owing to a different flight arrival or delayed flight arrival. Any additional cost incurred in order to meet up with your group is at your own expense. If you have any difficulties please call the below numbers: +66 81 606 3143 (Markus) +66 80 375 1305 (Phil)
This trip is accommodated on board a catamaran boat. Our boats are equipped with twin-share cabins, and shared bathrooms (1-4) The average size of the boat is 53 feet. Fresh water is available for showers, and toilets are either electronic or the hand pump variety. The boat is equipped with a motor for times when the wind is not sufficient for sailing. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible. The skipper will allocate the rooms on arrival to the boat and single travellers will be paired up with another passenger of the same sex, this may mean sharing a double mattress. The skipper will also be sharing the yacht's facilities and sleeping quarters. While some may find the living quarters quite close, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort is more than made up for by the spirit of this sailing experience.
On your Thailand sailing trip you will be accompanied by one of our skippers and a chef. Your skipper's role involves taking charge of the sailing, organising the overall operation and smooth-running of the trip, managing trip logistics, safety of the vessel and safety for all passengers on board. All skippers have extensive sailing miles experience and hold a 'yacht master offshore license' or higher. They have been carefully selected and undergone intensive training of each itinerary they sail. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect your skipper to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. Your chef will prepare tasty local cuisine meals using the best of the local fresh produce available.
Any dietary requirements need to be provided at the time of booking so that included meals can be properly catered for. Your crew will endeavour to cater for most dietary requirements.
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
National Park Fees
All travellers must pay National Park fees locally. Please allow US$20 for these fees.
This trip is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
22 August 2014