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Phuket, Lets go Sailing

Trip Length

Trip Code

7 days GTPS

Countries Visited

Thailand

Start City

End City

Phuket, Thailand Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, Lets go Sailing

 

Koh Hong means ‘Room Island’, named because it’s surrounded by big limestone rock formations that give it an enclosed feel. So it’s kind of like swimming around your living room… but with less coffee tables.

Phuket, Lets go Sailing


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Phuket

Meals included: 1 dinner

"Sail away, sail away, sail away," are the lyrics to an Enya song. They also give a pretty good idea of what you'll be doing for the next week. Drop anchor in front of a private beach.

Meet your skipper and other group members at 1PM ready to board.Sail towards Ko Rang Yai island where we will drop anchor in front of a private beach. A great place to ease in to life on board with a dip in the water, dinner on board and a beautiful sunset.

Day 2: Phang Nga Bay

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Live out your James Bond fantasties at Phang Nga Bay, where Man with the Golden Gun was filmed. The Bond Girl in this film, Mary Goodnight, has been described as "the stupidest MI6 agent of all". Not exactly Pussy Galore then.

After breakfast explore the famous Phang Nga Bay (where the James Bond movie 'Man with the Golden Gun' was made)

Enjoy lunch among remote islands with gorgeous kayaking and swimming spots

Tonight  anchor in the north-east part of the bay between Koh Klui and Koh Chang - a hideaway well off the beaten track

Day 3: Koh Hong & Railay

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Today will mostly be about experiencing paradise to the fullest. Koh Hong is kind of like a tangible, beach-fronted heaven, but you don't need to be religious or dead to experience it. Booyah.

Sail to Koh Hong

Explore its sea caves on a dinghy

After a trip around Koh Hong stop on a tropical beach for swimming and snorkelling.

Sailing day ends in Railay

Watch the sunset and then dine ashore

Enjoy the nightlife

Day 4: Koh Phi Phi

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Koh Phi Phi is a real backpacker's haunt. Indulge in the backpacker way of life as much or as little as you want, then escape back to your lovely boat when you've had enough. Aaaaaah.

Sail to the island group Koh Phi Phi

Stop at Phi Phi Don with its colourful marine life, shops, bars, restaurants and fire spectacles

Head on to Phi Phi Le in the afternoon and visit ‘Maya Beach‘ (from The Beach)

Day 5: Koh Yao Yai

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Today you will mostly be sailing, swimming, sunbaking and indulging in other such island pursuits. Wrap it all up with a bonfire on the beach and think about Tom Hanks and his beloved Wilson while having the time of your life.

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

Day 6: Koh Racha

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Perfectly clear water is the ideal water for diving and snorkelling. Lucky, then, that Koh Racha has tonnes of it. Don your Speedos and breeze over the (perfectly clear) underwater world, then relax on the beach like a non gender-specific royal figure.

Sail south east to Koh Racha, the ideal place for snorkelling

You can enjoy optional water activities or a walk across the island

Day 7: Phuket

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Phuket, it's time for the trip to end. Cram in some last minute swimming and snorkelling before the trip ends.

Approach your final destination around noon

The tour ends at the marina of Ao Po, Phuket


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

• Gecko’s expert English-speaking skipper
• Accommodation aboard the catamaran

• Meals as per itinerary


 

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

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.


Important Information

Accommodation
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.

Dietary Requirements
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.
Passport details
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.

Please note

This trip is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel

About this Information

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!

Last Updated

25 June 2014


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