John Gray's Hong by Starlight and Kayak, 3950 Thb.
HIDDEN NATURAL WONDERS OF PHANG NGA
-Kayak into the hidden caves and lagoons of Panak Island
-Cruise from Phuket into Phang Nga Bay
-Benefit from the guidance of highly trained and experienced tour guides
-Enjoy a healthy Thai lunch and dinner of ingredients fresh from the market
-Float your own self-made flower “krathong”
Depart Phuket at around midday to avoid the crowds at John Gray’s Hong, the beautiful sea caves in spectacular Phang Nga Bay. Travel by luxury air-conditioned minivan with a good appetite as you will be served a nutritious meal later on board a modern twin-engine escort boat. Depart from Ao Po Pier and watch a raptor show on board the boat. Get a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang Nga Bay, and learn the basics of how to safely enter the caves.
Upon arrival, gear up and start your first kayak session. Follow an experienced guide through the limestone caves and lagoons of the dramatic setting of Panak Island. The handmade kayaks are specially designed for the trip and have never capsized, got a puncture or been involved in an accident. Your guide will paddle you and a partner through the karst islands into the hongs (literally, Thai for “room”).
Look out for the resident macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites along the way. Then, return to the escort boat and journey to the second island to explore 2 more caves and their magnificent hongs.
Finish after dark and float your own self-made flower krathong, a stunning light display best-known for the annual full moon festival of Loi Krathong. Feast from a delicious seafood-vegan buffet meal on the return trip back. Arrive at the pier 2 hours after sunset and journey back to your hotel.
* 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pick-up in Phuket
* 12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier and get instructions
* 13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay
* 13:10 - 14:10: Enjoy lunch on board the tour boat
* 14:15 - 16:15: Kayak into the cave at Koh Phanak
* 16:15 - 16:30: Continue to Hong Island
* 16:30 - 17:30: Sightseeing and kayaking at Koh Hong
* 17:30 - 18:15: Free time for relaxing at the beach or kayaking
* 18:15 - 18:45: Make your own Krathong and have dinner on the boat
* 18:45 - 19:15: Float the self-made Krathong in the cave of Koh Phanak
* 19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton
* 19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket
* 20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel
RETURNS AND REFUNDS POLICY
1-The excursion fees are non-refundable.
2-Only if should there be any mistake on the tour provider's account (e.g. you were not picked up from the hotel) the excursion fees will be fully refunded.
3-The change date request will be fulfilled up to 2 days before the trip. If the dates need to be changed less than 2 days prior to the trip, the demand will be fulfilled under the condition it will not cause the harm to the company.
4-Customer has the right to transfer the tour to the other person's name, up to 1 day before the start of the trip.
5-If the customers miss the transfer time of the tour or are late; by providing their own means of transportation, they can join the tour any time and can not demand the return of any fees.
6-The tour provider reserves the right to delay pick-up time up to 60 minutes in case of weather/traffic conditions or delays of other customers.
*Round trip transfer
*Complimentary Fruit, soft drinks and water
*National Park fee (300 Thb. per person)
*Full-board meal plan with lunch, dinner, bottled water and herbal tea
*Comfortable, modern twin-engine escort boat
*Custom Caveman SOTAR sea kayaks
*Kayak equipment, including a dry-bag
WHAT TO BRING ?
*Sun Cream, Sunglasses
*Amount of money for personal needs