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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Penang to Phuket tour
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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Penang to Phuket

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 2,436 $ 271 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • See krabi's beautiful and bizarre limestone karst formations from the comfort of your small cruise ship
  • Wake up each morning to the clear azure waters of the andaman sea, which you’re free to swim in right off the back of the boat
  • Visit the iconic holiday islands of penang, langkawi and phuket, but also enjoy the natural beauty of turatao national park and ko yao yai
  • Ride the cable car to the highest point on langkawi for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the sea and surrounding islands
  • Spend an evening at an authentic thai homestay, enjoying home cooked specialties of the region

Short Description

Discover the spectacular west coast of Malaysia and Thailand on a new small-ship adventure cruise with Peregrine. Between the more popular holiday destinations of Penang and Phuket, there’s a medley of laidback islands and villages to explore, each with their own charms – and often far fewer travellers to contend with. Live it up in idyllic Langkawi, choose from leisure and adventure activities around Ao Nang, join in local life in laidback Ko Yao Yai, visit waterfalls tucked away in the jungle, and use the Andaman Sea as your swimming pool. With comfortable accommodation onboard, snorkelling and kayaking equipment, and knowledgeable local guides at your service, this is South East Asian paradise done in style.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Pulau Penang
End City Phuket

Destinations

Thailand Malaysia

Cities & Attractions

Phuket

Activities

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Penang

Selamat datang! Welcome to Malaysia. You will be transferred from the airport to the joining hotel for your first night.

Day 2 Penang

After breakfast in your hotel, tour the old town of Penang, taking in the historic shophouses, narrow streets and unique atmosphere. Enjoy lunch at a hawker food centre, where your leader will select a variety of interesting local dishes for the group to try. Your transfer to the boat will be by rickshaw and set sail for Langkawi at around 5 pm. After a safety briefing and welcome cocktail, sit down to your first meal on board the Panorama II as we sail overnight to Langkawi.

Day 3 Langkawi

Today, we take a tour to Telaga Tujuh Waterfall. On the way, you'll see this is a town that has retained its everyday local life and spectacular natural beauty despite it popularity among travellers. Enjoy a free evening in Langkawi to enjoy the local food and nightlife or have dinner on board the Panorama II, the choice is yours.

Day 4 Tarutao National Park

Depart Langkawi for Tarutao early this morning. A day of snorkelling, swimming, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding is yours to enjoy in the beautiful waters around the island. For lunch, feast on a beach barbecue on Adang Island. Set sail for Ko Rok, having dinner en route. Spend the night at anchor at Ko Rok, one of many beautiful islands with white sands and blue-green waters against a jungle backdrop.

Day 5 Taruatao National Park

We spend a second day in the idyllic surroundings of Adang Island and the Tarutao National Park. Overnight at anchor.

Day 6 Ko Rok

Spend the morning enjoying the spoils of Ko Rok. We will have a picnic on the beach before returning to the Panorama II for the sail to Ao Nang. We arrive in time for a late dinner at your leisure in town.

Day 7 Ao Nang

Enjoy a free day in Ao Nang with some time 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 or around Phang Nga Bay. Alternatively, simply stay on the Panorama II, and relax. You're free to check out the nightlife of lively Ao Nang with a free evening.

Day 8 Koh Yao Yai

Climb aboard a songtheaw for a tour with a local guide. Koh Yao Yoi is known for beautiful beaches, friendly Muslim fisherman and diverse birdlife, not to mention some delicious local seafood. We will visit a local village for a home cooked meal, jungle walk and perhaps to try some local pastimes such as coconut weaving or shooting with a handmade bow and arrow. Today is your last chance for some swimming before the trip draws to a close so we will head to an island beach for a final dip. For our last night on board, it is the Captain's dinner. Enjoy an a la carte meal while taking in a no doubt spectacular sunset. Relax and unwind as the night is spent at anchor.

Day 9 Disembark in Phuket

Departing early, cruise back to Phuket which is just a short distance away. Disembark after breakfast as the adventure comes to an end.

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Nov-22-2019Nov-30-2019$ 2,436Yes6 spots left Reserve
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Nov-22-2019Nov-30-2019$ 2,908Yes14 spots left Reserve
Nov-22-2019Nov-30-2019$ 3,066Yes2 spots left Reserve
Dec-06-2019Dec-14-2019$ 2,436Yes8 spots left Reserve
Dec-06-2019Dec-14-2019$ 2,674Yes13 spots left Reserve
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Jan-31-2020Feb-08-2020$ 2,436Yes6 spots left Reserve
Jan-31-2020Feb-08-2020$ 2,674Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jan-31-2020Feb-08-2020$ 2,908Yes4 spots left Reserve
Jan-31-2020Feb-08-2020$ 2,908Yes14 spots left Reserve
Jan-31-2020Feb-08-2020$ 3,066Yes2 spots left Reserve
Feb-14-2020Feb-22-2020$ 2,436Yes4 spots left Reserve
Feb-14-2020Feb-22-2020$ 2,674Yes14 spots left Reserve
Feb-14-2020Feb-22-2020$ 2,908Yes6 spots left Reserve
Feb-14-2020Feb-22-2020$ 2,908Yes15 spots left Reserve
Feb-14-2020Feb-22-2020$ 3,066Yes2 spots left Reserve
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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Penang to Phuket

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We arrived home last week following an 11 day tour with Peregrine Plus, Lima, The Sacred Valley and Lake Titikaka. It was amazing beyond all our expectations. Our private guide was a Peruvian local, English speaking, he was excellent great local knowledge and organised everything like clockwork. Our accommodation was brilliant we were treated like royalty, check out Hotel B in Lima, Sol Luna Urubamba and Hotel Belmond Monasterio in Cusco. Would highly recommend this tour and look forward to another experience with Peregrine in the future.
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What an AMAZING 6 week trip of 6 countries!

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My first ever trip in smaller numbers - loved it, yes, loved it so much as we could do things that larger groups can not do. Ecuador, Peru including the Amazon region, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil were awash with fantastic experiences with the stunning and majestic sights, the people and their culture, the food, animal and bird life and of course, what I accomplished by surprising myself at the Incan ruins. Our guides, Alejandro in Ecuador, Sally in Peru and Sabina in Chile, Argentina and Brazil were just the best Ambassadors for Peregrine as they showed such passion for their country and genuine care for each of our small number to return home with amazing memories to abide in our hearts forever. Muchas Gracias to each of you as you have touched my life with a very special imprint. I highly recommend this full trip for the entire 6 weeks just in case you have not noticed.
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Fabulous time with a wonderful guide, Jorge.

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This trip was fabulous and it was made even better with the knowledge and expertise of our Spanish-speaking guide, Jorge Riofru. Jorge smoothed over all our difficulties and showed us the real Peru that is his homeland. He was able to ensure that my coeliac diet was catered for even when we were trekking to Machu Picchu! this trip was enhanced by the deep knowledge and love that Jorge has for his country. this has been one of the best trips ever.
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Great adventure for someone who wants a taste of vietnam. Our guide Manh went above and beyond making sure we got the best of everything.

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Vietnam snapshot tour was absolutely amazing our guide Manh Nguyen was fabulous he went above and beyond to make sure we all had the best adventure, best food and best experience ever.
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excellent guide

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Our trip code PABA180303 was lead by guide R Mirwan Mustapha(Obi-Wan),we were a small group and were so fortunate to have an excellent guide and he left no stone unturned to show us everything possible and was so accommodating in every way.I for one was very sceptical about the trip but would go back in a heartbeat..we saw so many animals,so many river trips and the highlight was a herd of elephants crossing the river in front us..unreal..thankyou Mirwan
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Accomodations

Hotel (1 night),Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Guides

On your voyage, as well as the ship and hospitality crew, there will be between 1 and 3 local tour leaders (depending on the total number of passengers). These leaders will be with you on board the ship, and on all included shore activities. They will have good general knowledge of the areas you are passing through including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects, as well as being able to recommend great local eating venues for your on shore meals and what you might like to do with your free time (when you're not relaxing and enjoying the ship's facilities).

Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Phuket Deep Sea Port
  • Mueang Phuket District
  • Phuket
  • 83000
  • THAILAND

Trip ID#:

peregrine-PATM

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