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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang tour
Cultural Culture Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang package

Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang

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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

  • 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
  • Spend an evening at an authentic thai homestay, enjoying home cooked specialties of the region
  • Visit the iconic holiday islands of penang, langkawi and phuket, but also enjoy the natural beauty of turatao national park and koh yao yai
  • See krabi's bizarre and beautiful limestone karst formations from the comfort of your small cruise ship

Short Description

Enjoy the stunning west coast of Malaysia and Thailand on a new small-ship adventure cruise with Peregrine. Between the more popular holiday destinations of Phuket and Penang, there’s a medley of smaller islands and villages to explore, each with their own charms – and often far fewer travellers to contend with. Live it up in postcard-perfect Langkawi, choose from leisure and adventure activities in beachside Ao Nang, join in the relaxed pace of local life in Koi Yao Yai, visit waterfalls hidden 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 Phuket
End City Pulau Penang

Destinations

Thailand Malaysia

Cities & Attractions

Phuket

Activities

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1 Phuket

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Phuket. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Just ask the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the notice boards. Your insurance details and next of kin information will be collected at this meeting, so please ensure you have these to provide to your leader. Known as one of the world’s finest beach destinations, this paradise of white sands, swaying palm trees and glittering seas offers a fantastic range of things to see and do. Night one of this adventure is spent at a relaxing resort and spa location in Patong, our hotel is located on the one of the most popular beaches the island has to offer. You might want to kick things off by sharing a cocktail with your group or taking a dip at the ocean.

Day 2 Phuket to Koh Yao Yai

After breakfast, we will get ready for the Group Meeting at 09.30hrs. Check out, then depart for Khao Rang mountain peak for the Phuket City Bird eye view, we will have as short coffee break here. Going down to Deebuk Road to experience the Chino-Portuguese Architecture, here’s the center of Phuket Old Town, brighten up your day with the Wall Painting Art on the street. Lunch will be on your own expense, our tour leader will suggest the authentic Southern Thai Food restaurants for you. We will be back on the minivan again for Panwa Deep Sea port to get on board.. attending a welcome meeting and safety briefing on board, set sail at 5 pm. Enjoy dinner on arrival in Koh Yao Yai, relaxing and taking in the sunset.

Day 3 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 set off in the early afternoon 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. This evening, half of the group will head to Bung Ae House Homestay for an authentic, home-cooked Thai dinner.

Day 4 Koh Rok

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 or for a cruise around Phang Nga Bay. Tonight, the second group will enjoy the hospitality and delicious Thai food at Bung Ae House.

Day 5 Tarutao National Park to Langkawi

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. A picnic lunch will be provided. Late tonight, set sail overnight for Tarutao National Park.

Day 6 Langkawi

Head over to Adang Island for some swimming and snorkelling. Set sail in the afternoon for Langkawi. You'll see this is a town that has retained its everyday local life and spectacular natural beauty despite it popularity among travellers. The evening is yours to explore the town as you please, so perhaps dabble in the nightlife.

Day 7 Langkawi

Today, we take a trip to visit to the beautiful Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls – a lovely spot to relax and take in the jungle ambience. In the evening, set sail overnight for Penang.

Day 8 Penang

A leisurely sail brings you to Penang at around midday. Enjoy a delicious and fresh local Malaysian lunch at hawker food centre, and split up into smaller groups to join local guides for a walking tour around Penang's old town, taking in the historic shophouses, narrow streets and unique atmosphere of the island. Take a rickshaw back to the ship and enjoy a farewell dinner onboard with fellow travellers.

Day 9 Disembark in Penang

Your Adventure Cruise comes to an end after breakfast today. Disembarkation will take place between 8 and 9.30am.

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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang

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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.

absolutely amazing

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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

  • Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Port of Penang
  • No. 1A, King Edward Place Pengkalan Weld
  • George Town
  • Pulau Penang
  • Penang
  • 10300
  • MALAYSIA

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