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Cruising the Thai Islands from Phuket tour
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Cruising the Thai Islands from 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: $ 2,464 $ 274 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • The ocean is your swimming pool on this adventure cruise – and what an ocean it is. the clear warm waters of the andaman sea are a dream to wake up to each day.
  • Meet the moken people, a seafaring ethnic group of austronesian origin who still mostly live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer life, despite thai and burmese attempts to assimilate them into wider culture.
  • Get unrivalled access to snorkelling spots around the andaman islands from your comfortable small ship.
  • Enjoy the laidback nightlife of khao lak. this area has not adopted the seedier side of thai tourism, so it’s great chance to spend a night out without hassle.
  • Hear first-hand hear stories of survival in baan talay nok village which was devastated by the 2004 tsunami.

Short Description

The spoils of Southern Thailand are no secret, but like in so many other paradise-like pockets of South East Asia, there’s always more to discover. Escape the tourists on a new Peregrine adventure cruise that takes in some of the most spectacular little islands off Thailand’s west coast. Ko Phayam, Surin Tai and Khao Lak offer all the hallmarks of Thailand’s idyllic south – the warm blue-green Andaman Sea, blinding white sands and marvellous limestone oddities – without the glitz and bustle of mainland Phuket. Dine and share stories with locals in small villages, explore jungle and boulder-studded shorelines, and swim and snorkel the afternoons away.

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 Phuket

Destinations

Thailand

Cities & Attractions

Andaman Sea Phuket

Activities

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Phuket

Welcome to Phuket. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. 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. Enjoy the night life of this lively beach area, or enjoy a quiet meal under the tropical stars. The choice is yours.

Day 2 Embarkation in Phuket

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 the way to Khao Lak, relaxing and taking in the sunset.

Day 3 Khao Lak

On arrival at Khao Lak, we will disembark for a day of land activities to help you get our land legs back. An optional visit to the Sai Rung (rainbow) waterfall is a chance for a fresh water swim so be sure to have your swim suit with you. Having met survivors of the 2004 tsunami at Ban Thalay Nok, the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial may seem that much more poignant. The wave shaped memorial represents the wall of water that invaded the beaches around Khao Lak on boxing day 2004, and features hundreds and hundreds of names of the tourists and locals that were lost that day. We finish our day around Khao Lak at the beautiful Bangsak beach. 

Day 4 Mu Koh Kam

Travel by longtail boat to Baan Talay Nok village. Enjoy a local-guided tour around the village, which was actually destroyed by 2004 tsunami. You'll hear some eye-opening stories of survival and how the village has recovered. For lunch, sit down with local families and dine on some tasty local dishes. Try your hand not only at soap-making but also at some cooking, preparing a local dish of grilled coconut wrapped in leaf. Tonight we'll enjoy under the stars at anchor near Mu Koh Kam.

Day 5 Mu Koh Kam

Today will be a day that reads like a page from the Swiss family Robinson. The Kam islands are undeveloped and rarely visited. Our last day of beach and sea activities will be spent in these idyllic surroundings. But unlike a castaway, you won't want for sustenance as your lunch will be a sumptuous beach BBQ. Tonight is spent at sea sailing to Koh Phayam.

Day 6 Ko Phayam

Arrive nice and early in Ko Phayam, the second largest Thai island in the Andaman Sea. Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkelling and a beach BBQ.  Overnight at anchor.

Day 7 Ko Surin Tai

Early morning sail to Ko Surin Tai. Visit the Moken Village for a tour with a local guide. This is the home of the Moken people, a Sea Gypsy ethnic group of Austronesian origin who still mostly live a seminomadic hunter-gatherer life (despite Thai and Burmese attempts to assimilate them into the wider culture). Notice their colourful poles, known as labong, which represent their ancestors. Lunch is included so you can enjoy some local cuisine. Later, in the afternoon, enjoy some snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. We will spend the night at anchor.

Day 8 Ko Surin Tai

Today is a day of pure relaxation. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and make use of all the toys that the Panorama II has onboard. Lunch will be a picnic on the beach. Your last chance to enjoy the warmth of the Andaman Sea. Tonight, the Captain will host a farewell dinner to toast your journey before sailing south towards Phuket.

Day 9 Disembark in Phuket

Arriving in Phuket early in the morning, disembark after breakfast as the adventure comes to an end.

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Cruising the Thai Islands from 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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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

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