Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket

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Spend an afternoon exploring sea caves (called 'hong') in Phang Nga Bay, including limestone caves and hidden, cliff-lined lagoons. Expect to see wildlife during a kayaking adventure with your guide and enjoy a Thai seafood buffet aboard the escort boat. Finish your trip after dark by floating your own self-made flower 'krathong' at a Loi Krathong festival and take part in the spectacular light show.
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  • Min price: $123.86
  • Recommended duration of visit: 10 hours
  • Departure Point: Hotels on Phuket Island

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • See native wildlife in their natural environment
    • Private guide for a more personalized experience
    • Buffet lunch included
    • Buffet dinner included
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Operates: See Availability
  • Itinerary: Itinerary: 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pick up in Phuket 12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get instructions 13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay 13:10 - 14:15: 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 & 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 & 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
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • Seafood dinner
    • Bottled water, herbal tea
    • Twin-engine escort boat
    • Use of sea kayak and equipment, including a dry bag
    • National park entrance fees
    • Round-trip hotel or airport transfer
  • Exclusions:
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring a towel, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops and a camera
    • Let us know your hotel name for the pickup service and the room number after you have checked in at the hotel
    • Tour program can change due to tidal and weather conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck problems
    • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • 5
    - 14 December 2017 -

    This was the highlight of my tour to Phuket. Everything about the trip was exceptional - the staff, the itinerary, the food. Totally worth the price, I highly recommend it !

  • 5
    - 13 December 2017 -

    This tour was amazing!

  • 5
    - 12 December 2017 -

    Amazing experience! We saw monkeys, a water monitor, jelly fish, bats, bio luminescent plankton, and mud skippers. The lagoons were so peaceful. It was like rowing into Jurassic Park. I would definitely do this again.

  • 5
    - 29 November 2017 -

    This tour was an AMAZING, UNFORGETTABLE experience! If you only have time to do one tour while in Thailand, choose this one and you won't be disappointed. Kayaking through the hongs and floating on jade waters was incredible. The beauty of the lagoons dotted with mangrove trees , surrounded by towering cliffs, draped with tropical plants with macaques scampering about and sea eagles swooping high above the cliffs - breathtakingly beautiful! Our guide, Air not sure about the spelling, was friendly and knowledgeable. He talked about the caves, plants and wildlife and had such reverence for the beautiful surroundings. He was easy going,funny and it was a pleasure spending the day with him. The food was amazing, some of the best we had on our trip to Thailand. Everything looked and tasted amazing. We watched our guide make a flower boat for the Loi Krathong ceremony. The guides obviously compete to see who can make the best one and Air, although not the best at it painstakingly laboured to make ours look good :- Kayaking into a sea cave after dark to float the flower boats, light the candles and make a wish was pure magic! Seeing the water lit up by bio-luminescent plankton seemed like the perfect end to our fairy-tale day. We were privileged to meet John Grey, the owner of the company and a living legend. His staff affectionately call him Ling Yai - Thai for Big Monkey. He talked about never getting tired of exploring the hongs, responsible tourism and sourcing the best organic ingredients for the meal that was served on board. He mentioned that they'll be camping on one of the Islands on New years eve and watching the fire-works display. It sounds fantastic so if you in the area during that time, make enquiries. His respect for the environment and his staff is probably a big part of why the tour is so awesome and I could go on and on about how awesome it was. This trip ticks all the boxes. Beautiful scenery, awesome guide, delicious food, Eco-conscious tour operator, unforgettable and magical experience, worth every penny :-

  • 5
    - 19 November 2017 -

    My fiancee and I spent several days in Chiang Mai and Phuket. We visited beautiful temples, fed elephants and giraffes, learned to cook Thai food, and even visited Phi Phi island. This trip easily topped them all. Our guide made the trip truly special.

  • 5
    - 18 November 2017 -

    Loved this tour! The views were amazing, it was well organized, the food on the boat was great and our kayak guide, Rick, had lots of information at every stop. I can’t overstate how amazing this tour was (in every way), if you’re in Phuket you don’t want to miss this tour!

  • 5
    - 15 November 2017 -

    The guides were lovely and the caves we visited were amazing. I traveled alone and got my very own canoe and guide! The minibus ride from the hotel to the dock was long and windy - take a pill before pickup if you're prone to motion sickness. The operator is the highly regarded John Gray's.

  • 5
    - 09 November 2017 -

    The tour was amazing as the caves, the lagoons and the bioluminescent plankton were magnificent!! Our guide “Bao” and the rest of the crew were amazing as well! A definite must do while in Phuket!

  • 5
    - 31 October 2017 -

    This tour was so much fun!!! the staff was amazing, professional, the food was delicious, and the caves we visited was fabulous, highly recommended.

  • 5
    - 30 October 2017 -

    Great Tour, Guides Were Friendly And Knowledgeable. Food Was Also Delicious

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