PEDAL AND PADDLE THE ANDAMAN

Experience the natural beauty that southern Thailand is known for. Bike through charming fishing villages on Koh Yao Noi island. Trek through dense rainforests to discover exotic wildlife in Khao Sok. And kayak to remote beaches in Phang Nga Bay to camp under swaying palm trees.

Trip Highlights

Phang Nga Bay

Cycle Koh Yao Noi
Bike around the quiet island of Koh Yao Noi, passing by fishing villages and enjoying spectacular views.

Explore Phang Nga Bay by kayak
Paddle from island to island in Phang Nga Bay, stopping to swim and snorkel, camping at night on tropical beaches.

Visit Khao Sok National Park
Start the adventure with a visit to Khao Sok, exploring dense rainforest and massive limestone mountains.

Day to day program

Day 1: Surat Thani – Khao Sok (Cycling) (L/D)
Upon arrival, be met at Surat Thani Airport by the cycling team and transfer for less than an hour to Wat Tham Singkhon. From here, ride along a quiet, shady country road through a rubber tree plantation en route to the resort for the evening, near Khao Sok National Park. In addition to being home to the oldest evergreen rainforest in the Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is renowned for its towering limestone mountains and breathtaking scenery -the perfect backdrop for an inaugural cycling jaunt in southern Thailand. After checking into the resort, freshen up and share a welcome dinner with the team at a local restaurant while taking in the sounds of nature. Dinner and overnight at Khao Sok Tree House

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Surat Thani Airport to Wat Tham Singkhon: 1 hour
Cycling distance up to 25km
Difficulty: Easy

Day 2: Khao Sok – Khao Lak (Cycling) (B/L)
After breakfast, ride to the outskirts of Si Takua Pa. From here, ride through the Old Town and to see traditional wooden buildings and Portuguese-style colonial buildings -an extremely unique place in Thailand! Then ,we head inland and take a quiet back road through small villages, shady rubber plantations and cross rivers while cycling to Sai Rung Waterfall for a picnic lunch. After lunch we cycle a short distance to the hotel in Khao Lak.
Dinner at leisure. Overnight at Baan Krating Khao Lak

Distance and journey time:
Cycling distance up to 70km
Difficulty: Medium

Day 3: Khao Lak – Phuket (Cycling) (B/L)
After breakfast in the morning, the day starts from Baan Tung Ma Prow -the starting point of the cycling trip to Phuket. Cycle through quiet back roads, passing shrimp farms and picturesque rural settings before arriving in Kok Kloy and being transferred to the hotel in Phuket. After checking in, the rest of the evening is spent at leisure. Relax at the hotel or head out for some independent exploration of Phuket Island. Overnight at The Old Phuket

Distance and journey time:
Transfer to the hotel: 1 hour
Cycling distance up to 35km
Difficulty: Easy

Day 4: Phuket – Koh Yao Noi (Cycling) (B/L/D)
After breakfast in the morning, head to Bang Rong Pier and catch a one-hour boat ride to Koh Yao Noi, a little-visited island tucked away on the stunning Andaman Sea. Upon arrival on the island, hop on the bikes and spend some time exploring this pristine paradise along a dirt road. Arrive at a stunning viewpoint then ride through fishing villages and past rice fields and mangroves until reaching the hotel for the evening. Check in, freshen up, and then spend some time to relax on the beautiful beach outside the resort or explore the local area of Koh Yao Noi before an evening meal at the resort. Overnight at Paradise Khao Yai Noi

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Phuket Hotel to Bang Rong Pier: 1 hour
Transfer from Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi by Long tail boat: 1 hour
Cycling distance up to 35km
Difficulty: Easy

Day 5: Koh Yao Noi – Phuket (Cycling) (B/L)
After breakfast in the morning, we hop on the bikes and head out for some more exploring of Koh Yao Noi before hopping onto a longtail boat in the afternoon and transferring back to Phuket for an afternoon and evening of relaxation before a big Phang Nga Bay kayaking adventure. Overnight at The Old Phuket

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Koh Yao Noi to Bang Rong Pier by Long tail boat: 1 hour
Transfer from Bang Rong Pier to Phuket Hotel: 1 hour
Cycling distance up to 15km
Difficulty: Easy

Day 6: Phuket – Phang Nga Bay (Kayaking) (B/L/D)
Following breakfast, check out and transfer to Ao Por Pier in Phuket and head to Phang Nga Bay. Studded with dramatic limestone formations and jade-green water, Phang Nga Bay is widely considered to be one of the most scenic places in Asia.

Receive a briefing from the experienced kayaking guides, and then hop into a sit-on-top kayak for an open-sea adventure through Phang Nga Bay. Pass through stunning limestone caves and around towering karst formations which jut out of the water like the arms of giants.

After paddling around the bay for a short while to get acquainted with the kayaks, stop for lunch. Then, head out onto the kayaks again and paddle around Koh Panak, our home for the evening. After setting up camp on this small island, enjoy a nice dinner either on the boat or on the beach. Then, under a blanket of stars, drift off to sleep to the chorus of nature. Overnight on the beach in tents.

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Phuket Hotel to Ao Por Pier: 1 hour
Kayaking up to 4 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Day 7: Phang Nga Bay (Kayaking) (B/L/D)
After a refreshing night’s sleep, start the day with coffee and breakfast on the beach before beginning a full day of kayaking. Starting at Koh Hong, head eastwards, passing by Koh Kai, Koh Batang and Leam Tang. Around noon we have lunch on board the boat or on an island.

Continuing our open-sea paddling, the afternoon session takes place at Koh Bele, where we also set camp for the night. Dive in and snorkel around the thriving coral reefs surrounding the island for a look at the fascinating marine life of the area. After a full day of adventure, enjoy dinner either on the boat or at camp, then spend another evening under the stars surrounded by nature. Overnight on the beach in tents.

Distance and journey time:
Kayaking up to 6 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Day 8: Phang Nga Bay (Kayaking) (B/L)
After breakfast on the beach, begin another day of kayaking. Receive a short briefing on the paddle route we start today at Koh Hong (Room Island), given its name because of its giant limestone mountains seemingly rocket right out of the sea. We paddle our way around, circumnavigating the island and then reach Koh Pakbia. When the tide is low it appears as one island but when the tide rises it becomes two islands!

Our open kayaks makes it easy to pass narrow pathways and come up close to anything interesting at these islands. As we reach this point we are just 30 minutes by boat from the mainland to the east. Finish the day with a transfer back to Phuket for overnight. Overnight at The Old Phuket

Distance and journey time:
Transfer from Ao Por Pier to Phuket Hotel
Kayaking up to 5 hrs.
Difficulty: Easy

Day 9: Phuket (B)
Transfer to Phuket Airport for your onward flight.

“An itinerary may at times be altered by our guides due to local conditions, the skill of participants and other unexpected circumstances. Our priority is always the experience and safety of our clients.”

Price in Thai Baht from 01 apr - 31 dec 2017 
Pr person in double room                    115000,-
Single supplement                                 16295,-

Our services include:
• English Speaking certified Adventure Guide
• Drinking water including 3 litres per person per kayaking day
• Bountiful snacks and local fruits
• Additional cycling/kayaking guide for 9-15 pax
• Vehicles: (varies based on local conditions and vehicle sizes available)
• Support boats: Large motorized cruiser Day 6 & Long-tail boat for Day 7 and Day 8.
Smaller numbers (2- 8 people) will go by Long-tail support boat.
• 1 first aid kit per guide
• Kayaking and full camping equipment.
• Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
• Flight reconfirmations
• Rental of bikes, helmets, kayaks, paddle and waterproof daypack.
• Luggage transfer
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Our services don’t include:
• Visa arrangement
• International and domestic flights
• Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water
• Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
• Meals other than mentioned above
• Supplement for other language guides
• Tips
• Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
• Personal Travel Insurance
• Personal expenditure (laundry, telephone etc.)
• Credit card/bank transfer fees
• Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion
• Supplement for other language speaking guides

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Thailand.
• The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
• Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) and locally celebrated festivities may be subject to supplementary charges.
• Rooms at hotels are available in general only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
• Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
• If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Accommodation

Khao Sok Treehouse

Baan Krating Khao Lak

Paradise Resort & Spa

The Old Phuket

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