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The James Bond Island is perhaps one of the most famous sights in Southern Thailand. Ever since Roger Moore filmed on the island in the early 1970s, tourists have flocked to witness first-hand impressive rock formations and to re-live some of their favorite scenes amongst the beautiful back drop of Phang Nga Bay.
- Leave from your hotel in a comfortable minibus and take a scenic drive into Phang Nga valley.
- Follow our guide on a short walk through the history of Phang Nga Province Exhibition.
- Leave Phang Nga town with a traditional longtail boat and out through one of the largest native mangrove forests in Thailand.
- Cruise through the caves and beautiful limestone mountains that make up Phang Nga Bay.
- Stop for a walk and a swim at the famous James Bond Island.
- Take a stroll around the stilted fishing village and enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the bay.
- Cruise back to the pier as the sun sets over the bay and return to your hotel.
Thailand has such a rich cultural history that is waiting to be discovered by you! Let us show you some of the highlights of Thai culture which is kept alive through myths and stories that are passed down from generation to generation. Our tour guides will share with you stories as they take you to visit several temples on a day full of discovery.
Discover three of Phang Nga’s most beautiful temples on a small-group tour and learn more about Thai culture. Visit the Dragon Cave Temple, which has a Hindu influence and features local herbal medicine made by monks, the Bang Rieng Pagoda, which combines Chinese, Jedi, and Thai influences, and Manisii Maha Tat Temple, home to the massive black statue of the monk Por Than Klai. This package also includes a lunch.
This tour of a hidden banyan tree forest makes for a fascinating day in southern Thailand. After a quick visit to a cashew nut factory, ride on a river kayak under the forest canopy then go sightseeing in Takua Pa Old Town by “songthaew” (truck taxi). Lunch plus pickup and drop-off from Khao Lak hotels are provided.
Situated north of Khao Lak, Takuapa has been welcoming visitors for centuries. Experience a bit of local culture and discover more about the lives of the people who live here.
Buddhism has always been a big part of the Thai culture. On this trip we take you to visit some of the most beautiful local temples and give you an insight into the lives local people have lived for generations.
Join us to gain an insight into the importance of Buddhism by visiting a selection of local temples. Learn about the history of Khao Lak and Takuapa in the local sustainable farming project before going for a walk around the streets of the old town and the traditional street market. Here you can try some of the traditional local foods and discover the local handicrafts that have been passed down throughout the generations.
A unique opportunity to visit Takuapa Old Town and to learn more about Thai people and their way of life. Walk through the streets in the old part of the town with a local guide to see the almost 200 year old houses that were built in the traditional style of that period. Visit temples in the area that show the difference between a Buddhist and a Chinese Taoist temple. You will have the chance to see how traditional cookies called, “Moon Cakes,” are made at a local bakery, and see what you can find at the local market. You also will visit the Saori Foundation is a women's workshop which develops its own textile designs after a Japanese monk showed tsunami survivors how to weave and earn a living.
Visit Wat Khongkha Phimuk Discover the temple's architecture and colorful ornamentation, before heading to Takuapa Old Town. Explore the old-town streets lined with beautiful examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture and visit the Takuapa Market to see locals selling and bargaining for their produce.The next stop will be the Tor Sor Cake Factory.
Continue to Nam Kem Cultural Centre, a museum run by locals and interestingly made out of clay, to learn more about the area. before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant around noon.
Finally, visit the Tsunami Memorial Park and Museum, a tranquil and peaceful place for reflection and remembrance. The tour will end with a drop off at your hotel in Khao Lak.
Note: Program is subject to change due to availability and other reasons.
Start your day at Takuapa Market before relaxing canoe cruise through the mangrove forest as you explore the wildlife and nature that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in local culture of the Old Town of Takua Pa by following your tour guide as they take you to a variety of sights and other landmarks showcase the rich history behind Takua Pa Old Town.
Venture out of Khao Lak to explore some of the best sights Phuket has to offer. Be amazed by the size of the Big Buddha and impressed by the intricate detailing of Chalong Temple. To gain an authentic insight into Phuket’s personality, a visit to the Old Town is a must! Discover the Sino-Portuguese architecture with stores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants dotted throughout this historical centre of Phuket. Immerse yourself into local traditions through a Thai dessert tasting .Shop premium duty free products and cheaper than most department stores. You will not want to miss out!
This 2-day Simians SCUBA diving tour from Phuket is ideal for already certified divers who want to explore stunning tropical landscapes below the water's surface. Enjoy round-trip hotel transport, as well as comfortable speedboat rides to multiple diving sites. All meals are included in this tour that all offers divers a chance to explore after dark with an exceptional evening dive. With a maximum of four people per guide, it's sure to be a memorable--and personal--experience!
Under the guidance of a culinary expert, you and your private party can taste the best foods of Takua Pa. As you eat your way through this carefully curated feast, learn about traditional Thai food and taste dishes you may not know to order on your own from local foodstalls and restaurants. This private experience means you'll get undivided attention and plenty of time for questions.
Phuket is home to some of Thailand’s most famous beaches, but most visitors don’t get chance to experience real Thai culture. On this full-day tour of Takua Pa, you’ll visit a local market, make offerings to Buddhist monks, tour a Chinese temple, and taste traditional moon cakes. A typical Thai breakfast and lunch is included.
Certified divers looking to explore Simians will love this popular full-day tour. Enjoy round-trip hotel transport from your Phuket or Khao Lak hotel and travel by speedboat to your chosen dive site. Your experienced guide will ensure that you see the best of this iconic dive site and a cap of four people per guide ensures personalized service and attention. You'll also enjoy an onboard lunch with the sea as your backdrop.
Certified divers who want to see manta rays up close will love this full-day Koh Bon dive trip from Phuket. Enjoy round-trip hotel transport, relaxing speedboat rides and two dives at top Thailand destinations. Your friendly, professional instructors will provide safety briefings and lunch is served on board the boat. Small group caps at four people per guide ensure personalized attention.
Certified divers who want to observe manta ray and whale sharks will love this Koh Tachai day trip. Enjoy round-trip hotel transportation from Khao Lak, plus a speedboat ride and lunch as you make your way to two separate dive sites. Small-group caps at four people per guide ensure personalized attention and safety. Pickup and drop-off at Phuket hotels is available at an extra cost.
Enjoy one of Thailand's best diving experiences with a trip to Richelieu Rock. Enjoy looking at manta rays and whale sharks and swim among tropical fish as part of this exciting underwater adventure. This popular tour option includes round-trip hotel transport, speedboat travel, picnic lunch and is capped at four people per guide to ensure a personalized experience.
Go island-hopping by speedboat among the Similan Islands and snorkel amid the coral gardens of Mu Ko Similan National Park. This archipelago, situated in the Andaman Sea, lies off the coast from Phuket. You're served a light breakfast, buffet lunch, and light buffet dinner. Round-trip hotel transport from Khao Lak is also included.
Leave the crowds behind & discover something new!
We have been operating our kayaking trips into the Khao Lak mangroves now for almost 5 years! We are the only operator to successfully offer proper mangrove exploration trips safely and successfully!
This award winning adventure is perfect for anyone who wishes to leave the crowds behind and discover untouched natural surroundings.
We take a maximum of just 6 people on each trip to ensure a private and exclusive feel. Taking only small groups also helps us to be able to spot wildlife hiding in amongst the trees.
The Khao Lak mangroves provide a sheltered nursery for all kinds of marine life. Local people have be living and surviving in the mangroves here for many generations. Many of the local people here are descended from the sea gypsies who once roamed all over South East Asia and living from the sea. So they know the best spots!
We take our long-tail boat out from our small hidden pier and take you to some of the best fishing locations in the mangroves. Here we can spend a few hours fishing and relaxing amongst beautiful surroundings.
Once we fancy a break our captain and crew will prepare a delicious local style fisherman's lunch for everyone to enjoy together. After lunch we have a few options to choose from... do you want to fish some more? Or relax on a beautiful, quiet beach? Or swim in a beautiful lagoon? Or even try some kayaking?
This trip is all about relaxing and having a good time. It can be personalized and tailored to suit everyone and anyone.
Go snorkelling on the coast of Khao Lak where you can see marine wildlife without traveling for hours or contending with crowds. Visit a local reef and deserted beach along the Khao Lak coast, stopping to snorkel and relax on the sand. Your tour includes lunch, round-trip transportation, and use of snorkel gear.
Koh Kam is perfect for everybody who seeks islands and landscapes away from crowds and a relaxed tour schedule without time pressure.
The travel route close to mainland guarantees a comfortable boat ride in any conditions to one of Thailand's last untouched archipelagos. The landscape you will see is spectacular, nearly unpopulated and rarely visited. Traveling the mangroves by speedboat requires excessive knowledge of the area and features under water because it is very shallow – hence we are the only operator who can travel safely in these waters providing you with an exclusive experience .
A good part of the day you will spend at this lagoon where we will also serve you lunch. Apart from a ranger station and a very basic toilet facility, there is nothing else on this island. You will have enough time to go swimming and snorkelling on your own or explore the small viewpoint.
The first part of the boat journey takes you through the thick mangroves behind the island of Koh Kho Khao. Protected from waves this is not only the most comfortable speedboat route in our area – the landscape you will see is spectacular, nearly unpopulated and rarely visited.
The three snorkeling stops are the main attraction of this tour, so we do our best to choose the reefs with the best conditions on a daily basis. We also want to give you enough time for snorkeling, so every day is planned a bit differently according to the tides – we want to give you at least one snorkeling stop without a strict time limit. The shallow reefs consist mainly of hard corals – you will find giant clams, sea stars and colorful reef fish such as the famous Nemo Clownfish.
We regularly encounter – absolutely harmless but beautiful – reef sharks, Barracudas, sea snakes, Octopuss and if you are lucky even sea turtles.