After hotel pickup in Phuket before dawn by air-conditioned van, your day trip begins with the drive to a foothill for a 15- to 20-minute hike to the Samed Nangshe viewpoint, where you can watch the sunrise over Phang Nga Bay. A boxed breakfast snack and coffee or tea is provided here.
Then head back down to the van and make a short drive to a pier for a longtail boat ride with a local captain. Your first stop on the boat is Koh Tapu, aka James Bond Island, known for its appearance in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. At this early time of day, there shouldn't be the usual crowds, so enjoy a peaceful 30 to 40 minutes here to walk around the fight scene location.
Continue on the boat to explore islands and sea caves, and take a canoe into lagoons, past limestone cliffs, looking for rock formations. Off the boat, you can walk, climb, and duck your way around this masterpiece of Mother Nature, eventually making your way to a 5,000-year-old shell cemetery and mangrove forest, where an old treasure map can be found. Perhaps you'll solve the puzzle.
Return to the van, and make your way to a local restaurant on top of a hill for a lunch of freshly cooked dishes. A beer or soft drink is provided to quench your thirst.
Your tour then ends with return to your hotel in the mid-afternoon.