See Phang Nga Bay in a more unique way than the typical cruise on this tour. Begin with very early morning departure so you can skip some of the crowds. Watch the sunrise on a hike; visit hidden lagoons by canoe; explore caves; trek into a mangrove forest; see the fight scene location from a James Bond movie; and learn about the legend of a supposedly unclaimed treasure. A boxed breakfast and lunch on a hilltop are included.
Early morning Phang Nga Bay tour
Travel by minivan, longtail boat, and canoe to reach hidden lagoons and caves
See 'James Bond Island'
Take a sunrise hike for views over the bay
Light breakfast snack and lunch included
Small-group tour limited to eight people provides more personalized service
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 Samet 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.
Fantadtic tour!!!! The guide and driver were so polite, helpful and nice! The sunrise experience of Phang Nga Bay was amazing. Everything was planned with such organization and care. The stop at the James Bond island without the usual sea of tourists was perfect, as well as the caving, hike, lunch.
I was hesitant to book this tour because it had only 1 other review. I am so glad I did because it was amazing. It was by far my favorite part of my 2 week trip and the sunrise hike was breathtaking. Hong island canoe ride was phenomenal. I highly recommend this company and itinerary!