This is Easy Day Thailand’s most popular Private tour. A sightseeing tour into Phang Nga Bay perfect choice for small groups, couples and families.
Everyone wants to see the best parts of Phang Nga bay. But not everyone wants to be herded around in a large group. The standard join-in trips don’t suit everyone so we have designed our own flexible tour that is ideal for small groups. We think it provides a far better experience.
We designed the tour as a trip that we would like to do ourselves. It avoids the crowds and includes a great restaurant off the tracks. It can be adjusted to your requirements.
If you are an independently minded traveller who wants to side step the big bus tours but doesn’t want the hassle of organizing everything yourself, let us take care of the details while you enjoy the sights at your pace.
Sample Phang Nga Bay Tour Itinerary
There is no fixed itinerary because we design it around what you want but to give you an idea:
Our English speaking tour guide will collect you at you hotel at about 0700 hours and transfer you up to Phang Nga province where our long tail boat is waiting. Depending on your hotel location the journey takes 1 – 1.5 hours. You’ll pass temples and rubber plantations on the way.
Our guide then takes you on a long tail ride through the mangrove river out to the bay. We go to James Bond Island first to beat the crowds and get the obligatory photos. The lone pillar island is an impressive natural statue. We cruise past several other “Hong” islands and through some caves on our way to Koh Panyee sea gypsy village, a water village in wooden stilts. Koh Panyee gets a bad rap as a tourist trap but behind the souvenir stands is a real community that has been there for over 200 years and smiling local faces abound.
After 2 – 3 hours of touring in the bay we head to our favourite restaurant, Koh Panyee Seafood for a delicious lunch. The setting of this restaurant is fantastic. The fresh fish is excellent and there is lots of food for all.
After lunch we make a short stop at Sawan Kuha Temple nearby. This is a cave temple with a large reclining Buddha statue inside the cave. Swiftlets also nest in the cave and the nests are harvested for birds nest soup.
The temple itself is quite impressive but the main reason that everyone comes here is to feed the monkeys which try their best to steel your food. There are also some small waterfalls in this area.
On the journey back down Phuket there is time to stop along the way. We recommend a stop at Samet Nangshe and some people like to tour the west coast beaches. Others like to see Phuket town or do some shopping. It’s up to you.