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Go island-hopping in Thailand and experience some of the best snorkeling in the world. Enjoy a week aboard our sailing catamaran and discover what makes Thailand special. With an experienced captain navigating the southern islands, you’ll drop anchor at highlights and secret spots perfect for a swim. Work up an appetite snorkeling, dine on Thai cuisine, and sleep moored under the stars. This trip is perfect on its own or as an add-on with our other Thai adventures.

Fixed Departure Tour: 26th January 2019 to 01st February 2019

Trip Type: Group trips average 12-16 travelers per departure.

Starts/Ends: New Delhi, India

Highlights

  • Relax on the deck of the catamaran in the stunning southern Thai islands
  • Eat delicious Thai cuisine
  • Lounge out on beautiful beaches
  • Swim and snorkel in quiet bays

The Sail across Thailand tour starts and ends in Phuket (with return flights from New Delhi, India). It is a Chill Out tour that takes 7 days taking you through Phuket, Thailand and 4 other destinations in Thailand. The tour includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

 

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : January 26, 2019

New Delhi/Phuket/Phang Nga Bay

You tour begins today with your international flight from New Delhi to Phuket. Once you reach Phuket, feel free to explore before your welcome meeting. at 'The Living Room' restaurant at The Yacht Haven Marina at 3pm. In the afternoon, sail towards the Northern Phuket Islands. Choose to go on a dinghy exploration, relax on the deck, or enjoy for an evening swim under the stars. The marina is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Phuket airport. Please check the joining instructions section for directions. (Included: Flights, sail accommodation)

Day 2

Date : January 27, 2019

Phang Nga Bay/Railay Beach

Visit Khao Phing Kan – popularly known as "James Bond Island." Afterwards, set sail for idyllic Railay Beach. Enjoy free time and opt for dinner in Railay. Set sail through the emerald waters to James Bond Island, made famous as the setting for "The Man with the Golden Gun". Afterwards, travel to Railay beach and opt to climb to the stunning local view point, kick back and enjoy a massage, visit the Shrine of the Sea Princess, or explore the town. In the evening, anchor amongst the limestone island scenery, enjoy an optional local dinner, and get a taste of Railay's nightlife. (Included: Sailing, James Bond Island Visit)

Day 3

Date : January 28, 2019

Railay Beach/Koh Haa

Depart for Koh Haa, part of a national park, early in the morning and enjoy time in this pristine location. Anchor up early in the morning and sail towards Koh Haa. If time allows, stop at Koh Maa en route for some snorkelling. Enjoy an included and overnight at Koh Haa. (Included; Sailing)

Day 4

Date : January 29, 2019

Koh Haa/Koh Phi Phi

Set sail, go snorkeling at Monkey Bay, and check out its world-famous cliffs. Meet your new crew in Koh Phi Phi in the early afternoon. Enjoy sailing and stopping for a swim before an overnight stay in a remote location. Even with all the hype, Koh Phi Phi doesn't disappoint. The islands seem to rise from the sea. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle. This is truly a piece of paradise. Depending on weather conditions, spend the evening anchored off of this beautiful beach or head to Koh Phi Phi Don for a bit of nightlife. (Included: Sailing)

Day 5

Date : January 30, 2019

Koh Phi Phi/Koh Raja Noi

After a visit to iconic Maya Bay, sail to the remote island of Raja Noi and enjoy time for snorkelling amongst stunning marine life, kayaking, or swimming. Relax with a lunch break on the picturesque beach. After an early morning visit to Maya Bay and Leonardo's Paradise, where "The Beach" was filmed, spend the day sailing through the Southern Phuket Islands. Go slow to enjoy snorkelling and savour a lunch break amongst the breathtaking scenery. Overnight at Koh Raja Noi. (Included: Sailing, Maya Bay Excursion & Koh Raja Noi visit)

Day 6

Date : January 31, 2019

Koh Raja Noi/Koh Yao Yai

Sail to the island of Koh Yao Yai. Opt to enjoy a group dinner on the island. If time permits and the group is interested, opt for a visit to Koh Khai Nai en route to Koh Yao Yai. Overnight at Koh Yao Yai. (Included: Sailing)

Day 7

Date : February 1, 2019

Koh Yao Yai/Phuket/New Delhi

Sail into the harbour just before lunch. The tour ends on arrival. Depart for the harbour early. Take a break for a swim and arrive into Phuket just before lunch. The tour ends on arrival into Yacht Haven Marina. From there you will head to airport and take your return flight back to New Delhi, India. (Included: Sailing)

– Accommodation: 2 Deluxe double cabins, 7 Standard twin/double cabins, All En suite cabins with air conditioning (6 nts)-

– Thai Sailing Catamaran (25m or 62ft):  Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.

Meals Included: 6 Breakfasts,4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast. Lunch
  • Day 3: Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner
  • Day4: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day6: Breakfast: Lunch
  • Day7: Breakfast

Included activities:

  • Round Trip Economy flights from New Delhi, India (Contact us if traveling from other Indian cities and get revised quotes)
  • Catamanran Sailing
  • James Bond Island visit: Spend time enjoying this beautiful spot, popularly known as James Bond Island. It was made famous as the setting for “The Man with the Golden Gun.”
  • Maya Bay Excursion: Discover the magical landscape of Maya Bay. This scenic spot is best known as the location where the movie “The Beach” was filmed.
  • Koh Raja Noi Visit: Discover the remote and idyllic island of Raja Noi, an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling off a quiet beach. Crystal clear blue waters await, so dive right in.

Visa: Visa cost is not included. Visa can be arranged by us for an additional cost.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. It can be arranged by us with additional cost.

– Airport Taxis:

  • Delhi City- Delhi Airport (one-way and return) on Day 1 & 7
  • Phuket Airport to Marina  on Day 1
  • Marina to Phuket Airport on Day 7

Optional Activity: Kindly book them separately with us prior to your departure.

  • Dinghy Excursion (Day 1): Climb into the dinghy to explore new areas.
  • Visit the shrine of the sea princess (Day 3): Enjoy a visit to this magnificent cave that fishermen say is the home to a mythical sea princess. The fishermen believe this princess will protect them if they bring her fertility offerings.
  • Snorkeling (Day 4&5): Clear blue water with coral reefs and marine life await, so grab your snorkel and get to know the local marine life.
  • Koh Khai Nai Island visit (Day 6): The tiny island of Koh Khai Nai is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling off a clear sandy beach. Crystal-blue waters await, so dive right in.

– Miscellaneous expenses, Souvenirs etc.
– 5% GST on Total Package.
– Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Trip Includes”

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  • start: Saturday January 26, 2019
    end: Friday February 1, 2019
    Group Size: 16 pax
    Status: N/A
    price: ₹ 152000 /Person

Trip Extras:

Airport Taxi

All the taxis between Airports and Accommodations are not included in this trip. The same can be arranged with an extra cost. Please inquire separately.

The tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation. If you do not already have a travel insurance please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.

If you book this Best of Java tour within 60 days of its start date full payment is required. Otherwise, 40% Deposit is required to confirm this tour prior to 60 days time.

For this tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveler. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary. If you do not already have a visa, please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.

1.Please note that space is very,very limited on the boat and especially in your cabin. It is important that you only take on board soft sided luggage such as a mid sized backpack or soft duffel bag, keeping your bag's weight to less than 15kgs. Suitcases are not appropriate for our Thai sailing adventure as they are not pliable enough to fit into the niches available for luggage. If you are on a longer trip, it may be possible to store excess luggage for one week at the yacht harbour.

2.Fresh water is very limited on board, and as such we ask for your understanding that showers are limited to one quick shower per person a day.One towel per week is provided for showering purposes - please bring a beach towel. Drinking water is provided free of charge on board the yacht.

3. It's important to note that the beds in the cabins are not the usual length of a standard bed. The length is approximately 1.8 meters ( 6 feet)

We believe single travelers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travelers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum age of 16 years for this trip.

When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length.

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our travel leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Marine:
• Drybag (Will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
• External battery pack
• Motion sickness tablets
• Sarong
• Snorkel gear (optional) (Only if own equipment is preferred.)

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Age Requirements:  16+

Guiding Method: Live Guide Instructor

Guide Language: English