Phang Nga Private Tour
Guided minibus and long tail boat tour of Phang Nga province
Exclusive use of minibus and longtail boat for a tailor made tour
- Flexible itinerary to avoids the crowds.
- James Bond Island, the mangrove rivers, Koh Panyee (fishing village on stilts) and Wat Suhan Kuha monkey temple.
- Optional sea cave kayaking in the “hongs.”
- Experienced and licensed guides.
- Modern air conditioned minibus just for you.
- Longtail boat with a cover for shade from the sun.
- Pick up from any Phuket hotel
- Option to start in Phuket and finish in Krabi or Khao Lak.
Our private Phang Nga Bay tour has no fixed itinerary because we tailor it to your needs.
However this is a sample itinerary:
0730 hrs: Collection from your Phuket hotel and transfer by air conditioned minivan to Phang Nga national park where your long tail boat is waiting for you. You will meet your English speaking guide here.
0845 hrs: Long tail boat ride through the mangroves and out into Phang Nga bay. Your first visit is James Bond Island to avoid the big tour boats that arrive later.
Once all photos are taken and you ready to move on. Your cruise through the bay is sublimely beautiful with lots of great photo opportunities. You will pass several Hongs (islands with rooms inside) and there is the option to go kayaking in the caves.
Next stop is Koh Panyee, the Muslim village on stilts. This can also be a “tourist trap” if you do it with the wrong tour. But behind the souvenir stands is a real community that has been there for over 200 years. You’ll see many smiling local faces, and the restaurant where we have lunch serves delicious food.
1215 hrs: Lunch time at Panyee Bungalow restaurant. The fresh fish is excellent and there is lots of food for all and every ones taste.
1345 hrs: After lunch and a look around Koh Panyee (check out the floating football pitch) we head back to land for a visit to Wat Sawan Kuha. This is a famous cave temple with a large reclining Buddha statue inside the cave. It’s popular because of the monkeys all over the cliff face.
1430 hrs: Time to head back to Phuket. On the way you can add additional stops for sightseeing / view points. You should be back at your hotel between 1600-1700 hrs.
Price: 9,500 baht for up to 3 adults. 2,300 baht for each extra adult.
Children 5- 11 years THB 800 per child. Children under 5 years old go free with the adults.
Included: Phuket or Khao Lak land transfers, park and entry fees, insurance, soft drinks, English speaking guide. A set menu lunch at the restaurant is also included, you just have to buy your own drinks.
Not included: Kayaking is not included in the price but is available at 400 baht per person per hour. Kayaking can be arranged by your guide when you are in Phang Nga bay so there is no need to pre-book.
We can operate this tour starting from Phuket, Krabi (1,000 baht extra) or Khao Lak. So there is the option to start in one place and finish in another, making the most of one of your transit days.
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What to expect
If you want to avoid the crowds and maintain control of your itinerary you’ll love our Phang Nga private tour. We run our own tours of Phang Nga bay customized for small groups. We use experienced local guides. We charter a long tail boat exclusively for your group. It has a canopy for shade and life jackets for safety. We do everything we can on these tours to take you to places when the crowds are elsewhere. We get excellent reviews for these tours and they are becoming very popular so we recommend booking early.
The tour itinerary is largely up to you but a typical day includes sightseeing at James Bond Island, Koh Panyee sea gypsy village, a kayaking excursion and Sawan Kuha monkey cave temple with the reclining Buddha and the hungry monkeys. Lunch is at one of the less touristy restaurants at Koh Panyee away from the big boat tours. We can then add on any extras that you fancy and that time permits. May be a waterfall or a coffee at the 360 viewpoint cafe and water park that is so popular with locals.