Thailand

Explore Koh Yao Noi in Phuket by Longtail Boat

Koh Yao Noi is a pristine island located in Phang Nga Bay, nestled in a scenic location between the island of Phuket and Krabi on the mainland. This adventure takes us from our cruise vessel to board a longtail boat to commence our picturesque exploration of Koh Yao Noi Island.

Our guide will take guests around the island to reveal the stunning limestone formations and some of the world’s most idyllic beaches. Many of these paradise-like stretches of sand are cradled between limestone cliffs and only accessible by a small boat.

Visit a local lobster farm to learn how to fish with local equipment then continue by Songtaew, a local converted pick-up truck passing through the simple wooden houses, buffalos taking mud baths in the rice paddy filed and rubber plantations. There is plenty of time relax in the calm waters around Koh Ku Du Yai before enjoying lunch. Guests can sit back and admire the impressive view of Koh Hong and Koh Pak Bia before returning to the yacht.

Bangkok Local Tales of Talad Noi

For those looking for an off the beaten path experience, this excursion takes you to experience the real Bangkok lifestyle by walking along the river while visiting old church and remarkable buildings. Tour will take us in a combination of small backstreets and alleyways until we stumble upon some street art which adorns walls on route to the river. You certainly won’t be hungry on this tour as you will sample plenty of Chinese and Thai food in Talad Noi market. This market is one of the oldest and best preserved parts of Chinatown to discover, stretching from Wat Trimit down to the river. Some of these business still remain as old shop houses today, now listed and protected from developers.

Toward the end of the tour we will visit a number of old mystical Chinese Buddhist shrines and temples. Last but not least visit a Buddhist temple to attend a blessing performed by monks. The monks chant their mantras and sprinkle holy water to bestow good luck while the guests present offerings to them in return.