Spend the early morning exploring the lush nature surrounding Phuket: explore caves, mangroves, and visit a village built on stilts before returning to Phuket for a traditional Thai lunch. After pickup from your hotel in Phuket at 5:30 AM, your first stop on this action-packed day will be Koh Phanak for sightseeing and cave exploring. Look out for wild monkeys and bats on your way into the caves, which you’ll visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Afterward, enjoy breakfast on the boat. Next, make a stop at the iconic Koh Phing Kan and Koh Tapu, also known as the James Bond Islands. You'll arrive early so you can take excellent photos before the masses arrive at this geological wonder. With all its tall limestone karsts, this natural marvel is the perfect spot to take photos."
Next, visit the village on stilts, originally a settlement by nomadic Malay fishermen 200 from 200 years ago. Your guides will take you through the boardwalks of this floating village as the locals are just starting their day. Experience the sights and smells of Thai breakfast cooking and visit the local school and floating football pitch. This is a great opportunity to get behind the scenes of this fascinating community.
Your next destination is a breathtaking mangrove waterway, where you’ll take a cruise through the lush jungle. Explore the amazing ecosystem and hidden canals of the mangroves and stop at ancient rock paintings that date back more than 1000 years. You’re then off to Koh Hong to explore hidden caves via canoe, with time to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while your paddle man does the hard work. This is one of the most relaxing experiences you can have, with breathtaking surroundings, enclosed in a dome of pure nature.
The last stop will be Koh Lawa or Koh Nakka Noi, where you can swim on the beach. Relax in the sunshine, have a drink and snack on some fresh cut fruit before returning back to Phuket. At around 2:30 PM, you’ll arrive at the Phuket Royal Marina and replenish your energy with a great Thai lunch with views overlooking the beautiful marina.