JAMES BOND BOND ISLAND IN PHANG NGA BAY + ELEPHANT RIDE:
“Z” VISIT THE PHANG NGA BAY ISLANDS AND RIDE AN ELEPHANT:
*We do not run this option until November
1700 BAHT for adults
1500 BAHT for children (4-11 yrs)
*Without elephant ride and zoo
1300 BAHT for children (4-11 yrs)
THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
- AN ELEPHANT RIDE
- SUWANKUHA – THE MONKEY TEMPLE
- JUNGLE ZOO
- KO PANYEE FLOATING VILLAGE
- SEA CAVE CANOE RIDE
- JAMES BOND ISLAND
- FRUIT BREAKFAST AT A SAFARI CAMP
- AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE
*Please mention tour type when booking.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
*Without elephant ride and zoo: Every day
Hotel pick-up timetable:
KARON , KATA 8:00-8:15
This tour includes all of the most interesting activities to do and attractions to see in Phuket. You will ride an elephant in its natural environment, visit a zoo located deep within a jungle, and discover Buddhist temple built inside a cave. After exploring the mainland, you will board a traditional Tai boat for an excursion to Phang Nga Bay and its unique and picturesque islands. Phang Nga Bay is on everyone’s “must do” list when visiting Phuket. The scenery is stunning – majestic limestone cliffs, massive rocks reaching out from the water, beautiful mangroves along the water’s edge, and jungle-topped pinnacles.
Your day starts with an early pick-up from your Phuket hotel for a one and a half hour drive to Phang Nga province on the mainland (the exact time depends on your hotel location). Once there, you arrive at the Elephant Safari Camp and exchange one mode of transportation for another as you mount a giant Asian elephant. A mahout, elephant keeper, is right there with you as he guides the gentle animal through the tropical jungle during this amazing trip.
Then you visit a baby elephant and, as you feed it various fruits, it tries to play and communicate with you, Observe its behavior as scientists would do.
After the baby elephant has its fruit snack, it is your turn to have your light fruits breakfast.
Your next stop is a zoo located deep in the jungle. This setting provides unique feeling of intimacy with nature. Here, you find some dangerous species, such as crocodiles and Asian bears, though you are completely safe..
After exploring Zoo you hop in a car for a short ten-minute drive to the revered Suwan Kuha. This Buddhist temple is built inside a limestone cave in the side of a mountain. This huge, maze-like cave has been a sacred place of worship for hundreds of years.
Suwan Kuha is also known as the Monkey Temple because a large group of mischievous monkeys live at the top of the mountain. Cute as they are, the monkeys are not the highlight of this attraction. Instead, it is the gorgeous, intricately-carved statue of a reclining Buddha. The Suwan Kuha temple still plays a significant role in the daily lives of the local villagers.
Now it is time to leave the mainland and to explore Phang Nga Bay by a traditional Thai boat. This is probably the most picturesque and awe-inspiring part of the trip.
Phang Nga Bay’s amazing limestone formations rise vertically out of the emerald-green water. These mesmerizing rocks create an almost alien landscape. The islands of Phang Nga Bay were a part of the world’s largest coral reef 130 million years ago. When dead coral turned into the limestone 75 million years ago, pressure from the moving tectonic plates below the seabed pushed the limestone upwards.
Because of this, Phang Nga Bay has an extremely rich fauna and flora ecosystem with more than 88 bird species, 82 fish species, 28 species of mangrove, sea grass and coral reefs.
Your first stop in Phang Nga Bay is Ko Panye, or the floating village, all of which is built out over the water on stilts, with a giant rock monolith guarding it. Certainly many people who have flown over Phuket and looked down on this village that seemingly floats out in the emerald bay have wondered what it is like to live there. Now you have the opportunity to find out for yourself. A delicious lunch will be waiting for you there.
One of the most well-known islands in Phang Nga Bay is the James Bond Island where The Man With The Golden Gun was filmed.Northern Phang Nga Bay is also home to the world’s best sea caves. These caves lead into the centre of many karsts – collapsed limestone islands with a lagoon in their centre. Here, you explore limestone caves and mangrove lagunas. You are lucky you may meet its inhabitants when you canoe through its narrow passages.
WHAT TO BRING AND TO WEAR:
Most days are clear and sunny, so don’t forget your sunglasses and something to cover your head. The tour doesn’t include any hiking activities, so you can wear light shoes or slippers. Keep in mind that you may get slightly wet during kayaking. Finally, don’t forget your camera!
TOUR DURATION: Approximately 10 hours.
PICK UP TIME: 7.30 am 9:00, we will tell you the exact time after booking.
PLEASE BOOK THIS TOUR AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
ARRIVAL TO YOUR HOTEL: Approximately 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
IMPORTANT: A sequence of the tour itinerary might be changed because of weather condition or other reasons. We will always visit all mentioned places, just sometimes in a different order.
NO HIDDEN COSTS AND ADDITIONAL EXPENSES – ALL IS INCLUDED
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