Thailand Beaches Expedition

Branded the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, this is Thailand’s original flavor of tailor-made fun in the sun. Ultimately, the island’s affinity for luxury far outshines its other stereotypes. Jet-setters swing through in droves, getting pummeled during swanky spa sessions and sipping sundowners at fashion-forward nightspots or on rented yachts. And you don’t have to be an heiress to tap into Phuket’s style-packed to-do list. With deep-sea diving, high-end dining, luxury shopping, fabulous white beaches and some of Thailand’s swankiest hotels at your fingertips, you might forget to leave.

Trip Highlights:

  • 6 night accommodation at Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
  • Enjoy buffet breakfasts and traditional Thai dinners
  • Embark on a boat cruise tour to surrounding islands - Phi Phi Island
  • Enjoy a full body Thai massage
  • Learn how to cook in a traditional Thai cooking class with a visit to the local markets
  • Kayak your way through Phang Nga Bay
  • Raya Yai Island Day Tour
  • Day Trip to Koh Yao Noi on Mopeds

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Upon arrival at Phuket International airport you will be greeted by your private driver and guide. You will enjoy your breakfast on a leisurely drive to check into your hotel. You will have the chance to explore Patong City and eat lunch on your own there. Once you are all settled and unpacked, you will begin your traditional welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.  This will be a traditional Thai dinner filled with different curries, fresh seafood, etc. Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Day 2:  After a delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a boat tour around the surrounding islands, specifically, Phi Phi Island. Phi Phi Island has become a must-see destination for visitors since its captivating beaches, lagoons and cliffs were featured as a hidden paradise in the 2000 film The Beach. Your full-day island adventure begins with pickup at your Phuket hotel in the morning and an approximately 1.5-hour ride to the island. Departing early allows you to avoid the afternoon crowds for a more relaxed day of exploration. On the island of Phi Phi Leh, visit the natural swimming pool of Pileh Lagoon during low tide for a refreshing dip. At Loh Samah Bay, crawl through a hole in the limestone rock wall to reach stunning Maya Beach, a lagoon surrounded on three sides by 328-foot (100-meter) cliffs. Swim or snorkel in the warm, clear waters with provided equipment and explore underwater coral formations and marine life. Peer into the entrance of Viking Cave, where you can spy a large colony of native swift birds, and get a close encounter with the wild residents of Monkey Beach.  Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Day 3: Today you will have the chance to take a hands-on Thai cooking class.  You will be making traditional Thai dishes such as: Green Curry, Tom Yum, and Pad Thai.  Before the cooking class, you will be able to take a tour of the local markets and buy fresh ingredients to use for your cooking class.  After the cooking class, you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor and dine one your dishes. In the evening, you will be able to relax and get a full-body Thai massage that will make you feel incredible.  Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

 Day 4: Today you will embark on a kayaking adventure around Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, - including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. Great nature and wildlife surrounds you. After a detailed briefing, your professional guide paddles you and your partner through “Tidal Nape” Sea Caves literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into “Hongs“(Thai for “Room”) The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites.  We finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Kratong” in a spiritual and spectacular Natural light show. Eating our delicious seafood-vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset. Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Day 5: After your delicious breakfast buffet, you will get to see another island – Racha Yai Island. Raya Yai Island, also called Racha Yai Island, is situated 25 km south of Phuket. The main beach, Patok Beach, is located on a long u-shaped bay with powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise water providing for great swimming, as is the beach at Siam Bay next by which hosts a longer and more quiet beach. Kon Kare Bay and Ter Bay a few hundred meters across the island host great beaches and fantastic snorkeling. Diving tours and fishing tours are concentrated on that side of the island due to the abundance of sea life.  You will end the evening with a traditional Thai dinner at your hotel.  Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Day 6:  Today you will take a speedboat for your Day Trip to Koh Yao Noi.  Upon your arrival, you will rent mopeds with helmets and explore the island on 2 wheels. Prepare to relax and enjoy the rest of your day at the surrounding beaches.  Then you will take a speedboat back to Phuket and end the evening with a traditional farewell dinner.  Accommodation – Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Day 7:  Enjoy your last breakfast buffet, before you pack up and have your private driver take you back to Phuket International Airport for your journey back home. 

Inquire about optional extensions to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma (Myanmar).

Trip Summary: Thailand | 7 days

Next Group Trip:  23 - 29 July 2017

Group Size:  Max 16 Participants

 Price From: $3200

This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.


Expedition Dates:

23 - 29 July 2017

Private dates upon inquiry.

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All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and meals as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.

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