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From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

1. From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

Enjoy a day exploring the Phi Phi and Khai Islands, departing from your hotel in Phuket in the morning. Your adventure begins with a 1-hour relaxing boat ride to the Phi Phi Islands. See the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach, before beginning your first snorkeling trip of the day. Pass by Camel Rock or Nui Bay and marvel at all the beautiful scenery while you cruise by in the speedboat. Once you arrive at Phi Phi Leh, visit Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach." Here you will have more time to snorkel and swim in the area.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach side restaurant at Phi Phi Done, before cruising to Khai Nai Island where you will get to explore the tiny island. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling on and around the islands. This tour is one of the best ways to truly discover the beauty of the area, from its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and everything in between. Your island hopping adventure will end when you return to the marina, before boarding your transfer back to your hotel in Phuket. *The Maya Bay will be closed by the national park from June 1st 2018- September 30th 2018

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Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

2. Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Begin with pickup at 8:00 AM from Phuket town, Patong - Kata, Karon, and Rawai Beach and check-in at Phuket Marina. Travel to the first island of Koh Khai Nui. Upon arrival at the island, choose either to swim, sunbathe, or do some snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Explore the underwater world full of colourful fish and other marine life.  Explore Koh Khai Nok Island and visit the beach of Koh Khai Nai Island, where you will enjoy lunch right on the white sands. Relax after your lunch before making your way to Koh Khao Rang Island, which is notable for its pearl farm.  At around 4:00 PM, hop on back to your private speed boat and head back the pier for the transfer back to your hotel.

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Phuket: Yao Island Cycling and Beach Day-Trip

3. Phuket: Yao Island Cycling and Beach Day-Trip

After being transferred by van from your hotel, you will enjoy a scenic boat trip to the island of Yao Noi, Phuket’s quiet neighbor. The boat trip takes 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the type of boat used. During this 12-kilometer morning ride, you will explore the picturesque countryside of Koh Yao Noi. You will bike through the main market town of the island, through mangrove forests, rubber plantations, and even a fishing village on stilts. You will also learn about sustainable farming during a visit to a farm surrounded by rice paddies. At midday, stop at a quiet beach for a picnic, swimming, and relaxing. From the beach, take in beautiful views of Phang Nga Bay. During the 10-kilometer afternoon ride (mostly on paved roads), you will enjoy wide ocean views as you cycle along the empty beaches of the east coast of Koh Yao Noi. This day is a mix of nature, culture and fun at the beach.

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Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Boat Tour

4. Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Boat Tour

James Bond Island is one of the most popular islands within the area of Krabi, as it was the island where one of Roger Moore’s movies was filmed. These islands are also known as Koh Yao Noi Island and Hong Island, both by their wild nature. Throughout this tour you will visit 3 different provinces in 1 day, Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket. Throughout this semi-private tour, you will be able to experience the island in full privacy, visiting the islands outside of peak hours. In the busiest hours you will visit the islands of the province of Phang Nga, islands not so popular with tourists but of equal beauty. You will be transported by boat during the whole trip, which allows for you to enjoy the sea whilst viewing local marine fauna. At the conclusion of your James Bond experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

5. Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If so you do not necessarily have to pay for a course to have certification. Begin your diving adventure at your own pace. During the experience, you get an introduction and briefing on scuba diving and you are taught how to use the scuba diving equipment in shallow waters. Please note that this is not a scuba diving certification. Breathing underwater is a whole new experience - it takes a few minutes to get used to it. This is not a typical human behavior and it is completely normal to be a little hesitant to put your face in the water and inhale at the beginning. However, within a few moments, your body adapts and you will be taken over by the freedom of movement while discovering the amazing marine life!

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From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

6. From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

Begin your day tour with an early morning pick from your hotel in Phuket from 4:45 AM, to beat the tourist crowds around the Phi Phi Islands. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the 20-minute speedboat ride and marvel at the beautiful scenery around you. Reach Khai Nai Island and be the first to explore the tiny island with its shallow, turquoise waters and savor a light breakfast and seize the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Visit Maya Bay to sightsee and take pictures of the beautiful beach that has been made famous by the 2000 movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is currently closed for ecological restoration, but guests can still see the beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear blue water from the speedboat. Watch the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach as you listen to the guides instructions. Around 11:00 AM, Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at an island resort in Phi Phi Don and sail to the last island of Bamboo. Take some time swimming and relaxing on the beautiful beach, before diving into the last activity with a snorkel trip on a nearby island, giving you another chance to explore the colorful submarine life. Then by 2.00-2.30 PM you will be returning to Royal Phuket Marina Pier and be transferred back to your hotel in Phuket.

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From Phuket: Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

7. From Phuket: Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Enjoy a stand-up paddleboard lesson in Phuket! Select the board and paddle that suits you and then your instructor will give you an introduction to stand up paddling. After your lesson, you can to rent a SUP. This is a fun and exciting activity, ideal for getting in a good workout, while also exploring the beauty of the sea. Above the reef of Kata Beach, you can even spot various fish and coral! This excellent cardio workout focuses on your back and shoulder muscles and improves your stamina, endurance and natural balance. This is an ideal activity either to do alone or with your friends and family. You can even place a person in front of the light board and do the activity together to share fun memories together. After, you can also decide to rent a SUP with your friends to discover more of Phuket Island!  

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Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

8. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pickup fellow travelers. Visit the world-renowned Phra Nang Cave Beach on Railay. Admire views of vertical limestone cliffs, lush green jungle, white beaches, and clear turquoise waters. Visit the Princess Cave at the end of the beach, where fishermen make offerings in the form of incense and flowers to ensure safe voyages. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

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Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

9. Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

To successfully complete the first Star of AIDA courses, you will have to perform a one minute fifteen second breath-hold and swim twenty-five meters underwater with fins. 1. An effective method of teaching For every instructor, the commitment is to properly adapt the course according to the student diver. You will begin with a personal approach in the pool, in order to establish together the goals to reach and the needs of everyone. 2. Competitive prices Choosing this course represents choosing the cheapest way to explore the underwater world. For example, the 2 Star AIDA course is open to you for only ฿10,500. Of course, everything is included in the price. By this way, whether you are a beginner or already experienced, you can enjoy free diving at low prices. 3. Free Diving at Racha Yai Island You are on holiday, and you want to take advantage of being in Phuket to freedive in the most beautiful diving sites? With this course, you have the possibility to do an open water freedive in Racha Yai. This island is well-known and appreciated by everyone who has dived there. It’s up to you to join this community. 4. Stand up Paddle and Free Diving combined What about combining stand up paddle with your free diving course? You can start your day with a paddle session from Kata beach. Then, you will reach Koh Pu Island and on the way back, you will freedive at Kata Reef. 5. Support Coral Reef Creation project At last but not least, your freediving experience will be eco-friendly. Support a current project which aims to protect the corals of Kata. All free divers are invited to discover and understand the program. Choose this course to support the Coral Reef Creation Project.

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From Phuket: Advanced Open Water Diving Course

10. From Phuket: Advanced Open Water Diving Course

You will have the opportunity to learn under the supervision of certified instructors. Revise what you have already learnt and work on your diving capabilities as you will be introduced to new activities and new ways to have fun while scuba diving. Refine your skills by doing five adventure dives that would introduce you to: - underwater navigation - deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/ 60-100 feet)  - a sampler of three more adventure dives of your choice Day 1 --> King Cruiser On the May 4th 1997, a car ferry known as the King Cruiser sank. The ferry was navigating between Phuket and Phi Phi Island when it hit the underwater pinnacle of the Anemone Reef. The impact split the pinnacle in two and created a massive hole in the hull allowing water to enter. The vessel sank a few hours later, approximately one kilometer from the Anemone Reef. All 561 passengers on board were rescued. This diving site is suitable for certified divers. You will also be able to engage in the PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Specialty courses at the King Cruiser Wreck. 7:30am – Pick-up from your hotel and proceed to Chalong Pier 8:00am – Transfer to dive boat 9:30am – First dive at King Cruiser Wreck 10:30am –  1-hour surface interval 11:30am – Second dive at Shark Point 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 1:45pm – Third dive at Koh Dok Mai 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Back to Chalong Pier Day 2 --> Koh Phi Phi Phi Phi Islands has one of the most spectacular landscapes where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrops for its beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998 here. Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpacker inns, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park. In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life. 7:30am – Hotel pick-up and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast on the way to the first dive site 9:00am – First dive at Koh Bida Nok 10:30am – 1-hour surface interval 11:30am – Second dive at Palong Wall 12:30pm: Hot buffet lunch on board. After lunch there is time for snorkeling and sunbathing 1:45pm – Third dive on Koh Dok Mai 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Arrival to Chalong 4:30pm – Return to hotel

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What people are saying about Ko Yao District

Great tour to get to know a little "real" Thailand. The bike course is well selected and offers a good mix. The guides pass on a lot of knowledge and make you feel safe at all times.

Amazing trip, avoids the crowded areas as promised. Definitely worth doing if you're in this area. All staff knowledgeable and friendly. Stunning views.

Great experience. The staffs were all super-kind, the schedule was well-prepared, breakfast and lunch were also good. I definitely recommend this tour.

Pedro the tour guide was great and made the day really flow even when it started raining we had fun! A great day. Thanks to all the boat crew

Amazing tour! Guides were fantastic and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.