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Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

1. Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, explore Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket. Want to travel in comfort and in style? You can choose to upgrade your transportation to our premium options. This includes a superior and comfortable SUV instead of the usual van as well as a luxury long-tail boat, which is more spacious and comfortable. You’ll also get free snacks, cool towels, and access to a speaker at your disposal.

Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

2. Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

Experience local culture while also getting your thrills with this guided full-day Phuket adventure that includes a temple visit, a zip-lining adventure, and a white water rafting excursion. Start with a 2.5-hour drive to the Monkey Cave at Suwan Kuha Temple. See the 15-meter-long reclining Buddha.  Next, get ready to ride the rapids on a 5-kilometer-long white water rafting course. Then, head to the zip line site and zip along the treetops along 150-meter long lines. Take a break for lunch at the camp and recover from the exciting activities. End your wild Phuket trip with a 30-minute ATV ride, if the option is selected.

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

3. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. Your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

4. Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

Feel the excitement of white-water rafting in the heart of one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This 5km white water rafting tour is a great way to discover Thailand's lush jungles. Take your adventure to the next level with an ATV ride through the jungle. Each raft is led by a trained trip leader and safety is covered in a comprehensive briefing prior to the tour. You'll practice safety drills before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun and safe experience for everyone. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the camp before heading out for the next activity. Visit the unique Monkey Cave and head up to the waterfall for a refreshing swim to finish off the day.

Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

5. Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

Discover the wild beauty of Khao Sok National Park on a full-day guided trip from Khao Sok. Feed and bathe elephants and take a bamboo raft downstream. Enjoy a Thai lunch, visit a market, and try local coffee. Following pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, head to the Takuapa local market (only guests picked up from Khao Lak. Guests from other pick-up locations will not visit the local market) to browse and look at all the products. From there, continue to the elephant rescue camp. Feed these amazing animals some bananas and cool them off with a bath. Next, visit the monkey temple. Eat a Thai-style lunch at the local restaurant next to the river before bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax as your guides gently steer the bamboo rafts downstream while you admire the dramatic limestone mountains and serene sounds of the jungle. Stop at the river bank for some trekking and relaxing in the front of a limestone cave after enjoying a coffee break. This coffee is made in a bamboo stick and served in bamboo cups, which you can take home with you. At the end of your tour, transfer back to your hotel in Khao Lak.

Pa Tong: Rainforest Day Trip with Cave, Rafting, ATV & Lunch

6. Pa Tong: Rainforest Day Trip with Cave, Rafting, ATV & Lunch

07.00-08:00AM pick up from your hotel -Visit Suwanakhua Temple (Monkey Cave) -White water rafting 7KM -Bamboo rafting -Lunch - ATV rider in rainforest 30 Min -visit turtle farm -Swimming and relaxing at waterfall. 16.00-18.00 Transfer back to hotel

Phuket: Samed Nangshe and Phannga Bay Canoe Trip with Buffet

7. Phuket: Samed Nangshe and Phannga Bay Canoe Trip with Buffet

07:00-08:00AM * Pick up from hotel by minibus * Visit Sametnangshe * Visit to Monkey Cave * Visit waterfall * Depart to Phangga bay national park and do sightseeing by long tails boat * Visit Jamesbond Island to discover famous movies location “ The man with golden gun “ was filmed. * Visit the most famous stilts village Panyee Village or fishermen village and we will serve you lunch * Visit Talk Island for canoeing around Phangga Bay * Visit Pearl farm factory * Transfer back to hotel 17:00h

Krabi: White Water Rafting, Waterfall and Monkey Temple

8. Krabi: White Water Rafting, Waterfall and Monkey Temple

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Krabi and travels in an air-conditioned bus to the white water rafting location at Song Preak River. After a quick safety briefing and training session, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and then hit the water. Immerse yourself in adrenaline as you ride along the river for 5 km, chasing the current and riding along the rapids. Afterwards, head into the jungle for a scenic walk to the stunning Manorah Waterfall, nestled deep in the green foliage of the landscape. Enjoy some free time to swim and relax at the waterfall followed by a traditional Thai lunch accompanied by seasonal fruits, tea, and coffee. Once you’re full up from lunch, visit the nearby Monkey Cave, a famous temple that houses a 15-meter long golden Buddha. The cave is highly popular with the local community due to its beauty and uniqueness. At the temple, learn about the culture of the locals as well as Buddhism itself, and catch a glimpse of the monks who meditate here. Outside the temple, be delighted by the array of monkeys who wait here for tourists to feed them treats. Enjoy the opportunity to get up close to these cheeky animals before returning to Krabi in the late afternoon.

From Phuket: Customize Your Own Khao Lak Tour - Full Day

9. From Phuket: Customize Your Own Khao Lak Tour - Full Day

Discover beyond the borders of Phuket City and head north to Khao Lak to see stunning waterfalls, conservation centers, and panoramic viewpoints on this full-day private trip from Phuket. Head to the 360-Degree Andaman Viewpoint and take in sea views from atop the hill. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center, see baby turtles, and learn about the research and protection of marine life in the area. Stop by the Wang Kieng Koo Waterfall and try bamboo rafting along the Lam Ru Yai river. Or walk along a rainforest trail to the Lampi Waterfall and bathe in the plunge pool. Choose to visit Wat Suwan Khuha, a Buddhist temple also known as Monkey Cave. Take on white water rafting, mini trekking, and a waterfall dip at the Tone Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary. Make an insightful stop at the International Tsunami Museum Pick 3-4 sites and destinations to visit and have a driver to help you get around. Choose a guide to accompany you and provide cultural insights and historical tidbits.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,097 reviews

An excellent tour to enjoy a combo of monkey sightings, cave temple visit, longboat and canoe experience, local food, and loads of sun! Note: this trip does not include swimming or snorkeling stops. Group size is limited to 9 people, and if you're lucky, yours might end up being as small as 2-3 ppl. The day starts with a 1.5hr drive in a comfy, air-conditioned mini van from your accommodation. All stops have toilet facilities and water/snack purchase options. Our tour guide, August, and our driver, John were exceptional and schedule was respected throughout. Wear comfortable clothing, consider a bathing suit for some longboat tanning, and be prepared for getting slightly wet during the canoe ride (2ppl max, operated by staff). Bring sunscreen and purchase a phone waterproof case from the James Bond island souvenir stands to make the most of picture taking safely. Lunch provided at the Muslim floating village was rich and truly local. Overall a great experience; great value for money!

This was a very enjoyable tour. The floating village and canoe ride were unique experiences. There were very few people when we arrived at the James Bond island, we were lucky I guess. The small group size (limited to 9 people) makes it feel more personal. Our guide, Pai, was very friendly and provided lots of information about the places we visited and made us feel very safe. Also the driver, Cha, was very friendly and professional. I totally recommend this tour!

The tour was really great, the activities and places are beautiful and well organized. Feeding monkeys was a very nice experience. The James Bond island is worth visiting but be aware of possible crowd. Kayaking was a beautiful experience too and the lunch at the floating market unforgettable and unique. The guide was also very kind, we would have though appreciated to get more information about the spots we visited, English of the guide wasn’t very good.

Maria was an amazing guide! She was funny, engaging, informative, and friendly. The tour was incredible! The boat ride was absolutely breathtaking, our canoe captain was hilarious, the floating village was very interesting with a delicious and filling lunch, and the monkey temple was okay. We got to do so much, but never felt rushed! One of my favorite day tours ever. If you book this, I hope you get Maria as your guide!

Kim was amazing, I hope to see her again on my next visit to Phuket