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SOULFUL SAILS – THAILAND EDITION
This sailing trip takes place during the Songkran Festival.
Phuket + Kho Phi Phi Don+ Maya Bay + Koh Kai Nai
Up in the Air Life proudly presents Soulful Sails in the Thailand Islands. On this trip you will experience one of the most beautiful and culturally preserved sails in the world. Thailand has over 130 islands to explore. On our trip everyday is a new island and adventure on board your luxury Catamaran while your Chef serves up gourmet food daily.
Welcome to Phuket! Located in the southwest of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and considered to be one of the best sailing areas in the world. On your way from the airport you will get a first view of the luxurious vegetation of this area, also dotted with Buddhist temples and picturesque villages. Today we’ll board our yacht a head to the island of Koh Nakha Yai or Ko Wa Yai depending on the wind. It’s nice beach fringed with coconut trees will welcome your first and idyllic swim. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the islands at Phang Nga Bay.
After breakfast, we’ll set sail to Koh Hong. This exceptional site is only accessible by our small dingy through a cave leading you on an inside open lake surrounded by a 100 m cliff (in Thai, Hong means room). We’ll have lunch at anchorage and head to Koh Kai Nai. This afternoon we’ll visit Koh Phing Kan on a long tail better known as “James Bond Island” where they’ve filmed “The golden gun”, and Koh Pan Yi, a floating village where a hundred of fishermen family live. You will be able to buy local souvenir on that traditional Thailand.
We’ll leave Koh Nakhai Noi for a short navigation to Ao Thalin. On the way we’ll stop for lunch at Koh Yang then ahead to Ao Thalin for a Kayak ride, on a beautiful mangrove area where many monkeys and birds live. Tonight we’ll overnight at Pakbia Group.
After breakfast we leave Pakbia for Koh Hong East. It will be in the dingy that you will visit the beautiful lagoon; a natural swimming pool of 200 m diameter. Lunch and departure to Koh Hong East. Then, we’ll set sail to Ao Nang, Elephant Trek or visit of the “Tiger Cave Temple” and massage and sail to Koh Dam Kai “Chicken Island” swimming and snorkeling in a real aquarium and farniente on a sheltered beach. On low tide you also can cross to the other side on a sand bank.
After breakfast, we will visit Koh Phi Phi with a stop for lunch at Koh Mai Pai nicknamed “Bamboo Island”, beautiful sandy beach with numerous coral fish and good visibility, a dream place for amateur divers. At midday departure to Koh Phi Phi Don, one of the nicest beach in the world. On arrival at Yongsakem Bay (Monkey Bay), we’ll enjoy swimming and walking on the beach.
After an early breakfast we sail to Koh Phi Phi Ley. Discovery of Maya Bay where the movie “The Beach” was shot, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. After 2 hours sailing around the island, you will discover the cliffs and caves where swallows nests are harvested before being exported at very high prices to China. At the end of the morning, we go back to Koh Phi Phi Don. Mooring at Ton Sai Bay and lunch on board. You will then be able to go shopping and discover the island. A 30 minute walk to a belvedere will let you discover a beautiful panorama. In the evening, after dinner, ashore to enjoy the shows of « bolace » in fire and enjoy the festive spirit of Phi Phibeach, and Nui Bay for the sunset.
Breakfast and departure to Koh Kai Nai, a small Island with white sandy beach.
In the middle of the afternoon, departure to Koh Lawa. Our last day is filled with swimming and hiking on the island. We’ll enjoy a sunset with a barbecue on the beach
Enjoy your last breakfast on the yacht. Safe travels home and see you soon.