Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang

Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang

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Enjoy the stunning west coast of Malaysia and Thailand on a new small-ship adventure cruise with Peregrine. Between the more popular holiday destinations of Phuket and Penang, there’s a medley of smaller islands and villages to explore, each with their own charms – and often far fewer travellers to contend with. Live it up in postcard-perfect Langkawi, choose from leisure and adventure activities in beachside Ao Nang, join in the relaxed pace of local life in Koi Yao Yai, visit waterfalls hidden in the jungle, and use the Andaman Sea as your swimming pool. With comfortable accommodation onboard, snorkelling and kayaking equipment, and knowledgeable local guides at your service, this is South East Asian paradise done in style.

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Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang
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  • Wake up each morning to the clear azure waters of the Andaman Sea, which you’re free to swim in right off the back of the boat
  • Spend an evening at an authentic Thai homestay, enjoying home cooked specialties of the region
  • Visit the iconic holiday islands of Penang, Langkawi and Phuket, but also enjoy the natural beauty of Turatao National Park and Koh Yao Yai
  • See Krabi's bizarre and beautiful limestone karst formations from the comfort of your small cruise ship


Travelling by sea is a fantastic way to explore, but it brings some challenges when weather conditions are not ideal. The itinerary may be subject to change, based on winds and sea conditions which may render anchorage and landing at some stops difficult. We reserve the right to change the itinerary for the safety of passengers and the ship. Shore excursions are subject to shore and weather conditions and are based on a minimum participation. Each days' schedule will be posted by the cruise co-ordinator listing necessary information such as arrival/departure times, meal times, days activities and other information. This is given as a guideline and is subject to change.

Day 1 - Phuket
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Phuket. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Just ask the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the notice boards. Your insurance details and next of kin information will be collected at this meeting, so please ensure you have these to provide to your leader. Known as one of the world’s finest beach destinations, this paradise of white sands, swaying palm trees and glittering seas offers a fantastic range of things to see and do. Night one of this adventure is spent at a relaxing resort and spa location in Patong, our hotel is located on the one of the most popular beaches the island has to offer. You might want to kick things off by sharing a cocktail with your group or taking a dip at the ocean.
Day 2 - Phuket - Koh Yao Yai
In the morning you will check out of your hotel and travel in a private mini van to Phuket Old Town. On the way you will stop at Khao Rang mountain peak for a view of Phuket. This is a great spot to try a local coffee and take a few photos. Arrive in Phuket Old town and spend some time walking through the streets to experience the Chino-Portuguese Architecture. Lunch will be at your own expense and your tour leader can suggest some authentic Southern Thai Food restaurants for you. After lunch you will travel in the private mini van to Panwa Deep Sea port to start your cruise. A welcome meeting and safety briefing will be provided on board, setting sail at approximately 5pm. Enjoy dinner on arrival in Koh Yao Yai, taking in one of your first sunsets for the week.
Day 3 - Koh Yao Yai - Ao Nang
Climb aboard a songtheaw for a tour with a local guide. Koh Yao Yai is known for beautiful beaches, friendly Muslim fisherman and diverse birdlife, not to mention some delicious local seafood. In the early afternoon we set off for the short sail to Ao Nang, a lively beachside town in the Krabi province. The night is yours to enjoy – perhaps kick back with a cold drink in one of the local bars.
Day 4 - Ao Nang
With a full day in Ao Nang, you're free to partake in a range of optional activities. Whip up some local specialties in a Thai cooking class, spot colourful tropical fish on a snorkelling trip, take the adventure to the next level with some rock climbing, unwind with a traditional Thai massage, or make tracks on two wheels to a local waterfall. Another great option is to take a longtail boat to Railay Beach.
Day 5 - Tarutao National Park
Arrive at around 7 am in beautiful Koh Rok, one of many beautiful islands with white sands and blue-green waters against a jungle backdrop. You'll transfer to the island by Zodiac (a motorised inflatable boat). A full day of beach time is on the agenda, so enjoy some snorkelling, kayaking or paddleboarding. Otherwise, relax on shore and take in the postcard-perfect scene. Lunch and dinner will be provided on board. Late tonight, set sail overnight for Adang Island.
Day 6 - Adang Island - Langkawi
Head over to Adang Island for some swimming and snorkelling followed by a barbeque lunch. In the afternoon set sail for Langkawi. You'll see this is a town that has retained its everyday local life and spectacular natural beauty despite it popularity among travellers. The evening is yours to explore the town as you please, so perhaps dabble in the nightlife.
Day 7 - Langkawi
Today, we take a trip to visit to the beautiful Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls – a lovely spot to relax and take in the jungle ambience. In the evening, set sail overnight for Penang.
Day 8 - Penang
A leisurely sail brings you to Penang at around midday. Enjoy a delicious and fresh local Malaysian lunch at hawker food centre, and split up into smaller groups to join local guides for a walking tour around Penang's old town, taking in the historic shophouses, narrow streets and unique atmosphere of the island. Take a rickshaw back to the ship and enjoy a farewell dinner onboard with fellow travellers.
Day 9 - Disembark in Penang
Your Adventure Cruise comes to an end after breakfast today. Disembarkation will take place between 8 and 9.30am.

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Hotel (1 night),Small cruise ship (7 nights)


Small cruise ship,zodiac,songtheaw,rickshaw,bus