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Map of Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Phuket to Penang including Malaysia and Thailand

Visit the pristine islands, hidden waterfalls and laidback villages scattered along the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Penang

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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Terms & Conditions

Start
Phuket, Thailand
Finish
Pulau Penang, Malaysia
Destinations
Malaysia, Thailand
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PACK
Physical rating
Trip rating
3 reviews
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 48

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than onboard activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.

Boats

Panorama II

Panorama II

For all our cruises in Asia and select departures in Greece, your home at sea is the M/S Panorama II.

Itinerary

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.
Accommodation
  • Centara Blue Marine Hotel, or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
An arrival transfer is included from the airport to the hotel if you are arriving today.
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guided songtheaw tour of the island
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Ao Nang - Rock Climbing - THB1800
  • Ao Nang - Longtail Boat Taxi to Railay Beach - THB100
  • Ao Nang - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Railay - Half day Eco Cycle - THB1500
  • Thai Cooking Class - THB1200
  • Diving Phi Phi Island - THB3900
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding - Free
  • Kayaking - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Kayaking - Free
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding - Free
  • Snorkelling - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Beach BBQ
Optional Activities
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding - Free
  • Kayaking - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guided walking tour of Penang Old Town
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Local Lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your Adventure Cruise comes to an end after breakfast today. Disembarkation will take place between 8 and 9.30am.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A departure transfer is not included today but can be booked at an additional cost.

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship, Zodiac, Songtheaw, rickshaw, Bus

Accommodation

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

Included Activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided songtheaw tour of the island
  • Beach BBQ
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Visit
  • Guided walking tour of Penang Old Town
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Local Lunch

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a Twin room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.
Please note, it is not possible to share with a stranger in any double cabin category (as bedding in these cabins is one double bed).

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