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John Gray Hongs by Starlight

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  • Price (Adult)
    3,950 Baht
  • Price (Child)
    1,975 Baht

  • Panak Island Hong 2
  • Panak Island Hong 1

Organised by John Gray, the original sea cave explorer and well-known conservationist, this is a magical experience not to be missed by nature lovers. The Hongs by Starlight tour starts in the early afternoon with a delicious lunch on board the boat while it makes it way from Ao Por Pier heading north towards Koh Panak and Koh Hong in Phang Nga Bay. The exact destination will depend on the tide as certain sea caves are only accessible by expert paddle guides when the tide is just right.

These sea caves were formed by the dissolution of the limestone rocks which formed cavities that became the caves you can visit today. The sensation of gently floating through these dark caves lit by the head torches worn by the paddle guides with stalagmites dangling from above is both otherworldly and exciting. On the other side you emerge into a “hong”, a hidden lagoon surrounded on all sides by sheer stone walls topped with lush jungle.

After visiting a number of hongs you return to the boat to enjoy a tasty seafood dinner while taking in the lovely colours of the sunset sky. Then after dark the most magical part of the tour begins.

Tour Price in Thai Baht Per Person

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3,950 Baht 1,975 Baht

Program & Itinerary

Departure date : Daily
10.00 Transfer from your hotel to the pier by air-conditioned vehicle.
14:30 Arrive at Ao Po jetty and board the modern twin-engine escort boat.
Thai lunch and trip briefing, followed by an explanation of the "Nature Game."
15:30 Arrive at 1st island and explore caves and hongs.
16:30 Return to the boat and move to 2nd island.
17:00 Explore caves and hongs at 2nd island.
18:00 Thai seafood dinner while enjoying the sunset.
19:00 Paddle to a previously visited hong – after dark.
20:00 Return to Ao Po pier, playing "The Nature Game" along the way.
21:00 Arrive at Ao Po pier and transfer to minibus.

Tour Includes:

  • Transfer round trip by air-con minibus from hotel
  • Tour to Phang Nga Bay as per program
  • Insurance
  • English speaking guide
  • Sea canoe with paddle guides
  • Lifejackets
  • Tax & service charge
  • National park entrance fee
  • Lunch and dinner onboard

What to Bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-tan lotion (high SPF)
  • Spare T-shirt & shorts
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera