Escape from Krabi to a blissful archipelago on a full-day cruise to James Bond Island, and take in the sights of Phang Nga Bay. Board a traditional longtail boat to see filming locations used in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun,’ then paddle a canoe past mangrove forests and soaring limestone cliffs. After another longtail boat ride, disembark at Koh Panyi, a Muslim fishing village. In the afternoon, the long tailed boat takes you back to Pier on mainland and then we will visit Elephant camp for elephant riding. You will also have a chance to see rubber plantation before coming back to Krabi.
Pick up from your hotel by minibus to Phang Nga pier and get aboard long tailed boat to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Phang Nga Bay National Park. While traveling on the long tailed boat, you will be amazed by the scenery of mangrove forest, rocks formation in strange shapes such as Khao Majoo and the limestone cave at Tham Lod where you can get through the hole to another side.
After that, we will visit Khao Ping-Gan of which the name means literally ‘leaning mountain’. It is really a huge rock split in two; the smaller half has slid down and the remaining one appears now to be leaning. Though Kao Ping-gan is a very small island, another one is still smaller, Koh Tapoo or known as “James Bond Island”. It is situated in a little bay of Khao Ping-gan where a lot of visiting boats pull up. Tapoo means nail and this shore less rock projects up from the sea as its name implies: flat and wide at the top and very narrow at waterline.
The island became more famous after the James Bond adventure film called “The Man with the Golden Gun” was partly filmed here. We will have lunch at local restaurant & shopping at Panyee Island. “Panyee Island” has a picturesque village, which rests on small pilings and extends out across the water. It is inhabited mostly by Muslim fishermen, whose unique culture has still existed for more than a hundred year. Souvenir shops and local products are awaiting for all visitors from around the world. In the afternoon, the long tailed boat takes you back to Pier on mainland and then we will visit Elephant camp for elephant riding. You will also have a chance to see rubber plantation before coming back to Krabi.
via: UME travel