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James Bond Island Thailand

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James Bond Island Thailand

We are travelling to Thailand shortly, spending a week at Khao Lak & a further week near Patong Beach. We want to visit the Phang Nga Bay area (James Bond Island stuff) on a day package trip & wonder whether it's cheaper & easier to do so from Phuket or Khao Lak. What else is there to do near Khao Lak ? We are staying at the Khao Lak Merlin Resort & are reliant on local tours.

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1. Re: James Bond Island Thailand

Hi,

I have just returned from patong and we went with tour east on the speedboat day trip to james bond island. It was fanitastic! The service by our guide "DJ" was second to none. We just organised it at the hotel through tour east. It cost us $180 for james bond, fantasea (don't bother) and a phuket island tour. The best bit was going to a small private island beach for a swin and to feed the fish bananas! also the muslim fishing village was a real cultural experience. Well worth the day out, loved it!!!!

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Hi,

in Khao Lak several dozen tour operators offer day tours around Phang Nga province. Prices range from 1500 Baht (43 $ per person) to about 2500 Baht (71 $ per person) for a snorkelling trip to the Similan Islands.

You find a map with an overview of the main tours on the website

http://www.khaolak.de/khaolakbeach/tours.htm

There are many more tours offered nowadays, e.g. boat tour through the mangrove forests, jungle walks in several National Parks.

On the same webpage you find a map of Khao Lak with a few tour agencies marked, but there are many more in the same area.

In addition almost every resort has a tour counter with an album showing all tours in the area. They can explain all tours and book you to any tour without an extra fee (they get a commission from the tour operator).

Most tour agencies are small family run businesses. The "big" companies are Khao Lak Land Discovery and Eco Khao Lak Adventure.

All tour guides are licenced and know the area well.

The most famous tour is to the Phang Nga Bay National Park with the famous James Bond Island, including visits to cave in the mangroves and an interesting local temple. Some offer lunch at the muslim island village of Ko Panyi, others prefer a more quiet family seafood restaurant in the area.

The second most popular tour is to Khao Sok National Park with hikes in the jungle, boat trips on the river and/or a boat trip on the fantastic Chiew Lan Lake.

Have fun,

J.

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Hi slmat22 & jonathon24,

Thanks so much for your prompt replies. Your feedback is most helpful in planning our days!

Regards, narla20

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Hey Jonathan,

Do any of the JAMES BOND tours do snorkeling, Muslim village, mangrove, but no cave climbing/visits?

I'm handicapped & just want to snorkel, sit in the boat...

Also, is there a way to see the park by driving through it, w/o having to trek in it?

Do you suggest the SIMILAN or SURIN islands for a day snorkel trip in late Feb.?

Are any of these tour operators less touristy?

I really don't want to do James Bond on some giant tourist boat.

Please advise... which are more nature oriented.

Kop-koon-Kah!

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