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Thailand and Malaysia Cruise Aboard the M/S Panorama II

Discover the pristine islands, hidden waterfalls and laidback villages of the Andaman Sea between Penang and Phuket!  Cruise the spectacular west coast of Malaysia and Thailand on a new small-ship adventure cruise with Intrepid. Between the more popular holiday destinations of Penang and Phuket, there’s a medley of laidback islands and villages to explore, each with their own charms – and often far fewer travelers to contend with. Live it up in idyllic Langkawi, choose from leisure and adventure activities around Ao Nang, join in local life in laidback Ko Yao Yai, visit waterfalls tucked away in the jungle, and use the Andaman Sea as your swimming pool. With comfortable accommodation onboard, snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and knowledgeable local guides at your service, this is South East Asian paradise done in style.

Limited time Only! 30% discount off Base Tour package price!  Prices shown reflect discount!

Cruise Extensions Available!   Call for details!
Pre-Cruise: 3 Day Penang or 4 Day Kuala Lumpur
Post-Cruise: 4 Day Bangkok or 3 Day Kanchanaburi

   Included in your base package:
• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
• 7 nights aboard the M/S Panorama II
• Full-board: buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail and Captain’s Dinner
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day onboard
• Excursions as per itinerary
• Transfers to and from excursions
• Gratuities for the ships' crew and any local guides or drivers are included (but not Tour Leader/Guide)
• Services of a Professional English Speaking Guide

   Not Included:
• Beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Tips for Tour Leader/Guide
• Passenger personal expenses
• Wi-Fi (available at charge)
 

Thailand and Malaysia Cruise Aboard the M/S Panorama II

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation in Penang

Selamat datang! Welcome to Malaysia. Embarkation takes place between 2 and 4 pm. After meeting your leader and attending a welcome meeting and safety briefing on board, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers. (Meals: Dinner)

Included Activities: Welcome Dinner

Special Information: An arrival transfer is included from the airport to the port if you are arriving today. If you are arriving earlier, a transfer is included from the airport to our Penang hotel. Please make your own way from the hotel to the port or a transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.

Day 2: Penang

After breakfast, tour the old town of Penang, taking in the historic shophouses, narrow streets and unique atmosphere. Enjoy lunch at a local market, where your leader will select a variety of interesting local dishes for the group to try. Return to the boat by rickshaw and set sail for Langkawi at around 2 pm. If the weather is right, sail for a while with the sails up and the engine off, a nice way to absorb the ambience of the wide open ocean. Overnight at sea en route to Langkawi. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Included Activities: Guided walking tour of Penang Old Town • Local Lunch

Day 3: Langkawi

Join a local guide for a tour of idyllic Langkawi. You'll see this is a town that has retained its everyday local life and spectacular natural beauty despite it popularity among travellers. Visit Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, then enjoy a free evening in Langkawi to enjoy the local food and nightlife or have dinner on board the Panorama II, the choice is yours. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Included Activities: Guided Tour of Langkawi • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls Visit

Day 4: Koh Tarutao to Koh Rok Noi

Depart Langkawi for Taruatao early this morning. A day of snorkelling, swimming, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding is yours to enjoy in the beautiful waters around the island. For lunch, feast on a beach barbecue on Adang Island. Set sail for Koh Rok Noi, having dinner en route. Spend the night at anchor at Ko Rok Noi, one of many beautiful islands with white sands and blue-green waters against a jungle backdrop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Included Activities: Beach BBQ

Optional Activities: Fishing from the Panorama II - Free • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II - Free • Kayaking from the Panorama II - Free • Snorkelling from the Panorama II - Free

Day 5: Koh Rok Noi to Ao Nang

Spend the morning enjoying the spoils of Ko Rok Noi. Set sail for Ao Nang, arriving at around 6 pm. Half of the group will head off to Bung Ae House homestay for some home-cooked Thai food with a local family; the other half will enjoy a free evening in Ao Nang. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Included Activities: Activity

Optional Activities: Fishing from the Panorama II - Free • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II - Free • Kayaking from the Panorama II - Free • Snorkelling from the Panorama II - Free

Day 6: 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 diving or 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. Alternatively, simply stay on the Panorama II, which can take you around Phang Na bay for some snorkelling and swimming. Tonight, the second group will have dinner at Bung Ae's House. (Breakfast)

Optional Activities: Ao Nang - Thai Massage - THB300 • Thai Cooking Class - THB1200 • Ao Nang - Longtail Boat Taxi to Railay Beach - THB100 • Railay - Half day Eco Cycle - THB1500 • Diving Phi Phi Island - THB3900 • Fishing from the Panorama II - Free • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II - Free • Kayaking from the Panorama II - Free • Snorkelling from the Panorama II - Free

Day 7: Koh Yao Yai

Climb aboard a songtheaw for a tour with a local guide. Ko Yao Yoi is known for beautiful beaches, friendly Muslim fisherman and diverse birdlife, not to mention some delicious local seafood. Today is your last chance for some swimming and snorkelling before the trip draws to a close. For our last night on board, it is the Captain's dinner. Enjoy an a la carte meal while taking in a no doubt spectacular sunset. Relax and unwind as the night is spent at anchor. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Included Activities: Guided songtheaw tour of the island • Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Disembark in Phuket

Departing early, cruise back to Phuket which is just a short distance away. Disembark after breakfast as the adventure comes to an end. (Breakfast)

Special Information: No departure transfer is included, but can be arranged at an additional cost from the port to the airport or from the port to Phuket hotels. It's important not to book any flights departing before before midday.

Accommodation

Thailand Panorama II - Category A

Thailand Panorama II - Category B

Thailand Panorama II - Category C

Ports of Call

  1. Penang, Malasia

  2. Langkawi

  3. Koh Tarutao South

  4. Koh Rok Noi

  5. Ao Nang

  6. Koh Yao Yai

  7. Phutek, Thailand

Vessel

Discover a two-masted state of the art Motorsailer accomodating up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama II was launched in 2004 and fully renovated in 2012, offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.  In 2015,the main lounge and bar area have been completely refitted followed by a redecoration. The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas and some magnificent views. The restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for any of your meals, with generous buffet space and seating, while the Upper Deck restaurant seats all passengers in a single seating, offering meals al fresco weather permitting. The swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.    The Panorama II cabins located at the upper and main decks are equipped with windows, while those at the lower deck come with portholes. All cabins are handsomely designed, finished with lustrous wood trims and warm fabrics. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

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