Make like 007 on an action-packed tour to James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) from Phuket. Cruise aboard a VIP speedboat, paddle around the caves and lagoons of Hong Island on a giant canoe, then cruise around the filming location where scenes from ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ were filmed. After a delicious buffet lunch (included) on the floating island of Koh Panyee, embark on a short hike through Ice Cream Cave, then enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or Jet Skiing (extra cost) on Naka Island.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel and head to Liam Seng Pier, where you’ll be treated to tea, coffee or juice, before setting out on your James Bond Island adventure. Then, climb aboard your VIP speedboat, with space for up to 25 people, and set sail across Phang Nga Bay. Glide past the dramatic cliffs of Koh Panak en route to Hong Island, then switch to a canoe to explore the island’s limestone caves, rock formations and hidden lagoons. Back on the boat, continue to Khao Ping Kan, better known as James Bond Island, where the highlight is the 66-foot-tall (20-meter) rock looming out of the sea, made famous in the 1974 movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Pose for photos in front of the rock before heading to Koh Panyee for lunch. Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch (with vegetarian options available) at the Panyee restaurant, then take time to explore the unique village, an Indonesian settlement located on a floating island. With your appetite sated, set out on an exhilarating hike to the Ice Cream Cave and indulge your adventurous side as you explore the underground passageways and search for the ice-cream shaped stalactite after which the cave was named. Finally, stop at Naka Island and enjoy free time to swim, snorkel and sunbathe at the island’s sandy beaches, or perhaps hire a Jet Ski or banana boat (own expense) to zip along the shore. After a thrilling day at sea, hop back on the boat and cruise back to shore, where your tour ends with drop off at your hotel.