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4 Day Expedition (Full)

26 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018

฿28500

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4 day sea kayaking expedition

This expedition encompasses all the near islands off the south coast of Koh Chang, including the stunning islands including Koh Bai Dang, Koh Ngam, Koh Wai, Koh Massi Yai, Koh Lao Nai.

The reward for paddling up to 20Km a day is a journey through short open water stretches, a network of small caves accessed at high tide, a trip to Secret Beach that can only be reached by boat and unique perspective of Koh Chang’s rocky cliffs.

Although this expedition is only four days in duration we expect to cover at least 20km per day and so good physical fitness and experience of journeying in kayaks or canoes is a must.

What’s Included

All meals on expedition are provided apart from breakfast, lunch and evening meal on the familiarisation day. Clients are required to bring sufficient money to purchase their own meals on this day. Drinking water is supplied throughout the expedition. Accommodation is provided for the familiarisation day and the remaining expedition days up to and including the final night prior to arriving back on the final day of the expedition. Accommodation is mainly in double rooms, twin rooms are very hard to find on the islands.

Additional Costs

Food and Travel Insurance.

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All Expeditions begin with a Familiarisation Day

Day 1

Bang Bao – Koh Klum – Koh Wai = 18 km

Bang Bao is a beach on the south coast of Koh Chang. It is the starting point for all of our multi-day expeditions. From the beach we are rewarded a panoramic view of the islands that await us. Once we have packed our kayaks and orientated ourselves we set out for Koh Klum, an open water crossing of 7km. This is a challenging start but none the less it is very achievable. Before you know it, the journey to first of the numerous islands has been achieved.

Having eaten and had a swim we continue our journey to Koh Wai. The crossing to Koh Wai is only 4km and is done in a short time. On arriving we bear left along the north coast, this stretch gives us much to enjoy – the aptly named ‘Paradise Beach’ with snorkelling, wonderful coffee and the beach isn’t bad either. Our next destination on Koh Wai is one of the best snorkelling spots in the whole park. From this point we have just 2km to our resort for the night, Koh Wai Beach Resort with hot water, AC, and Wi-Fi facilities. Khun Pan, the owner, is the host with most.

Day 2

Koh Wai – Koh Bae Dang – Koh Chan – Koh Maissi Yai – Koh Ngam = 18 km

In our opinion this is one of the best days paddling on any of our trips. There is a lot of interest throughout, short open water crossings, many Islands, snorkelling, ample play areas to develop your kayaking skills, nice beaches and a beautiful end resort.

From our beach we can clearly see our first destination of the day, Koh Bai Dang. This is one of two beaches in the Marine Park that offers camping . From Koh Bai Dang we make our way to the tiny Island of Koh Chan and then onto Koh Maisi Yai where in high tides we are able to paddle in one entrance and out of another through small caves systems.

Our final destination for the day is Koh Ngam, which is shaped like the letter H with the bar across the middle being a 20 meter sand bar that separates the two parallel sides. Entering via the southern bay, in the late afternoon light Koh Ngam presents some wonderful photographic opportunities.

Day 3

Koh Ngam – Koh Lao Nai – Koh Chang = 16.5 km

With Koh Chang shadowing over us, we begin with a short morning paddle of 5km to a beautiful set of islands – Koh Lao Nai, with possibilities to snorkel, explore or just lay back and enjoy the sun. After lunch we set off on a coastal adventure, by now everyone is kayaking on form and making the most of the scattered rocks creating lovely play areas. A total of 11km guides us along the south coast of Koh Chang where we can visit Secret Beach, only accessible by boat. This evening is spent in the delightful bustling fishing village of Bang Bao, at Bang Bao Paradise Home Stay.

Day 4

Koh Chang – West Coast = 14.5 km

We begin our day in a unique way by dropping straight from our beds into our boats (not really). The west coast of Koh Chang has some of the most breathtaking rock formations in the National Park. With 8 Km of inaccessible coastline ahead, our journey up the west coast offers us ample opportunity to express ourselves. Gliding between rocks, carving turns testing our skills against the waves, there are challenges for all abilities during this first section of the day. Playing in and with both the conditions and the environment we find ourselves in, is what kayaking is all about.

Alas the excitement ends as we make our way around, Bailan Bay headland, one last flurry of interest presents itself as there are several shallow caves that have extensive bat populations. Lunch on Lonely Beach, is our next port of call.

The remaining 3km back to The Emerald Cove offers us a time to reflect on our journey and revel in our achievement.

Distances

Day 1 : 18 km
Day 2 : 18 km
Day 3 : 16.5 km
Day 4 : 14.5 km
Longest Crossing: 7 km

Details

Start:
26 Dec 2018
End:
30 Dec 2018
Cost:
฿28500
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