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9 Day Expedition

26 Jan 2020 - 4 Feb 2020

฿64500
9 day sea kayaking expedition

9 day expedition.

S.E.A.Kayaking, are offering our customers the opportunity to kayak around Koh Chang, affording us the wonderful views of the lush vegetation of the East coast. The expedition is not restricted to the circumnavigation, we are also going to be able to enjoy the delights of Koh Mak and the Island that we’ve always enjoyed on the way there and back.

The distance of our expedition is in excess of 150Km with the longest days kayaking around 25Km. We kayak for 8 out of the 9 days with a rest day (day 5) on Koh Mak. This expedition requires kayakers to be experienced and capable of being able to cope with the longer days and the open water crossings, of which there are several.

What’s Included

All meals on expedition are provided apart from breakfast, lunch and evening meal on the familiarisation day and food on any rest days. Clients are required to bring sufficient money to purchase their own meals on this day/s. Drinking water is supplied throughout the expedition, other drinks are at your cost. Accommodation is provided for the familiarisation day and the remaining expedition days. The night of the final day of the expedition (back on Koh Chang) is at your cost.  Accommodation is in twin share rooms (doubles for couples) only, if there are no twin rooms available, you will be placed in your own room (at S.E.A. cost).  If you require your own room throughout the expedition, there will be an additional cost.

Additional Costs

Food (rest days) and Travel Insurance (kayak specific).

View Itinerary

All Expeditions begin with a Familiarisation Day

Day 1

Koh Chang – West Coast  (14.5 km)

The west coast of Koh Chang has some of the most breathtaking rock formations in the National Park. Setting out from the Emerald Cove, we head out to the west coast Island of Koh Yuak for our first snorkelling opportunity. From here we pass Koh Pli, Koh Man Nok and finally, Koh Man Noi, before joining the Koh Chang coast line and making our way to lunch at Liscar Beach.

After lunch we continue along 5km of inaccessible coastline other than by the sea. Our journey down 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 section, it is a JOY.

For our nights rest we make our way to Bang Bao Peir.  Hot water, wifi and the best breakfast.

Day 2

Bang Bao Beach – Koh Klum – Koh Rang 24KM

From the beach we are afforded a panoramic view of the islands that await us. Once we have packed our kayaks and orientated ourselves, we set out for the western tip of Koh Klum, an open water crossing of 7km. Before you know it, we have reached the first of numerous islands.  After a little rock hopping and exploration we arrive at our next spot, where we will enjoy a lovely pre packed lunch.

Departing Koh Klum we look South over the open sea towards Koh Rang Yai. Koh Rang Yai is a protected National Park island inhabited only by the Thai navy. Now 10Km of open sea lies ahead of us before we pass/land on the idyllic Koh Mappring. From here we kayak down the East coast of Koh Rang to our stunning campsite for the night.  When we arrive at camp, the tents will be up and ready to occupy and the coffee (real coffee) will be in the pot.  To facilitate a good nights sleep, S.E.A.Kayaking will provide wonderful food, a pillow case, sleeping bag liner, inflatable pillow and airbed.

Day 3

Koh Rang Yai and Circumnavigation – Koh Kra – Koh Mak 23km

A morning of underwater exploration awaits us as just around the corner from our departure are two, first class snorkel spots.  A deep water entry allows us VIP access to the beautiful coral reefs and to the wide variety of exotic fish.  After our adventure we re-enter our kayaks and head out on our circumnavigation of Koh Rang.  Circumnavigating Koh Rang Yai is a delight, with interesting rock formations and wild flora, it is a sea kayaker’s heaven. After a rest on the Northern most beach of Koh Rang, we head East to Koh Kra, where crystal clear water and a stunning beach awaits us, and gives the opportunity to enjoy some snorkelling as well as lunch (again, pre packed for you).

After lunch we head east to Koh Mak, with a breathtaking Northerly view of the islands visited so far and the ones still to come, this crossing is one to remember. As we approach the Northwestern tip of Koh Mak, we spill out onto the North coast and we can then see the site of the rewarding coffee shop only 1km in front.  With our bodies fighting fit again, we set out for the final push along the length of the North coast to our resort for the night.  A/C, pool, bar, coffee shop, restaurant and hot water are included.

Day 4

Koh Mak(north coast) – Koh Kadat – Koh Mak (south coast)  15km

Departing the resort we turn right towards the Eastern tip of Koh Mak. From here we set out for  Koh Kadat (Paper island) after the short 1km crossing we arrive.  Koh Kadat is only a 5km circumnavigation (optional), but is well worth doing, if only to stop on the northern beaches to look at the colony of Deer.  Once completed, we head back to Koh Mak, and continue to contour the south coast to our resort for the next 2 nights.  Lunch will be had at one of the wonderful restaurants along the coast.  A/C, wifi, hot water.

Day 5 – Rest Day

Koh Mak is the most beautiful of all the islands(my opinion) and exploring it is very easy.  If you choose to get out and about you have various options for transport including Taxi, motorbike (moped), bicycle and of course on foot.

Day 6

Koh Mak-Koh – Koh Wai  23 km

Fully rested we are ready to continue our journey. The first section is a continuation of our circumnavigation of Koh Mak, we head west along the South coast and then up the magnificent West coast; where we are blessed with wonderful play opportunities, caves and lava tubes.

Instead of heading straight to the next island, we continue to contour along the North coast for lunch at The Happy Days resort. From this point we have an open water crossing to Koh Wai (7km) where our resort for the night awaits. A/C, wifi, hot water available.

Day 7

Koh Wai – Koh Laoya Nok – Memorial Beach Salak Kok – Tara Resort 26km 

Heading East we have a short journey to our snorkelling spot on the  North coast of Koh Wai.  Having explored the coral and fish endowed waters we head out on an open water crossing of 3km to Koh Laoya Nok for a brief rest and then continue to the southern most tip of Koh Chang (4km crossing) and its Memorial Beach, where will enjoy our lunch (packed).  From this point we keep Koh Chang on our left.  Our next stop will be Salak Kok for a deserved cold drink and ice cream.  The final push of 6km takes us past the shooting range to our resort for the night, the beautiful Tara resort. A/C, wifi, hot water, pool.

Day 8

Tara Resort – Siam Bay – White Sands Beach   (25 km)

After breakfast, we continue our journey up the east coast past Tom Mai Yom Campsite and Waterfall (optional visit). Then we pass the Naval Pier, the Government Pier and finally the Northern Pier, before heading round the northern-most tip of Koh Chang. Lunch is at the beautiful Serenity Resort.  Once around headland, we cross Siam Bay and make our way down the Northwest coast of Koh Chang, which can only be described as a kayakers paddling heaven, with wonderful opportunities to play and express ourselves to our resort for the night.  A/C, wifi (reception only), hot water.

Day 9

White Sands   – Emerald Cove via Chai Chet (11 km)

Our final day completes our circumnavigation of Koh Chang, kayaking down the western coast to the Emerald Cove, our final destination.

From White-Sands Beach  we  head due south hugging the coast all of the way. Continuing down, we will pass Pearl Beach, which is a strange name as there is no beach, then onto a rock garden were we can practice our silky-smooth skills before reaching Chai Chet for lunch (restaurant).

After lunch we do the final stretch down the Khlong Plu river and then onto the Emerald Cove.

Distances

Day 1 : 14.5 km
Day 2 : 24 km
Day 3 : 23 km
Day 4 : 15 km
Day 6 : 23 km
Day 7 : 26 km
Day 8 : 25 km

Day 9 : 11 km

Longest Crossing: 9.5 km

Circumnavigations

Koh Chang, Koh Rang, Koh Mak

Details

Start:
26 Jan 2020
End:
4 Feb 2020
Cost:
฿64500
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