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9 Day Expedition

18th January 2019 - 27th January 2019

฿61250

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9 day sea kayaking expedition

Welcome to our 10 year anniversary, 9 day expedition.

For the first time we 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 rest day(s) and familiarisation day. Clients are required to bring sufficient money to purchase their own meals on these days. 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 in mainly double rooms only, twin rooms are hard to find in the Islands.

Additional Costs

Food and Travel Insurance.

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 Klong Koi Beach.

Day 2

Klong Koi – Koh Klum – Koh Wai = 18 km

From Klong Koi 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 Koh Klum, an open water crossing of 7km. Before you know it, the first of many Southern Islands has been reached.

Having eaten and had a swim we continue our journey to Koh Wai. The crossing to Koh Wai is a 4km crossing and is done in only a short time. On arriving on the West coast we turn left along the north coast, which is well populated with various resorts and several piers for all the tourist boats to land at. Our first destination on Koh Wai is the aptly named Paradise Beach which serves up the best coffee and fantastic snorkelling.

From this point we have just 4km to our resort for the night, Koh Wai Beach Resort. Hot water, AC, Wifi.

Day 3

Koh Wai – Koh Kra – Koh Rang Yai and Circumnavigation = 23 km

Departing Koh Wai we look South West over the open sea towards Koh Rang. Koh Rang Yai is a protected National Park island inhabited only by the Thai navy. 10Km of open sea lies ahead of us before we land at the idyllic Koh Kra. It would be wrong not to stop and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of this stunning island.

From Koh Kra, a short 2Km paddle gets us to the turquoise bay, where we will spend the night, in our spacious, well kept Military surplus tents. We camp just off the beaches edge, a wonderful contrast from all the other evenings accommodation, which provides a great outdoor experience. Once we have unloaded our overnight bags, we then have the option to explore the island further, circumnavigating Koh Rang Yai is a delight, with interesting rock formations and wild flora, the west coast of the island is a sea kayaker’s heaven. This final section of the days paddle adds 10 km on to the days total, but it’s worth every stroke.

Day 4

Koh Rang Yai – Koh Mak = 10 km

A morning of underwater exploration awaits us. Just around the corner from our departure are two, first class snorkel spots. A deep water entry allows us VIPs access to the beautiful coral reefs and huge shoals of fish. After our exploration we re-enter our kayaks and head towards 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 west tip of Koh Mak, we gain an insight as to what lies ahead on day 5, overwhelmingly sheer volcanic tubular rock shoots out of the water, creating cavernous openings and playful wave spot. One last push into Koh Maks southern bay brings us to our place of rest for the evening and day 5.

The Makathanee Resort provides a perfect location with stunning views, close access to the local cafes, restaurants and bars and great facilities aiding us to rejuvenate our energies ready for the second half of the trip.

Day 5 – Rest Day

Day 6

Koh Mak-Koh – Koh Bia Dang – Koh Ngam = 22 km

Making our way around the west coast of Koh Mak, we take advantage of every opportunity to play and develop our kayaking skills, Lava Tubes, Caves, rock hopping and when the sea is moving wonderful waves. Continuing around the Island until we reach the northern most tip where we have lunch. After lunch we set out on our 7km open water crossing to to Koh Bai Dang, where we will play on the West coast. From here we head back Koh Ngam.

Day 7

Koh Ngam – Koh Chang – Tara Resort = 20 km

Crossing the 100m channel we re-connect with Koh Chang. From here we head east, along to south coast of Koh Chang. Our journey continues north along the remote east coast towards Selet Kop, a fishing village were we will be able to stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue up the east coast to the beautiful Tara Resort, were we will be able to enjoy the wonderful facilities.

Day 8

Tara Resort – Siam Bay and the Stunning Aiyapura Resort = 22 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. Once around headland, we find ourselves in the spectacular Siam Bay, were we head across to our resort – the Aiyapura.

Day 9

Aiyapura Resort – Emerald Cove via Chai Chet

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

Once out of Siam Bay, our next port of call is White-Sands Beach were we will be able to find hot and cold refreshments. 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. 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 : 18 km
Day 3 : 23 km
Day 4 : 10 km
Day 6 : 22 km
Day 7 : 20 km
Day 8 : 22 km
Longest Crossing: 11 km

Details

Start:
18th January 2019
End:
27th January 2019
Cost:
฿61250
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