Cruising Thailand & Malaysia

8 Days, from AU $3,140

Ao Nang, Thailand

Langkawi, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

Tarutao National Park, Thailand

Enjoy the amazing west coast of Thailand and Malaysia on a small-ship adventure cruise. Embark in this 8-day cruise from Phuket to Penang. There is so much to discover. There is a medley of smaller islands and villages to explore, each with their own charms. This cruise allows you to escape the crowds, tucking into hidden bays and pristine beaches on Thailand and Malaysia’s western coasts. Choose from leisure and adventure activities in beachside Ao Nang, join in the relaxed pace of local life in Koi Yao Yai, visit waterfalls hidden in the jungle, and use the Andaman Sea as your swimming pool.

With comfortable accommodation onboard, snorkelling and kayaking equipment, and knowledgeable local guides at your service, this is South East Asian paradise done in style.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Phuket

Welcome to Thailand! Embarkation takes place between 2 and 4 pm. Before setting sail meet the skipper and the rest of the group at a welcome meeting and a safety briefing on board. Set sail at 5 pm. Enjoy a tasty dinner on arrival in Ko Yao Yai, relaxing and taking in the sunset.

Day 2: Koh Yao Yai - Ao Nang

This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Koh Yao Yoi with a local guide. Koh Yao Yoi is known for beautiful beaches, friendly Muslim fisherman and diverse birdlife, not to mention some delicious local seafood.

We set off in the early afternoon for the short sail to Ao Nang, a lively beachside town in the Krabi province. Enjoy free time for the rest of day.

This evening, half of the group will head to Bung Ae House Homestay for an authentic, home-cooked Thai dinner.

Day 3: Ao Nang

Spend the full day in Ao Nang. You will have free time to enjoy 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. You can also simply stay on the ship, which can take you around Phang Na bay for some snorkelling and swimming.

This evening the second group will head to Bung Ae House Homestay for an authentic, home-cooked Thai dinner.

Day 4: Koh Rok Noi

This morning arrive in beautiful Koh Rok Noi, one of many beautiful islands with white sands and blue-green waters against a jungle backdrop. You will transfer to the island by Zodiac.

Spend the full day on the beach. Enjoy some kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling or fishing. Relax and admire amazing sceneries.

Late tonight, set sail overnight for Tarutao National Park.

Day 5: Tarutao National Park – Langkawi

This morning head over to Adang Island for some swimming and snorkelling.

This afternoon set sail for Langkawi. Langkawi has retained its everyday local life and spectacular natural beauty despite its popularity among travellers.

Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Day 6: Langkawi

Enjoy a guided city tour of idyllic Langkawi. Explore the beautiful Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls – a lovely spot to relax and take in the jungle ambience.

In the evening, set sail overnight for Penang.

Day 7: Penang

Arrive in Penang at around midday. Penang was known as Pulau Pinang or the “Isle of the Betel Nut”. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.

Enjoy a delicious and fresh local Malaysian lunch at the market.

Later split up into smaller groups to join local guides for a walking tour around Penang's old town, taking in the historic shophouses, narrow streets and unique atmosphere of the island. Take a rickshaw back to the ship and enjoy a farewell dinner onboard.

Day 8: Disembark in Penang

Disembark as the adventure comes to an end after breakfast.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

:from AU $3,140

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


7 nights aboard your Cruise Ship. All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.


• Accommodation: 7 nights in a small cruise ship
• Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
• Transport: Small cruise ship, zodiac, songthaew, rickshaw, bus
• Included activities: welcome dinner, Bung Ae House homestay dinner with local family, guided songthaew tour of the island, beach BQQ, Telaga tujuh Waterfalls visit, guide tour of Langkawi, guided walking tour of Penang Old town, Local Lunch, Farewell dinner

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