An Expedition to the Andaman Islands
FURTHER JOURNEYS IN INDIA
Day 1 - Arrive Bangkok
Arrive into Bangkok from your international flight where you will be fast-tracked through immigration and assisted with your luggage. Transfer to The Metropolitan Hotel, which is close by for an evening to relax after your journey.
Overnight: The Metropolitan
Day 2 - Ranong
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city. If you would like a knowledgeable guide to explore the sights, we would be delighted to arrange that for you. Mid-afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Ranong. On arrival, a Red Savannah representative will meet and transfer you to your coastal accommodation. Enjoy the evening relaxing as you will have an early start in the morning.
Overnight: The Blue Sky Resort
Day 3 - Depart Thailand
This morning you will join your catamaran in Ranong and set sail for The Andaman Islands across the Andaman Sea. After a couple of hours at sea, stop at a remote island for an Asian fusion lunch, swimming and snorkelling before you continue on your way. For the next two days you will be at sea relaxing and enjoying delicious fresh seafood and BBQ's on-board. You may wish to sleep under the stars and enjoy listening to the ocean lapping against the catamaran.
The SY Meltemi is an extremely comfortable and spacious 51 foot catamaran with just 4 double en suite cabins, all with king-sized beds. The Owner’s Suite also has a sitting area and a bigger bathroom. The bright interior is contemporary and there are plenty of windows to let in the light, throughout the yacht. There is a central saloon, making her a very sociable vessel and the forward and aft seating/dining areas contribute to this as well. She comes with a crew of 3 or 4, is fully air-conditioned and has kayaks, fishing rods and snorkelling gear on board. She has plenty of deck space and nets in the bow on which to relax, a large flybridge and a deck shower too. All these features combine to make her a really excellent and friendly home on the seas.
Overnight: SY Meltemi
Day 4 - At Sea
One full day at sea taking turns to sail the catamaran and enjoying the company of the migrating whales and pods of dolphins.
Overnight SY Meltemi
Day 5 - Arrive Port Blair
This morning arrive at Port Blair and after clearing customs, enjoy a fascinating trip ashore exploring the museum and the sleepy village, which is almost cut off from the rest of India. Port Blair is littered with colonial buildings and an old prison which is a particularly important political landmark. In the afternoon rejoin the catamaran and set sail for Havelock Island, which will take around three hours to reach. Havelock Island is crammed with tiny beach huts and some of the best snorkelling and diving in South Asia. Teal shallows and powder white sand is what lures most but then you'll only be one of a few at any one time. Drop anchor for the evening and enjoy a delicious dinner on-board the catamaran.
Overnight: SY Meltemi
Days 6 to 12 - Cruise the Islands
Six full days where you will cruise slowly along the east coast of Ritchie’s Archipelago. You will circumnavigate the tiny North Button Island and enjoy an overnight stop at Wilson Island. Visit some of the most beautiful and deserted beaches in the world, BBQ and savour delicious fresh seafood, swim, snorkel and relax. Meet Rajan, the retired ex logging elephant who loves nothing more than a swim in the ocean with his mahout then return to your catamaran for an evening of relaxed cocktails and a dinner prepared by the Captain who a very flamboyant and successful cook.
Overnight: SY Meltemi
Day 13 – Port Blair & Disembark
This morning, you will sail back to Port Blair where you will bid your farewells and disembark. A Red Savannah representative will meet and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Delhi via Kolkata. On arrival, you will be transferred to The Oberoi for an evening to relax.
Overnight: The Oberoi Gurgaon
Day 14 - Fly Home
When you are ready, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
From £5,865 / $7,390 per person for a 10-night cruise, pre and post cruise accommodation, domestic flights in Thailand and in India, fast-track through Bangkok, private transfers and two people sharing one cabin.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our India specialist, Rachel Cooper, for your own tailor-made holiday to India on +44 (0)1242 787814.