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4 Waters Eco Adventure

1. 4 Waters Eco Adventure

Visit Khao Phra Taeo National Park for some rainforest trekking, a visit to Ton Sai Waterfall, and some fresh water swimming. See rural life in Phuket and visit a rubber tree plantation to learn about tree tapping and see a pineapple farm. Visit Sai Kaew Beach - a beautiful endless beach located at the very north of Phuket Island. This is a long white powdery beach dotted with pine groves along the shore. You will stop there for a short time just to enjoy the serenity of the uncrowded natural looking beach. Arrive at Sirinath National Park and visit Tha Chatchai Phuket Marine National Park Research Centre. Here, you will start an adventure tour in the mangrove forest and saltwater swamps that support unique ecosystems. You can then enjoy some kayaking. Afterwards visit Wat Khao Waterfall in Phang-Nga Province and have lunch at Krua Klangdong Restaurant by this beautiful waterfall. Visit a 5 star hotel with two hot spring pools. Take a dip in the hot water and then jump into an ice cold pool. Relax on a lounge chair or in one of the pool bars with a fresh coconut. Visit Natai Beach for an amazing sunset (timing varies depending on the season).

Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

2. Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10:00am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea. Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades. Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

3. Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Boonchu pier. You'll then head to Phang-nga by longtail boat. First stop is Kradong Cave, where you can walk to the top to admire the views over the surrounding scenery. Next, journey to Khao Phing Kan and Khao Tapoo, also known as “James Bond Island”. This is a famous movie location, where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. You'll have free time here to explore and take pictures.  Hop into a sea canoe to explore Lod Cove, a large limestone cave. You'll then visit Koh Pan-Yee, a famous floating fishermen's village, before enjoying an included lunch. After lunch, explore the beautiful Khai Island of Phang Nga Bay, which is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. After plenty of time here, you'll head back to Boonchu pier and then be dropped back at your hotel.

Phuket: Michelin Guide Food Tour

4. Phuket: Michelin Guide Food Tour

Discover some of the finest Thai cuisine in Phuket on a guided food tour. Join a foodie guide to discover some of the finest eateries, restaurants, and stalls featured in the Michelin Guide. After being picked up from your hotel, start your culinary adventure on the outskirts of the city in Jadjan Restaurant run by Chef Suthee. Try some of the simple yet delicious Southern Thai recipes from the menu. Next, make your way to O Cha Rot, an unassuming, 30-year old restaurant that is famous for its hearty noodle soups. If you’ve still got some space in your belly, head to Wanlamun Phuket and choose from their wide array of traditional sweets. Finally, stop at the Lock Tien Food Court, which houses a number of local dishes. Try Phuket staples such as Mee Hokkien (fried noodles), Bee Hoon Kra Dook Moo (stir-fried mee noodle with pork ribs), Lo-Ba (minced pork and rice), Oh-Eaw (shredded ice dessert), and Tao Sor (sweet cake).

Phuket: Phi Phi Island Luxury Sunrise Tour

5. Phuket: Phi Phi Island Luxury Sunrise Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket at 5 AM and set off for the Royal Phuket Marina where your luxury speedboat will depart at 6 AM to set off for the Phi Phi Islands. On the way, visit the secluded Bamboo beach where you can be the first to step foot onto the beautiful sand. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, swim for about 30 minutes, relax, and take in the sights of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Next, if the tides allow, head over to Pileh Lagoon before the crowds arrive. This spectacular emerald lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs on 3 sides is one of the world's most gorgeous natural swimming pools. Take photos of the emerald waters of the islands merging with the caves and the clear blue horizon. Continue on to Maya Bay - a protected National Park which you can cruise past for spectacular views. After this, stop for swimming and snorkeling at Phi Phi Islands with the equipment provided. The staff are always there and ready to help any first timers with encouragement or advice. Keep your eyes peeled for whale sharks, dolphins, whales, and reef sharks. Stop by Monkey Beach to view troops of cute long-tailed Macaques on the beach from the boat. See the special birds nests used to make soup at The Viking Cave. Finally, make a stop for some swimming and relaxation at an idyllic tropical island named Rang Yai. End your perfect day with a delicious family-style lunch with incredible beachside views. Return to the marina in Phuket at approximately 3 PM.

Phuket: Street Food and Art Tour with Lunch and Cooking Demo

6. Phuket: Street Food and Art Tour with Lunch and Cooking Demo

Explore Phuket Old Town's UNESCO awarded heritage through its exciting street food and eclectic art scene. Participate in a cooking demonstration and document your culinary adventure through plenty of photos. After getting picked up from your hotel, you'll pass by popular beaches on the way to Phuket City, a port town that has been a melting pot of various cultures for centuries. European, Arab, Indian, and Chinese influence have shaped the local culture, cuisine, and architecture. Stop at the famous Wat Chalong Buddhist temple where locals come to pray. See sacred relics and admire the ornate architecture in this peaceful setting. Meet your local host who will teach you how to prepare Thai recipes that you will be able to recreate back at home. After working up an appetite, sit down to lunch with the rest of the group. Visit Art Street, a narrow lane that houses Sino-Portughese style shops, which sell paintings, home decor, hats, and other handmade crafts. You may even find a few inexpensive souvenirs along the way. Venture to a neighborhood that showcases cryptic street art and wall graffiti painted by famous local and international artists as part of Phuket's Food, Art, Town initiative. Delight in hearing your guide explain the hidden messages behind these art depictions. You'll want to snap a few photos against the many colorful backdrops you pass by to share with friends and followers. Throughout the day, your guide will teach you the names of exotic-looking dishes, and you can choose to purchase street food to taste along the way. Ascend Rang Hill to take in breathtaking views of the city and more great photo opportunities. Before heading back to the hotel, you'll have time to try a dessert, such as fried ice cream, sticky mango with rice, or a coconut delicacy to end the tour on a sweet note.

Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

7. Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

By completing all stages of this tour it is hoped that you will emerge feeling a little more self-sufficient, reflective and heroic. After meeting at the meeting point, head to Yuan Phueng Monastery located in the lush hills of Karon and be welcomed by Buddhist Monks. Get the exclusive opportunity to meditate with and be blessed by these gracious hosts.  Afterward, begin your jungle trek from west to east Phuket. Hike through a 2.5-kilometer trail with diverse fruit plants on either side. Reach a water reservoir called Chalong Dam, where you will get picked up and transported to Luang Phu Supha Temple. Then, enjoy a break with fruits and a selection of Thai snacks, including your choice of tofu or vegetable spring rolls, to energize yourself before the next adventure. Finally, arrive at Extreme Adventure Park and get safety instructions from park staff by learning how to use the zipline on the ground. Then, embark on a high-altitude adventure in the lush rain forest. Climb, walk, and swing through the treetops on a course that includes speedy zip lines, swinging walkways, rope bridges, and web-like nets. Finish your day with lunch at a farm-to-table restaurant with organic fare to celebrate your completion of the tour.

Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

8. Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Begin with pickup at 8:00 AM from Phuket town, Patong - Kata, Karon, and Rawai Beach and check-in at Phuket Marina. Travel to the first island of Koh Khai Nui. Upon arrival at the island, choose either to swim, sunbathe, or do some snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Explore the underwater world full of colourful fish and other marine life.  Explore Koh Khai Nok Island and visit the beach of Koh Khai Nai Island, where you will enjoy lunch right on the white sands. Relax after your lunch before making your way to Koh Khao Rang Island, which is notable for its pearl farm.  At around 4:00 PM, hop on back to your private speed boat and head back the pier for the transfer back to your hotel.

Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

9. Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

Explore Phuket Old Town on foot and marvel at its Sino-Portuguese architecture. Allow yourself to be transported by its quaint colonial mansions back to the time when Phuket was in the midst of a tin mining boom that brought the affluent to finance so many grand homes and ornate civic buildings. Beyond its rich cultural heritage, Phuket Old Town is a melting pot of street-side eateries and stalls that serve some of the best Thai food available. The town’s small size enables you to wander around this historic location and admire in detail the design of the buildings and the attractiveness of Phuket’s architecture along its side streets. You will also visit an old Chinese temple. End the tour with dinner from a stunning viewpoint looking out across the island.

Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

10. Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel at 8 AM from Phuket town, Patong - Kata, Karon, and Rawai Beach, check-in at Phuket Marina. Enjoy a private trip to Phi Phi and Khai Islands by speedboat charter service from Phuket. Benefit from a personalized timetable and set sail for an exciting island adventure. The tour passes by Maya Bay next, an idyllic location that has become overpopulated by tourists in recent years but is now being restricted. From the boat, gaze at the bay’s remarkable scenery, which was used as the filming location for “The Beach”. Then, enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. After that spend some time at your own leisure with shopping or sightseeing. Explore Koh Khai Islands with its beautiful rocks, white sand beaches, and crystal waters. Seize the opportunity to snorkel and explore the breathtaking underwater world full of colorful fish and other marine life. At around 4 PM, hop on to your private speed boat to head back to the pier and transfer to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Phuket

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

It was absolutely amazing! I am even gluten free (intolerant not celiac) and they were able to tell me the few things I couldn’t eat and make a few things with different noodles for me. The guide was so funny and welcoming. I learned so much about all The different types of Thai food, got to taste them and learned about the culture. Definitely would do it again

Very enjoyable! The food was sensational, absouflelt stuffed afterwards. The stories that accompanied the food was great. We got a real insight into Phuket's history and culture. One of the best food tours I've been on in the world.

Our tour guide, Pema, was so knowledgeable about the local history and culture. The authentic food was delicious and plentiful…. definitely for the more adventurous eater.

Our guide was really great! Super animation, photos sent, an atmosphere, thank you Nim. The excursion in the top forest, the very nice kayak in the mangrove, the sunset.

Small group, experienced and educated crew, more edutainment than just ticking a tourist's boxes