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Phuket Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Phuket Neighborhood tours

Phuket: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

1. Phuket: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

Make the most of your time in Phuket and rent a private air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver. Experience the island according to your own interests and benefit from pick-up at your hotel. Choose from multiple attractions and activities, such as taking in the views from lookout points, or visit the beaches in Kata, Karon and Patong. See the marble Big Buddha statue and visit the Wat Chalong pagoda temple. Use the time to see the Chinese and Portuguese architecture of the historic city center and learn the history behind the elegant facades. Benefit from insights and ideas about activities you can try on your own. All cars are set up with hand sanitizer. Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles, equipment, and passenger seats are thoroughly disinfected after each trip.

Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

2. Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Take part in a half–day cooking class in a local kitchen, after you explore the local market to select your ingredients. Choose from 2 half–day classes: a the morning class starting at 9:30 AM or an afternoon class starting at 2:30 PM. For a more flexible menu, choose the Special Sunday class. See below for a sample of your menu: Monday: in the morning class, enjoy tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. In the afternoon class, prepare chicken satay, tom kha kai, phad see-ew, and mango sticky rice. Tuesday: the morning class will prepare fish cake, papaya salad, panang curry, and deep fried banana. In the afternoon, prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Wednesday: in the morning, cook tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, cook fried chicken cashew nut, tom kha kai, fried basil leaves,  and banana in coconut milk. Thursday: the morning menu includes spring rolls, paneang curry, tom kha kai, and mango sticky rice. The afternoon class will prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. Friday: join the morning class to prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Choose an afternoon class for fried chicken in oyster sauce, spring roll, tom kha kai, and deep fried banana. Saturday: In the morning class, cook massaman curry, spring rolls, tom yam kung, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, prepare red curry, larb, tom kah kai, and banana in coconut milk. Special Sundays: Choose 3 Thai main course dishes and a Thai dessert. 

Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

3. Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day tour and learn local history from your guide along the way. Snap pictures at locations like the Karon view point and the charming streets of Phuket's Old Town.   Starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel and relax on on your way to the first stop in Phuket Old Town. Discover Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Find out where the locals like to eat before heading to the Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot," who is highly respected by the people of Phuket.  Continue on the top of the Nakkerd Hills where the Big Buddha statue was built as a symbol of peace and unity. Marvel at the majestic 45-meter high marble, Marnwichai-style statue up-close while enjoying the views of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Go to a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. Finally, take in the views from the Karon viewpoint overlooking the west coast of the island and the sea before heading back to your accommodation.

Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

4. 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: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

5. Phuket: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

Explore why Phuket is considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots on a walking and tasting tour in the Old Town. Treat yourself to more than 14 different dishes as you make your way through the Central Market. Enjoy spiced rice cooked in banana leaves and traditional rotis. Meet your guide in outside the famous Central Market and begin your walking tour. Weave through the streets and admire a Chinese temple from the outside. Start off with trying a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back 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. Go down the road to find an outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine. Sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue your culinary adventure with a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles from a little restaurant. Discover an indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce. Try their coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. Take a sweet twist as you help yourself to a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals. Cool down with a refreshing iced dessert and a sweet milky tea as you indulge on flaky rotis. Return back to the Central Market with a full stomach. Your guide will help direct you back to your accommdations.

4 Waters Eco Adventure

6. 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: Authentic Thai Cooking Class

7. Phuket: Authentic Thai Cooking Class

Discover how to cook world-renowned Thai dishes during an authentic cooking class giving you actual hands-on experience and providing you with knowledge on Thai foods and the country's ingredients. Choose between a morning or afternoon half day class or a morning full day class, adapting completely to your schedule and convenience.  Each class begins with a hotel pick up to depart for the market, where your Chef will give you a tour, to learn about Thai ingredients, names, flavors and substitutes for the upcoming class, helping to better understand Thai cooking. After the market tour, head to the cooking school near the Kathu Waterfalls, where you are greeted with a cold beverage and given the opportunity to rest in the air-conditioned home.  The class starts with your Thai chef demonstrating and instructing on how to cook the delicious Thai foods at professional and hygienic cooking stations, before the real fun begins and you get the chance to prepare and cook for yourself, under the watchful eyes of the qualified and friendly staff. Once each dish has been prepared, enjoy the fruits of your labor and savor the delicious meals you just prepared, take some time to relax and finally be transferred back to your hotel. With our beginner or vegetarian thai cooking classes YOU choose the 5 dishes you want to learn. We offer you a large selection of dishes to choose from.

From Khao Lak: Phuket Big Buddha & Weekend Market Day Trip

8. From Khao Lak: Phuket Big Buddha & Weekend Market Day Trip

One sensation of Phuket is the Big Buddha. Build up from white marble the statue is rising up to 45 m high and 25 m wide into the sky. It is visible from almost every point of the Thai island. A must-see for every tourist – that is why the Big Buddha is your first stop in the south of Phuket. You will reach him at about 3 p.m. and enjoy the best view over Phuket. Then, around 1 hour later, you will arrive at the weekend market. Its official name is Naka Market. It is the biggest one in Phuket. Some people say it equals a hidden treasure full of shopping opportunities and culinary delights. Here you will find a wide range of souvenirs, clothing, shoes, bags and DVDs. And if all that shopping has made you hungry? Then you should taste and gourmandize yourself through the numerous Thai delicacies that Naka Market has to offer. Experience a lively and fascinating day in Phuket till you head back to Khao Lak at around 19 p.m.

Baba Tastes Evening Phuket Food Tour for 8 Guests

9. Baba Tastes Evening Phuket Food Tour for 8 Guests

Our Phuket food tours have been voted the best culinary adventures on this food-obsessed island. You’d be one wonton short of a noodle bowl not to drag yourself off the sun-kissed beaches and hit up the drool-worthy eating spots around old Phuket Town, a place bestowed with UNESCO status for its culinary history. In an intimate group of up to 8 guests explore this fascinating trading outpost that's been influencers from across Asia and beyond. We don't want to spoil the surprise, but some drool-worthy highlights including the handmade fresh spring rolls slathered in sticky tamarind sauce, peppery wok-fried mee hoon, Hokkien noodles with delicate prawn wontons and char sui barbecue pork, Southern-style gaeng som curry and over ten more lip-smackingly food tastings in places you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Phuket Town Central Market, located along Ranong Road in the heart of the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand. Our tour reflects the local cuisine and the limitations of street food vendors means we unfortunately cannot cater for every dietary restriction. Here's an honest appraisal for the tour so no-one is disappointed: ✘ Unsuitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and no-pork diets ✘ Unsuitable for shellfish, peanut and severe allergies. ✘ Unsuitable for severe gluten intolerances, there are traces of gluten in soy sauce. ✔ Suitable for lactose intolerances. ✔ Suitable for no beef diets.

Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

10. 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.

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4.7 / 5

based on 128 reviews

This was a fantastic experience that we will cherish for a lifetime. Instructor, Karn, and her niece were kind, welcoming, and certainly knowledgeable about Thai cuisine. First, you stop at a local market to pick out fresh produce for your cooking adventure. Karn was very helpful in identifying the produce within the market needed to make the specific dishes. We then moved on to her kitchen and from there, learned how to prepare the vegetables for each dish and ultimately cook each dish. All dishes were phenomenal and takeaway containers were provided if you don't finish the cooked meals. Do not hesitate to book!!!

A fabulous afternoons cooking class with Karm. We met at her house and went immediately to the market to buy the ingredients for the four dishes we had asked to cook. Spring rolls, Panang curry, Pad Thai and banana fritters. We are both experienced home cooks but learnt loads about new ingredients and tips . All very well explained and demonstrated before being let loose ourselves. Facilities were spot on. It has inspired us to be more adventurous. We came away with the recipes and notes to recreate at home. Highly recommended hands on tour.

An excellent tour. Our guide, Nam, was great. Seven stops in total. We tried a wide range of local specialities in places we would never have found ourselves. Tour delivered everything it promised and we hoped for. One tip, arrive hungry to enable you to try everything!

Very great and easy cooking lesson! The teacher is patient, funny and looks after any of your dietary requirements. You will be amazed by your own Thai cooking skills. For sure we will try the dishes at home. Thank you!

Guide very informative of the area. Good value, saw the main city attractions. Comfy mini van