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Our most recommended Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast Neighborhood Tours

Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

1. Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day small-group tour and learn about the history of Phuket whilst becoming acquainted with the local food. Your tour starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be to Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical sight with a professional guide as you get to know Phuket's local food. You can snap pictures and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be 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. Many Thais come for paying respect to the abbot for good fortune in their lives. Continuing on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmarks on top of the Nakkerd Hills. The Big Buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of the Phuket people, and you will be able to see the majestic 45-meter high white marble Marnwichai style statue up-close whilst enjoying the view of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Finally, you will visit a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. You will then continue to the last highlight of admiring the Karon view point on the west coast of Phuket. Don't miss the opportunity to take pictures of the view of several bays, the green mountain and the emerald sea with its turquoise water before heading back to your accommodation.

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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. 

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Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

3. 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.

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Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

4. 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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'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

5. 'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 7:45 AM before heading north. Enjoy some sightseeing along the way. At 8:30 AM, you'll arrive at Takuapa Morning Market and get a chance to see local life and try some Thai delicacies. Set off in a canoe rowed by the local partner's crew in the Little Amazon at 9:20 AM. Enjoy sightseeing in the swamp forest, surrounded by hundred-year-old banyan trees and mangrove forest. Reptiles and various kind of birds can be seen on the canoe trip also, so keep your eyes peeled.  At 11:30 AM, visit the Sai Rung Waterfall and freshen up with a swim before heading back to Khao Lak, returning to your hotel around midday.

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Khao Lak: 8-Hour Private Driver and Minivan Hire

6. Khao Lak: 8-Hour Private Driver and Minivan Hire

Sit back and relax in a high quality private van driven by a professional English-speaking driver. Enjoy 8 hours of this car rental which picks up at any hotel in Khao Lak. Explore the different spots in Khao Lak such as the local market, restaurants, temples, elephant sanctuaries or take a longer trip to visit Phuket's exciting hot spots. If you would like recommendations on where to visit on your 8-hour car hire, your friendly driver would be more than happy to help you plan an itinerary.

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Phuket: City Tour, Yoga, and Muay Thai Class

7. Phuket: City Tour, Yoga, and Muay Thai Class

Start the day bright and early and be taken to your first activity, a yoga class. Prepare yourself for the day ahead with a tranquil workout and meditation sessions with a local yoga teacher. Next, burn off some calories in a Muay Thai class. Learn the basics of this much-loved Thai martial art and perfect a couple of punch and kick combos. After a sweaty workout, purchase a delicious local lunch. Head to Karon Viewpoint for the first stop of the Phuket city tour. Snap photos of all corners of the island, then continue on to the Big Buddha statue. Standing an impressive 45 meters in height, the statue is one of the most famous landmarks on the island. Continue to Wat Chalong, one of Phuket’s most sacred temples. It is rumored that a fragment of Buddha’s bone can be found in the hall of the grand pagoda. Marvel at the numerous golden statues and detailed carvings of the temple before heading to the last stop. Finish the tour in the Old Town of Phuket. This famous Portuguese-inspired area houses colorful shops that sell a variety of local wares. Wander the streets to take in the sights, sounds, and culinary smells, before you’re returned back to your accommodation.

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Ko Lanta: Animal Welfare & Sightseeing Tour

8. Ko Lanta: Animal Welfare & Sightseeing Tour

Start the tour at 9 AM with pick up from your hotel. Travel to the National Park and relax on the sandy beach and beautiful rocky beach. Walk up to the viewpoint at the lighthouse for incredible photo opportunities. At 10:30 AM, head into the Lanta's Old Town for a sightseeing tour. Admire the 100-year-old Chinese wooden houses and enjoy time for shopping. Stop for a delicious set lunch in a local restaurant.  After lunch (at around 1:15 PM), continue the tour at the Lanta Animal Welfare Center which is full of local rescue dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens waiting patiently to welcome you. Brighten their days by petting them and giving them love, affection, and exercise. Hang out with the cats and kittens in the new Kitty Café where you can also purchase drinks and delicious food. Next, receive a behind-the-scenes tour from the staff and learn more about the welfare center. Then, if you are an experienced adult dog walker, you can also help give the many rescue dogs their daily exercise on the beach. Say goodbye to your new friends and transfer back to your hotel at 4 PM.

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Krabi: Private Sunset Boat Trip and Night Market Tour

9. Krabi: Private Sunset Boat Trip and Night Market Tour

After picking you up from your accommodation, you’ll make your way to the pier and board a long-tail boat that will take you to Khao Khanap Nam. With two imposing hills flanking the Krabi river, this cave is one of Krabi’s most famous landmarks. Settle down in the middle of the water and wait for the brilliant sunset to stretch across the horizon. Once the sun sets, you’ll head back to shore and explore a nearby night market. Wander around the many stalls, taking in the sights and sounds of vendors selling their dishes, shoppers bargaining for souvenirs, and more. You’ll also get to stop by a couple of food stalls, sampling authentic Krabi dishes while learning how they’re made. After filling yourself with tasty Thai food and doing a bit of souvenir shopping, you’ll head back to your accommodation to conclude your evening.

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Ko Lanta: Full-Day Caves & Beaches Kayak Tour with Lunch

10. Ko Lanta: Full-Day Caves & Beaches Kayak Tour with Lunch

The day begins with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM and heads to the first stop of the day, Tungyeepeng Mangrove. Travel through the mangrove and see the array of native wildlife that lives here, including naughty monkeys. Visit Koh Aung next and embark on a sightseeing tour of the island, stopping by a selection of impressive viewpoints. Next, take a wooden long-tail boat to Talabeng Island and go kayaking through its ancient sea cave. At the cave, find two large rock formations that stand more than 70 meters high and tower over the surface, then admire the spectacular stalagmites and stalactites that twinkle and shine in the sun. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch served on the idyllic Bu Bu Island. Afterwards, cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim in the ocean or relax and soak up the sun on the tranquil beach. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel, arriving at around 3:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 132 reviews

A definite must do if In Phuket which is a mix of visits to little eating houses, cafes and markets. We also visited and learned about some of the historical buildings in the Old Phuket Town. The best food tour to know everything about Thai market, food art and culture, as well as the influences from different ethnies (Myanmar, Chinese and Muslim among others). Pema is the most delightful, caring, phenomenally interesting and fun guide who has a vast knowledge of the locality and the history of the origin of the food. She took us to local restaurants which we would not have found by ourselves and we had the most tasteful food imaginable. It was a feast at every stop and the food is all delicious! Pema, thank you so much for making this a pleasurable tour. Very highly recommended with a lovely guide.

Did the shopping and preparation from scratch. Was informing and entertaining. We made several dishes and the instruction was comprehensive and quick enough. Of course the eating of our complete dishes showed the quality of the food and the competence we acquired.

Highly recommend if you want to see more of Phuket and actually learn about the history of it. Guide was great, super friendly, spoke very good English. Must do if in Phuket!

Amazing experience, you can discover a huge amount of Local food. Come with an empty stomach and let the best guide show you around and share her pation.

A great experience, great hosts. Still making the food items that we learned. Well worth the money.