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Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

1. 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

2. 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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Koh Phi Phi: Captain Bob's Private Booze Cruise

3. Koh Phi Phi: Captain Bob's Private Booze Cruise

Depart from Loh-Dalum Bay to the amazing Monkey beach and afterwards head across to Phi Phi Leh Island to visit Viking and Trong Loo caves. Next, stop for snorkeling and then sail into Pileh Lagoon to relax and float in the azure water. While there, you will also have a number of paddle boards to use. Afterwards, visit Loh Samah Bay and then stop a few meters away from Maya Bay, which was made famous by the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, The Beach.  Then watch the sunset out in the open ocean before returning to the bar in Loh-Dalum Bay for the afterparty with a BBQ dinner and unlimited free drinks.

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Phuket Viewpoints: 3-Hour Sunset Trekking Small Group Tour

4. Phuket Viewpoints: 3-Hour Sunset Trekking Small Group Tour

Krating Cape is a beautiful viewing point on the south west coast of Phuket. It's quite difficult to get to, but if you do not mind walking 30-40 minutes past the rocks, cliffs, and steep hills, then it is definitely a place you should not miss. ​ Krating Cape is known among photographers for its starlit landscapes, free from light pollution. There is a horn-shaped rock where photographers enjoy taking amazing photos. The panoramic views are very beautiful, especially during sunset. You should wear proper shoes, carry a head light, water, and wear long pants.  ​ From Krating Cape you can see Nad-harn Beach and the west coast of Phuket. Next to Nad-harn is Promthep Cape at the south end of Phuket and from here you can see Coral and Racha Island.

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Ko Lanta: Animal Welfare & Sightseeing Tour

5. 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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Khao Sok: Luxury 3-Day 2-Night Jungle & Lake Escape

6. Khao Sok: Luxury 3-Day 2-Night Jungle & Lake Escape

Day 1 Set off on your exciting 3-day 2-night adventure at one of Thailand's most beautiful national parks. Upon arrival at Rajja Prabha dam’s viewpoint, meet your guide and your fellow travelers. Be amazed by the panorama view that the lake has to offer and hear the story about how it was built. The adventure begins after our long-tail boat disembarks from the pier. Enjoy the scenic boat ride and along the way witness the different limestone formations along the lake's coastline. Visit the iconic limestone formation locally called “Khao Sam Klur” or commonly known as the “Thailand's Gui Lin Rock” formation. Continue the boat ride to the deepest part of the jungle to reach the hidden waterfall of Chiew Larn Lake “Pad Zian waterfall”. Adventure awaits as you climb to the peak of the waterfall to see the jungle from up top. Climb back aboard the long-tail boat and head towards the iconic Floating Resort where a buffet lunch awaits you with authentic Southern Thai food. After this, check-in to your deluxe room and spend the afternoon enjoying the heart of nature. Enjoy dinner in an exquisite atmosphere. Day 2 Start the day early with a warm beverage; coffee, tea, and light breakfast before we head out on another long tail boat ride. Bird watching and wildlife safari by longtail boat along the rainforest canopy. Set out for check out, indulge yourself and have a last glimpse of this magnificent place we call paradise. Return to the pier and head straight to Khaosok National Park. Savor lunch at Tusita Restaurant with green panoramic mountain views and a nearby organic farm.  After checking in to the farmhouse resort, spend the afternoon enjoying the heart of nature. Explore the surrounding resort by walking through Khao Sok walking street or enjoy swimming in the natural Klong Sok river. Sunbathe near the pool with your latest book or visit the resort's organic farm before you go for a delicious Thai buffet dinner. Day 3 Have your breakfast surrounded by the evergreen forest. Check-out of your room and gear up for an adventurous 3-hour jungle trek. Explore Khao Sok’s untouched jungle where different flora and fauna grow. Catch a glimpse of wild animals such as gibbons and monkeys in their natural habitat.  After the trek, head back to the Farmhouse Resort for a relaxing lunch. Visit Khao Sok’s spectacular landmark Mea Yai waterfall to see the horizon that covers the National Park. The fun does not stop yet as we will explore Khao Sok river via a traditional bamboo raft. Prepare to get wet while our paddle guides stir your raft. Make a quick stop in between while our paddle guides prepare a coffee brewed from bamboo. After the refreshing ride, you will be dropped off at your next destination or the hotel you were picked up from.

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Krabi: Khlong Nam Sai Lagoon with Kayaking & Optional ATV

7. Krabi: Khlong Nam Sai Lagoon with Kayaking & Optional ATV

Be collected at your accommodation at approximately 8:00 AM or 8:30 AM for the morning tour or 12:00 PM for the afternoon tour. Be driven for approximately 30 minutes to the hidden gem at Khlong Nam Sai, which means canal with clear water. Explore a natural wonder overshadowed by Krabi's famous beaches, mountains, and attractions.  Kayak through this beautiful area and explore the magnificent rainforest. Along the river, see rubber trees, pineapple plantations, and beautiful species of orchids. Kayak for 2 kilometers (30-45 minutes) and arrive at a water spring and a magical crystal freshwater lagoon. Relax your arms from the paddling and enjoy a swim in the natural lagoon for 1 hour. Get back into your kayak and paddle back to the camp. Either be driven back to your accommodation or continue with an ATV tour.  If you choose the ATV tour, enjoy a tasty easy Thai plate surrounded by beautiful scenery at around 12:00 PM. Get a short brief from our experienced staff about how to use the ATV vehicle then set off to an exciting escapade through the lavish flora of Krabi. Ride around in the beautiful nature for approximately 45 minutes. 

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Phuket Luxury Tour: Phang Nga and Beyond

8. Phuket Luxury Tour: Phang Nga and Beyond

Koh Phanak is often the first stop for intriguing cave exploration due to its hidden caves and lagoons. Fire up your torches and step into a prehistoric world. Koh Hong is a stunning location for a scenic canoe trip, the best way to see these geological wonders up close and personal.  The next scenic stop is James Bond Island, arguably the most famous spot in the bay and a Mecca for Thai and Western tourists for over four decades. Just a few minutes from James Bond island lays a fantastic hidden cave, only accessible by swimming through a narrow passage. Jump off the front of the boat and swim to the beach.  Koh Yao Noi is a truly unique location, still holding fast to a traditional existence in the face of its bustling brother, Phuket. The tour takes a decidedly terra firma turn with a short trip across the south of the island to a local Thai restaurant for a delicious Thai lunch.

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Koh Lanta: Old Town Sightseeing and National Park Tour

9. Koh Lanta: Old Town Sightseeing and National Park Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Koh Lanta at 8:30 AM. Travel to Thung Yee Peng and stroll through the lush mangrove forest. Catch a glimpse of the local wild animals such as wild birds, monitor lizards and mudfish. Next visit the old town, a historic and preserved part of Koh Lanta where buildings are over 100 years old and are shophouses are still made from wood in the traditional style. After a walk through the old town with your guide, enjoy a delicious Thai set lunch at one of the local restaurants. After lunch, visit Kantiang Beach and relax on the white sands or swim in the turquoise water. Make your way to Lanta National Park and trek up to the viewpoint which gives you a beautiful panoramic of the coastline and lighthouse. Here is the perfect spot for photo opportunities before being returned to your hotel at approximately 3:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 77 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.

Pema was a phenomenally interesting and fun guide. We overran by well over an hour and it was simply a pleasure to have that extra time with her. Very highly recommended.

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.

Thank you very for everything ! What a beautiful experience ! Birman food , local Phuket food, city discovery and history ! We loved it !

There were only 3 of us, so the guide was very interesting just for us and we had a great day