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Popular Tours in and around Phuket

Tours in and around Phuket

Explore the many wonders of Phuket on a stress-free tour. Discover the grandeur of the Big Buddha and Wat Chalong nearby, and explore the vibrant history and cultural heritage in Old Phuket Town’s charming streets. Embark on a breathtaking boat trip to Phang Nga Bay, famous for its limestone cliffs and emerald waters. Treat yourself to island-hopping adventures like Phi Phi Islands, Koh Racha Island, and further north: the amazing Similan Islands. These diverse tours are unforgettable experiences to complete your holiday in Phuket.

Phang Nga Bay

Most Popular Phang Nga Bay Tours

Phang Nga Bay is a breathtaking natural wonder renowned for its dramatic limestone cliffs, emerald-green waters, and lush mangrove forests. The bay’s iconic attractions include James Bond Island and Koh Panyi Village, making it a popular destination for sightseeing, kayaking, and exploring unique caves and lagoons. The bay is about 20 km north of Phuket Island and 40 km from the pier, where you will probably board a boat. There are a few ways to explore Phang Nga: by big boat with canoes, by van followed by a longtail boat, or on a luxury cruise.

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What to do in Phuket, Thailand

South Phuket and Phuket Town Discovery Tours

These tours usually include a visit to several beaches and a stop at all the famous landmarks in the south part of Phuket Island such as the famous Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. The tour usually ends in Old Phuket Town where travellers can explore the old streets with the beautifully renovated Sino-Portuguese style shophouses.

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Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands

Most Popular Phi Phi Islands Tours

There are three main ways to go and explore Phi Phi Islands. Take a day trip on a big boat or go by speedboat ride for a quicker trip. Those tours usually stop at the main scenic points: Maya Bay, Bamboo Island and lunch in Tonsai Bay. The third and obviously the best, if you can afford it, is on a private boat. Each choice offers a unique experience, allowing visitors to tailor their journey based on time, preferences and budget.

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Hotels on islands near Phuket

Most Popular Island Hopping Tours

Island hopping near Phuket is a popular way to explore the beautiful islands of the Andaman Sea. There are many different islands to choose from, each with its own unique charm. Some of the most popular islands for island hopping near Phuket include: Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, Koh Khai Island, Coral Island, and Similan Island in the high season.

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Most Popular Cooking Classes

Cooking classes in Phuket are a great way to learn about Thai cuisine and experience the local culture. Most classes include a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients, followed by a hands-on cooking lesson. You will learn to make a variety of popular Thai dishes, such as pad thai, green curry, and Tom Yum soup. You will also get to enjoy the fruits of your labour, as you typically get to eat the dishes you cook. These classes typically cost between $30 and $50 per person. They usually run for 2-3 hours.

Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket

Most Popular Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant sanctuaries in Phuket are places where elephants can live freely and receive the care they need. Visitors can learn about the elephants and their history, and participate in activities such as feeding, bathing, and walking with the elephants. These sanctuaries offer a variety of activities, so you can choose the one that best suits your interests. When choosing an elephant sanctuary, it is important to do your research and make sure that it is ethical.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!