Phuket’s Fascinating Highlights

Phuket’s Fascinating Highlights

The beaches of the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ (a nickname of Phuket) always have been the major
attraction of this tourism destination. Yet there is more and this half day introduction
to Phuket shows that there is much more than the beaches.

WHY THIS TOUR?

No Phuket visit is complete without going beyond its beaches and lively centres along the island’s western coast. Thailand’s largest island is string of cultural and religious diversity, linked with its trading past and southern-style architecture.

Blessed with fertile lands and natural monuments of awe and splendour, all above is packed smoothly into an exploration of one of Thailand’s tourism destinations that venture slightly away from its sandy shores.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Phuket’s Fascinating Highlights

08:30 - 13:30
|
13:30 - 18:30

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel on Phuket for a 5-hour exploration of some of Phuket’s most famous sites. We start our journey with a visit to one of the most notable viewing points along the west coast. As the name implies, Karon View Point is an elevated natural sight along the main access road away from Kata Beach for panoramic views over not only Karon and Kata Beach. Offering magnificent views over the various bays and beaches along Phuket’s western coast line, it is locally known as “Khao Saam Haad” (Three Beaches Hill) as visitors can indeed admire three of Phuket’s main beaches from this spot.

Promthep Cape is an absolute pinnacle of watching the sea and the land coming together in a natural way gives a new definition of a panoramic view with a high dose of awe and amazement. Located in the deep south of Phuket, sunrises and sunsets make Promthep Cape a much adored landmark during the day.

The road trip includes the island’s most important religious site, the glistering Wat Chalong. The renowned monastery housing bronze images of the monks Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who are highly respected by Phuket inhabitants.

A guided tour into Phuket Town brings forward the Sino-Portuguese style influences, and there is also an opportunity to shop at one of the local markets or boutiques. Phuket town was originally settled about a century ago by Chinese residents of Malaysia who were drawn to the lucrative mineral deposits. Tin and rubber fortunes created by the great rush formed the great Sino-Thai dynasties, which still dominate the economies of southern Thailand.

Before we end this half day, we make a final stop that shows you some of Phuket’s finest. Phuket is well-known for its gem stones and a plethora of stones that can be found in the grounds on the island. A ‘ride into history’ is includes as we take you on a journey to get an up-and-close view of gem stone mining.

After seeing some of the most precious stones displayed, we will bring you back to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

×

INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Phuket’s main beaches. Transfers outside these areas such as Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Laguna Phuket, Nai Thon, Nai Harn, Rawai, Chalong, Phuket Town and beaches along the east coast including any harbour and Phuket’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.

Start typing and press Enter to search