The Hidden Side of Phuket

The Hidden Side of Phuket

Away from the tourism trails lies an unknown Phuket: its centre is one surprise after another.
A tour that is crafted and designed in accordance to old, traditional ways; a walking
tour with a local dinner that brings the best out of this destination.

WHY THIS TOUR?

What makes Phuket Town such a feast for all senses? Often overlooked in favour of is powdery sandy shores, the knowledge that the inviting islands off its coast line take the definition tropical to a new level, and where a kaleidoscope of restaurants serve whatever you wish for within walking distance from your accommodation, this is our tailored take on seeing Phuket Town the way it should be.

A Sin-Portuguese walking endeavour with lots of flair and elements related to the island’s trading history without losing sight over its culinary heritage. An outing with us, as your guide where we dig deep into the amazement of Phuket Town.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Hidden Side of Phuket

15:00 - 20:00

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your Phuket hotel at around 3.00pm and we head inlands towards the main city of the island – Phuket Town.

The capital of Thailand’s only island province is worth visiting for its shopping, restaurants, and delightful examples of Indo-Portuguese mansions constructed by Chinese tin and rubber barons. 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.

Wandering through the Sino-Portuguese centre of traditional Phuket – there is no better means to smell feel and touch Phuket’s architecture along its side streets and historical buildings. Crafted and designed in accordance to old and still practiced measures, Phuket Town represents to be admired and there is no better way to see the eye for detail in the design work by foot. Outside its rich cultural heritage, its quaint colonial mansions, there are many stories to tell about the history and design of Phuket Town and your guide will have all the ins and outs for you.

Phuket Town is a true melting pot of street side eateries and stalls that serve only the best. Together with viewpoints such as Promthep and Karon View Point, the vistas atop Rang Hill are famous for those seeking front row seats to watch the sun set and those in search for a prime spot for great views of Phuket Town. All this, including a visit to an old Chinese temple and finishing the evening off with a delicious dinner on top of Rang Hill, uncovering a Phuket, hidden from its touristic trails.

After this feast for the eyes and taste buds, your driver and guide will bring you back to your hotel where you will arrive at around 8.00pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to Phuket Town
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • A set dinner at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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 travellers, 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.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • 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.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is 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.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • 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.
  • This tour is only operated in the late afternoon.

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