Following the Old Phuket Trails

Following the Old Phuket Trails

With the concentration of beaches and tourism destinations on the west side, the eastern coast line
remains rather untouched. Plenty of authentic exploration awaits as we venture us
along this coast line and include the always-interesting Phuket Town.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Where beach meets the often forgotten cultural beauty of one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destination, deep in the south of the Kingdom; it is here where heritage meets stunning beachscapes.

A tailored full day experience bringing both side of the variety of the country in the spotlight; a cultural and scenic treat to enrich your holiday memories of the beauty and the charm of the “Pearl of the Andaman” – Phuket. If you are looking for this as something to tick off your bucket list when visiting this highly popular beach destination in southern Thailand, then look no further.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Old Phuket Trails

09:00 - 17:00

After being picked up from your hotel in Phuket at around 9 am, we head down along one of the more scenic routes that uncover unknown parts of this island. This is a rare chance to take in the natural beauty of Phuket Island as you is driven along scenic beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Yet, Phuket is more than its famous beaches. We bring you to lesser-known Eastern part, where life moves on and where ancient cultural traditions are kept alive.

Phuket Town is the official capital of this island is included before we head out to our local lunch address. A remembrance of its rich history and constructed in a Sino-Portuguese style, it would not be complete if you had the chance to wander around its history and unique architecture. Cited to still house the historical essence and preserve it the way, the islands first colonist set this up, walking along the main streets is wading into a touch of Phuket’s authentic legacy.

With 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. Many of the well-maintained residences are now home to restaurant, bars, galleries and boutiques, which give it a more than charming feeling, and a totally different view of what the island is best known for. There will be ample time to browse around and see what’s selling, cooking and brewing under local ownerships.

In detail, your guide tells you about all ins and outs of this non-touristic part of Phuket before heading back to your hotel. A day that will move fast yet will leave a lasting memory.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Due to the nature of this tour, a maximum of 12 guests per tour is set.

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