10 Top Tours in Phuket
Phuket is one of the most famous provinces in Thailand and the destination of many international tourists. In fact, Thailand is made up of small islands that Phuket is the largest island of its own. The island in the southwest of Thailand is one of the most legendary tourist destinations in the world. Phuket is known for its beautiful and outstanding beaches all over the world.
There are plenty of really memorable things to do in Phuket and also plenty of places to visit in Phuket. Phuket alone is a legendary island for spending the holidays but day trips from Phuket for different purposes can give you an amazing vacation. Here are some of the tourist attractions of Phuket Island. The following list is our pick of the things which you should absolutely not miss while in Phuket.
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
It has greenery and a good environment for family gatherings. The fascinating thing about Green Elephant is that there are several elephants including the cute baby elephants and you get to feed them, take a picture with them or even swim with the elephants in Phuket.
If you like tropical jungles and rivers also there are a some tour programs that allow you not only to visit elephants but to do other activities like canoeing and swimming in one of the rare unspoiled jungles close to Phuket the Khao Sok National Park.
This one day trip to Kaosok and Chiao Lan Lake from Phuket for example gives you the opportunity to take some grate pictures in a Scenic viewpoint in the Khao Sok National Park, visit the Monkey Cave, swim in a fresh water lake and more.
Phuket Aquarium And Dolphin Show
In 1983, the aquarium was built as part of the Phuket Biology Center project. It has been more than 30 years since the construction of this recreational complex, but we must say that the center has recently been completely renovated and now it's a luxury place to visit. More than 300,000 tourists visit the Phuket Aquarium every year. Here you can get acquainted with various species of aquatic in Thailand.
Well if you like the marine life then you may also want to visit the Dolphin Show in Phuket.
This show is performed by Captive Breed Dolphins that now are more familiar with people and their trainers than the wile life, they have been born in captivity and lived and trained in conjunction with their trainer, so they will enjoy the program as much as you do.
Big Buddha Phuket
The religion of most Thai people is Buddhist, so there are numerous temples throughout the country. Buddhist sculptures are abundantly seen in various Thai cities. One of the most famous Buddhist sculptures in Thailand, the great Buddhist Phuket, is that seeing this huge statue will surely be wonderful for you.
We really suggest you to take part in one of the Phuket City tour programs if it is your first time in Phuket and would like to see all of the corners of Phuket in one day.
We have sorted the top 10 Day Trips and tour packages in Phuket that you should not miss.
# 1: Flying Hanuman
Zip-line Park Phuket is one of the lush green areas of Phuket which also has excitement for tourists. You will fly low through the forest and high above the treetops to see this Phuket hillside from every perspective.
Flying Hanuman offers different packages, you can choose from different combinations of 30 wooden platforms on the trees that are connected to rappel cables, air bridges, spiral staircases, and zipper liners.
Phi Phi islands are a destination that has to be visited by those who are traveling for the first time. These islands are located almost 50km from Phuket.
Phi Phi Leh Island with a stunning view of limestone cliffs and its emerald green waters will give you an exceptional experience of swimming and snorkeling.
Phi Phi islands are full of hidden caves that have to be explored. It will be a great experience to swim in these crystal clear waters with beautiful beaches.
There are a number of tour operators in Phuket offering different Phi Phi Tour Packages with different prices and itineraries, some are taking you to Phi Phi by Speedboat, some by big-boat or ferry while others are offering a mixture of Big boat and speed boat where your main travel to the Phi Phi island will be with the big boat and then you will do the sightseeing with the speedboat.
Before choosing your Phi Phi Tour package, make sure that your tour package includes insurance, snorkeling gear and tour guide.
# 3: James Bond Island
James Bond Islands is comprised of 100 islands with a total area of 400 square kilometers.
A lot of pictures of these islands can be found in Guinness Book, some for their beauty and some other for their strange appearances.
These islands, also known as Khao Phing Kan, are a popular one day trip destination from Phuket among touristic places. You can swim, boat, and visit around these islands.
A beauty symbol of these islands is the beach, which is a very tall rock with many small caves in it.
When you are booking your online James Bond Island tour package note that usually Tour price does NOT INCLUDE National Park Entrance.
Don’t forget visiting Splash Jungle Water Park when going to Phuket.
It is a very interesting destination to have a very exciting experience with your family.
Providing a stunning view to the May Kao beach, it is a place of attractive activities for the children and adult.
Water sliders are immersed in over 6 million liters of water and it will absolutely be very enjoyable to play in it.
Two restaurants are seen in Splash Jungle, each of which provides a delicious set of the best Thai foods.
Although it cannot be considered as a very large water park, but it is the best water park in Phuket and it will give you a memorable experience during your holiday in Phuket.
As we said earlier in this article Phi Phi island is one of the most popular touristic places in Thailand and you can find a variety of different Phi Phi Tour Packages, This is a golden combination package of 3 beautiful islands, Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay and Bamboo Island.
The Phi Phi Island became famous after the movie The Beach 1980 was released. It was filmed on the stunning beach at Maya Bay.
Phi Phi islands have beautiful places such as limestone cliffs vertically jutting out of the water along with weathered rocks and minerals that create colorful patterns of yellow, red, and orange.
Phi Phi Lay consists of two amazing coves: Maya Bay and Pilah Cove, each of which has tall cliffs that are in a semicircular shape.
Such a beautiful place is hard to find!
# 6: Phuket City Tour
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, if this is the first time you are visiting Phuket, then City Tour is a MUST DO.
Even if this is not your first holiday in Phuket and you want to revisit Pig Buddha or Chalong Temple you still might consider taking part in this City Tour as it will be cheaper than private transpiration.
By admitting to this tour program, you can simply see all the Must-See places in Phuket in half a day!
We have made a variety of city tour by combining different activities like ATV Riding, Elephant Tracking and Tiger Kingdom tour but the essence of The Phuket City tour will always remain as the following items:
- Kata View Point
- Big Buddha
- Chalong Temple
- Some local factories like Phuket Honey farm or Cashew nut factory
In addition to the mentioned items, we suggest you pick a program that includes a visit to The Old Phuket Town (Sino-Portuguese Houses) or Promthep Cape, Also, don’t forget that there is a very special Weekend Market going on every Saturday and Sunday in Phuket Town with all kinds of Thai street foods you can think of and local souvenir shops, but be careful you can visit the Weekend market only during the weekend so plan accordingly.
That was all you should know about The Phuket City Tour, you can find all the programs with the details on our website.
This one is a bit different tour and our recommendation if you are on a budget trip in Phuket, Khao Lak is located 80km north of Phuket, adjacent to Ranong and Surat Thani. It is also 788km from Bangkok.
This place is popular among eco-tourists and adventurers. White water rafting along the Song Phraek River in Phang Nga is exciting and fun.
The view is beautiful, the air is fresh and you can hear the river when you get there. This wild river is enjoyable for amateurs and those who are familiar with the furious current.
There are three national parks in this region. It has caves, lakes, restaurants, and shopping centers. Surin and Similan Islands are also near to this region.
Phuket has lots of heavenly beaches with white sands and all of those iconic islands that movies were played in but you won’t have time to visit all them during your short Holiday in Phuket, right?
Well that’s why we have put together a one day island hopping from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands, James Bond Island, Bamboo Island and Maithon Island, Now the name of “The Treasure of Andaman” should makes more sense, you will get the full view of the best islands around Phuket.
First you will go to James Bond Islands, for sightseeing at Panak and Hong islands and an adventurous canoeing in the caves and mangroves.
Then you sail to Krabi Province to visit the Pranang Beach and Pranang Cave, from there you shall go to the Phi Phi islands for lunch, swim in beautiful water at Pileh Lagoon and of course visiting the Viking cave and monkey beach.
After having some relaxing time in the Bamboo Island beach you are going to the last stop on the way back to Phuket, to the private island Maithon for snorkeling in the clear water far from the crowd of tourists in the normal snorkeling spots.
Well, that’s it, By taking part in The Trouser of Andaman Tour you will visit Phuket’s top islands including Phi Phi and James Bond.
Kapong district in Phang Nga Province is a part of Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park.
It is the center of varies tourist activities like Rafting at Songpreak, Rafting at Khao Lak and Canoeing at Khao Sok etc.
Despite that this safari tour holds the ninth place in our top 10 tour programs, many tourist might find it as the third or forth best activity to do in Phuket, Because its a great combination of adventure and peace in the untouched green nature of Kapong area, Your tour will begin with a Pick up from your hotel in Phuket around 6 AM with a van, you will reach the Kapong district in about 2 and half an hour from Phuket.
Your Kapong Tubing will start with some Elephant Bathing and will continue with tracking in the jungle to a very beautiful waterfall where you can enjoy swimming in the fresh and clear water and carry on to Lunch and some 4 wheels transfer in Jungle and of course tubing in the rapid flow of river for about 45 minutes.
You can check the program and Book Kapong Tubing Nature tour here.
# 10: Siam Niramit Phuket
What is the best program to attend in a rainy afternoon? Why not joining a cultural show?
Siam Niramit Phuket is a cultural extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to the island’s entertainment scene.
It is located just off the By-pass Road in the outskirts of Phuket Town. The show features songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts. You just need to sit back, relax, and enjoy the historical perspectives of Thai arts and culture in this 70-minute performance.