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Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

1. Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day small-group tour and learn about the history of Phuket whilst becoming acquainted with the local food. Your tour starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be to Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical sight with a professional guide as you get to know Phuket's local food. You can snap pictures and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be to the Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot", who is highly respected by the people of Phuket. Many Thais come for paying respect to the abbot for good fortune in their lives. Continuing on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmarks on top of the Nakkerd Hills. The Big Buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of the Phuket people, and you will be able to see the majestic 45-meter high white marble Marnwichai style statue up-close whilst enjoying the view of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Finally, you will visit a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. You will then continue to the last highlight of admiring the Karon view point on the west coast of Phuket. Don't miss the opportunity to take pictures of the view of several bays, the green mountain and the emerald sea with its turquoise water before heading back to your accommodation.

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Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

2. Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10:00am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea. Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades. Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

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Phuket: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Instagram Tour

3. Phuket: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Instagram Tour

Snap cool photos at the vibrant Romani Street in Phuket Old Town and see the most beautiful sunset over Promthep Cape on this full day tour with an expert local guide. Enjoy the luxury of a hotel transfer service. Start the day’s adventure with a visit to two of the most famous sites on the island. The first stop is Chaithararam Temple or Wat Chalong, the largest and most sacred temple in Phuket. Check out the bone fragment of Buddha. Listen as your guide shows you the local way of making an offering to the monks. Wander around the temple, taking in the decorative walls and ceilings that depict mosaics of Buddha’s life. Then head over to the Big Buddha, named for the large 45-meter alabaster statue of Buddha sitting atop a hill. Snap some photos of this famous landmark as well as the surrounding scenery before making your way to Phuket’s Old Town. Don’t let the name fool you. The old town of Phuket is known for its vibrantly colored, century-old Sino-Portuguese houses. Explore Soi Romanee, one of the most famous streets in the old town. Next, head on over to Nui Beach, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before making your way to Rock Swing to take some photos on a swing. Enjoy stunning views of the Andaman Sea and the lush greenery of the island from Cape Krating. Next up is Ao Sane Beach, also called Jungle Beach. You’ll have some free time to rest and relax, snorkel and swim, or even take a quick hike uphill to Cape Krating, which also holds amazing views of the sea. To end the day, head to Promthep Cape to enjoy the sunset and take photos of even more seascapes and gorgeous views to memorialize the day’s adventure.

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Phuket: Private ATV, Zipline & Phuket City Tour

4. Phuket: Private ATV, Zipline & Phuket City Tour

Get the adrenaline pumping with an ATV ride and zipline adventure in nature. Snap photos of glorious views at Karon Viewpoint, marvel at the Big Buddha, explore the temple grounds of Wat Chalong, and stroll through colorful Phuket Old Town. Start bright and early by picking you up from your hotel before we kick things off with an-hour long ATV ride. Go off road on a Phuket ATV and explore the island’s terrain before heading straight to the zipline area, where you’ll soar through the air, witnessing the beauty of Phuket. After an exhilarating ride, it’s time to get out your cameras as you make our way to Karon Viewpoint. Snap photos and take in the glorious vista before going to Ao Sane Beach. After all the energy expended, refuel with a delicious lunch before enjoying the refreshing waters by the shore. You can even rent out a snorkelling mask and try your hand at spotting marine creatures before the next stop. One of the main landmarks of the city, the 45 meter alabaster statue known as the Big Buddha Phuket is the next destination. Take in the sweeping views once you reach the base of the statue and marvel at the majesty of the third tallest statue in Thailand. The next stop in the rest of our Phuket City Tour is the Wat Chalong or Chalong Temple. The largest and most sacred temple in Phuket, legend has it that the grand pagoda actually houses a fragment of Buddha’s bone. Walk through the temple grounds and explore the gilded halls with beautiful golden statues and intricate details. The last stop of the day is Phuket Old Town, known for its colorful old-style shophouses and many opportunities to browse. Ogle at the many street vendors selling their wares, stop to taste the local street food, and even purchase a souvenir to remember your day by before you make your way back to your hotel to end the day.

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Phuket: City Tour, Yoga, and Muay Thai Class

5. Phuket: City Tour, Yoga, and Muay Thai Class

Start the day bright and early and be taken to your first activity, a yoga class. Prepare yourself for the day ahead with a tranquil workout and meditation sessions with a local yoga teacher. Next, burn off some calories in a Muay Thai class. Learn the basics of this much-loved Thai martial art and perfect a couple of punch and kick combos. After a sweaty workout, purchase a delicious local lunch. Head to Karon Viewpoint for the first stop of the Phuket city tour. Snap photos of all corners of the island, then continue on to the Big Buddha statue. Standing an impressive 45 meters in height, the statue is one of the most famous landmarks on the island. Continue to Wat Chalong, one of Phuket’s most sacred temples. It is rumored that a fragment of Buddha’s bone can be found in the hall of the grand pagoda. Marvel at the numerous golden statues and detailed carvings of the temple before heading to the last stop. Finish the tour in the Old Town of Phuket. This famous Portuguese-inspired area houses colorful shops that sell a variety of local wares. Wander the streets to take in the sights, sounds, and culinary smells, before you’re returned back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Phuket Old Town

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 280 reviews

A definite must do if In Phuket which is a mix of visits to little eating houses, cafes and markets. We also visited and learned about some of the historical buildings in the Old Phuket Town. The best food tour to know everything about Thai market, food art and culture, as well as the influences from different ethnies (Myanmar, Chinese and Muslim among others). Pema is the most delightful, caring, phenomenally interesting and fun guide who has a vast knowledge of the locality and the history of the origin of the food. She took us to local restaurants which we would not have found by ourselves and we had the most tasteful food imaginable. It was a feast at every stop and the food is all delicious! Pema, thank you so much for making this a pleasurable tour. Very highly recommended with a lovely guide.

It was a marvelous day. It will stay in our memory for ever because we saw great places in Phuket, but also thanks to our guide, Joy. Everything was as said in the tour description, but it was even better because Joy had a lot of attention towards us all the time. She explained us so many things and answered so many questions. She took so many pictures and sent them to us! Thanks also to our driver that has driven all the day. We recommend this tour, we really felt like special guests to discover the most beautiful of Phukhet in one day with kindness and no stress. We are also very happy with the video that Joy sent us the day after.

Superb day that put stars in our eyes! Joy our guide couldn't do enough with us and showed us amazing places. She took some wonderful photos and even created a beautiful video montage of our day for us. Activity to do absolutely!

Highly recommend if you want to see more of Phuket and actually learn about the history of it. Guide was great, super friendly, spoke very good English. Must do if in Phuket!

Amazing experience, you can discover a huge amount of Local food. Come with an empty stomach and let the best guide show you around and share her pation.