Old Phuket Town Reviews
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very good trip
It was so so tour. Nothing especially interesting and tour guide didn't seem to be very entusiastic. If anything I liked cashew factory, at least we got to try something interesting food and drinks there.
Good value for money, guide was friendly, informative and helpful. However, ran out of time and did not see all sights mentoned on website. Time should have been controlled better.
great way to see the island of Phuket, and learn a little bit of history at the same time. Well worth it.
Sights were stunning! This was a great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable.
Cheap price and fun for few hours.
This tour is well worth the money. Even the trip to the cashew nut factory was interesting.
We were collected promptly from the hotel lobby by a guide with excellent english. Sightseeing tour included two viewpoints, cashew nut factory, discount souvenier market , gems gallery and a temple. The temple is very nice. Chinese firecrackers were being set off when we visited as someone had been fortunate on the lottery. Ladies remember to cover your shoulders to enter the temple itself. Cashew factory was interesting, found out lots I didn't know about them. Cashew products were available for tasting and purchasing. The Cashew fruit juice is very nice, especially chilled. The first view point provided a spectacular view across to Karon beach. Here there was also a person allowing photos with an eagle (claws clipped) for a small fee. Kids liked this. The souvenier market was extensive and most products were cheaper than in Pattong. The gems gallery was a working factory for hand-made jewellery. They show you a video, walk you through the factory, and then you enter the sales room where you have hundreds of jewellery items available for purchase in 14 or 18 carat gold or white gold. Many items eg earrings are reasonable priced. Most items there are original designs. Very good morning.
Good guide and driver and my only disappointment was visiting the games complex as most things there did not interest me. I thought it would have been better to drive up to see the big Buddha instead.
Woody was great!! Highly recommended
a great introduction to anyone's first day in Phuket. Well worth it!
Started off well with an axcellent tour guide . Unfortunately towards the end of the tour we ended up being taken to a large souvenir shop followed by the largest gem jewellery manufacturer in Phuket. The tour would have been more memorably without these visits and one would assume there was some sort of commission involved.
Not as good as some of the other city tours that we have purchased for other countries. Spent more time at the add on places like gift shop, jewellery and cashew factory that the other sights. A little disappointing however the guide was well informed and english was very good. Would I recommend probably not...
Worth to go and we enjoy the trip.
Excellent tour with a really good tour guide. You do get taken to some shops but actually don't be put off by that - we had been to Bangkok and Chiang Mai before this and the pressure to buy was intense but here there really was none at all. The tourist shop they take you to is actually really good as no one is hassling you and it was really cheap compared to some of the stuff we had unfortunately bought at the night markets in Chiang Mai.
The temple they take you to is pretty good, but we'd already seen a few by that point so it'll have lost it's shine a bit because of that. Worthwhile tour.