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3 Days in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2016

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Dubbed the Pearl of the South, Phuket is one of the world's most famous beach destinations.Thailand's largest and most visited island, the hot spot revolves around and thrives on tourism yet retains a spark of the real Thailand. Here are some of the best ways to spend three days in Phuket.

Day 1: Exploring the Island
The best way to get an introduction to the island and check out the downtown scene is by taking a morning tour with an English-speaking guide who can tell you all you need to know about your new surroundings. In the evening, be dazzled by the Las Vegas-style Simon Cabaret Show, or combine dinner and a Thai cultural show at FantaSea, where the whirling, swirling, vivid display of Thailand's exotic heritage delight viewers.

Day 2: Get Active
After your introductory day out on the island, it’s time to get out there and get moving. A vacation in Phuket definitely means dipping your toes in the gorgeous blue water, but you can also opt to take the plunge on a rafting adventure. Go for a rain forest canoe ride down the Sok River in the island's interior, or explore the mysterious tidal caves of Phang Nga Bay by canoe.

Day 3: The Surrounding Waters
If yesterday's activities didn't include enough water-fueled action for you, you're in luck. Phuket is surrounded by exquisite groups of islands, all easily seen on a day trip. Ride a speedboat to Krabi, famous for its snorkeler's wonderland of limestone caves and white-sand beaches, or see Koh Phi Phi for yourself—some say its the region's most beautiful island group. If you'd rather sail more leisurely, ride a ferry to the nearby islands for some free time to swim, snorkel, and soak up the sunshine.

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Phuket Fantasea Show and Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 136 Reviews

Spend an evening at Phuket Fantasea, a theme park and entertainment complex the whole family can enjoy. Buffet dinner is included as you sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.54
Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket, Phuket, Dinner Packages
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Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 77 Reviews

Canoe through the idyllic scenery of Phang Nga Bay on this day trip from Phuket. This national marine park is dotted with dozens of islands, limestone cliffs ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.82
Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat, Phuket, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

This tour offers a full day out to visit Koh Phi Phi, which many regard as the two most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea.

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.75
Khao Sok Full Day Jungle Safari from Phuket, Phuket, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Khao Sok Full Day Jungle Safari from Phuket

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Enjoy a jungle safari day out, as you explore the Khao Sok National Park. Ride on top of an elephant, explore the waterways by canoe and be impressed by the ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.46
Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket, Phuket, Day Trips
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Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Experience the ultimate extravaganza at the Phuket Simon Cabaret Show. An entertaining night not to be missed!

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.87
White-Water Rafting and ATV Adventure from Phuket, Phuket, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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White-Water Rafting and ATV Adventure from Phuket

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Want to up the ante on your Phuket trip? Combine off-roading and white-water rafting on a full-day guided adventure from Phuket. Go for a wild ride in the rain ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.70
Sunset Dinner Cruise: Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat, Phuket, Day Trips
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Sunset Dinner Cruise: Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat

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Capture a postcard-perfect sunset during a Phang Nga Bay dinner cruise aboard a traditional junk from Phuket. Embrace the balmy evening air as you soak up ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.59
Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour, Phuket, Dinner Cruises
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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

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Familiarize yourself with the island of Phuket on a half day guided coach tour. Take in the islands natural beauty as you drive along the beach roads through ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $8.65
Similan Islands Speedboat and Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket, Phuket, Full-day Tours
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Similan Islands Speedboat and Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket

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Hop on a speedboat in Phuket to visit three spots in the Similan Islands, widely considered the best place to snorkel and dive in Thailand. Renowned for their ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.96
Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park Ropes Course from Phuket, Phuket, Day Trips
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Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park Ropes Course from Phuket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Calling all adrenaline junkies! This thrilling outdoor adventure from Phuket is a must-do activity for children and adults who wish to test their stamina at ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.59

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