See cultural sights and natural attractions of Phuket on this 7-hour tour that provides an insider look at this popular Thai destination. Learn about the Sino-Portuguese heritage, visit important landmarks, and enjoy a provided rum cocktail to celebrate your experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
7-hour Phuket tour
Visit cultural attractions like Wat Chalong and Phuket Big Buddha
After pickup in the late morning, your day tour starts by heading toward the old city of Phuket, stopping by the tourism office for an introduction to the area's history and Sino-Portuguese architecture. Then stop at a viewpoint over the city for photo ops.
In the afternoon, you'll have a lunch break (own expense), and then your tour continues with a visit to Wat Chalong, the largest and most prominent Buddhist temple on the island. Admire the 3-story main building, and head upstairs to see Buddha statues and enjoy a view from the top level.
Next, visit the Phuket Big Buddha, a marble statue visible from a large part of the island. If you want to leave your mark, you can purchase a small piece of marble to have mounted on one of the pillars. Then drive along a coastal road on the west side of the island, stopping for a photo op before arriving at Laem Promthep in the early evening. Watch the sunset from this southwestern tip of Thailand, and then head to a rum factory in Chalong for a cocktail made with organic rum.
Your day tour ends with return to your hotel in the mid-evening. By the end of the day, you'll have a proper overview of Phuket without the hassle of factory shops that are often part of other tours.
We did this tour our first day in Phuket. This was such an amazing way to start our vacation! Our tour guide Biebie was wonderful!!! She was so knowledgeable and so so sweet! She kept us smiling all day! The company communicated to us the night before the trip, our driver was on time, and our tour guide Biebie was great!!! A++++++
Everything about this day was fantastic. Our pickup arrived exactly on time, and we were greeted warmly. Information about the day was given to us immediately along with a very nice gift of a useful cloth bag containing water and a snack. The driver was excellent and safe. Our guide Rene, was very nice and full of interesting and informative facts about the city, and the culture. I was very curious about the religion/spirituality of the culture and she was able to explain a lot for me.
Throughout the day, each time we returned to the van the driver provided us with a frosty cold drink and cold wipes. Rene was very sensitive to our needs, checking in often to make sure we were coping with the heat and making sure we knew where to find a toilet if needed. Her recommendation for lunch resulted in one of the best meals we had in Phuket!
I would highly recommended this tour for anyone, but be aware that there are a lot of stairs to climb at many of the beautiful sights.
Thank you for your super kind words :) we are grateful and delighted to hear that you enjoy your day with our team. Guide Rainy (or Rene is actually kinda cool way to spell her name too!) and our driver will be thrilled to read your review.
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Great tour, the guide, Pai, was really good and I really loved that it had no shopping stops. Good way to comfortably explore the main sights of Thailand! Pai was also really knowledgeable and could answer all questions posed!
Thank you very much for your kind words. Guide Pai will be happy to hear your comment. Also thank you for liking our no-shopping concept. We fully support local products but also understand the need to appreciate the local culture uninterrupted!
Hope to see you next time you're back in Phuket. We have more thoughtful tours like this to offer you.
Have a great week!
My 2 girlfriends and I had such an amazing time on this tour! Beautiful temples, a delicious lunch, gorgeous scenery and a tour/sampling at a rum distillery! Plus our wonderful guide Bie Bie made the day for us - she was so knowledgable, kind and funny - if you get her for your tour, you will be lucky! Thank you so much Bie Bie for a fantastic day and for showing us Phuket! :) :)
Thank you for your kind words! Guide Biebie will be super happy to hear about this! Glad that you and your girlfriends enjoy our tour :) Stay tuned for cool tips and trips Phuket Let's Go style via our facebook page or instagram
We really enjoyed this tour! I think seeing all of the sites would have been wonderful, but what truly made our trip was our amazing guide, BieBie! She was so incredibly sweet, informed on all the history/facts that you want to know, and gave us a plethora of tips on where the locals go too. We took her advice and checked out a few of the places and had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get their bearings of Phuket and learn a little something along the way. Thanks for making our day so special, BieBie :)
Thank you for your 5 bubbles! Guide Biebie is one of our best! We're happy to hear that you had a good time and enjoy your days in Phuket. Thank you for letting Phuket Let's Go be part of your vacation!
I believe my tour guides name was Prim. We drove for at least 45 minutes With absolutely no talking to tell us about the neighborhood we were driving through. The places that we visited were so very crowded and Loud that you could not hear what she was saying. The 11 passenger van that we were crammed into was very uncomfortable. Everyone had to Bow their heads down to see out of the windows and again no commentary whatsoever for any of the neighborhoods that we drove drove through. The rum stop was a 2 building (1 for the restaurant the other barn-like structure was the factory??) Again Prim was very nice but I gained no knowledge and not that much insight from this tour. I would not recommend. Two thumbs down.