This tour is particularly useful to newcomers to Phuket wanting to get their bearings and the self-confidence required to ensure a fantastic holiday.
Two tours a day offer two different routes, giving you more flexibility to enjoy the tour you way you want. As expected on an introductory tour of Phuket you will come across the most popular sun-drenched beaches, the largest Buddhist temple on the island and see one of the biggest sources of income for Phuket. You personal tastes will play a deciding factor in how you will see Phuket Old Town, the beaches of Kata, Kata Noi and Karon, Promthep Cape (and maybe even the biggest gem factory in the world?).
The MORNING ROUTE that will take you to see Patong Beach, the island's most popular beach, up to Karon Viewpoint and an incredible panoramic spectacle of 3 beaches—Kata, Kata Noi, and Karon. Then it is onto Promthep Cape to snap a few photos of the breathtaking scenery at the island's most southern point. Then its soon onto Wat Cholong, one of the most venerated temples in Phuket. Admire the beautiful designs of Siamese architecture, and observe the practices of local Buddhist culture.
A further stop will be made so you can admire the magnificent statue of the island's Big Buddha (if chosen). This is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island and is highly recommended! The large Buddha statue sits on top of the Hill between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen for miles. The views are simply amazing!
Lastly, head back to Phuket Town. Pop into a cashew factory to learn about one of the Phuket's biggest sources of income then taste and shop for nutty souvenirs if you want before cruising through the streets of Phuket Old Town to admire the well-preserved and historic Sino-Portuguese architecture of the city. Your outing ends at the biggest gems factory in the world where you can opt to stay to enjoy its favours before hopping on a bus to be dropped off back at your hotel.
Or choose the AFTERNOON ROUTE which permits a closer look at Phuket Old Town with that component of the tour being a Walking Tour. Of course, the Cashew Nut Factory, the Big Buddha and Wat Chalong will still be included if you elect to take the afternoon tour, but the last stop will be at Promthep Cape which is known for giving its visitors some phenomenally beautiful sunsets views.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
A minimum of 2 people is required for the Morning Tour to operate. Single travellers can still book but are subject to availability day before tour operates.
Not wheelchair accessible
Restroom facilities available
On the Morning Tour, if you are being picked up in Rawai, you will be picked up after the tour stops at Patong Beach.
At the end of the morning tour we will visit Gems Gallery International, the world’s biggest jewellery and gem centre. Transport back to your hotel will be available whenever you wish to leave. Just inform your guide or Gems Gallery staff.
While at the Big Buddha, our guide will take you inside where you have an option to pay for a marble tile, (with a suggested donation of 100 baht) for the smallest tile. Those who donate are handed a black marker to sign their name and write a message on the tile. This will used in the renovations.
Should your travel plans change, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.
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