Thailand

Full Day Phuket Explorer

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • See the Big Buddha on Nakkerd Hill
  • Visit a cashew nut factory
  • View a 100 year old Chinese mansion made famous in movies
  • Take a ride on a water buffalo cart through the rural landscape

tour details

We’ll explore Thailand’s largest island by starting with a scenic drive along some of Phuket’s beautiful beaches. At Nakkerd Hill, you’ll visit the stunning Big Buddha and enjoy a marvelous view over Chalong Bay and Southern Phuket. After seeing Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most revered monastery, we’ll also visit a cashew factory and Phuket’s oldest Chinese temple, where you’ll learn about the Chinese influence on the island. After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll visit a typical farmhouse for a demonstration of rubber tapping. You’ll also observe trained monkeys picking coconuts and learn how rice is planted, grown and harvested. Finally, you’ll enjoy a short ride on a water buffalo cart.

tour description

Start the morning with a scenic drive to a viewpoint along some of Phuket's beautiful beaches. Drive up Nakkerd Hill where you will visit the stunning "Big Buddha". Here you will also enjoy a marvellous view over Chalong Bay and Southern Phuket. Then proceed to Wat Chalong, Phuket's most revered monastery at Chalong. Our next stop is at a Cashew nut factory, before you continue to Phuket's oldest Chinese temple, where you will learn more about the Chinese influence on the island. Enjoy a visit to a 100 years old Chinese mansion in town. Famous movies such as "Young Indiana Jones", "The Killing Fields" and "Heaven and Earth" were filmed here. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to the northern part of the island. Visit a typical farmhouse and see a demonstration of rubber tapping at a local plantation and trained monkeys picking coconuts. You will see how rice is planted, grown and harvested. A scenic drive along the coast brings you back to your hotel.

includes

Transfer included: Yes
Meals included: Lunch, soft drink
    Tour code: HKTASFPE

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