The Culture and Cuisine of Phuket

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

8 hours    English    Phuket

tour highlights

  • Taste freshly caught seafood for lunch in a local Chalong Bay seaside restaurant
  • Discover a boutique local rum distillery and enjoy a refreshing cocktail
  • Be guided through the atmospheric streets of Phuket's old town and visit an amulet market
  • Visit an old coffee house in a restored Sino Portuguese Heritage house
  • Enjoy the views over Phuket from a viewpoint high above the old town

tour details

Why choose this tour?

Take a break from your sun lounger and discover the best of Phuket on our unique cultural tour. Enjoy freshly caught seafood for lunch, visit a small rum distillery to try one of their cocktails and then finish the tour by exploring the beautifully restored shophouses in the atmospheric old town.

    tour description

    Pick up from your hotel at around 11.30 hours (exact time depends on the hotel's location) and drive south to Chalong Bay. At the bay, enjoy a tasty local seafood lunch with a view out over the pier and sailing boats in the bay. After lunch, make the short journey to visit a small rum distillery where a few years ago a French Caribbean couple started distilling this delicious and versatile spirit, producing an award-winning Rum. The staff explain how the Rum is crafted and then you have a go at creating your own rum cocktail (non-alcoholic drinks also provided).

    In our eyes, the highlight of Phuket is the charming Old Town which long ago attracted immigrants from neighbouring countries who brought with them their distinctive architecture, cuisine and culture. Spend at least two-hours in the Old Town, and see how the now brightly painted shophouses along the likes of Talang, Krabi and Dibuk Roads have been lovingly restored. We visit an old coffee house to taste their local blend and explore different local markets, including one where you find detailed amulets believed to provide luck and protection. Afterwards, there is time to explore more on your own and the chance to shop. Before returning to the hotel we travel up to Rang Hill Viewpoint, and take in the wonderful vista of the Old Town, at dusk. At the viewpoint discover a Big Buddha, a panoramic platform and a beautifully designed pavilion. Return to the hotel around 19.30 hours.


    • Transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicle from/to Phuket hotel
    • Bottled drinking water and refreshing towels
    • Admission fees to the specified sightseeing points
    • Seafood lunch with water, rum distillery tour with alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail, coffee in the old town
    • Professionally licensed guide speaking the language as per detailed on each excursion
    • Tour insurance
    • Service charge and applicable government tax


    • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips etc.
    • Other services not specified in the program
    Tour code: EXHFCCPB

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