Hailed as the "Pearl of the Andaman Sea," this island off Thailand's long southern coast boasts a colorful history. A crossroads for trade, Phuket has been a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island's natural resources, which include tin, hardwoods and rubber. In the past half-century, Phuket has enjoyed wide popularity as one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travelers are drawn to the island's beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic, forested hills.
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6 hours | Phuket | HKT-185H K T - 1 8 5
Discover Patong Beach, one of Phuket's most popular destinations. You'll have an entire day to play your way and the options are endless. Go shopping, hit the beach, be part of the party-atmosphere on Bangla Street or join in a number of watersports (fees not included).
Set out on a half-day exploration of Thailand's largest island. Enjoy such highlights as scenic Promthep Cape; Chalong Wat, Phuket's most revered temple; and Phuket Thai Village where you'll witness a colorful show of traditional dances and possibly Thai-style martial arts demonstrations. Then enjoy lunch and shopping.
See all the major sights Phuket Old Town has to offer with a sightseeing excursion you customize yourself. After a narrated tour, you'll disembark at Phuket Town's Limelight Avenue with a map, then you're off to visit museums, shops, cafes, and more (be sure to bring Thai Bahts).
Put on your hiking books for an active trek into Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, Phuket's only remaining virgin rain forest. The approximately two-hour guided eco-hike traverses a rain forest of mahogany, evergreens, pandanus, ferns and orchids to a tranquil jungle waterfall.
Get acquainted with the colorful sights and sounds of Phuket with a narrated drive around the island. Gaze over the wonders of scenic Promthep Cape; marvel at Chalong Wat, Phuket's most revered temple, experience Thai life at Phuket Thai Village. Then enjoy lunch and shopping.
Immerse yourself in some of the island's cultural and and spiritual attractions with a visit to Big White Buddha Temple, a tour of the Sri Burapha Cashew Nuts factory (with a chance to sample) and a personal and professional Thai massage or an aroma oil body massage.
De-stress and decompress with a visit to the Duangjitt Resort & Spa, a seafront getaway surrounded by coconut palms and fragrant exotic plants. Relax on the sand, dive in the sparkling pools, feast on a variety of dishes at the lunch buffet while a friendly staff attends your needs.
Visit the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and meet the world's largest land mammals. A refuge for retired and injured elephants, learn and observe their behaviors as you witness them roaming around, bathing, foraging and socializing. You'll also have the opportunity to feed them their daily basket of fruits and vegetables!
Phang-Nga, James Bond Island Cruise & Panyi Island by Speed Boat
8 hours | Phuket | HKT-111H K T - 1 1 1
Phang Nga Bay National Park/James Bond Island
Escape to the cool refuge of Phuket's enchanted isles, each an oasis of exotic beauty. A motorized speed boat will zip through Phang Nga's mangroves to "James Bond Island" and Panyi Island where you'll meet the locals, visit the mosque and shop. Then back at the pier for lunch.
Spend the day in the splash zones of two islands in the Phi Phi group, an archipelago south of Phuket. Bamboo Island is known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and lush vegetation while Phi Phi Don boasts shallow coral gardens, teeming with fish and perfect for snorkeling.