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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

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$25.9

This five and a half hour tour brings you to the top attractions around Phuket Island including the magnificent Big Buddha.

Choose from a Morning Tour which has you winding along Phuket’s southern shoreline, marvelling at white sands, lush tropical flora and the unique vibe of Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. The photo opportunities will be particularly fantastic from two viewpoints and other stops at Wat Chalong Temple, The Big Buddha plus a cashew nut factory and the world's biggest gem store. You'll also drive through Phuket Old Town to see old Sino-Portuguese buildings.

Should you choose the Afternoon Tour, the focus is on the Phuket Old Town component as it is a Walking Tour. Stops are made at the cashew nut factory, The Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. Promthep Cape, Phuket's southern-most tip, is the last place you'll stop at where you will be mesmerised by the striking sunset (weather permitting).

The Shared Afternoon tour operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Restroom facilities available
- If you are being picked up in Rawai, you will be picked up after the tour stops at Patong Beach.
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- The last stop on the Morning Tour is at Gems Gallery International, the biggest gem store and factory in the world. Take advantage of complimentary soft drink, the air-conditioned lounge, the cinema and visit the factory and the enormous store with your own personal assistant. You may CHOOSE to stay here for as long as you want OR leave straight away, the choice is yours and your guide will see that you receive transportation back to your hotel as quickly as possible
- The Afternoon Tour will not stop at Karon Viewpoint or conclude at Gems Gallery BUT focuses more on the Walking Tour of Phuket Old Town and concludes with the view from Promthep Cape
- One of Phuket's largest sources of income comes from Cashew Nuts. A brief, yet popular, visit will be made to one of the island's first Cashew Nut factories. Enjoy free samples. Any purchases are optional and at your own expense
- *Views of the sunset from Promthep Cape is depending on weather conditions
- There is a minimum number of people required for the afternoon tour to operate. Only very rarely is there occasion for a booking to have shift to the morning tour OR to another afternoon due to lack of numbers.
- 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.
- Regarding passengers on a Shore Excursion from the cruise - the SHARED tour is not applicable. Passengers on a Shore Excursion must book the PRIVATE tour.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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Pass By: Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83000 Thailand

Patong Beach is the true heart of Phuket, and what makes it so attractive to many. Patong is big, bold, crowded, bright and loud. And yet millions of people flock here every year like flies on honey. If Bangkok is the Big Mango, then Patong is the Big Durian: you’ll love Patong!

Stop At: Karon View Point, Rob Ko Road Chang Wat Phuket, Karon, Phuket 83100 Thailand

Karon Viewpoint is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches.
Karon Viewpoint is not visited on the Afternoon Sunset Tour.

Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year and is a staple of many tour itineraries. Called locally ‘Khao Saam Haad’ (Three Beaches Hill), the local municipality for some reason has officially renamed it ‘Karon Viewpoint’. It’s located just to the south of Kata Noi Beach and looks out directly out to the Andaman Sea but most people have their cameras trained due north at the undeniably impressive eight-kilometre vista of the three west coast beaches in the background.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Promthep Cape, Rawai, Phuket Thailand

Promthep Cape is the most South point of Phuket. The point is one of the most popular areas of Phuket and for this matter has an iconic status. Due to its location and southern facing views, it offers a picturesque view of the Andaman Sea.

Promthep Cape is also known as the ‘God’s Cape’ and ‘Laem Promthep’.It is a rocky piece of land that sticks out into the Andaman sea. It has tall cliffs that shape the point of the most southern part of Phuket Island.
Tourists flock here year in and year out to capture some of the finest pictures of sunsets seen in Phuket

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), 70 Moo 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

Of the many temples found on Phuket island, the Wat Chalong temple is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current location in 1837. Some remains of older structures have been found, however it is unknown exactly how old they are. The large grounds of Wat Chalong that is officially named Wat Chaitararam contains a viharn, a mondop, a ubosot, a chedi containing a secret relic, a sala and a crematorium.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Methee Phuket, 26/ 3 Surin Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

A tour of a cashew nut factory in Phuket is a must for cashew nut lovers.

The Cashew nut is a native produce that is grown in Phuket and other provinces of Southern Thailand, and are relatively cheap compared to prices in Western countries.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Old Phuket Town, Thalang Road, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

Old Phuket Town, is an area of historical interest in Phuket City. The main streets of Old Phuket Town are Thalang, Phang Nga, Krabi, Dibuk, and Yoawarat. Old Phuket Town is noted for Sino-Portuguese buildings on both sides of the street.

During the Afternoon Tour we will stop and this will be a Walking Tour for about 45minutes. Only during the Morning Tour will we pass through some streets without actually stopping.

Stop At: Big Buddha Phuket, Soi Yot Sane 1, Chaofa West Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100 Thailand

Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It is probably at the top of everyone’s ‘Must-Do in Phuket‘, and for a good reason. The views from up there are breathtaking. The statue is built with people’s donation and is still under construction. If you feel like doing something to help to finish the broad base of the Buddha, you can sponsor a piece of white marble for 300 to 1,000 baht depending on the size.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Gems Gallery Phuket, 99/35, 888 Moo 5,Chaloemphrakiat Rama 9 Road Ratsada, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

We invite you to visit the world's largest gem factory in Phuket. This is the last stop of the tour and is OPTIONAL only.

Departure:

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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up for all hotels and accommodation on Phuket Island. I Asia Thailand will contact you with your pick up time before the tour.

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Duration:

5 hours 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Lee was amazing. He gave a lot of information and stopped to let us buy stuff around when needed. He was very attentive and it made the whole experience that much better! Our drive Mr. A was also amazing! Great driver and very friendly!

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Flemming N

Great tour with a good guide and we see a lot. Phi phi island + extra you must spend one day if you are Phuket.
I can recommend this company.

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Junnifer B

This was the best or we experienced on the island. Aisha Thailand were amazing. The guide was so much fun and we really enjoyed the sites around Phuket. Personally we even enjoyed the gem factory and we were not hassled by any of the staff as some of the reviews said. We were also told it’s our choice to go in or not. This tour only cost us 20 usd Which was amazing venue considering all the places the company actually took you to visit. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Phuket because taking a taxi to these places will cost you 10 times more.

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Michal M

Very professional and kind customer care during the whole trip. Thanks to Toy ( our guide ) and our driver we saw the highlights of the southern Phuket. One negative thing and an advice to the operator - please cut the jewelery store off the programme - there’s no added value to it.

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Keyosha C

Really great we stop to some wonderful places for pictures. Our tour guide was exceptional. He provided a lot of information.

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Kyle O

Informative friendly polite staff gave history helped take photos and had air conditioning that was cold thanks

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Izabela S

Good experience and lots of interesting information about the Phuket and local history during the trip

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John B

We really enjoyed the tour, it was a good way to see the area around Phuket town and our guide Lee was very well informed and took great care.

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Simmo

Picked up by A on time.
A was a superb driver and our guide Toy very knowledgeable and spoke good English.
We visited many beautiful beaches but sadly the tour did not stop at any of them apart from a mountain top to view the beaches from a distance.
We visited the Big Budda and a wonderful collection of Temples which was the highlight of the tour.
We then drove through Old Town Phuket but sadly did not have time to stop and get anything to eat or drink.
We then went to a cashew nut factory where you we pestered to by nuts, we then went to aGem factory where you were pestered to buy Jewellery.
Overall disappointing as great start but poor finish to the tour with too much emphasis on getting money out if the gullible tourist.

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Steve G

Good trip. But missed out on stop at phuket old town to visit a gems outlet which was not on the itinery


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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha
Overview:

This five and a half hour tour brings you to the top attractions around Phuket Island including the magnificent Big Buddha.

Choose from a Morning Tour which has you winding along Phuket’s southern shoreline, marvelling at white sands, lush tropical flora and the unique vibe of Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. The photo opportunities will be particularly fantastic from two viewpoints and other stops at Wat Chalong Temple, The Big Buddha plus a cashew nut factory and the world's biggest gem store. You'll also drive through Phuket Old Town to see old Sino-Portuguese buildings.

Should you choose the Afternoon Tour, the focus is on the Phuket Old Town component as it is a Walking Tour. Stops are made at the cashew nut factory, The Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. Promthep Cape, Phuket's southern-most tip, is the last place you'll stop at where you will be mesmerised by the striking sunset (weather permitting).

The Shared Afternoon tour operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

From USD

$25.9

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