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Phuket

A tropical paradise made for animal lovers replete with monkey caves, dog foundations, and dolphins in the wild.

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Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

1. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Make your way to Green Island for snorkeling and a chance to see some marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

2. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

After your hotel pickup service, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier, where your luxury boat will depart. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a delicious buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes.  Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Marvel at the beautiful limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island. Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Between 4:30 - 6:30 PM, cruise back towards the Marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. At 7 PM, arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

3. Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

Take the worry out of your transfer between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket with an open ticket for any time slot available with a ferry that takes you across the Andaman Sea.  If you are in Phuket, you can access the meeting point at Rassada Habour 30 minutes before the departure or select the option to be picked up from Patong, Kata, Karon, or the Phuket City area. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the views of Thailand's beautiful seaside. After the boat journey, get ready to begin your perfect holiday on the beautiful island. One-way ticket or roundtrip ticket are available for purschase and are open ticket for any time slot.

Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

4. Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 9:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  At 11:00 AM, visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clown-fish are often sighted here. Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to gorgeous beach of the Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay for more scenic photographs and relaxing. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Tour

5. Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Tour

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Phuket and a one-hour transfer to the elephant sanctuary. Be warmly welcomed upon arrival with an Elephant Behavior and Save & Care program to prepare for your encounter. Feed the elephants baskets of bananas, sugarcane, cucumber, and corn. While they enjoy their food, learn from the guides about the background of each elephant. Next, prepare the elephants with a spa treatment and shower. Discover the healing benefits of special spa mud that help to heal elephant wounds from many kinds of scratches, skin damages, and provides heat balance benefits for the body and blood flow. Enjoy lunch with a Pad Thai box set and seasonal fruits before departing back to your hotel in Phuket. Leave inspired and informed, having supported the elephants and future care at the Elephants Wildlife Sanctuary.

From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

6. From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pick-up in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:30 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

7. From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

The early bird tour to Similan Islands will leave directly from the Yacht Haven in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak and takes about 1.5 hours to arrive at Island no 8. The early departure ensures you get there early enough to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sail Rock, and take those amazing pictures from the viewpoint. The tour includes two long snorkeling breaks to explore the beautiful underwater world and a chance to see a sea turtle. The next stop will be Island no 4, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch near the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Take a small walk through a nature trail to the stunning beach at Princess Bay where you have time to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters. After, there will be one more snorkeling stop either at the famous Koh Bon or Similan Island depending on the weather conditions.

Phuket: Simon Cabaret Show Admission Ticket

8. Phuket: Simon Cabaret Show Admission Ticket

Get set for a glamorous night at the vibrant Simon Cabaret Show. Spend 1 hour and 15 minutes watching a wide variety of acts played out by men dressed as beautiful women. Sit back and marvel at the elaborate backdrops with performers dressed in flamboyant, glittering costumes. Enjoy performances featuring tribal themes with dancers in ornate, feathered headdresses before a quick stage change transports you to a completely different scene. Travel through history as performers in colorful Korean costumes do elegant fan dances before transitioning to modern, Thai-style performances featuring powerful vocals.

Phuket: Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Tour

9. Phuket: Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in a luxury, air-conditioned van. From there, take a scenic drive through beautiful scenery to the sanctuary located in the jungle. Meet your guide and learn a little more about the elephants before gathering up some bananas and cane sugar. Follow your guide through the forest and carry food to feed where the elephants are resting up in the hills, and discover the free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment. Your guide will tell you about each elephant's individual stories. Walk with the elephants down from the hill. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. Go with the elephants to a nearby natural lake and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy a delicious set menu lunch and a dish from the Thai Cooking Class together with seasonal fresh fruits before heading back to your hotel.

Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

10. Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

Travel to the tropical islands of Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui on this cruise from Patong. Keep your energy up with snacks and seasonal fruit on board. Use the snorkeling equipment to explore underwater landscapes in search of colorful marine life.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Patong. Listen to a short briefing from your guide. Transfer to your boat and set off to Khai Nok island. Snap some pictures of Phuket's shoreline as you depart.  Arrive at Khai Nok island and have some free time to relax on the white sand beach and swim or snorkel through the crystal clear water. Make your way to the island of Khai Nui where you can swim among the coral. Head to the island of Khai Nai where you can feed the island's cat population on thebeach. Have some more time for swimming and snorkeling before sailing back to Phuket and transferring to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Phuket

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,625 reviews

Had an amazing time at The Lake elephant nursery and sanctuary. Got to spend my morning with my new elephant friends, Anna and Yai and Maya was a wonderful guide and teacher. The elephants here are truly treated well and such a treat to feed them, spend time and even get into the water and help wash them. Plus, lunch was delicious and loved being able to learn and make Thai papaya salad. Yum! Highly recommended to anyone coming to Phuket!

Truelly recommended excursion hosted by the best tour guide (Peekay) I’ve seen in my life! Good value for money, considering the hotel pick up and bring back.

We thought it was great! The food is like on a dispensation for tourists, but apart from that you can see and everything is well organized.

It was a great experience! All was very well planned; food was great; the crew is super nice, helpful and fun!

Very nice and complex trip, although quite long for families with kids.