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Our most recommended Phuket Food & Gourmet Tours

Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

1. Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10:00am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea. Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades. Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

4 Waters Eco Adventure

2. 4 Waters Eco Adventure

Visit Khao Phra Taeo National Park for some rainforest trekking, a visit to Ton Sai Waterfall, and some fresh water swimming. See rural life in Phuket and visit a rubber tree plantation to learn about tree tapping and see a pineapple farm. Visit Sai Kaew Beach - a beautiful endless beach located at the very north of Phuket Island. This is a long white powdery beach dotted with pine groves along the shore. You will stop there for a short time just to enjoy the serenity of the uncrowded natural looking beach. Arrive at Sirinath National Park and visit Tha Chatchai Phuket Marine National Park Research Centre. Here, you will start an adventure tour in the mangrove forest and saltwater swamps that support unique ecosystems. You can then enjoy some kayaking. Afterwards visit Wat Khao Waterfall in Phang-Nga Province and have lunch at Krua Klangdong Restaurant by this beautiful waterfall. Visit a 5 star hotel with two hot spring pools. Take a dip in the hot water and then jump into an ice cold pool. Relax on a lounge chair or in one of the pool bars with a fresh coconut. Visit Natai Beach for an amazing sunset (timing varies depending on the season).

Phuket: Michelin Guide Food Tour

3. Phuket: Michelin Guide Food Tour

Discover some of the finest Thai cuisine in Phuket on a guided food tour. Join a foodie guide to discover some of the finest eateries, restaurants, and stalls featured in the Michelin Guide. After being picked up from your hotel, start your culinary adventure on the outskirts of the city in Jadjan Restaurant run by Chef Suthee. Try some of the simple yet delicious Southern Thai recipes from the menu. Next, make your way to O Cha Rot, an unassuming, 30-year old restaurant that is famous for its hearty noodle soups. If you’ve still got some space in your belly, head to Wanlamun Phuket and choose from their wide array of traditional sweets. Finally, stop at the Lock Tien Food Court, which houses a number of local dishes. Try Phuket staples such as Mee Hokkien (fried noodles), Bee Hoon Kra Dook Moo (stir-fried mee noodle with pork ribs), Lo-Ba (minced pork and rice), Oh-Eaw (shredded ice dessert), and Tao Sor (sweet cake).

Phuket: Street Food and Art Tour with Lunch and Cooking Demo

4. Phuket: Street Food and Art Tour with Lunch and Cooking Demo

Explore Phuket Old Town's UNESCO awarded heritage through its exciting street food and eclectic art scene. Participate in a cooking demonstration and document your culinary adventure through plenty of photos. After getting picked up from your hotel, you'll pass by popular beaches on the way to Phuket City, a port town that has been a melting pot of various cultures for centuries. European, Arab, Indian, and Chinese influence have shaped the local culture, cuisine, and architecture. Stop at the famous Wat Chalong Buddhist temple where locals come to pray. See sacred relics and admire the ornate architecture in this peaceful setting. Meet your local host who will teach you how to prepare Thai recipes that you will be able to recreate back at home. After working up an appetite, sit down to lunch with the rest of the group. Visit Art Street, a narrow lane that houses Sino-Portughese style shops, which sell paintings, home decor, hats, and other handmade crafts. You may even find a few inexpensive souvenirs along the way. Venture to a neighborhood that showcases cryptic street art and wall graffiti painted by famous local and international artists as part of Phuket's Food, Art, Town initiative. Delight in hearing your guide explain the hidden messages behind these art depictions. You'll want to snap a few photos against the many colorful backdrops you pass by to share with friends and followers. Throughout the day, your guide will teach you the names of exotic-looking dishes, and you can choose to purchase street food to taste along the way. Ascend Rang Hill to take in breathtaking views of the city and more great photo opportunities. Before heading back to the hotel, you'll have time to try a dessert, such as fried ice cream, sticky mango with rice, or a coconut delicacy to end the tour on a sweet note.

Phuket: Peranakan Evening Food Walking Tour

5. Phuket: Peranakan Evening Food Walking Tour

Explore the unique cuisine of Phuket, a fusion of Chinese and Malay cultures called Peranakan. Hit up the drool-worthy eating and drinking spots around Phuket Old Town with a guide, a place bestowed with UNESCO status for its culinary history. Wrap your chopsticks around sticky handmade fresh spring rolls, wok-fried mee hoon (noodles), Hokkien noodles peppered with delicate prawn wontons, and char sui barbecue pork. Try spiced chicken curry puffs, gaeng som fish curry, and forget about mainland staples on this gastronomic island journey. Learn from your guide about the city's Portuguese townhouses and Chinese temples. Find secret gems around the Old Town and hear about the amulets seen often around the city.

Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

6. Phuket: Ziplining and Trekking Adventure

By completing all stages of this tour it is hoped that you will emerge feeling a little more self-sufficient, reflective and heroic. After meeting at the meeting point, head to Yuan Phueng Monastery located in the lush hills of Karon and be welcomed by Buddhist Monks. Get the exclusive opportunity to meditate with and be blessed by these gracious hosts.  Afterward, begin your jungle trek from west to east Phuket. Hike through a 2.5-kilometer trail with diverse fruit plants on either side. Reach a water reservoir called Chalong Dam, where you will get picked up and transported to Luang Phu Supha Temple. Then, enjoy a break with fruits and a selection of Thai snacks, including your choice of tofu or vegetable spring rolls, to energize yourself before the next adventure. Finally, arrive at Extreme Adventure Park and get safety instructions from park staff by learning how to use the zipline on the ground. Then, embark on a high-altitude adventure in the lush rain forest. Climb, walk, and swing through the treetops on a course that includes speedy zip lines, swinging walkways, rope bridges, and web-like nets. Finish your day with lunch at a farm-to-table restaurant with organic fare to celebrate your completion of the tour.

Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

7. Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

Explore Phuket Old Town on foot and marvel at its Sino-Portuguese architecture. Allow yourself to be transported by its quaint colonial mansions back to the time when Phuket was in the midst of a tin mining boom that brought the affluent to finance so many grand homes and ornate civic buildings. Beyond its rich cultural heritage, Phuket Old Town is a melting pot of street-side eateries and stalls that serve some of the best Thai food available. The town’s small size enables you to wander around this historic location and admire in detail the design of the buildings and the attractiveness of Phuket’s architecture along its side streets. You will also visit an old Chinese temple. End the tour with dinner from a stunning viewpoint looking out across the island.

Phuket Luxury Tour: Phang Nga and Beyond

8. Phuket Luxury Tour: Phang Nga and Beyond

Koh Phanak is often the first stop for intriguing cave exploration due to its hidden caves and lagoons. Fire up your torches and step into a prehistoric world. Koh Hong is a stunning location for a scenic canoe trip, the best way to see these geological wonders up close and personal.  The next scenic stop is James Bond Island, arguably the most famous spot in the bay and a Mecca for Thai and Western tourists for over four decades. Just a few minutes from James Bond island lays a fantastic hidden cave, only accessible by swimming through a narrow passage. Jump off the front of the boat and swim to the beach.  Koh Yao Noi is a truly unique location, still holding fast to a traditional existence in the face of its bustling brother, Phuket. The tour takes a decidedly terra firma turn with a short trip across the south of the island to a local Thai restaurant for a delicious Thai lunch.

From Phuket: Advanced Open Water Diving Course

9. From Phuket: Advanced Open Water Diving Course

You will have the opportunity to learn under the supervision of certified instructors. Revise what you have already learnt and work on your diving capabilities as you will be introduced to new activities and new ways to have fun while scuba diving. Refine your skills by doing five adventure dives that would introduce you to: - underwater navigation - deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/ 60-100 feet)  - a sampler of three more adventure dives of your choice Day 1 --> King Cruiser On the May 4th 1997, a car ferry known as the King Cruiser sank. The ferry was navigating between Phuket and Phi Phi Island when it hit the underwater pinnacle of the Anemone Reef. The impact split the pinnacle in two and created a massive hole in the hull allowing water to enter. The vessel sank a few hours later, approximately one kilometer from the Anemone Reef. All 561 passengers on board were rescued. This diving site is suitable for certified divers. You will also be able to engage in the PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Specialty courses at the King Cruiser Wreck. 7:30am – Pick-up from your hotel and proceed to Chalong Pier 8:00am – Transfer to dive boat 9:30am – First dive at King Cruiser Wreck 10:30am –  1-hour surface interval 11:30am – Second dive at Shark Point 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 1:45pm – Third dive at Koh Dok Mai 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Back to Chalong Pier Day 2 --> Koh Phi Phi Phi Phi Islands has one of the most spectacular landscapes where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrops for its beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998 here. Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpacker inns, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park. In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life. 7:30am – Hotel pick-up and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast on the way to the first dive site 9:00am – First dive at Koh Bida Nok 10:30am – 1-hour surface interval 11:30am – Second dive at Palong Wall 12:30pm: Hot buffet lunch on board. After lunch there is time for snorkeling and sunbathing 1:45pm – Third dive on Koh Dok Mai 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Arrival to Chalong 4:30pm – Return to hotel

Phuket: PADI 3-Day Freediving Course

10. Phuket: PADI 3-Day Freediving Course

This challenging and rewarding course is made for those who are already confident in the open water. It builds a foundation of good techniques and safety measures in freediving. After obtaining your AIDA two stars certification you will be able to buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers. This course consists of two theory sessions, a pool session and three open water dives. In order to complete this level of the AIDA Courses for freedivers, you will have to perform a two minutes breathold, swim fourty meters underwater with fins and dive until sixteen meters in the open water.

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What people are saying about Phuket

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Walking Food Tour was amazing. Our host Nam was extremely knowledgeable and showed us the places where the locals eat and we were able to indulge in the delicious delicacies of Thailand as well as the delicious meals of the market places.Nam also made it lots of fun. Highly recommend but make sure you don’t eat for the day prior to the tour and try everything on offer. Thank you Nam❤️

It was a full on experience, we ate so much food that I thought I might actually burst but in the best way possible. The guide Pema was so happy and enthusiastic about absolutely everything, she was so fun to experience such incredible and diverse food with. Absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to experience new and exciting food with a bit of history sprinkled in.

Excellent tour and tastings of a wide range of foods. Our guide, Pema was so knowledgeable and generous and was the ideal host. Pema was also very capable at catering for allergies which was very much appreciated

Amazing food tour taking jn a variety of local cultures and cuisines. Our guide Nam was awesome and made the whole experince one of the best tours I have ever done.

What an amazing tour! Our guide took us to the best local joints in Phuket town. The food was absolutely delicious.