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From Phuket: Soi Dog Foundation and Islands Tour

3.2 / 5

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From Phuket: Soi Dog Foundation and Islands Tour

From $85 per person

Spend the morning at a dog and cat rescue shelter in Phuket, and learn about their rehabilitation work. Then, treat yourself to views of the karst islands and gaze across the extraordinary landscapes, turquoise waters and dreamy cliffs of Phuket.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Soi Dog Foundation and learn about the dog and cat rescue work
  • Sea canoe around the karst islands of the Andaman Sea
  • Go to the Buddhist temple of Wat Suwan Kuha and visit the "Monkey Cave"
  • Marvel at a large gold icon of the reclining Buddha
Full description
First. you will get picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at the Soi Dog Foundation and learn about the rescue and rehabilitation work of a dog and cat shelter that is fighting the cruel dog meat trade of Asia. Interact with up to 400 street dogs and cats that have been rescued with the aim of rehousing them in safety. Continue to the famous "Monkey Cave" of Wat Suwan Kuha, and look around the Buddhist temple and the cave of Tam Yai. Discover how there are many interconnected caves in the mountain, of which Tam Yai is the biggest. See the massive 15-meter gold reclining Buddha icon at the temple and take in the stunning surroundings.  Next, go to Ao Phang-nga National Park to venture through the magical mangrove forest by longtail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan-Yee Island and enjoy a tasty lunch. Then, it's time to take in the spectacular James Bond Island, so-named as it was where the blockbuster movie “The Man With The Golden Gun” was filmed. Continue to the island of Khao Phing Kan to look at the extraordinary limestone karst formations. Experience the beauty of Phuket by sea canoe at the end of the day. To ensure your safety, your expert guide will paddle the canoe as the waters in this area can be difficult. Paddle around Talu Island before returning to the pier for the drive back to your hotel. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tour of the Soi Dog Foundation
  • Visit to James Bond Island, Khao Phing Kan, Talu island and Pan-Yee island
  • Visit to the "Monkey Cave" at the temple of Wat Suwan Kuha
  • Entrance fee to Ao Phang-nga National Park
  • Sightseeing by longtail boat
  • Lunch
  • Fruit, soft drinks and water
  • Life jackets
  • Sea canoeing activity
  • Full insurance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The program may be modified depending on the ocean tide levels and weather conditions
    • Please note that Soi Dog Foundation is a Non-profit organisation and we do not charge you for the visit, only for the transportation to the foundation and the rest of the tour
    • Please note that the Soi Dog Foundation is approximately 1 hour drive away from central Phuket (Patong, Kata etc.)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.2 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      5/5
    • Service
      4.3/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    I was overwhelmed and impressed by how much thought, planning, love, and work that has gone into this foundation. I loved learning about the work they're doing and only wish I could have stayed longer. My husband and I definitely plan to make another trip and actually stay to volunteer.

    November 12, 2017

    Amazing tour! Good service, friendly staff and a memorable day!

    Very good tour! We went on this tour recently and we are so happy we decided to join it. From start to the end it was a very good service. Especially the dog rescue foundation was amazing and it's a must for all animal lovers! I would recommend this tour for anyone. There was a bit too short stops for the islands because we visited soo many but the staff handled it good and we enjoyed the tour anyways! //Sarah

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    February 16, 2017

    Simply put: very bad!

    Pick-up was scheduled between 06:00 and 06:15, but the driver came along at 07:41. We didn't get any information that we would be picked up later. Later we drove to a parking lot, where we had to change, here we also had to wait, 20 minutes. The bus was overcrowded and the 1 hour bus ride was a disaster. And just as the day started, it ended badly! - A visit to the Dog Foundation has paid off, is a must for every animal lover! - You can't say much about the island tour itself, unbelievable crowds visit the islands, that wasn't a problem either, we knew that it would be so, but the organization of the tour guide was not satisfactory and very chaotic. Nowhere did we have more than 20-25 minutes and we had to continue! - At 19:45 we were back in the hotel! Conclusion: a letdown! We also booked other tours over the internet, but this was the first one that didn't fit!

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    February 12, 2017

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