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Phuket: Old Town, Chalong Temple, and Great Buddha Van Tour

1. Phuket: Old Town, Chalong Temple, and Great Buddha Van Tour

Discover the beauty of Phuket on a full-day group tour by van. Capture pictures at the Karon, Nak-Kerd Sea, and Rang Hill viewpoints. See the Big Buddha statue and Phuket Old Town. Learn about local food production at a cashew factory. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Phuket. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Karon viewpoint. Stop to gaze out over the Andaman Sea. Continue to the Nak-Kerd Sea viewpoint to take in the breathtaking views of the coastline. (Customer's own expenses) Head to the iconic Big Buddha statue to take photographs of the largest sitting Buddha statue on the island. Travel to Chalong Temple and discover Buddhist traditions and architecture in one of the most celebrated temples in Phuket. See one of Phuket's major exports at a local cashew nut factory. Find out how cashews are manufactured. Drive to Phuket Old Town and have some free time to wander through the unique architecture of the colorful Sino-Portuguese buildings. Make your way to the Rang Hill viewpoint to catch stunning panoramic views of the south of Phuket. Relax and purchase a drink before returning to your accommodation in Phuket. (Customer's own expenses)

Phuket: Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Town Guided Tour

2. Phuket: Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Town Guided Tour

Explore the Pearl of the Andaman on a half-day tour of Phuket, one of Thailand’s most iconic islands. Soak up the view from the Big Buddha, admire Wat Chalong Temple, and explore the buzzing Phuket Town. After being picked up at your hotel, you’ll have the chance to take in the natural beauty of the island as you drive along scenic beach roads. Stop at a famous viewpoint, taking in incredible panoramic vistas of Phuket's coastline. Admire the aqua-blue sea meeting the lush green rainforest trees which make Phuket a tropical paradise. A highlight of your half-day tour is a visit to the Big Buddha. one of the most revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 meters tall, it can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island, with sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Chalong Bay, and more. Explore the statues and intricate mosaics which adorn the site, and keep an eye out for cheeky monkeys lurking in the trees. Next, you'll visit Wat Chalong, Phuket’s largest temple where locals and tourists alike go to pay their respects to late, revered monks, including Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang. Admire the beautiful artworks adorning the temple walls, and the peaceful grounds surrounding the site. Experience the beauty and tradition of a Buddhist monk blessing during your tour at Big Buddha or Wat Chalong. Your friendly guide will share how these blessings cleans karma, create happiness and breed good luck as you watch monks chant, sing and pour water in celebration. After a quick stop at a cashew nut grove, we soak up some of the local culture with a tour of Phuket Town. We enjoy a stop at a local food stall and enjoy some popular and delicious flavors of Phuket's locals. From here, you will continue walking into Phuket Old Town, discovering the incredible Sino-Portuguese colonial architecture, hip art galleries, and classic cafés and restaurants.

Phuket: Chalong Temple, Big Buddha Visit & ATV Adventure

3. Phuket: Chalong Temple, Big Buddha Visit & ATV Adventure

Explore a unique route in the jungle by riding an ATV along the jungle route and going at the famous Big Buddha Temple by our car. You will have an amazing time exploring the view of Phuket and the ocean! After an exciting ride, visit Chalong Temple to admire the beauty of the architecture inside the temple. First, you will be picked up from the hotel/meeting location, following our pickup time slots 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 14:30 PM (pickup time might change depending on pickup location). Travel to Phuket Paradise Trip’s office (duration depends on the pickup location). Arrive at the office to do the registration and prepare to wear equipment/helmet before starting the program with our staff Take the truck to the starting point that is located up on the mountain. Arrive at the starting point and meet your guide for a brief explanation about how to ride, the safety conditions and the rules. The guide will lead you to the route that surrounds the rubber tree jungle and ride on the natural track. Ride through the jungle to changing point to the road to the big Buddha Temple by car. Finish back at the office to take off your equipment/helmet then relax with a drink and clean up before taking the car to Chalong Temple and have time to visit around 30 minutes. Last, the car will send you back to the hotel/meeting location.

Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

4. Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day tour and learn local history from your guide along the way. Snap pictures at locations like the Karon view point and the charming streets of Phuket's Old Town.   Starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel and relax on on your way to the first stop in Phuket Old Town. Discover Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Find out where the locals like to eat before heading to the Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot," who is highly respected by the people of Phuket.  Continue on the top of the Nakkerd Hills where the Big Buddha statue was built as a symbol of peace and unity. Marvel at the majestic 45-meter high marble, Marnwichai-style statue up-close while enjoying the views of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Go to a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. Finally, take in the views from the Karon viewpoint overlooking the west coast of the island and the sea before heading back to your accommodation.

Phuket: Private Guided Tour with Choice of Locations

5. Phuket: Private Guided Tour with Choice of Locations

Discover Phuket on a private tour experience where you choose the locations the tour guide takes you to. Choose from categories like viewpoints, culture, learning, and activities, then let your guide do the rest. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and get ready to experience Phuket Island on this customizable tour. Select 3-7 locations depending on option selected to visit from the following list:  Viewpoints See the Karon Viewpoint, offering views of Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and Kata Noi beach. Look out from Promthep Cape, with its panoramic view of the Andaman sea and sunset point. Marvel at the Big Buddha statue on Nak-kerd Hill. Culture Encounter Chalong Temple, the largest in Phuket. Admire the Sino-European architecture of Phuket Old Town. Visit the Rattanakosin-era Thai museum to explore culture, art, and traditional Thai ways of life. Feast on local dishes on a Thai restaurant. Learn more about Thai culture at the Culture House. Learning Create Thai rum and spirits at the Distillery. Discover the secrets of pearls at the Pearl Factory and see how they are used to create jewelry and other accessories. Get close to bees at the Phuket Honey Farm. Activities Move between the trees like a monkey on the Zipline, including options for beginners. Pay a visit to the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary and try feeding, bathing, or a mud spa. Feel the thrill of racing at the go-kart track. Or enjoy a 4-wheel automatic bike adventure into the jungle.

Phuket: Old Town, Big Buddha, and Wat Chalong Van Tour

6. Phuket: Old Town, Big Buddha, and Wat Chalong Van Tour

Discover Phuket's highlights on a van tour. Explore the charming streets of Phuket Old Town, see the iconic Chalong Temple, and marvel at the Big Buddha at the top of Mount Nagakerd with your local guide. On your return, stop by an organic honey factory for rich honey flavors. Head to your first stop: the Old Town of Phuket. Walk on its historical paths, noting the Sino-Portuguese architecture standing out and the bright colors of the houses. Then, make your way to Chalong Temple, the most renowned temple in Phuket with its impressive architecture and which sits on top of the most revered sacred relic of Buddha. There, get an extraordinary view of the island and surrounding sea, with its breathtaking views overlooking three beaches. Continue to Ming Mongkol Buddha, or Big Buddha Phuket, which sits on the top of Mount Nagakerd. Up there, marvel at the best 360-degree view of the southern part of Phuket. Return to your hotel with a stopover at an organic honey factory, Cashew nut shop for some food taste and toilet stop

Phuket: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Instagram Tour

7. Phuket: City Highlights and Hidden Gems Instagram Tour

Don’t let the name fool you! The old town of Phuket is known for its vibrantly colored, century-old Sino-Portuguese houses that will transport you to a different era. Wander around the streets, take in the sights and sounds, and explore Soi Romanee, one of the most famous streets in the old town. Up next is Chaithararam Temple or Wat Chalong. It is the largest and most sacred temple in Phuket, as it houses a bone fragment of Buddha. Wander around the temple, taking in the decorative walls and ceilings that depict mosaics of Buddha’s life. After taking in the glory that is Wat Chalong, head over to The Big Buddha, aptly named for the large 45-meter-tall alabaster statue of Buddha sitting atop a hill. Snap some photos of this famous landmark as well as the surrounding scenery before making your way to Nui Beach where you’ll have some free time to rest and relax, snorkel and swim. To end the day, you’ll head to Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape to take photos of even more seascapes and gorgeous views to memorialize the day’s adventure. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Phuket: Private Sightseeing Tour with Lunch and Entry Fees

8. Phuket: Private Sightseeing Tour with Lunch and Entry Fees

If you're looking for a private car tour in Phuket that brings you to all the main sites, allows you to try some delicious food and take some amazing photos then this is the tour for you. Head out of your hotel in your private car and head to the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong Temple, Old Phuket Town, Rock Swing Beach, Karon viewpoint and a secret Instagrammable lunch spot – including a Thai lunch – to snap some memorable pictures. Your guide will act as your personal photographer for the day and help you to get some great insta-worthy shots, before making sure you get back to your hotel safely.

Phuket: Original Discovery Tour

9. Phuket: Original Discovery Tour

Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive through the island's scenic landscapes. The road leads you to the iconic Big Buddha, a colossal statue perched atop Nakkerd Hills, standing 45 meters tall. Ascend and marvel at the panoramic views of Phuket's coastline as they unfold, revealing a captivating blend of turquoise waters and lush greenery. Venture to Wat Chalong, a revered Thai Temple known for its intricate architecture and spiritual significance. Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the local people, capturing vibrant photographs that encapsulate the essence of Thai Buddhism. Continue your journey with a stop at Wang Talang, Phuket's oldest local gems and handicrafts gallery shop. Be introduced to the island's artistry and craftsmanship, a testament to its rich heritage. Step into Phuket's Old Town and find yourself transported back in time to the colonial-era Sino-Portuguese period. The streets come alive with the charm of ornate, colorful buildings that tell tales of a bygone-era. The vibrant street art adorning the walls adds a modern twist to this historical enclave. The grand finale of this exploration takes you to Rang Hill viewpoint, where you gain a breathtaking perspective of the city below. Two iconic viewpoints bookend our journey—the imposing Big Buddha at the outset and the sweeping vistas from Rang Hill as our adventure concludes.

Phuket Private Landmark Tours

10. Phuket Private Landmark Tours

Phuket Private Landmark Tours Phuket Private Landmark Tours with the insider guide, Pick you up from the hotel or your location and drive along to the Karon viewpoint Visit Phromthep cape, one of the landmarks of Phuket for stunning sunset points, visit Big Buddha Temple Private tour , Phuket Old Town (no other participants) -Pick up from the hotel by private vehicle, and drive along to Karon viewpoint from this place you can see 3 beaches along. - Visit Phuket Big Buddha, made of white marble and search for a southern view of the island - Visit Wat Chalong which is the most popular and one of the longest history - Heading to Phuket old town to visit Sino-Portuguese building style with history of Phuket, - Time to transfer back to your hotel Time and programs are fully customized Private tour (no other participants) Tour length 5-6 hrs

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Had an amazing time on this tour. The tour guide was amazing and told us so much information. I really enjoyed visiting the Big Buddha and Phuket old town. We had some leisure time too so we were able to explore places in our own time. The bus was air conditioned and water was provided which was great as it was about 30 degrees that day. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Phuket :)

Very well organized. Nice guide. You basically drive around in a quad park in the jungle. I think it's good that you drive in groups, the guide and us. What isn't included in the offer, but was a great highlight, was the swing with a great view. Everything was great.

A great tour where you learn a lot about the individual sights. Our guide also shared a lot of information with us on the way to the next stop and was generally very engaging. We can recommend the tour to anyone who wants to see Phuket!

Great day trip. Saw lots of sights. The guide had good English and had photos of things to help if you were struggling to understand. About the right amount of time at each destination.

Our guide June showed us everything and explained it in detail. Great tour!