Half Day Phuket Explorer Tour
We’ll explore Thailand’s largest island by starting with a scenic drive along some of Phuket’s beautiful beaches. At Nakkerd Hill, you’ll visit the stunning Big Buddha and enjoy a marvelous view over Chalong Bay and Southern Phuket. After seeing Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most revered monastery, we’ll also visit a cashew factory and Phuket’s oldest Chinese temple, where you’ll learn about the Chinese influence on the island.
- See the Big Buddha on Nakkerd Hill
- Visit a cashew nut factory
- View a 100 year old Chinese mansion made famous in movies
- Panoramic views of beaches & the sea from Karon Viewpoint
- Tour of Wat Chalong—the most venerated temple in Phuket
per adult from
5 to 6 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Entry/Admission - Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
- Entry/Admission - Karon View Point
- Entry/Admission - Big Buddha Phuket
- Entry/Admission - Phuket Orchid Farm
- Entry/Admission - Chinpracha House
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), 70 Moo 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand
Wats - or Buddhist temples - are among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island. Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. The temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Karon View Point, Rob Ko Road Chang Wat Phuket, Karon, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Karon Viewpoint (which used to be Kata 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. 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 with Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in the foreground and the distant Hilton Arcadia on Karon Beach in the background.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Big Buddha Phuket, Soi Yot Sane 1, Chaofa West Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, 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. Relatively easily reachable via a winding 6-km road leading from Phuket's main artery route, it is a must-visit island destination.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Phuket Orchid Farm, 67/1 Soi Suksan 1, Viset Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Taste Test Phuket's Cashews and Cashewy Juice
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.
During our last visit we organized a taxi driver to take us to the Sri Bhurapa Orchid.
The Sri Bhurapa Orchid was the first cashew factory in Phuket which has developed from a small business in 1943.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Chinpracha House, 98 Krabi Rd Talad Nuea, Phuket Thailand
Chinpracha House belonged to Phra Pitak Chinpracha, who traveled to Thailand and built the house in 1903. He was in tin mining business and trade under the brand of "Lian Bie". Presently, Chinpracha House is over 101 years old and it is still taken care of by his heirs. Later, they felt that the house should be opened for the general public to experience its exquisite beauty. It was then opened as a tourist attraction and learning source. Chinpracha House is in Sino-Portuguese architectural style. Inside display Phra Pitak Chinpracha’s daily utensils and there are also Baba-Nyonya dresses for tourists to try on and take photos.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Phuket.
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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 10 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.