Popular Tours in Phuket
What are the best tours in Phuket? There is actually a lot to explore in and around Phuket and many places are easy to reach on your own. Some other great places need a boat or a minibus ride and a bit of planning. We list here 6 of the most popular day trips tours you should consider.
CORAL ISLAND AND RACHA ISLAND
Racha Island is a great snorkeling and diving site located just 10 kilometers south of Phuket. There is a little piece of paradise. You don’t need to go too far, a two hour (slow) boat ride and here is Racha Island, a small pearl in the ocean. This tiny island is very well known from divers as a clear dive site, especially for beginners. Often packaged as one day trip, those 2 beautiful islands have white sandy beaches and the typical atmosphere of small tropical islands. They offer good snorkeling opportunities with plenty of fishes coming and swimming around you. Racha Island is great for diving, especially for first-timers.
PHI PHI ISLAND
The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute ferry boat ride from either Phuket or Krabi, these picture-postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. Featuring classic tropical beaches, stunning rock formations and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life, it is paradise perfected. Phi Phi is a group of six islands. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach was filmed.
The Similan Islands are blue diamonds of the Andaman Sea, located 100 km from Phuket island. The islands are so strikingly beautiful, amazing and beautiful, the Similans have white sand and blue water you only see in postcards. The best way to enjoy the Similan islands trip is to stay for 2 days. It’s a little bit far from Phuket and can be tiring to reach by speedboat. This way you’ll have some fabulous beaches almost for yourself in the morning. To get there you should consider booking a tour that takes you around for some snorkeling first, then drop you on the main island where restaurant and accommodation are available.
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket allows the visitors to get close to the elephants in an ethical and fun way than the controversial elephant trekking. There are now many elephant sanctuaries around the island that give you a chance to play and bathe with the elephants. Here, no one rides the animals, this time is over…. At the new generation of elephants sanctuaries, you feed them, play with them and bathe adults and baby elephants in a way you never experienced before and get unforgettable memories.
Simon Cabaret Phuket has been a successful attraction for more than two decades. There is no need to tell you what makes Simon Cabaret so famous. It’s not the stage design or the feathers or shiny costumes, it’s not the performance, which by the way is good. No, it is all about the ladyboys phenomenon, and Phuket Simon Cabaret certainly can afford the prettiest ones. This is long-running successful stage performance with beautiful sets and great choreographies. Of course, people go to Simon Cabaret for another reason than the pretty costumes and show. They want to see the surprisingly beautiful ladyboys with their own eyes! So yes, you should add it to your list of things to do while in Phuket. It’s definitely worth it.
PHUKET CITY TOUR
In the recent years Phuket town has become a charming city with several historical style streets and a lot of beautiful old Sino-Portuguese mansions, some renovated and some partly run down. You might get to see some local markets, and even visit some Thai temple and their typical intricate gold red and green roofs. Exploring the colorful street now full of little cafes and shops is a popular photo opportunity especially since those horrible electric cables have been buried.
If you have a holiday program to go to Phuket, you can join us on Go Next Trip as well, we can offer you a trip, accommodation, flight, spa and restaurant & café.