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Explore Paradise: Top Must-Do Tours and Activities in Phuket

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Located in the Andaman Sea off the southwestern coast of Thailand, Phuket is home to over 30 beaches, each with its own unique character. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforests. Phuket is a truly paradise island that has something to offer everyone. Below is a detailed list of many things you could do.


If multiple activities catch your eye, you may want to consider getting the Phuket Klook Pass for extra savings.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Phuket City Tour

This tour is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am and 1pm

Price

$20 per person

Alternative


Private & All-Inclusive Giant Water Lilies & Temple Tour

On this private tour we'll take you to a unique location that is home to a lotus pond that holds the biggest type of lily pads in the world (the Victoria Amazonica)! Here you will get the exceptional opportunity to stand on a lily or get amazing drone shots of you (and the whole family) on a long tail boat in the middle of the pond, surrounded by these majestic lily pads! There are only a few places in the world where you can do this, so why not take this opportunity when you are in Phuket! In addition you'll see 3 beautiful temples that all hold an incredible legend behind them!


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am, 9am, and 10am

Price

$139 per person

Alternative


Thai Costume Rental and Photography

Experience a convenient Thai costume rental service at Phuket, located in the heart of the city. Choose from a wide selection of elegant styles, including a traditional Thai outfit. Stroll around Phuket old town for photogenic spots in your Thai costume. Turn your day of sightseeing into a photo shoot and take great photos next to Phuket main attractions.


Duration

Up to 5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 6pm

Price

Starting from $16 per person

Alternative

Trick Eye 3D Museum

Visit Phuket’s famous 3D Museum and explore its unique 3D artworks. Don’t waste any holiday time stuck in a line – make sure you have your tickets in advance for this popular museum. Take extremely amusing photos and videos with your friends and family.



Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 7pm

Price

$14 per person

Alternative


Carnival Magic

Spanning over 40 acres and awash with dazzling colors and sparkling imagery, Carnival Magic presents a breathtaking evening of joyous celebration, regal pageantry and cultural fun unmatched by any other show on earth. Choose your perfect package with a Park admission or Park admission (Royal seat), a delicious buffet, and opt for convenient transfers. Enjoy this can't-miss experience while in Thailand!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Price

Starting from $50 per person


Simon Cabaret

Color and music and fun, oh my! The Simon Cabaret is a spectacle to behold. Enjoy the combination of comedy and music in one of Phuket's most famous shows.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:30pm and 9pm

Price

Starting from $22 per person

Alternative

Pub Crawl

A party bar crawl tour to 2 bars and 1 nightclub in Phuket. Together with your party professional, you will explore Bangla Road, whilst visiting some of its hottest night spots.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9pm

Price

$20 per person

Alternative

Guided Pub Crawl - $20 per person


Old Town Street Food Walking Tour

Got a free 2 hours? Go on this walking tour around Phuket’s streets and explore the city’s most delicious local eateries. Perfect for last-minute bookings with multiple start times to choose from!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 11:30am and 2:30pm

Price

$15 per person

Alternative


Elephant Care Camp

Play, trek, touch, and feed with big elephants and baby elephants. Shower with Elephants in Private beach. Travel with ease in the provided roundtrip transportation.


Duration

Varies depending on option selected

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4pm

Price

Starting from $15 per person

Alternative

Song Phreak River Bamboo Raft Ride

Are you a nature enthusiast? On this bamboo raft ride along the Song Phreak River, we'll travel through the jungle of Phang Nga looking for the most beautiful scenery in the area.


Duration

7 - 10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am

Price

$50 per person


James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay

Get the best value on a tour to the magnificent Phang Nga Bay by Thai long tail boat. See the famous Reclining Buddha in the flesh when you visit the Suwankuha temple, but watch out for the monkeys, they are notorious for stealing things from travelers! Kayak through caves, swim in hidden lagoons and be amazed by the area's beautiful rock formations and lush mangrove forests Snap photos at James Bond Island and recreate scenes from the famous 007 movie! Stop by a unique floating Panyee village to observe the muslim fishing community.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$41 per person

Alternative



YONA Floating Beach Club

Discover the paradisic Yona beach club, a unique multi-level floating beach club. Savor drinks in the 4 bars, dine in the restaurant, swim in an infinity pool, and lounge on daybeds, and sofas.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday at 12pm - 7pm

Price

Starting from $84 per person

Alternative

Promthep Sunset Dinner on Catamaran Yacht

Pamper yourself after a day of sightseeing around the relaxing town of Promthep with an amazing sunset catamaran. Relish a warm serving of dinner set while enjoying the panoramic view of the sunset in Promthep. Explore many scenic sights such as Yanui Bay, the cliffs of Promthep Cape, and Ko Man Island.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 2:30pm - 8pm

Price

$39 per person

Alternative


Scuba Diving or Snorkeling Experience on Raya Island

Enjoy a 45-minute dive or a 45-minute snorkeling session in Patok Bay's crystal clear waters. Explore the coral covered seafloor with abundant marine life that is already visible within 7-10 meters deep. The activities are open for those aged 10 to 65 and beginners with no prior diving experience.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am

Price

Starting from $44 per person

Alternative


Freediving Course

Give diving a try and experience for yourself the magic of the underwater world. Learn Freediving Theory and learn the proper way to dive with the Professional instructor. Practice swimming pool skills under water. No experience needed for this diving course. Underwater photography included.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 2pm

Price

Starting from $149 per person

Alternative

2-Day Freediving Course - $292 per person

Andamanda Waterpark

Experience the ultimate fun experience and venture into this largest waterpark in the heart of Phuket. Savor the taste of Thailand with a spectacular Thai architecture plus the stunning tropical greenscape. Have an amazing ride enjoying an iconic 5 Thai Themed Zones with 17 Rides, 32 Sliders, and 8 attractions. Cooldown the summer heat with a bunch of fantasy play stations for all ages. A hustle-free adventure, joined round-trip transfer, local and International Food Hub, and many more!


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 7pm

Price

Starting from $34 per person

Alternative


eFoil Experience

Equipped with instructors, suitable for beginners, even non-swimmers can enjoy surfing. Sailboats, kayaks, and electric surfboards offer multiple water activities for simultaneous enjoyment. The base provides various water scenarios, including beaches, lakes, and swimming pools, catering to different types of water enthusiasts. The beachside campsite faces the vast sea, with blue skies, white clouds, and waves, making it a perfect spot for capturing beautiful and healing photos.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 11am

Price

$217 per pair

Alternative



JetSki Experience

Explore a 6 tropical Island paradise. Relax on the white sandy beaches of Rang Yai Island or Naka Island and enjoy the wonderful clear water of Khai Island.


Duration

4 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30amam and 1:45pm

Price

$187 per pair

Alternative

White Water Rafting, Flying Fox and ATV Adventure

Explore and admire Suwankhuha Temple or Monkey Cave. Enjoy the experience with rafting, flying fox, and an ATV ride or jungle walk to a waterfall. Breakfast box sets and snacks are ready to eat at all times during the activity. Delicious lunch will be served at a local restaurant.


Duration

8.5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 6:30am

Price

$44 per person

Alternative



ATV Adventure and Zipline Experience

Experience an adrenaline-fueled safari adventure with the Polaris Phoenix 200cc quad bike (ATV) ride. Take on challenging off-road trails, explore dense jungles, and discover hidden gems along the way. Visit the iconic Big Buddha and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the island. Perfect for riders of all levels, whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, with expert guides providing training and support. Complimentary hotel transfers included.


Duration

Varies depending on option selected

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am, 11am and 1:30pm

Price

Starting from $26 per person

Alternative



Tarzan Adventure Park Zipline Experience

Your thrilling adventure awaits up in the trees of Tarzan Adventure Park! Take in the incredible views of the rainforest as you ride the zipline from one end to the other. Prepare to scream at the top of your lungs and laugh your heart out as you glide through the air. Feel safe and secured with the park’s certified equipment and assistance of professional guides.


Duration

1 - 2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 2pm

Price

$30 per person

Alternative

Rainforest and Waterfall Hiking Experience

Join an adventurous 6.5km hike in the spectacular jungle of the Khao Phra Teaw National Park, from waterfall to waterfall. Admire oversized plants and swim in the middle of the tropical rainforest.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Sunday, Tuesday and Friday at 9am

Price

$65 per person

Alternative


Horse Riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach

Ride a horse at the water’s edge on a 1- or 2-hour riding experience from Ao Nam Mao Beach with pickup from local hotels. Get acquainted with a well-trained horse that’s suited to experienced riders or first-timers, then walk, trot or gallop over the sand. Follow a route across the beach into the countryside, passing rural communities and lush farm fields.


Duration

1 - 2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4pm

Price

Starting from $34 per person



Paramotor Flight

With experienced and licensed instructor pilots, you will get to fly over Phuket and see a beautiful view of the island. Popular places such as Phi Phi island, Chalong bay, Promthep Cape, and Big Bhudda can be seen by you from a new perspective.


Duration

25 mins

Availability

Everyday from 6am - 6pm

Price

$165 per person

Phuket Helicopter Tours

Prepare for the journey of a lifetime on Phuket's most exclusive and picturesque tour. You'll soar high above the ‘Pearl of the South', enjoying spectacular aerial views of Phuket's famous beaches and most exclusive hotels and villas. Look on in awe at the incredible expanses of turquoise blue waters, emerald bays and secret lagoons combined with temples, a famous golf course, the big Buddha statue and lush mountainous terrain. Along the way, your highly experienced pilot will narrate the journey and point out interesting sights. So get your camera ready – these are some holiday snaps you won't want to miss.


Duration

From 30 - 90 mins

Availability

Everyday, time TBD

Price

Starting from $306 per quartet



SAMA Onsen & Massage

Unwind and get pampered with SAMA Onsen & Massage! Experience a private Onsen or indulge in a relaxing Thai massage or Aromatherapy Massage Rejuvenate your mind and body with our full spa packages, all in the beautiful city of Phuket.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 9:30pm

Price

Starting from $15 per person

Alternative



Aquaria Phuket

Purchase tickets to enter the largest aquarium in Thailand, which houses over 25,000 marine creatures! There are numerous interactive zones to visit like Station Aquarius, Mystic Forest, and Coastal Haven. Take the opportunity to dine while you marvel at the majestic undersea wonders surrounding you. Don't miss the Mermaid show and underwater Ballet!


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10:30am - 7pm

Price

$23 per person

Alternative

Phuket Bird Park - $10 per person


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