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Phuket Town, Thailand
Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Discover the best of paradise on a 4-hour coach tour of Phuket Island! Wind along Phuket’s southern shoreline, marveling at white sands, lush tropical flora and the unique vibe of Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities from the seat of your comfortable coach or at each stop. Snap gorgeous shots from Karon Viewpoint and witness the sacred beauty of Wat Chalong temple.
  • Great orientation of Phuket on this half-day sightseeing tour
  • Amazing views of Phuket from Karen lookout
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Kathu, Kamala, Patong, Phuket Town, A.Muang) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Your sightseeing tour begins with morning pickup from your central Phuket hotel. Meet your friendly guide and take a comfortable seat on the air-conditioned coach for your half-day tour of southern Phuket. Admire the striking and colorful colonial architecture of Phuket town such as the Sino-Portuguese shop houses and the Sino-Colonial mansions, and learn about the many western movies that have been shot in this unique setting. 

Relax and enjoy the guided commentary as you wind though lush tropical terrain en route to several of Phuket’s stunning southern beaches. You’ll discover the distinctive atmosphere of Patong, Kata, Rawai and Karon beaches, and disembark for some memorable photos. From Karon Viewpoint, also called Three-Beach Viewpoint, you’ll catch breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline and the sparkling Andaman sea. Your tour also includes a stop at Wat Chalong Temple. Wander through the complex, marveling at the exquisite beauty of Phuket’s most important buddhist temple and pagoda. 

Your 4-hour tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Patong
Take all the photos you want on the three main beaches of Phuket: Patong, Kata and Karon
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kata Beach
Take all the photos you want on the three main beaches of Phuket: Patong, Kata and Karon
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karon
Take all the photos you want on the three main beaches of Phuket: Patong, Kata and Karon
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Phuket Town
Experience the old world charm of Phuket Town with its colonial Sino-Portuguese architecture
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Learn about Buddhist traditions and admire beautiful 'Wat Chalong' (Chalong Temple) A convenient hotel pick up and drop off will make sure you get to your destinations and back again safely
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 40 people per booking
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • A Minimum number of 4 persons is required for the tour to operate. In the unlikely event that there would not be enough passengers to meet requirements on the day of the tour, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Thailand
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour.

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star-5
Great tour
Lynne_M
, Aug 2019
Great tour , guide very informative.about the area . Learnt alot about cashew nuts .Driver was safe. We enjoyed learning about the temple.
star-2
Considering the price, I shouldn't be...
Noelle T
, Apr 2018
Considering the price, I shouldn't be complaining much, but the tour was not as described in totality. We visited Karon View Point, Karen lookout, Wat Chalong, and made stopovers at a small Cashew Nut factory tourist snack shopping stop and a China-owned Jewelry shop your typical tourist trap where price tags have far too many zeros. I think? we drove past the other beaches that were mentioned in the description, and drove past Phuket Town. In summary, only Karon View Point and Wat Chalong was worth the visit.
star-4
Good half day tour and for the price...
Jacquelynn C
, Mar 2018
Good half day tour and for the price you cant go wrong
star-4
The tour was good but the guide’s...
Jacquelyn F
, Mar 2018
The tour was good but the guide’s English was difficult to understand. It detracted from enjoying the tour.
star-3
This is a nice introductory sightseeing...
Love2Travel
, Mar 2018
This is a nice introductory sightseeing tour of Phuket and area, with the opportunity to buy some nice fresh nuts and jewelry. The tour guide could be better.
star-4
This tour is a good way to get an...
Maryam L
, Mar 2018
This tour is a good way to get an overview of the island with some history without having to be committed to an all day tour, especially for the price. A few suggestions to improve the tour include having a microphone and speaker in the van so folks in the back can hear what's being shared by the guide more easily and to visit or at least drive to see the Chalong Big Buddha in the mountains instead of just pointing it out. Otherwise, we learned and saw quite a bit of the island and would recommend it to others.
star-5
A short, helpful tour to help us learn...
John Francis K
, Feb 2018
A short, helpful tour to help us learn about this complex city. Well worth the time and money
star-5
Exactly as described. Guide was...
Patrice_R
, Feb 2018
Exactly as described. Guide was friendly and was easy to understand. Small group was nice.
star-2
Not my favorite tour. The guide was...
Gilbert T
, Feb 2018
Not my favorite tour. The guide was nice and knowledgeable but we did not appreciate the tourist stops. Not enough time in the old Phuket with a walking tour maybe and TOO MUCH TIME at the GEMS' FACTORY !!!!!!!
star-5
For the price this was an excellent...
ALLAN_H
, Jan 2018
For the price this was an excellent money for value with a great local guide
star-5
A great introduction to Phuket to...
Sean G
, Dec 2017
A great introduction to Phuket to assist in learning what this picturesque destination has to offer. Highly recommended.
star-5
Very enjoyable trip, prompt pick up...
Rita P
, Dec 2017
Very enjoyable trip, prompt pick up good air conditioned bus took us to loads of nice places with fantastic views and then to a nut factory and to top it all the biggest jewellery work shop and show room in Phuket, well worth it and not that expensive.
star-5
The wather was on the rainny side, but...
Mayra F
, Dec 2017
The wather was on the rainny side, but we were able to visit the sites included on the tour, for the price we paid it was worth it.
star-3
Mainly based on bringing tourists to...
Cameron R
, Dec 2017
Mainly based on bringing tourists to the sponsored stores
star-4
It's a nice introductory overview for...
Mohamed E
, Dec 2017
It's a nice introductory overview for Phuket main parts Karoon, Kato, Old City, etc..
star-5
Excellent trip for a duration of 05...
Masuma R
, Oct 2017
Excellent trip for a duration of 05 hours, covered a lot including Cashew nut factory and Gems world. Would recommend to all.
star-4
Very basic tour, showed us the basics...
Harry_G
, Oct 2017
Very basic tour, showed us the basics of Phuket - happy with everything we saw.
star-5
Our tour guide was great. We stopped at...
Alma D
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide was great. We stopped at more places that was said. The cashew nut factory was a delight. We bought nuts after sampling a lot. Another place that was not on the list was the Jewellery store. Biggest in Phuket. a must seen for a traveller. The tour was good and gave a lot of info icw Gems. Stayed longer than expected bought more than planned. Highly recommed this tour.
star-5
This trip is great value for money...
Alex E
, Aug 2017
This trip is great value for money! DJ our tour guide (14/08/17) was brilliant he was a very funny guy and never stopped talking but he made it a great day! My only tiny criticism is that we didn't actually stop in Phuket town and was impossible to take any good photos out of a mini bus window.
star-1
I chose this of many half day tours...
Lynne
, Aug 2017
I chose this of many half day tours because it did not mention going to any factories or sales outlets but it did a tour of old Phuket, Wat Chalong Temple and also looked at Rawai beach which I particularly wanted to see. In fact we went nowhere near Rawai, passed through the others, did go to Karon viewpoint and I was very happy when we stopped at Wat Chalong. We shot down 1 street in Phuket and the guide pointed out 2 old Colonial buildings. I actually asked another passenger when we were touring Old Phuket and he told me we had just done it. The serious business of the day was a very uninteresting stop at a cashew factory where someone pointed out some plastic fruits hanging from a tree. We were followed around, as we looked at all the samples, by people with baskets. The other serious business of the day was a gem factory where were were not given an opportunity to see the crystals and gems in their raw state but were rudely pushed into salesrooms and encouraged to buy jewellery. We had enjoyed chatting to some people from another country and intended to arrange to meet up but our guide sent us outside to wait with others going to hotels in our areas and we never saw them or him again. We actually completed the tour feeling very angry that we had been so misinformed. The visit to Wat Chalong was the only interesting part for us. A waste of many precious hours.

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