Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Shared Half Day City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if the minimum numb.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Be prepared for a scenic drive across the island, gazing through the local way of life, and glimpsing important landmarks. This 6-hour guided afternoon tour will stop at significant places of interest and also provide time for you to shop for local souvenirs. Get a glimpse of Phuket city, with its many ages-old buildings,churches, temples, shopping malls and the graffiti art. See one of the most important Buddhist temples in Phuket-Wat Chalong, dedicated to two monks, LuangPho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang. Journey from old Phukettown to the Rang Hills and through the serene landscape of the Island and see the bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada, set in a landscapedgarden area surrounded by tall, mature rubber trees.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Family friendly

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Great overview and orientation of the city

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket

Wat Chalong ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket's temples, and the most visited. Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects to several revered monks who were the founders of Wat Chalong, among them Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang, 2 monks, who led the citizens of Chalong Sub district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.
The most recent building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meters tall 'Chedi' sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful painting illustrating the life of Buddha, as well as many donated golden statues. Wat Chalong Chedi is built on three floors so feel free to climb all the way to the top floor terrace to get a nice bird view on the entire temple grounds.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Khao Rang hill View Point, Phuket Town, Phuket

Well-known hilltop site with a park & terrace for sweeping views of the town & offshore islands.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old phuket town, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket

Old phuket town, is an area of historical interest in Phuket City.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wangtalang Gems International, Phuket

Depending on the origin of a gemstone, Wangtalang experts import the gems or specially choose the stones straight from the mines of Thailand. We choose our gemstones based on cleanliness, colour, cut and design. Ensuring each stones quality, as well as verifying the weight to make sure it is exactly as specified, as all of our collections must be certified. Wangtalang offers a vast selection of precious stones. We also offer some of the most popular name brand designers for diamond jewelry, and give quality certificates for each stone.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Phuket

Exclusions

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jan-2020

    The trip was from 12.50 to 18.15 hrs.
    The distances are not very long, but the route îs crowdy.
    The guide has offered info before entering in the obiectives.
    A garden included in the sold program was not meet, looking bad due of the lack of rains, the guide has explained.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    I wanted to see the Big Buddha and the city tour was cheaper than taking a taxi and I was able to see more of the city. The driver even dropped us off at a mall instead of just taking us back to our hotel. The tour guide was friendly and informative.

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Have a plan before going on this tour.

  • 23-Feb-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 18-Jan-2018

    Even that the hours were convenient for my traveling plans the experience was not unique because it was not a private tour and our tour guide was very shy and not informative.

  • 14-Jan-2018

    This tour was okay. It was a great way to kill half of a day. Pros: The cashew factory, where you can get some delicious Thai Cashew products that aren't terribly expensive. You also have a chance to get some great photo opps at Chalong Temple and Rang Hill. Cons: Our tour guide left us in the middle of our tour, he said he had a family emergency. So for the second half of the tour, we were left on our own with the driver, who spoke no English, to just explore the remaining portions of the tour on our own. Also, some of the places that we went to, like the Pearl Factory and the Bee Factory where very sales pitchy. Beware of the pearl factory in particular and I would recommend not purchasing anything from there as the pearls are ridiculously marked up in price, and unless you ask, you could be paying for what you think is diamond and gold, but actually is CZ, and gold plating over sterling silver. I was most excited about this part of the tour, but once I started asking questions, I quickly realized that it wasn't worth me spending any money for the pearl jewelry offered at this location. Other then that, it's a decent way to kill time and become a bit more acquainted with Phuket.

  • 15-Nov-2017

    Best tour guide EVER. full of local knowledge, so very lovely and friendly

  • 08-Nov-2017

    A decent tour with a very good guide.

  • 01-Oct-2017

    Great tour! - I highly recommend this fun spending day. You end up buying things you really need instead of rubbish. Value for money tour. Bring as much money with you because the pearl rings start at only $125. Aud. The cheapest way to see the City.

  • 03-Sep-2017

    The tour guide was nice but somewhat limited in his knowledge about the sites we visited as part of the tour

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