Half-Day Small Group Street Eats Tour In Phuket

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Overview

Treat yourself with Phuket’s best street food fare on this 3.5 hour whirlwind culinary tour in southern Thailand. Visit the city's local market and stop by foodie haunts known only to the locals on this small-group guided trek.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Start your evening with hotel pickupin Patong, Kata Beach and Karon Beach hotels on Phuket. You'll travel with a small group by air-conditioned minivan to thetop of Khao Rang, which boastspanoramic views of the lush jungle scenery the islandis knownfor. Here, cool down with a refreshingdrink and a snack before setting off forPhuketTown.

Your guide accompanies youto a popular local market. Dense with the aromas of chili, garlic, and spices, this buzzing commercial hub is known as a local foodie favorite, withthe lines toprove it. Follow your guide's lead and sample market favorites like boiled rice and barbecued meat skewers.

After a smattering of specialties, wrap up your meal with some of Phuket's very own takes on a famous French dessert: a Thai-style macaron. Finish with a short stroll along Talang Road, lined with historic buildings adorned withshimmering lights at night. After dinner, you're driven back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Half-Day Small Group Street Eats Tour In Phuket

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food tasting (dinner)
  • Professionalguide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions for Half-Day Small Group Street Eats Tour In Phuket

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • So here we are 2hrs into this food tour the grand finale so to speak, so far not so good, we walk into a normal thai style restaurant common all over the country and a lazy susan awaits at a table that seats 10. I figure cool, finally a restaurant now lets bring out some various types of food that can be explained and share them all amongst our tour group of 6 right? Wrong.

    I don't like to write bad reviews. I am however concerned, because my Viator tours have been 50/50 at best and I still don't understand why when I book things as I have done for years on Trip Advisor who owns Viator I never have issue yet Viator its like a roll of the dice everytime you book.

    I was charged 120usd for this tour for 2 people. I hadn't heard from the tour company so I emailed 2 days prior, no reply. The day of I call them from my concierge to confirm there is a tour and a pick up of 4:15 after calling 2 different phone numbers I get someone to speak with. For 30usd you can rent a cab for an entire day who will take you wherever you want on the island of Phuket, these 4 statements are facts. The positive about this tour? The tour guide was polite, spoke great english, some of the food was good, we got to see some of Phuket Old town on the other side of the island albeit the closed version.

    Here are the problems with this tour, if it was say half the price I was charged I likely would have sung a slightly different tune. First a 45 minute bus ride from Patong Beach, and I'm confused why this tour couldn't have just been in Patong, what exactly is it a parking lot full of street vendors could offer 45 minutes away that couldn't be bought at any market in Patong? Second at 60usd a person the tour guide bought us 5 items from a parking lot street market for around 5usd total per person at most, then took us to another street market for some bugs, yes bugs grasshopper and worms worth about 1. Third why would you take us to Phuket Old Town at 18:00hrs if you knew everything was closing as the tour guide knew and immediately pointed out when we got there? 90 of the shops are closed but we are allowed to walk around for 10 minutes?

    Finally, the dinner was the grand finale, this was this tours chance to make things right, it didn't happen. We were escorted into a local restaurant and then 1 menu yes 1 for 6 people was passed around the table so we can order from a folder full of pictures just like we could at any restaurant in any city anywhere in Thailand. Nothing was really explained and it was a la carte meaning nothing was shared and no one who is hungry is going to try something new they are unsure of which was the reason I went on the tour to try new things. 30 minutes later we are all back on the bus on the way home in my opinion not really much more knowledgeable of Thai food than prior. I am basing my reviews and comparing my tour to food tour I just took in Vietnam around this time last year, to Viators credit it was booked through them and excellent.

    Overall I feel gypped of my hard earned vacation time and money. I strongly urge the coordinator to get a real itinerary together and stick to it. This tour had 0 communication from the company, it appeared thrown together, uncoordinated, poorly planned and ineffectively executed. I would not recommend.

  • I was fairly disappointed with this tour. I think the highlight for me was the other tourists in my group, who were all really cool people. The guide was okay, but the entire tour seemed very rushed from beginning to end. We didn't have any time to explore any of the places on our own, which would have been nice to have had at least 5 or 10 minutes to explore the two main locations we went to, and the street food options that we tried were somewhat limited, at least for me since I don't eat fish. At the first location we went to, there were plenty of street food options like chicken, sausages, shrimp, etc, yet the guide kept picking fish, fish, fish, even after asking meat the beginning of the tour if I could eat fish, and of course I had said no. But no biggie to me, I had fun eating silk worms, crickets, and a huge grasshopper. We also went to a place in Old Town Phuket, and we stopped along the main shopping street where the food tour guide gave us some historical context about Old Town Phuket. This was cool, but again, this is time that I think would have been better spent if we would have been given a bit of time to explore and shop on our own at the street food stalls, which there were none where we went to in Old Town Phuket. Finally, we ended with some Pad Thai at the end of the tour. The thing that really made me give this tour two stars was the way the tour guide acted at the end of the tour. While we were at the final stop for Pad Thai, she handed out review forms and pens and asked us to fill them out while we were there. She then picked up all the forms, and proceeded to sit down and READ THEM while in front of us. She then came back to my table where she proceeded to chastise a girl who had I guess written that less spicy food options would have been appreciated, telling this girl that the purpose of the tour was to show everyone about local Thai culture, and food, etc. and how out of any tour, ours had the most variety because she was trying to be considerate of our needs, but that the girl was not the only one on the tour, and so she the guide had others to consider. While I somewhat agree with what the tour guide said, it was HIGHLY unprofessional on her part to 1 read the feedback in front of us, and 2 somewhat angrily single out and confront this girl in front of everyone else at our table. I don't know what the tour guide's name was, the form said her name was Benz but I'm pretty sure that wasn't her real name. Either way, if you take this tour, I hope you get someone other than Benz as your guide. And if you do, then make sure you don't put honest feedback on your review form.

  • This was very cool, we got to try a lot of different foods. Benz did a great job. Plus it was New Year's Eve so the streets were very festive. I would suggest a few little changes. We didn't know how far the tour was from our hotel this took 5 hours, not 3.5 so we got back much later than expected, and we were exhausted. Also, we had to wait 30 minutes for the van to pick us up at the end, which was not good. While I understand that there were some local road closures the driver should have been in the area and picked us up more promptly.

  • a great afternoon/ evening out, are guide was called Nat, and was one of the best guides i have had
    so friendly and helpful
    we first got taken to a local market where we were given a number of local dishes to try and i must say most tasted fantastic
    after visiting the market , we were then taken up to the hills above phuket , and to a great vioewing platform overlooking phuket
    the third stop was to a local restaurant where the locals go ,
    the final stop was phuket old town
    if you like tasting different foods and want to see parts of phuket . you would not normally see, i would recommend doing this tour , and hope you get Nat as your guide

  • This was outstanding. The first part where we saw the making of the food and tasted it was better than the last.
    Our guide was absolutely brilliant. This is the way to see the people of Phuket. Totally recommend and if you are gluten free it is all edible food.

  • Most enjoyable tour. Beautiful food. Certainly recommend this toyr

  • It's a little bit difficult to move around the Phuket area, so if you are staying at a surrounding beach,this is a great way to get into Phuket town to enjoy the food and markets. The pick up at the hotel was easy and there was an enjoyable group of people to share the tour with. Our guide was good and you get a ton of food. It just keeps coming. The market in Phuket is very fun. Besides the great food there was quite a bit of live music and Kareoke. After stuffing us with food, the guide gave us some time to explore on our own which I appreciated. After the market we finished with a bowl of soup and noodles in a roadside restaurant, and then to the viewpoint overlooking the island at the top of Khao Rang. Great tour.

  • What a wonderful evening and experience the food was fantastic and tried things I would have never done on my own. Small group meant a really personal experience and our tour guide was very friendly and outgoing. I will be doing this tour again next time I am in Phuket

  • You get to experience something you would tend not to do yourself. Chinatown is a real little gem and a must see

  • This was a wonderful evening trip. We got to try foods we would not have had the confidence to on our own and it was delicious. Also as a bonus we got to see the city by night. Would thoroughly recommend this and the guide was lovely.

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