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Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

1. Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 9:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  At 11:00 AM, visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clown-fish are often sighted here. Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to gorgeous beach of the Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay for more scenic photographs and relaxing. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

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Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

2. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

After your hotel pickup service, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier, where your luxury boat will depart. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a delicious buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes.  Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Marvel at the beautiful limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island. Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Between 4:30 - 6:30 PM, cruise back towards the Marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. At 7 PM, arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

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Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

3. Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

Take the worry out of your transfer between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket with an open ticket for any time slot available with a ferry that takes you across the Andaman Sea.  If you are in Phuket, you can access the meeting point at Rassada Habour 30 minutes before the departure or select the option to be picked up from Patong, Kata, Karon, or the Phuket City area. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the views of Thailand's beautiful seaside. After the boat journey, get ready to begin your perfect holiday on the beautiful island. One-way ticket or roundtrip ticket are available for purschase and are open ticket for any time slot.

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Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

4. Phuket: 5-Hour City Highlights & Viewpoints Small Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day small-group tour and learn about the history of Phuket whilst becoming acquainted with the local food. Your tour starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be to Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical sight with a professional guide as you get to know Phuket's local food. You can snap pictures and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be to the Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot", who is highly respected by the people of Phuket. Many Thais come for paying respect to the abbot for good fortune in their lives. Continuing on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmarks on top of the Nakkerd Hills. The Big Buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of the Phuket people, and you will be able to see the majestic 45-meter high white marble Marnwichai style statue up-close whilst enjoying the view of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Finally, you will visit a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. You will then continue to the last highlight of admiring the Karon view point on the west coast of Phuket. Don't miss the opportunity to take pictures of the view of several bays, the green mountain and the emerald sea with its turquoise water before heading back to your accommodation.

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Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

5. Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

Head out before the crowds on an early-morning tour to avoid the tourist hustle and bustle. Enjoy an early bird trip to James Bond Island and the fascinating Phang Nga Bay with its Karst rock formations, mangroves and caves, sights that are sure to take your breath away. Make your first stop at James Bond Island, then go canoeing at a private canoe station away from the regular tours. Explore the depths of the area's caves, and take the chance to drive through the mangroves. Visit the famous floating village of Panyee and enjoy a beach break for swimming. Take a dip into the tranquil blue waters at Kudu or Nok Island. A private lunch will be waiting for you at Koh Yao island in a setting between rubber plantations, coconut trees and pineapples, before you finish your tour.

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From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

6. From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which is famous from the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Don't miss out on the opportunity for sightseeing around the island to see the Viking Cave and visit the monkey beach. Make the most of two long snorkeling stops, and as a final stop head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

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From Phuket: Deluxe Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

7. From Phuket: Deluxe Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

Start your day tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Phuket at 8.00 AM. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the Phi Phi Islands and take in the scenery as you cruise to the first stop - Bamboo Island. Cool off with a swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white sand beach.  Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach and continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Discover the many delights at Nui Bay, Camel Rock and marvel at its beautiful scenery. Around late noon, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a beachside restaurant on Phi Phi Don, before proceeding to Phi Phi Lae Island and to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool, surrounded by cliff formations. Make a stop at Maya Bay, famous from the movie "The Beach" and enjoy the lovely white sand beach. Return to The Royal Phuket Marina at 4.00 pm and transfer to your hotel.    

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Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Small-Group Tour

8. Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Small-Group Tour

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Phuket and a one-hour transfer to the elephant sanctuary. Be warmly welcomed upon arrival with an Elephant Behavior and Save & Care program to prepare for your encounter. Feed the elephants baskets of bananas, sugarcane, cucumber, and corn. While they enjoy their food, learn from the guides about the background of each elephant. Next, prepare the elephants with a spa treatment and shower. Discover the healing benefits of special spa mud that help to heal elephant wounds from many kinds of scratches, skin damages, and provides heat balance benefits for the body and blood flow. Enjoy lunch with a Pad Thai box set and seasonal fruits before departing back to your hotel in Phuket. Leave inspired and informed, having supported the elephants and future care at the Elephants Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

9. Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

Explore the Phi Phi archipelago and its natural wonders on a splashy speedboat tour, with stops at Khai Nok, Phi Phi Don, and Bamboo Island. Leave your worries at home with no-fuss hotel pickup and drop-off. Arrive safely in the hands of your driver at Love Andaman Pier boat ramp. Check in and enjoy breakfast and drinks, munching away while you listen to your tour guide's briefing of the day's activities. Hop on the speed boat, heading directly to Khai Nok Island. There, enjoy swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the white sandy beach. Visit closed-off Pileh Lagoon, known as the emerald swimming pool of the sea. Depart from Phi Phi Don heading to Bamboo Island, where the unique crescent-shaped beach stretches endlessly along the horizon. Surround yourself with crystal clear water and powdery white sand, and take a dive before concluding the tour.

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From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

10. From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

The early bird tour to Similan Islands will leave directly from the Yacht Haven in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak and takes about 1.5 hours to arrive at Island no 8. The early departure ensures you get there early enough to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sail Rock, and take those amazing pictures from the viewpoint. The tour includes two long snorkeling breaks to explore the beautiful underwater world and a chance to see a sea turtle. The next stop will be Island no 4, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch near the beach at Honeymoon Bay and then take a small walk through a nature trail to the stunning beach at Princess Bay where you have time to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters. After, there will be one more snorkeling stop either at the famous Koh Bon or Similan Island depending on the weather conditions.

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What people are saying about Phuket

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A definite must do if In Phuket which is a mix of visits to little eating houses, cafes and markets. We also visited and learned about some of the historical buildings in the Old Phuket Town. The best food tour to know everything about Thai market, food art and culture, as well as the influences from different ethnies (Myanmar, Chinese and Muslim among others). Pema is the most delightful, caring, phenomenally interesting and fun guide who has a vast knowledge of the locality and the history of the origin of the food. She took us to local restaurants which we would not have found by ourselves and we had the most tasteful food imaginable. It was a feast at every stop and the food is all delicious! Pema, thank you so much for making this a pleasurable tour. Very highly recommended with a lovely guide.

This was a spectacular activity. The snorkeling was fun with lots of colorful fish; the Thai lunch was delicious, and the beach was gorgeous. At first we weren’t sure whether we needed an English speaking guide, but we were glad we had one in the end. Great value for money

Superb day that put stars in our eyes! Joy our guide couldn't do enough with us and showed us amazing places. She took some wonderful photos and even created a beautiful video montage of our day for us. Activity to do absolutely!

everything was perfect, we had an amazing day with amazing tour guides, all very friendly and tasty food and awesome experience

Had an amazing time! Khao sok is beautiful, 500rai is stunning and we also really enjoyed the trek to Coral cave.