Tipped to be one of Thailand’s most popular beach vacation hubs Phuket also offers its vacationer a host of interesting and engaging area excursion options. Those who are staying at Phuket luxury hotels the likes of the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas can reserve area tours via the hotel’s excursion program while others can book tours with local tour operators available online or upon arrival in the beach paradise. Here are some of the most exciting tour varieties available to holidaymakers based in Phuket.
One of the better known day trip adventures visitors can have in Phuket is of course a sea kayaking excursion to Phang Nga Hong. Tourists can sign up for the day tour or a magical starlight tour which takes place in the veil of night. Available through a number of local tour organizers the starlight tour explores the exquisite sea caves on Phang Nga Hong during the quiet hours of the night. Bereft of visitors and other kayakers, refreshments and other recreational activities in the area can be also added as part of this once in a lifetime kayaking experience.
Those who love to paddle their way to adventure can also opt for a bamboo rafting nature excursion to the area. The eight hour tour allows participants the chance to get up close and personal with the Phang Nga area’s wildlife which includes not only crocs and elephants but meandering turtles as well. Elephant treks and jungle hikes to the Ton Pling Waterfall are also part of the package which includes a safari camping experience and bamboo rafting along the Wang Khiang Koo River.
Those who want to sign up a uniquely Thai cruise experience can take a June Bahtra Junk cruise of the Phang Nga Bay which includes pit stops at globally renowned James Bond Island and the mesmerising floating village of Koh Pan Yee. Thrill seekers on the other hand can test their wits with an ATV & White Water Rafting tour of Phang Nga. The nine hour excursion not only lets visitors express the joys of white water rafting through monster rapids but also throws in a high speed ATV tour of the terrain in the afternoon.
As one of the area’s top landmarks a speedboat tour of Coral Island is also a great way to spend seven hours in the water, exploring the unspoilt beauty of the pristine paradise isle.
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