THAILAND – Phuket – Phuket From a Different Perspective

Travelers explore lesser-known places around Phuket during this activity that showcases the island from a different perspective while discovering Old Phuket Town, obscure temples and rarely-visited local communities.

Theme

Art & Culture, Classic, Honeymoon

Country - City

Thailand - Phuket

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$$$$

Max pax

34

Seasonality

Possible all year round (but best period is from November until April)

Arrival city

PHUKET

Departure city

PHUKET

Description

Phuket is well known as a prime beach destination in Thailand, and rightfully so! But this activity gives travelers the opportunity to really understand the history and culture of the island that many visitors may be unaware of. From local temples with interesting history, to Phuket’s old town and rarely visited sea nomad communities, this itinerary weaves together many interesting sites that only insiders know. A must for anyone who wants to look past the main attractions for a “behind the scenes” look at the island.

 

Selling points

  • An activity to give a different dimension to a beach stay in Phuket
  • Great for a wide public, from couples to families to groups
  • A full day but with a relaxed tempo (late departure and early return)
  • Perfect to get an insider look of Phuket island and the local sites that can be found there
  • An easily accessible activity, as the visits are combined by air-conditioned vehicle

Duration

Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes (timing may vary on the location of the hotel and the interest of the guests)

Planned pickup time is at 11:00 and the return around 16:30

Min pax

1

Max pax

34

How to sell it

  • As a cultural touch to a beach stay in Phuket
  • Great for repeaters or people who are deeply interested in the culture and history of the destination
  • As a comfortable “off the beaten track” touch to a beach stay in Phuket

Why this activity

  • To have cultural experiences in Phuket
  • To expand the activity offers in Phuket with lesser-known activities / immersive activities
  • To be able to show all different aspects of Phuket as a beach destination

Good to combine with

Due to the pickup and return times it is difficult to combine it with other activities. It is best sold as a standalone activity on a day.

Do not combine with

  • Other half-day or full-day activities on the same day.
  • Peranakan Food Tour in Phuket: the tour focuses also on Phuket Town and it may be too repetitive

Market suggestion

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Competitor comparison

This activity is provided by Tropical Vacations, so other competitors will also have access to this experience.

Pros

  • An activity to give a different dimension to a beach stay in Phuket
  • Great for a wide public, from couples to families to groups
  • A full day but with a relaxed tempo (late departure and early return)
  • Perfect to get an insider look of Phuket island and the local sites that can be found there

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • Operated by a supplier, so not Easia Signature

Information

Tour itinerary :
11:00 Pick up from hotel in Phuket only.
Drive up to Khao Rang Temple, brief of information and history of LoungPu Supa. Visit a unique white pearl Buddha image in the temple.
13:00 Lunch in local style in Phuket town. Then walk through Thalang Road, Phuket Old Town to see Sino-Portuguese shop house.
15:00 Drive to second island called ‘Sirey Island’ which is accessible by bridge. Visit a second temple of LoungPu Supa here. You will see reclining Buddha
facing panoramic view of Andaman sea.
16:00 Visit Sea Gypsy village – the only remaining and unique sea-tribe group which is living in their own way of life against time and Phuket development.
16:30 Time for drive back to hotel

Note : All above timing are approximately and can be changed without prior notice, depend on local conditions such as weather, traffic and other beyond control situation.

  • Children are allowed on the trip, but it may be too cultural for young children
  • Lunch is included

Alerts

– Only with ESG, 3rd language guides subject to availability

Important information

Good for repeaters who have seen most of Phuket or for those who looking for something not touristy. This program is based around the trail of a Buddhist monk named “Luang Pu Supa” who died in September 2013 at 118 years old.

Price range

Starting from 1500THB for GIT groups

Quotation guideline

Supplier product: Tropical Vacations -Phuket Faith & Soul – discover the hidden legend (OP3)

ERP: Phuket –> Activity –> Tropical Vacation –> 03.OP3- (Private) Faith & Soul – discover the hidden legend / Phuket Fait& Soul Discovery the Hidden Legend

Inclusion

  • Service with English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees (if any) as per itinerary
  • Thai local lunch with soft drink and coffee
  • Bottle of drinking water

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Contact

TROPICAL VACATION CO., LTD.
97/293 VIRATHONGYOK ROAD, VICHIT, MUANG, PHUKET 83000 THAILAND
Office tel : (+66) 076 522 187, 88, 89 Fax : (+66) 076 522 185 TAT License: 34-00604
www.tropicalvacationthailand.com | [email protected]

English

Phuket From a Different Perspective

In the late morning your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a trip to show you many different faces of Phuket that most visitors don’t know exist. The day begins with a visit to an interesting local temple where you will learn about a famous traveling monk who spent much of his life on the island. You will continue to Phuket Town where you can enjoy Sino-Portuguese heritage as you stroll along the charming streets.

After a lunch in a local restaurant – where you get to taste some regional specialties – you will head to a small island off Phuket called Sirey Island. At a local temple on this island you can admire a beautiful reclining Buddha with a panoramic backdrop of the Andaman Sea.

Before returning to the hotel you will have the chance to visit a local settlement of sea nomads. Even though they now live on the mainland, their lifestyle is still quite different from that of most people in Phuket, and learning about their life and culture can be a very interesting experience.