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Private Phuket Islands Tour: Hidden Treasures of Maphrao Bay
"The object of our daytrips is to move quietly through an area that enjoys a lifestyle unchanged in decades and longer while enjoying our very special pampering aboard the boat the “Pitta”. Thaphao IslandYour first stop after leaving Ao Chalong is Thaphao Island which is a nature lover’s paradise with beautiful forest walks where very old trees can be seen. For the fit some of the paths can be quite steep but if you prefer a more leisurely stroll you can always take a walk along the flats. Perhaps you will see Hornbill birds and many other species that can be heard
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Private Monkey Jungle Cruise: Phuket Day Eco Tour
"Floating Fish FarmsOur boat “Pitta” leaves from Chalong Bay at 9am as we head out to see authentic floating fish farms where you will have the opportunity to meet our local Sea Gypsies. These are genuine working fish farms which have been owned and operated for generations by traditional Thai Sea Gypsies. Here you will observe where the locals live and how they work.Thai VillagesDuring this trip we will also travel through Thai Villages were you can interact wi you will also get to see the damage and rebuilding from the result of the Tsunami in 2004. You will be able to observe the Kings Project which is based on rebuilding the Mangroves in Thailand. In the past over 40% of the mangroves were slashed for burning to manufacture charcoal but now this practice is no longer allowed and has since been banned.Mangrove Forest and The MonkeysWe then head off to the Mangrove Forest to see the monkeys. Offering a rare opportunity to see wild monkey’s in their natural habitat where they are free to swing from tree to tree and are always pleased when Captain Gordon arrives with his boat. From here you can paddle your own kayak or you can have one of the crew to paddle for you
From $602.00
 
Private Islands and Eco Tour: Hidden Treasures of Chalong Bay
"Travelling up the River in Mangrove ForestWe then move on and follow the special bamboo sticks which were placed here by the local fishermen to form the channel which takes us into the river. Once we’ve entered the river you will have a chance to observe the local villages and longtail boats with many Thai people waving enthusiastically as we pass gently by. The villagers are always surprised to see us as rarely any tourists find their way here. With only a maximum of 10 guests on board we can stop anywhere you like. It’s up to you there is no strict itinerary. Feeding Friendly Monkeys and KayakingOur next stop takes us to see the Monkeys
From $602.00

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Island Safari

I asked my hostel to book for me one hour elephant trekking so they picked that company The transfer from and to the hostel where included, they arrived on time and the car air conditioning works well...
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HebaM
Feb 08, 2014

Patong- not the tourist paradise you thought

Pukhet(especially Patong) exists just because of tourists, it is the most expensive place in Thailand all because of high-value tourist's currency.It is not a relaxing place, I personally don't like...
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drandy
Feb 11, 2013

Wang Talang International Lapidary Store

If you are not into buying assorted precious stones like diamonds, jade, gold, pearl or semi precious stones like ruby, saphhire, emeralds, this is not your thing and since I don't like to buy...
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machomikemd
Oct 28, 2012

Moulin Rouge Gentlemen's Club

I've Included this at the tourist trap tips as you can get your wallet drained really fast when you want to experience russian and slavic strip shows here in phuket. there are no pictures inside as...
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machomikemd
Oct 26, 2012

Premier Property and Leisure scam

In Kata Beach, Phuket the following scam is alive and well. Watch out for and avoid the marketing promotion by young people on scooters - they stop you and ask if you speak English and give you a...
Keitho59
Aug 04, 2011

Jetski damage scam

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU EVEN CONTEMPLATE HIRING A JETSKI IN PHUKET!!!!!I did not know anything about the jetski scams in Phuket before we hired a jetski, so I guess it is lucky for us...
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lindyz
Oct 19, 2010
 
 
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ATM withdrawals come with a 150bt fee

I only used an ATM in Patong twice, but both times were at differenct Banks and both times I was hit with a 150bt fee. Im not entirely sure if this is the case with all ATMs but just be aware of it...
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lindyz
Oct 04, 2010

24hr vomitting migraine.

If youve never travelled long distance in a plane before and you are prone to migraines, just beware that you may encounter a rather horrible one!!! It seems that everytime I travel to Asia Im struck...
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lindyz
Oct 04, 2010

Beware of tourists on mopeds with scratchies!

This seems to be a new scam in Patong, and you will come across these almost non-stop on a daily basis, so they will indeed become very very annoying!!! This scam was NOT around 2 years ago when I was...
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lindyz
Oct 04, 2010

Avoid Sala Spa

My friend read many good reviews of Sala Spa in Phuket on Tripadvisor and decided to check it out. It was more expensive than the places nearby but since it is supposedly the #1 massage place, we...
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chenpeiqi
Dec 24, 2009

Don't Get Sucked Into This!

There is a company based in or near Surin Beach called 'Premier Property and Leisure'. Their sales reps (some are locals, some are expats) promote their sales pitch through an official looking scratch...
abcd_2003
Sep 16, 2009

Stop asking for sex while having a Thai massage

Phuket and specially Patong beach is one of the places on earth where it's easier to have sex if you want to.Now i wonder why people must ask or accept sexual performances while having Thai massage.I...
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xaver
Apr 08, 2009

Water fountain show

An inflight magazine suggested seeing the water fountain show at Jungceylon. It has schedules and we saw the night schedule.The show was nice but tends to be a little bit boring. Sit (on the floor!)...
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tanamay
Jul 11, 2008

Tuk-tuk

I would really like to see (and ride!) a tuk-tuk. In Phuket I asked were to find one and was disappointed to be pointed to a small van-like four-wheeled vehicle. Agree to the cost of transport before...
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tanamay
Jul 11, 2008

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2 Meun-Ngern Rd, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
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118 Moo 3, Choeng Talay, Talang, , Phuket, 83110, Thailand
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683 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang, Phuket, 83100
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60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Naithon Bay, , Phuket, 83110, Thailand
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Top Things to Do in Phuket

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Phi Phi Islands

We booked with Phuket Tours Direct to go on the HongTae Tours trip to Phi Phi island. After travelling an hour to the port and sitting through the 45mins safety session we were informed that my 5...
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James Bond Island

If you plan to visit James Bond Island, think again. Firstly, price for tour package is very tricky. We joined with the group tour for same trip but some of them paid THB3,000 per person, other paid...
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Kata and Karon Beach

We much preferred Karon beach over Kata, being about the same distance from our hotel. This beach is quieter than Kata, the speedboats and longtails being kept at one end, so plenty of space for...
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Patong Beach

Patong besch is crowded, we stayed at a hotell wich was a little bit hidden, and thanks to that i can rate this place to two and not one. Hotell name was The Charm resort, near the beach (1 minute...
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Fantasea

We spent a wonderful summer vacation this year in the month of May at Phuket. We heard a lot about the picturesque splendour of the small town of Kamla & the serene tranquility of Kamala beach in...
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Elephants

Part 2 of my two part tip with more pictures around the elephant trekking area The Kinaree Elephant Trekking tour is located inside the Sprawling Kinnaree Entertainment Complex in Rawaii Town and is...
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