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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
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More Warnings and Dangers in Phuket

Rip Tides at Phuket

Southern Thailand may have some of the beautiful beaches in the world but the problem here is that during the monsoon season (from may to october), the beaches facing the Andaman Sea like Patong, Nai...
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machomikemd
Oct 28, 2012

Renting Motorcycles

A Word of Caution in Renting Motorcycles in Phuket, motorbike rentals here depends on the displacement of the bike, if the bike is 100 cc or less, then it is cheaper but when the displacement of the...
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machomikemd
Oct 24, 2012

Tuk Tuk Drivers (Songthaews)

Like in any tourist friendly country in the world, there are rotten eggs in a basket and this maxim is present in Phuket as you will encounter unscrupulous tuk tuk driver. tuk tuks are really more...
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machomikemd
Oct 24, 2012

Don't swim in the sea! Dangerous monsoon riptides

We were in Phuket at Kata Beach in June 2012 and whilst we were there in the space of 3 weeks there were 6 tourist drownings at Kata, Karon and Patong Beaches (see local Phuket media reports). The...
jjokeefe
Jun 18, 2012

kateoys - boy girls

these boy girls will usually come up to you and your friends requesting to have a photo taken with you and as one of them poses with you the other takes your photo. sounds all innocent until they...
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MARGS1968
Apr 04, 2011

Mosquito Repellent

UPDATE: Phuket is encountering a resurgence of Dengue Fever. Be sure to take precautions.It is vital to carry mosquito repellent with you to any areas of Thailand, as with much of Asia, particularly...
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Tina-Perth
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Urgent update: Jellyfish in South-Thailand

This is an urgent update! Unfortunately many of the beaches in South-Thailand have incidents of Jellyfish with burning tentacles. It may look like the spreading is increasing. It's NOT known that the...
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georeiser
Nov 21, 2010

Siam Sea Canoe , Dangerous and careless

The people running the tour care almost nothing about the tourists onboard. Now let me explain what happened We took the Phi Phi , maya bay tour on 26th july 2010 . The siam sea canoe company took us...
umayr
Jul 31, 2010

Feeding the fish

Some small islands outside Phuket, and especially Khai Nok Island, is popular because you can feed the fish. They eat bread and banana from your hands. It's quite fun. Be careful so the fish doesn't...
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georeiser
Apr 13, 2009

Monkeys at Kao Rung Hill

At the top of Kao Rung Hill at the lookout, you will most probably encounter wild Monkey's. There is a sign warning that they will bite. Be careful, especially if you have food in a bag, as they...
balhannah
Feb 23, 2009

Credit card details being stored / fraud /advice

Pay a visit to your bank before you go abroad. Give then the dates of your holiday.That way, they wont suddenly decide to stop your card due to all those 'unusual payment patterns', in the middle of...
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satsumamoon
Dec 01, 2008

Be smart. Don't die.

Watch out! Two people died this week at both Nai Harn and Kata beaches. And many have died in the past. The waves are big and people love to go out and play in them, but the undertow is invisible and...
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bluebug
Sep 30, 2008

Don't support cruel Elephant Camps

Please don't support these camps. The wrost ones are located in Patong right next to the main road. Living within such close proximity of so much traffic causes the elephants' sensitive ears to go...
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bluebug
Sep 30, 2008

Beware anyone offering you scratch cards !

In Patong Beach, there are large numbers of foreigners being ferried around on scooters (mopeds, motorbikes) who target foreign couples offering scratch cards. Guess what happens .... you have...
vikkitraveller
Sep 05, 2008

Top Hotels in Phuket

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2 Meun-Ngern Rd, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
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80/19-20 Moo 2 | Soi Cokmakham 3, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
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14/2 Patak Road, Soi 24, Karon Beach, 83110
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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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"Our Second Home - Phuket"
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Cathy&Gary

"Phuket"
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shane_02

"Phuket Introduction"
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"P H U K E T - Beautiful Sunset!"
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Myndo

"Thailand, Phuket, and the classical beach holiday?"
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