Phuket Best Half Day City Tour (SHA Plus)

Karon, Thailand
Phuket Best Half Day City Tour

From USD 42.06

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the highlights of Phuket in just half a day on this guided, small-group tour that showcases the island's culture, viewpoints, and sacred sites. You'll visit iconic attractions such as Phuket Old Town and the Big Buddha statue, learn about Buddhism at Wat Chalong, take in the views at Windmill Viewpoint, and sample local dishes at Punte Traditional Food Center.
  • Experience Phuket with an English-speaking guide
  • Tastings of authentic food and snacks are included
  • Enjoy the convenience of included round-trip transfers from your hotel
  • Small group sizes ensure personal attention from your guide

What's Included

  • 2 dishes at Punte traditional food center.
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, fruit juices, snacks, refreshing towels. (on-board)
  • Round trip joined transfer from hotels in free pick up areas by comfortable VIP van.
  • Informative English speaking tour guide and carful driver with ecotourism mind.
  • Travel accident Insurance

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    The timing for picking you up (and dropping you off) at your hotel has been planned considering that it may take between 1 to 2 hours to travel from your hotel to the tour starting point (or vice versa). This estimated travel time of 1-2 hours might change, becoming either shorter or longer, based on where exactly your hotel is located in relation to the tour starting point. For instance, if your hotel is closer to the tour starting point, the transit time might be less than 1 hour. If your hotel is farther away, the transit time could be 2 hours. Please note, for join-in tour, the transfer will be shared with other guests. As we strive to accommodate everyone's pick-up and drop-off, we kindly ask for your patience and understanding with the transit schedule and timing. Pick-up & Drop-off are included within the free pick-up area. Please provide your hotel name and room number. For shared tour pick-up/drop-off from Ao Yon, Cape Panwa, Ko Sire, Leam Hin, Ao Por, Naiyang, Naithorn, Layan, Mai Khao, Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao, and the Airport area, an additional transfer charge of 600 baht/person applies. For groups with more than two people, the charge is reduced to 300 baht/person. If you have not pre-paid for the transfer extra charge option, the driver or tour guide will collect cash on the tour.

    What To Expect

    Old Phuket Town

    50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    ศูนย์อาหารปุ๊นเต๋ภูเก็ต Local and Street Food Market

    40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Wat Chaithararam (Wat Chalong)

    50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Cashew nut factory

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Big Buddha Phuket

    40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Windmill Viewpoint

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Pickup time will be send and confirmed one day before tour day.
    • Please advise special meal requirements. - (vegetarian food or allergies)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    It’s a 4 to 5 hour trip and it’s totally worth it
    Never felt rushed at the stopping points and the sunset at the end was great, had a few beers and watched the sun go down Would highly recommend
    No time to shop in OldTown so again cut out one of the view points or the cashew factory tour.


    349 reviews
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    Fantastic value for a really memorable tour!
    MICHELLE_L, Aug 2023
    Fantastic tour, great English speaking guide and a yummy lunch! Not only saw the sights listed but enjoyed the travel around Phuket to reach them, seeing different suburbs, beaches and rural areas. The route back along the west cost was extra special. Great value, highly recommend this tour.
    Great for the price
    Safiyyah_H, Aug 2023
    Our tour guide was very pleasant to be with and took us to parts of Phuket that we didn't see before. I thought we'd be coming out to see Patong Beach but we may have run out of time? It was a great experience though
    Good way to spend a day
    Erik_G, Aug 2023
    Hits all the major places. The schedule is not too tight where you feel rushed. Tong was a great host. Rained off and on, but really did not mess up the tour.
    Fantastic day out
    Michelle_L, Aug 2023
    Highly recommended this tour, guide was very informative and the day ran smooth. Great way to get about and explore some of what this great city has to offer
    Perfect tour!
    Lynn_B, Aug 2023
    Thong was an amazing guide! He asked us what we were interested in and customized our trip just for us! He also added in some things we absolutely loved!
    sasja_l, Aug 2023
    Such an awesome experience. Arm was amazing, full of jokes and very informative! Definitely recommend
    Great trip, see a lot
    Jennifer_K, Aug 2023
    Got to see a lot of things, including the sunset. I never tire of wats and the one we visited was incredible. As was the big Buddha. Plus I was staying by the old town rather than the beach, and they came and got me, no problem.
    Definitely worth booking this excursion
    Toby_S, July 2023
    Really good tour, guide spoke good English, plenty of stops and a lovely lunch. My second visit to Phuket, and having seen many places before still got lots from this tour too.
    A tour you must do
    Sophie_A, July 2023
    Arm was a fantastic guide, she was very knowledgeable and was very accommodating. It was a great way to see different parts of Phuket. I would highly recommend.
    Amazing tour
    Brett_A, July 2023
    Great tour, and very friendly people. Went above and beyond for me and my family. Great food and amazing with my little girl evie.
    Phuket city tour
    Janet_H, July 2023
    The big Buddha and temples we spectacular The view from Kron was so beautiful. Our tour guide was informative and really nice the lunch and visit to old town was wonderful.
    Phuket half day tour !
    Florence_E, July 2023
    The guide and driver were really kind. We learn a lot of infos about local culture. The big Buddha sanctuary is an amazing site and most memorable part of this day even if all other activities were really cool (sea view, temple, Cajun factory). We really enjoyed too the little food market where we enjoyed a really tasty lunch included in the tour! Super day ! I recommend it !
    ok way to get around
    Vannah_P, July 2023
    This tour took us to all the stops on my want to see list which I why I booked it. Didn't get a lot of information about the stops or what do you. The guide just got us to each stop and said be back at van in x amount of time. They didn't come with us around so you were not able to ask questions. Being a solo traveler it was not super fun as you just walked around looking without being able to ask questions/converse or be in your photo if you wanted. Being dropped off in old town for an hour was awkward and I didn't know what to look at or where to go. I was more concerned the whole time on how to get back to the tour van. Overall I didn't have to figure out how to get to each stop even though I'm sure a taxi / grab driver might have had more to say about the city as you drove through it.
    Would do again
    Ellen_H, July 2023
    Amazing experience! The day we went out the weather was so bad, we got absolutely drenched but still enjoyed it. The guide was great and very informative. Still took cool photos. Cashew factory was yum! Would recommend and do again.
    Great trip to see the aera and get yourself acquainted with phuket
    Jillian_B, June 2023
    Mr tong was caring and very knowledgeable. Even with the rain. It was a great tour. Tiger Park the temple with all the carving and details, beautiful. Everything was thought of, nothing was to much trouble. Driver was amazing and the transport was clean and new
    Excellent tour guide!
    JoeyLeebove, June 2023
    Tong was a wonderful guide! Full of knowledge about Phuket and it’s specific culture in the world. He took us to the most beautiful vantage points and guided us around important religious sites as well. He even tried to help us look for a specially requested fruit! So great and you will be very happy with him as your guide.
    A long half day
    Judith_E, June 2023
    Food sample nice,guide excellent,phuket town,a little disappointing,not like the pictures,Big Buddha was great,but,personally as a solo traveller,too long in stops,I was ready to head back to hotel sooner.
    Private tour best if you don't like waiting for others
    Jenifer_F, June 2023
    Nice that we booked a private tour so we didn't spend any unnecessary time at any of the stops. Enough time for a couple of quick photos and on to the next. If we had to wait for others it would have made for a really long day.
    Amazing and informative
    Laura_W, June 2023
    Absolutely amazing, we really enjoyed this trip! Pick up was on time and the van was comfy & air conditioned. There were 6 of us on the trip which was a really nice number. Our tour guide Arm (not sure if correct spelling) was incredible, she was so friendly and informative. She gave us information not only about the sites we saw but just generally about Thailand as well, she was really nice to talk to. We went to the Big Buddha, Chalong temple and a cashew nut factory. All of which were very interesting and beautiful. We were able to try different flavours of cashew nuts at the factory. At each location we were given time to explore on our own. At phuket old town we were given a large choice of food to choose for lunch, and then given time to do some shopping. The whole trip was very enjoyable and I would definitely recommend.
    Great experience exploring Phuket!
    Chad_P, May 2023
    Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Phuket! We were taken around the island visiting various viewpoints, temples, Big Buddha, a cashew factory, and old town Phuket for some delicious street food. Our guide and driver were very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They took great care of us and we had a great time!

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