Joining organised tours is one of the best ways for you to get out and see the most spectacular attractions that Phuket has to offer. However it is important to know you are booking through a reputable agent and that you will get what you expected. Any agent selling tours in Thailand should have a license from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and should have insurance to cover their customers in case there are any mishaps on their trips. They should, but in fact this is something that not all of the small local agencies provide.
That is why we have teamed up with our good friends and tour partners at Easy Day Thailand to provide you with easy access to the best tours around Phuket. Easy Day have western management and a proven record of providing top quality tours. They are fully licensed and insured.
They can book you onto the standard join on tours. However what really makes Easy Day special is they will also give you personalised advice and solutions to exactly meet your needs. What do you want? A private tour with guide? A group tour? How about a private villa, overnight trip or a boat charter? Maybe you want something specific that you think will be difficult to find. Thai cooking lessons? Spa treatment? Easy Day have the contacts and know how to put together a package just for you. Just ask them.
Go to our Easy Day Contact Form and tell them your wishes.
Easy Day also have a range of their own special tours. These are great products around some of the true highlights of Phuket and surrounding region. There are many great tours so on this page we have listed just a few of our absolute favourites. We really do recommend you get out and try at least one of these. All these tours include return pick up from your hotel.
Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island
We love Phang Nga Bay. The scenery is magnificent and it is a must do for all Phuket visitors. I remember watching ‘The Man with a Golden Gun’ as a child and gasping at the stunning scenery. I assumed then that I would never see such a glorious place in real life.
Easy Day Thailand offers two tours to Phang Nga Bay. You can take the slower but more charming option of a longtail boat (as long as you don’t mind the noisy engine). If you want something faster and more comfortable but perhaps without the same quaint charm then you can go for the speedboat option. These tours obviously include a visit to the iconic James Bond Island and lunch at the famous Koh Panyee sea gypsy village. Perhaps even more special is the chance to kayak around the wonderful limestone karsts and caves of Phang Nga Bay.
That would be enough for most tours but these tours also include a 15-minute elephant trek, a visit to a rubber plantation, monkeys trained to collect coconuts and a chance to see some Thai rural life at a rice paddy. As if all that wasn’t enough, the faster speedboat tour also has time for a beach stop at lovely Lawa Island.
These tours are fantastic value for money and an experience you will never forget. Check out the full details of the tour and click the 'Book Now' link at the bottom if you would like to book.
Longtail Price: Adult 2,200 baht, Child (4-11 yrs) 1,500 baht
Speedboat Price: Adult 3,200 baht, Child (4-11 yrs) 2,200 baht
Phi Phi Island Premium Package Tour by Ferry
The Phi Phi Islands are a spectacular sight often appearing in lists of the worlds most beautiful islands. We have to say they have become very popular and this is not a get-away from the crowds but still they are a stunning sight.
Easy Day Thailand offer a premium tour by ferry to the Phi Phi islands with a speedboat tour around the island once you arrive. The ferry trip includes access to the restricted premium class lounge. Then you are whisked off to beautiful Bamboo Island for some snorkeling before lunch. After lunch you get some time to yourself on Phi Phi Don island and then on the way back you stop at the smaller Phi Phi Ley island.
This tour is a great way to visit one of the most beautiful island groups in the world. Check out the full details of the tour and click the 'Book Now' link at the bottom if you would like to book.
Price: THB 3,500 per person / Children (4-11y) THB 2,500
Racha Yai Overnight Tour
The Racha Islands are a beautiful escape less than half an hour from Phuket by speedboat. They have some beautiful beaches and wonderful snorkeling. There are a few hotels around the larger Racha Yai island but the location still maintains an unspoilt feel that perhaps Phi Phi has lost.
Easy Day Thailand can arrange day trips to Racha Yai but we are going to recommend the overnight tour. Racha Yai does get plenty of day trip visitors but it becomes much more tranquil in the evenings when the day-trippers all return to Phuket. There are a few beach bars and restaurants around but the evenings have that magic feel of a true island escape.
The Easy Day Thailand overnight tour includes accommodation at the Ban Raya Resort which has its own pool and is close to Kon Kare Bay which has great snorkeling. You can arrange to stay for as many nights as you wish but there is a minimum two nights stay during high season. The trip includes speedboat transfer and a snorkeling tour on arrival.
This tour is a wonderful getaway. Check out full details of the Racha Yai overnight tour and contact Easy Day Thailand if you wish to book.
Price: THB 5,500 per person for 2 night stay high season, THB 2,000 per extra night
Khao Sok Overnight Adventure Tour
Phuket is blessed with some glorious beaches and nearby islands. We are also fortunate to have Khao Sok National Park only a couple of hours drive away on the mainland. Khao Sok is one of southern Thailand’s finest national parks with rivers, lakes, jungle and a wide range of flora and fauna.
Easy Day Thailand can arrange a day trip but again we do recommend the overnight tour for this location. This gives you time to truly appreciate the natural splendour of the park. This tour includes elephant trekking, canoeing on Sok River, guided trekking, bamboo rafting and sightseeing.
You will stay overnight in comfortable resort bungalows. This is a highly recommended trip. Check out full details of the Khao Sok Jungle Discovery and let Easy Day Thailand do the rest.
Tour price: Adult 7,300 baht / Child 4,600 baht
Charter Your Own Boat
Ok, this really is pushing the boat out but if there is a group of you and you want a truly special experience, why not charter your own boat for a day or more and go absolutely wherever you want. The MV Saimai is a gorgeous boat and a glorious way to explore the many islands in the beautiful local waters of Phang Nga, Phi Phi, Krabi or even the Similans.
She comes crewed with a Thai captain, engineer and cook. You can charter her for just a day but she has three spacious sleeping cabins so why not save yourselves some hotel costs and book her for a few days of cruising. Just imagine waking up amongst the magnificent limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay or the great granite boulders of the Similan Islands.
If you like scuba diving then the boat can be provided with diving equipment. Take a look at the full details of the MV Saimai and then if you really want to treat yourself, click the contact link at the bottom of the page and tell Easy Day Thailand your requirements for a dream cruise around the Andaman Sea
Price on request.
Phuket Island Private Tour
All the above tours leave Phuket to visit other islands or provinces. Of course you don’t actually have to leave Phuket to do a great tour. Phuket does have plenty of attractions of its own. In fact the list of Phuket’s attractions is rather long. There are beaches, waterfalls, viewpoints, temples, museums, markets and shopping to name but a few. There is the fascinating architecture and history of Phuket Town. There is a zoo, an aquarium and a butterfly garden.
However, if you don’t know your way around Phuket then finding all these attractions can be a rather daunting challenge. That is where Easy Day Thailand’s island private tour can come to the rescue. You tell Easy Day Thailand your preferred itinerary and they will arrange a private minibus sightseeing tour to take you to all the attractions that you want to see.
Just take a look at all the possible tour options and then drop Easy Day Thailand a line with your requirements and let them do the rest.
Tour Length: about 9 hours starting at 10am. Price: on request, starting from 3,500 THB / Tour
The above tours are just some of our favourites but there are plenty of other options that Easy Day Thailand can arrange for you. If you have any special requirements or are not sure what you want then just fill in the contact form and they will contact you to discuss your requirements.