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Phuket Adventures

Phuket has proved to be a popular center for adventure tourism, with several operators offering various programs. In fact, the one sight not to be missed around Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, is best seen by sea canoe, which classifies as an adventure in my book. John Gray Sea Canoe is one of the most respected operators of this type of tour, and they have several other trips on offer.

Listed below are several other adventurous day trips that you can book in advance. Booking in advance helps to ensure you get exactly what you want, without having to worry about dealing with a hotel tour desk or searching out a tour operator once you get there.

Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket  
Duration: 7 hours
$ 106.30

Canoe through the idyllic scenery of Phang Nga Bay on this day trip from Phuket. This national marine park is dotted with dozens of islands, limestone cliffs and caves. With your skilled canoe guide you will discover some of Thailand's most dramatic and beautiful landscapes.

This is a unique experience that takes you into the famous Phang Nga Bay. Made famous by the James Bond Movie - Man with a Golden Gun. The newly discovered sea caves and 'Hongs' are an exciting feature. Hong is the Thai word for room. These Hongs are open-air cliff-lined cylindrical tidal lagoons connected to the outside world only through stalactite-filled tunnels which were undiscovered until the spring of 1990.

Of course, there are many secluded beaches here and this trip would not be completed without visiting one for swimming.

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Phang Nga Bay Eco Tour from Phuket including Lunch  
Duration: 8 hours
$ 80.95

Phang Nga Bay, otherwise known as the James Bond Island and made famous by the movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun' is Phuket's top tourist destination, situated just 21 miles Northeast of Phuket. Phang Nga can be reached in so many different ways however this tour takes you aboard a luxury speed cruiser which will cruise across to the island directly into the enchanting Bay.

You'll be picked up from your Phuket hotel and arrive into Phang Nga Bay by boat, admire the weird and the wonderful limestone formations that rise up vertically out of the emerald bay and the surrounding mangroves and grotto caves that inhabit the island.

Enjoy a great lunch on Koh Panyee Island or 'Sea Gypsy Village'. An amazing village built entirely on the water, guarded by a giant rock monolith at the rear of the village. En-route you will stop at a secluded beach for swimming.

Seasonal fruits and unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee are served throughout the journey.

The service on board is first class - you just need to sit back and relax and you will be looked after by the friendly crew.

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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands By Express Ferry including Lunch  
Duration: 9 hours
$ 55.20

Situated along the southern end of Thailand's coast in the Andaman Sea, you will find one of the most idyllic tropical locations on earth - the islands of Ko Phi Phi. Made famous by the Hollywood movie starring Leonardo di Caprio - The Beach. A day trip to the Phi Phi Islands is easy and a popular tour from either Phuket or Krabi.

On this sightseeing tour you will cruise by express ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi Don. Depending on the conditions you should arrive at the Phi Phi Islands around 10:30am.

Upon arrival to Phi Phi Don, the largest of the two islands found at Ko Phi Phi, there will be ample free time for you to use at your leisure for swimming and snorkeling amongst the coral or just relaxing on the white sand beaches, soaking up the sunshine.

Lunch is included in this tour and will be served at a local restaurant at midday. Around mid afternoon you will board the ferry for the journey back to Phuket.

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Trekking and Rafting Adventure from Phuket  
Duration: 9 hours
$ 103.03

This tour will send you north to the Tone Pariwat Sanctuary Station, an unspoiled wonderland covered with gorgeous vegetation. You will ride an elephant through the jungle to explore its beauty.

If you want to try Whitewater Rafting but think that it may be too scary or too hard then this whitewater adventure is for you. This journey takes you through a tropical rain forest and beautiful countryside - a chance to enjoy whitewater rafting in a local stream surrounded by rich vegetation.


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One-Hour Elephant Jungle Trek from Phuket  
Duration: 60 minutes
$ 34.96

Ride an elephant through the Phuket jungle on this one-hour trek. This is truly an unforgettable experience of a life time, not to be missed.

You'll be picked up from your Phuket hotel and embark on a special adventure that is fun for all ages. For just under an hour you and four bulky elephants will trek slowly through the Phuket jungle and hills.

This is truly an unforgettable experience of a life time.

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Krabi Full-Day Tour by Speedboat from Phuket  
Duration: 9 hours
$ 117.75

Krabi is situated East of Phi Phi and is known for its world of limestone cliffs and beautiful coves and caves. This adventure tour from Phuket by speed boat will include a visit to Hong Island, the most beautiful beach in Krabi.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Phuket hotel and travel by speedboat to Krabi.

You will explore the white sandy beaches and coves of Krabi National Park. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling on Dham Kwan Island. Enjoy a delicious traditional Thai lunch and explore the dramatic limestone formations at Pra Nang Caves with a visit to Bho-Da Island and it's fine white sandy beach.

This is a great full-day tour with plenty of time to swim and snorkel the pristine waters of Krabi.

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