Step away from the beaches and discover a more authentic side of Phuket. Learn about the island’s past at the insightful Kathu Tin Mine Museum and explore local cottage industries. Come face-to-face with gibbons at a rehabilitation project and join local devotees at Phuket’s oldest temple.

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The Former Glory of the Old Phuket - Half Day

You will be picked up at either 08:30 or 13.00. Get to see a different side of Phuket with this insightful excursion to the city’s lesser-known corners.

Start with a visit to a rubber plantation, one of the main industries in Phuket, along the roadside. Our guide will explain how the rubber sap is collected from the treesand processed after. Continue further away from the shore to Tong Sai National Park, a lush expanse of jungle teeming with wildlife. Meet with a volunteer from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and learn about the centre’s activities to protect the native gibbon population and their natural habitations. Take a stroll around and see some of the many gibbons being nursed back to health at the centre. Refuel with a cup of local Phuket coffee and some snacks before continuing the excursion.

Take a closer look at Phuket’s past with a visit to the small, but informative Kathu Mining Museum. Get a glimpse of the former glory of Phuket, its people, its economy and its history while learning about the island’s mining industry.

The half-day Phuket tour concludes with a visit to Wat Prathong, one of the oldest temples in Phuket. Gain a deeper insight into Buddhism while watching local devotees praying at this sacred monument.


Our Services include:

  • Transfers by private Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Rubber harvesting demonstration, National museum, donations at different places
  • English speaking guide (other language available on request)
  • Tip for driver
  • Drinking water

Our Services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Other gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items

- Van only

- Children between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount.

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