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query on sightseeing

Hi there

I was going to book a half day--full day tour to check out phuket ie Buddha and other sight seeing stuff, and I was just going to book on a organised tour ie a coach or minivan however my question is will I be better booking a personal driver (taxi)? Im travelling solo so if I was to book a driver do I have to tell him where to go or do they take you to the places that are of interest

any help would be great thanks :)

Melbourne
posts: 343
reviews: 39
1. Re: query on sightseeing

Hi Summer,

Try having a look at the FAQ on drivers, there's so many that get a good wrap such as Panya, (who we regularly use) , Sam, Daj. Pick a few optional dates and email them to see if they're free on the date you'd prefer.

They'll take you to the places that you want to go to and offer suggestions of other interesting sites that they think may be of interest to you too.

Monica

Brisbane
posts: 6,841
reviews: 40
2. Re: query on sightseeing

We pre-booked an organised tour through viator with a discount. There was another couple with us on the organised tour. We thought it was excellent for the price ($7pp!!!). viator.com/tours/…d349-3685HKT05

We also arranged a driver on arrival to take us shopping and to Big Buddha etc, for 1000baht. This was for a full day, 8 30am to 4 30pm.

I recommend hiring a driver to take you to places you want to see rather than getting an organised tour. I recommend you see Big Buddha, Wat Chalong temple, look outs etc. They can also take you shopping. The usual rate is 1000baht for a full day, an extra 200baht for Big Buddha.

Happy planning!

Edited: 12:42 am, June 29, 2012
Auckland Region...
posts: 76
reviews: 1
3. Re: query on sightseeing

thanks so much looking into to it now! :)

Maitland, Australia
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4. Re: query on sightseeing

We booked Panya for two days of sightseeing. Email him and he will recommend places or tell him what you want to see. Highly recommend him. We visited wot chalong,big budda, cashew farm, butterfly farm,rawai, cape prom threp,karon lookout,Chinese temple in Phuket, shooting range, Karon beach, nice unique good food at Natural restaurant in Phuket(Panya recommended)also rang hill lookout in Phuket town is good. Monkeys on the hill if you are lucky you will see them. There is also a nice restaurant on rang hill as well. Also visited the aquarium . Seafood restaurant phrong something? On chalong bay. Good luck. Sam

Sanctuary Point...
posts: 520
reviews: 23
5. Re: query on sightseeing

Hi Summer, have to agree with the above post. I travelled solo back in Feb and booked Panya for a trip and highly recommend him. As others have said he is very polite and goes out of his way to make your day special.

Auckland Region...
posts: 76
reviews: 1
6. Re: query on sightseeing

thanks everyone! doh! I cant seem to find the FAQ to get Panyas details?? I have found faq's but not for drivers?

Sanctuary Point...
posts: 520
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7. Re: query on sightseeing

Hi Summer this is his website: ppkkservice.com

hope this helps

Auckland Region...
posts: 76
reviews: 1
8. Re: query on sightseeing

thanks for that :), I did email Panya and unfortunately the dates I would like to book him hes not available so if anyone has any other driver they would reccomend that would be great!

Melbourne, Australia
posts: 198
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9. Re: query on sightseeing

We used manop. He was very accomadating. Manop had a few suggestions which we added to our list. We really enjoyed our day with him. He looked after us so well even to the extent of escorting us in to the heart of super cheap ( a huge busy tin shed where the locals shop). www.showmephuket.com or email pukpapa@hotmail.com

Auckland Region...
posts: 76
reviews: 1
10. Re: query on sightseeing

thanks everyone for your help

the drievrs must be booked as I emailed several of the recommended but only got one reply and he was booked so I may have to just wing it when I there