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Phuket Heritage Trails Tours

#129 of 925 Tours in Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
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About Phuket Heritage Trails Tours
Founded by a Phuket native with an aim to promote the cultural and historical Phuket Island in responsible and educational manners, Phuket Heritage Trails offers cultural, historical, and natural tours of Phuket, showcasing local beliefs, architecture, cuisines, and lifestyle within the historical backdrop made up of the community's ethnic and religious diversity.Phuket Heritage Trails stands apart from other local tours in that it is not a commercial tour jammed with commission motivated shopping diversions.
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CatsAustralia wrote a review Jan 2017
Melbourne, Australia254 contributions115 helpful votes
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We were on the same cruise and the same tour as Cats for Kids describes in "Fantastic Tour" and can only endorse all her complimentary remarks. We have been to Phuket in the past, but our tour was unique in that coming off a cruise ship with 3100 passengers, we never saw another ships tour, inclusions were perfect, everything was relaxed and our guide Chaya, excellent. We ate lunch (included in the tour price) at Maeporn Seafood,369/115 Yaowarat Soi 5 Road, Muang, Phuket (Tel076 236125). It was a quality authentic Thai meal and there was plenty of food with chili level to suit. Cold Thai beer was available at an extra cost and very welcome. (I would have separately reviewed iMaeporn Seafood, but could not find this particular restaurant at this address). Price was very good and we had a fun day. Being welcomed by the Mayor of Phuket at the Visitor Centre- complete with a brace of photographers and reporters was also unique. Cats for Kids organised our tour which we accessed through the Cruise Critic Roll Call and she was the ideal leader, ensuring she had contacted everyone to meet together and disembark early on the same tender. Heritage Trails Tours is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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catsforkids wrote a review Nov 2016
Sandia Park, New Mexico1263 contributions239 helpful votes
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I visited Phuket for 1 day, as I was on a cruise. Through Cruise Critic, I set up a tour with Chaya for a group of 19 people. Chaya was responsive to emails prior to the tour date and answered any and all questions and kept up with people and payments (payments were made by the individual tour members through Heritage Trails). Unfortunately, we had to tender into the port which took up valuable tour time but we had a wonderful experience learning about the local life and history of Phuket and fit as much as possible into the day. Chaya and our vans were waiting for us when we arrived at the pier. Our group was divided into 2 comfortable vans with AC as we traveled from site to site. We visited Phuket town and were surprised by the Mayor of Phuket at the Visitor Center, which was a great experience. We visited Baan Chinpracha (Sino-Colonial mansion), Rang Hill View Point and Wat Khao Rang (Buddhist temple) before lunch. All sites were interesting and no tour buses in sight! Lunch was at a local restaurant where we had excellent Thai food. After lunch was the highlight of the day for me: the sea gypsy colony. I did not know what to expect and was intrigued by the their way of life. We meandered around their “colony” till it was time to head back to the port. Lunch, water and all entrance fees were included as well as “Happy Room” breaks. The drivers of the vans were safe and helpful. Chaya was excellent at explaining the local life and history and was easily understood by all. Between sites we relished the AC in the vans, as it was quite hot and humid. The tour was well executed and a very good value. I highly recommend Heritage Trails.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Céline V wrote a review Oct 2016
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Just back from a 5 hour tour in Phuket Town with Chaya: What a guide :-) Really felt like a tailor made tour for the 3 of us, like meeting an old friend to go and discover nice little gems of her home town. It was enlightening and we feel we understand Thailand a little bit more, so thanks again !
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Pannie77 wrote a review Oct 2016
Canberra, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
I took Chaya's walking tour of Phuket Town earlier this week with my husband. We had visited Phuket Town once before, five years ago, so it was interesting to see how much the old town area has been cleaned up. Chaya was very friendly, down to earth and easy to chat to about anything you'd care to ask about Thai life, and is a proud Phuket Town local. As a result, her tour - although it only covers a small area geographically - takes you to some 'hidden' places to learn about the area's history. There are historical photos and displays to be found in surprising places! It was also great enjoying local dining experiences with her that we probably would not have tried otherwise. A very relaxed experience where Chaya gives you plenty of choice about where you'd like to go and what you'd like to see. She was very caring too when my husband was feeling unwell, helping him out at a local pharmacy. Many thanks Chaya!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Jennifer O wrote a review Aug 2016
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If you want to have a real contact with thai culture, history and food please do not hesitate in do this tour! Dear Chaya there is not enough words to describe this incredible tour, my and my husband enjoy every moment, places, histories, the authentic thai food, the fisher village. the perfect tour! and as Chaya sayed: you always come back to phuket. Absolutely, we will visit it again, beautiful! We hope see you again :)
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Date of experience: August 2016
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