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“Don't expect too much”

Phuket Tours Direct - Day Tours
Ranked #18 of 53 Tours in Chalong
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Owner description: Phuket Tours Direct have long experience from the numerous tour operators running tours from Phuket and we offer the best tours available in each category, based on the tour operators' professionalism, reliability and tour experience.Due to the volume of tours we are processing, we enjoy excellent deals from the tour operators which in turn allows us to offer the best prices in the business to our customers, hence we can confidently exercise our Best Price Guarantee policy.
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't expect too much”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We got picked up in pouring rain and when we wanted to move, it ended up costing 600baht after trying to phone a engaged number on site

ATV is a set out track and you can go around in circles for 30 or 60 min. Boring
Maybe fun for kids but we were expecting a trail in the forest... Did not happen

The elephant trekking is a brief walk for 20 min when advertised for 30. Our guide was very rude and did not want to let us take pictures, said it would scare the elephants. Just a way to get you to buy photos.
When asking why the trip was short of 10min, they said it was longer than it actually was. We did not go in the river either. And Don't expect an elephant show...We didn't get one

The river raft was the best part with friendly guides but completely overcrowded. Every rafting company shoves their boats in the water as the river is controlled upstream in dry season so when water comes down, every one has 1 opportunity to go down, more bumps from hitting other boats than Rapids.

When we arrived for lunch, most of it was finished and cold, when asked for more food they acted like they didn't understand and was rude.

Waterfall was nice but rushed, only allowed 20 min which leaves little time to enjoy this beautiful place.

Monkey cave has an entrance fee, hardly worth it... Could have skipped this

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great island tours”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We booked Phi Phi Islands and James Bond Island Tour by speedboat. Service received was absolutely excellent. Highly recommended to book via Phuket Tours. It is trustworthy and convenient, not to mention that the price is cheaper than the quote we obtained in town. We recommend James Bond Island Tour with canoeing if you don't have much time to spare as the canoeing experience was breathtaking.

Visited April 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“I love gogo”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just been on an amazing tour round the phi phi islands. Very efficient and well organised. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and taken to the pick up point for the speedboat where we met our wonderful guide. Gogo runs a tight ship with the emphasis on health and safety so that you can sit back and relax knowing he is in control. We loved snorkeling on mosquito Island, swimming on bamboo island and the phi phi islands were magical. Best of all was our wonderful guide - Gogo. Such a sweetie, I really wanted to take him home. This is an excellent tour agent. Very reliable. Also the buffet lunch was lovely. No complaints about anything. Have no hesitation on booking with this firm and hope you get Gogo as your guide for the day.
,regards to Gogo from the lady who forgot her age and jumped!

Visited April 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top notch service with Phuket Tours Direct”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our speed boat trip around the Phi Phi Islands was the most magical and value for money excursion we have ever experienced on any holiday. It was a full day packed with sightseeing, relaxation and swimming, food and drink. What more could you want, other than an excellent tour guide, and we had one of those as well. The booking with Phuket Tours was simple before we travelled, and well organised and supported when we got there. We did have a booking for another trip but due to illness we had to cancel, The tour agent was easy to contact and communicate with, and without any argument Phuket Tours refunded the full cost of the trip. This agent is highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Book tours here”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We found this in the internet and as we were staying in a private villa we had to find and book all out own tours.
We booked and paid online and didn't have to call anyone.
All tour vouchers were sent to my I phone and we were able to just show my phone we didn't have to print anything off.
They emailed us when a tour was full for the day we wanted and re arranged another day.
Easy and straight forward. Would definitely use again.

Visited April 2014
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