Peek past Phuket's amazing beaches, and you'll experience another side to the island. You'll visit the famous Big Buddha statue and Wat Chalong temple, taste locally grown treats and see the famous Thalong Road.
Kick off the tour at Nakkerd Hill with a visit to the Big Buddha. You'll enjoy views over Chalong and southern Phuket before continuing to Wat Chalong, the island's most revered temple. For an interesting demonstration about cashew nut production, you'll go to a factory and see how the locally grown nuts are transformed.
Next, stroll along the famous Thalong Road and see its Sino-Portuguese architecture. Keep an eye out for a familiar sight – an early 20th century mansion featured in the hit Hollywood movie, Good Morning Vietnam. Find out about Phuket's most important industry at a pearl farm, followed by a tasty Thai lunch. Finally, it's on to a typical home where there'll be a rubber tapping demo, plus a quick lesson on how to whip up the perfect Thai curry.