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Introducing Phuket

Phuket in Thailand is a rain forested island in the Andaman Sea. The island is home to some top of the line ocean side hotels, spas and eateries. Besides visiting the awesome attractions of Thailand's greatest island, you can take an elating speedboat excursion to the numerous close-by tropical heavens, including the well known Phi Islands, or appreciate a quiet voyage around the otherworldly Phang Nga Bay. 

Phuket is honored with in excess of 30 astonishing shorelines to look over. Patong Beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala have dependably been the most famous, yet the north of the island uncovers some concealed diamonds for voyagers hunting down a progressively sentimental environment.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

With a tropical atmosphere, the climate in Phuket extensively shifts between warm, cool and blustery. It never truly gets excessively cold. The high traveler season is from November to February when it's cool and dry, after which it remains very hot until May. Rainstorm season starts mid-May and goes on till October. 

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the downpours are finished. December in Phuket is pretty cool and February is the driest. This is the ideal time to explore water sports in the quiet ocean.

Walk to mid-May: One of the valid justifications to visit Phuket in April is to observe the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when individuals sprinkle water on one another! 

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket keeps going from May to October. It is a quiet time to visit since it's not as swarmed as the high season.

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History & Culture

vPhuket has a long history of playing host to outsiders. Phuket Town was established in the first century B.C. by settlers from India. Ptolemy, a Greek geographer in the third century A.D., alluded to it as 'Jang Si Lang' – which later progressed toward becoming 'Garbage Ceylon' and this is the name you will see on old maps of Thailand, or Siam. 

Commander Light had a crucial influence in the most popular part in Phuket's history: the directing of the attacking Burmese armed force in 1785. Kunying Chan and her sister Mook gathered what powers they could and, as per legend, camouflaged nearby ladies as male warriors, hence influencing Phuket's military labor to appear to be invulnerable. The Burmese in the long run lost heart and left following multi month's attack and accordingly King Rama 1 granted Kunying Chan with the illustrious title of 'Thao Thep Kasattri'. 'Champion's Monument', as it is known, plays host to numerous local people who wish to offer their regards to their distinguished precursors.

As for the culture, Phuket is Buddhist in religion, Hindu in culture, Sanskrit in its traditional writing, Brahminic in its ceremonies, and - given that Thai clans relocated from southern China 1000 years back - Chinese in birthplace. It is likewise obvious that these are just misleading statements, however they do point to the intricate components that have characterized present day Thailand. So far as religion goes, around 95 percent of the populace is at any rate ostensibly Buddhist. There is additionally a sizeable Muslim minority, generally inhabitant in the southern territories. Prominent Buddhism, also, has absorbed components of both Brahminism and animistic convictions that originate before both of the previous religions. 

Wat Chalong (the biggest sanctuary on the island) is an incredible place to observe the uniqueness and excellence of this eastern religion. Another interesting aspect about the place is that the ladies are effectively engaged with business undertakings and human expressions. 

Thai is the nation's legitimate dialect, with Lao, Chinese, Malay, and Mon-Khmer likewise spoken. Known as the place that is known for 1000 grins, the Thai individuals are probably the friendliest on the planet. 

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Geography

Phuket is Thailand's biggest island (360 sq mi/930 sq km—about the measure of Singapore) is the pearl of the Andaman Sea, and is the second-littlest territory of Thailand. The island's length, from north to south, is 48 kilometers (30 mi) and its width is 21 kilometers (13 mi). 

The mountains of Phuket frame the southern end of the Phuket Mountain go, which ranges for 440 kilometers (270 mi) from the Kra Isthmus. The most astounding height of the island is normally viewed as Khao Mai Thao Sip Song (Twelve Canes), at 529 meters (1,736 ft) above ocean level. 

Phuket incorporates a few distant islands: Ko Lone, Ko Maprao, Ko Naka Yai, Ko Racha Noi, Ko Racha Yai, and the second greatest, Ko Sire. The Similan Islands deceive the northwest, and the Phi Islands which are a piece of Krabi Province, toward the southeast. 

The west shore of the island has various prevalent sandy shorelines. The most mainstream is Patong Beach on the focal west drift.

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Things to Do in Phuket

Cooking Class
If you love the exotic flavours of Thai food and you want to learn the secrets of authentic Thai cooking, what better place than right here in Phuket. Courses range from orientations that give you a taste of the basics of Thai cooking all the way to intensive classes that can turn you into a master chef. The knowledge of Thai cooking is a souvenir that will last your entire life and you will be able to re-live your Phuket holiday. Thai cooking courses are given by highly experienced and well-regarded Thai chefs who can teach you about ingredients, techniques and the all-important balance of flavours. Many cooking classes are available in Phuket all year round. 
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Phuket Town
 Phuket plays a host to an amazing mix of nationalities. The city's heritage can be seen in Phuket's Old Town in its architecture, commerce, dress and way of life. The core of the Old Town mainly is made up of five roads and several 'sois' (small streets), these are Rasada Rd, Phang Nga Rd, Thalang Rd, Dibuk Rd, and Krabi Rd. You will definitely get the dose of heritage while you walk around Phuket Old Town exploring every bit of it.
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Scuba Diving
Phuket Island is surrounded by warm tropical waters and is a paradise for water sports lovers. The area is well known to scuba enthusiasts but water activities such as sea kayaking and kite surfing are growing its popularity. 

The tropical waters of the Andaman Sea are perfect for snorkeling - clear, calm, balmy and bursting with brilliant marine life. Snorkeling can be done year-round in Phuket.  

If you want to learn to dive, or simply to upgrade your skills, Phuket is a great place to achieve your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certificate. It is rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations of the world and many of the centres in the area boast years of experience. You may enjoy diving day trips from Phuket to Phi Phi Island and the Racha Islands throughout the year. 

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Phuket, the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, is famous for its great beaches. However, your trip will be incomplete without a luxury Thai Spa. Phuket has a variety of different treatments available and something to suit everyone. The world famous Thai Massage, which is an ancient healing system that combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures, leaves your body and soul relaxed and rejuvenated. You also have an option to add aroma oil to your massage and you’ll take your relaxation to the next level. 
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Nights Markets
Local markets are often a good place to find some great bargains and some wonderful souvenirs and keepsakes. Opening only after the heat of the day, Phuket night markets have a special festival feel to them, often being accompanied by street performances and music. Hot food vendors also do a roaring trade, so they can be a great place to have your evening meal, experience authentic Thai street food and shop in cool comfort, all at the same time. To pick a few, Chillva Market, Phuket Night Market, Phuket Walking Street, Phuket Indy Market are some of the night markets which are worth a visit.
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Elephant Santuary
A truly wonderful, immersive experience with Thailand's famous gentle giants is only possible on an ethical elephant experience with great consideration for the welfare of the animal. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket has become very popular these days. Visitors are able to interact and join the elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the life of these rescued giants. They are properly introduced to the sanctuary's rescue elephants, and even feed them the prepared supplements. While playing and interacting with the elephants, taking photos and making sure they are well fed, or even just observing them, visitors can learn about the elephants' past. They can learn about elephant behavior patterns and characteristics, and bond better with them. Visitors also get the chance to have fun by taking a big mud spa with the elephants, and help them wash off afterwards in the elephant shower room! 
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Dolphin Show
If you've ever fantasized to see dolphins doing tricks and performing for a crowd, then this is the perfect show for you! Catch a 45 minute dolphin show showcasing the tricks of these cute, talented and intelligent animals at Nemo Dolphins Bay Phuket - a perfect activity for family and friends. Immerse yourself in the quirky tricks and games the majestic creatures and their trainers have prepared for you. You can even choose to take photos with them! 
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Just about 84 km northwest of the bustling crowds of Patong lies the gateway to another, far less congested, world called Similan Islands. It is one of the Andaman's most spectacular island groups, largely due to the strikingly clear blue water that surrounds it, worthy of being considered one of the 10 most interesting underwater sites in the world. Cruise by speedboat to this island paradise, snorkel amongst tropical fish and colorful coral, enjoy a seafood island lunch and relax on what are widely renowned as Thailand's whitest sands. 
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Mar
Included Cities
Bangkok (2N), Krabi (2N), Phuket (2N)
... Bangkok (2N), Krabi (2N), Phuket (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 70,430
Onwards
Thrilling Thailand with Phuket
7 Nights / 8 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Feb
Included Cities
Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
... Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 64,220
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Phuket (3N), Bangkok (2N)
... Phuket (3N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 53,060
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Phuket (2N), Pattaya (2N), Bangkok (2N)
... Phuket (2N), Pattaya (2N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 63,700
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
... Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 74,850
Onwards

Happy Travellers

A well organized and planned Thailand trip
A well organized and planned Thailand trip

A well organized and planned Thailand trip

I am very delighted to share my experience with flamingo transworld. It was a great pleasure and satisfying experience for us to travel to Thailand in association with Flamingo.


Initially I was little worried about my trip as it was my first international trip, but assistance and all the necessary information provided by Flamingo made my journey very lucid. We have booked a 7N/8D tour which includes 3N in Phuket, 2N in Krabi and 2N in Bangkok. 


I literally didn't face any trouble during my trip. We have not faced any problem of pick up and drop and in between sightseeing during our entire trip. From booking to end of the tour, they were very helpful and supportive. All the transfers, airport pick up and drop were always on time.  Excellent communication of staff especially Amitbhai and Helly made our tour much easy. They have provided a complete detailed itinerary with details of contact person, information about the city where we are travelling, list of nearby Indian restaurant and list of other details such as shopping place, additional sightseen places etc. were really helpful and appreciable.

Overall it was a very well organized and satisfying trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Honeymoon Packages     Read All
We had very good Experience with Flamingo
We had very good Experience with Flamingo

We had very good Experience with Flamingo

Hope you all are doing great & making people holidays most memorable ones.


At the onset there is dealy from my side to provide feedback & got busy with work , nevertheless its Amit's regular follow-ups, which I appreciate, made me write , so late in the night ( on the lighter side ) as well.

We had great experience & I must say though we went for the first time from Flamingo, we had very good experience & had loads of fun. I would like to give feedback step by step:

  • Pre. vacation counseling: Amit did it very well. Later Rishikesh also made the itinerary as per my requirements. What can be done better : give more options for activities, apart from the regular ones.
  • Package cost: Should be made more attractive & break-ups for activities/hotel etc., should be given, so that we have fair knowledge where we are incurring the cost
  • Accounts: Very meticulous & appropriate
  • Buddha App: Very attractive, easy to use, chat option is awesome. Amit always replied either its 6am in the morning or 12 midnight, He was always concerned that are we ok, had dinner, comfortable etc. Lot of info is provided for local attarctions.
  • ITC : Local tour operator at Thailand: Very timid, punctual & professional. No complaints. Received well at airports/ hotel transfers, daily activities
  • RAMADA BANGKOK : Had bad experience with staff. Very Rude & insensitive
  • Amari phuket is one of the best properties in Phuket. Staff was very respectful & very humble. You should suggest this not only for stay but for Indian food as well ( Rim Talay is the restaurant name)

SPECIAL MENTION: Amit is a hard working & sincere guy. I had good experience with him. Rishikesh was very helpful in given all the tips which were really helpful during the stay. Both were always available & ready to help


We really had amazing time at Phuket, four island tour, Phi Phi island, Adventure day ( with river rafting & Elephant ride) & great shopping experience at Indra Square. My wife & kid also had real fun time. I am sharing few pictures as well.

Thank you so much & would like to book through Flamingo again next year. Hope you give better deal this time, 

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   October
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Family Tour     Read All
It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand
It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand

It was really a wonderful journey of Thailand

I am very happy to share my feedback of Thailand trip i did with my family last week in may. It was really a wonderful journey. Right from our booking with Flamingo tours till the end. Flamingo people especially Amit, hiral and of course Rahul helped and supported us very nicely.

We were reluctant for this trip especially pattaya as we heard about it differently and as i was going with family but  flamingo people guided us positively. It was indeed a mind blowing experience. 

The entire tour arrangement was customized so perfectly that we felt it comfortable as well as worthy. Cruise dinner was highlight if all and we truely enjoyed it. Mr. Amit helped with proper indian restaurants guide so that we didnt find much problm there. In totality the experience was fantastic and memorable. My parents also had remarkable experience as it was their first overseas tour. Shopping, sight seeing and hospitality was commendable.

The entire credit goes to Flamingo tours and its concerned staff members. 

Thank you very much and we recommend others also to take benefits of your travel company to be worth of time and money spend.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   May
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Family Tour     Read All
Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo
Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo

Honeymoon Trip of Thailand with Flamingo

We had planned our honeymoon through flamingo and they arranged all things so perfectly that it made our journey unforgettable. So huge thanks to Flamingo App n specially 2 person Amitbhai & Abhishekbhai who were constantly in touch with us 24×7 to guide us.  We would  like to mention that this 2 person is so humble & cooprative with us that we didn't realise it was our first trip out of india it was so relaxing for us... 

In Thailand all resort we're so lavish, exactly same which they showed us in pictures. 

ITC also helped us to enjoy our journey without any stress or any hassel. 

We would recommend to every Honeymoon couple to start their beautiful life journey with flamingo & ITC. Trust us it would be your best trip ever.....

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Honeymoon Packages     Read All
Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements
Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements

Thanks Team Flamingo for Wonderful Arrangements

I would like to thank your team from the bottom of my heart for making such a wonderful arrangements right from the beginning to the end. The only way one could enjoy their vacations is they are stress free, and that's what flamingo is best in doing. you guys have made sure that all the arrangements right from the pick up, hotel accommodations, tour vouchers, Private Taxi are best in class. Everything was perfect and moreover your representative was constantly in touch, which shows your after sale service. All I can say is, I was given more than I was promised. You guys rock.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   October
Region: Asia   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: Adventure Tour     Read All

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