Depart from central Phuket or your hotel in the Kota-Karon area, and travel to Bang Rong, an area of mangroves on Phuket’s northeast coast.
Board a kayak, and choose to paddle or ride on a 30-minute journey around the mangrove channels. Watch for longtail monkeys, crabs, and walking fish, and pass stilted fishermen’s houses before going ashore to explore Bang Rong’s communities.
Visit a rubber plantation and pineapple farm, and sample some local snacks before continuing to Khao Phra Taeo National Park, a reserve that’s home to Phuket’s last virgin rainforest.
Trek along the forest trails past huge trees and creepers, learning about the rainforest eco-system on route. See the park’s Ton Sai Waterfall, and take an optional dip in its freshwater pool.
Then, take a break at idyllic Mai Khao Beach before driving into Phang-Nga province for lunch beside a paradise-like waterfall.
Duly refreshed, enjoy time to relax at the Hot Springs Resort, a spa offering hot spring pools, a whirlpool, and an ice-cold pool.
Finally, visit Natai Beach to watch the sunset. Take photos and swim here before your tour concludes at the starting point in Phuket.
Please note: you are recommended to wear comfortable and appropriate footwear for your trip, as paths and areas visited might be muddy.