If you want to discover what else Phuket has to offer besides beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, there are a few adventures available all year. You will be amazed by the amazing experiences some of them provide, and of course seduced by the beauty of Phuket’s rainforests, rivers and beautiful landscapes.
Although there are no rivers in Phuket where you can enjoy this eco-friendly activity, the neighboring province of Phang Nga provides with great places to paddle through rapids. The best time of the year is from June to November, because of the high amount of water due to the rainy season. If you are a beginner, there are smooth waters where you can discover safely this exciting activity.
Flying Hanuman is a relatively new eco-friendly adventure in Phuket that is located in Kathu, just 15 minutes away from Patong and Phuket Town. This breathtaking journey will bring you on the top of the trees in a beautiful and preserved rainforest, where you will fly from a century old tree to another. If you want to discover Phuket inlands and its mountainside aspects, this is a very entertaining way to do it with this unforgettable experience in Phuket.
Zorbing at Rollerball
Located in Kalim beach next to Patong, this new attraction is getting very popular. A rollerball, or zorb, is a giant plastic ball partly filled with waters and in which one or two persons can stay and descend a gentle hill that overlooks Patong bay. The experience in itself is quite hard to describe until you try it, but you will most likely have a lot of fun with this attraction that is also perfect for the kids.
For those who are looking for extreme sensations, why not jumping in free fall from 50 meters high? As this sport requires important security measures, the bungy jump of Phuket, that is located in Kathu area, is run by highly experienced international jump masters. If you are looking for something really unforgettable to do in Phuket, bungy jumping seems quite exciting!
If you want to explore Phuket rainforest effortlessly and with a lot of fun, consider this ATV tour that will bring you in the middle of beautiful places on an all-terrains four wheels motorbike. With this activity that is both oriented to beginner or experienced drivers, the goal is to discover the unseen part of Phuket on a vehicle that will lead you to secret wonders.
Elephants played a major role during the Kingdom of Siam history because of their capacity to carry heavy loads. Their friendly behavior helped Siamese to build beautiful cities, and before the actual flag, the Thai flag was representing a golden elephant on a violet background. Nowadays, elephant tours are available around Phuket as a few operators run elephant camps. Riding one of these giant through a beautiful vegetation can be an unforgettable way to enjoy Phuket differently that just on your sun loungers.