Tours around Phuket for ASIAN'99 delegates Flag

Keynote Address, Invited Talks
Preliminary program Updated
Local Arrangement Updated, Accommodation, Tours around Phuket

Flag Booking

Asian Premier Holidays, the organizer of local arrangement for ASIAN'99, is offering various tours and cruises around Phuket, at discount price for ASIAN'99 delegates.

Optional tours detailed below may be taken by delegates and accompanying persons before, during and after the Conference and School. The rates quoted apply only to tours which are pre-booked prior to arrival. Please indicate requirements on the Booking Form. Payment is not required with the booking.

Accommodation booking form to be filled in and faxed to Asian Premier Holidays, fax : +66 (0)76 246 270 or 246 271.

Flag CSOP/01 - Phuket Island Tour

The tour starts with a visit to see Phuket Town and its old Sino-Portuguese buildings. From the hilltop park at Khao Rang, panoramic views of the city, sea and mountains can be obtained. After a visit to Wat Chalong, the most revered temple in Phuket, the tour continues through the lush green countryside to the southern beaches and Cape Prom Thep, which offers a spectacular view of the Andaman sea and the offshore islands. Some shopping opportunities will be provided for guests. Lunch is included on this half day tour.

Time : 08.00 - 16.00

Our special rates : Adult THB 400 / Child THB 250

Flag CSOP/02 - Phang Nga "James Bond Island" Tour

This full day tour will introduce guests to the majestic mountains of the world famous Phang Nga Bay. As the cruise boat heads towards James Bond Island, visitors will be fascinated by the mangrove forests, caves, aquatic grottoes and the huge monoliths rising spectacularly out of the calm blue waters of the bay. On the return trip, a fresh seafood lunch will be served at Koh Panyee, the Muslim fishing village built on stilts over the sea. The tour will visit Wat Tham Suwannakuha, a cave temple with its much revered large reclining Buddha image.

Time : 08.00 - 17.00

Our special rates : Adult THB 500 / Child THB 400

Flag CSOP/03 - Phi Phi Islands Tour

Located 48 kms east of Phuket, Phi Phi is one of the world's most beautiful and irresistible tourist destinations. During the express boat trip to and around the islands, guests will gaze in awe as the breathtaking panorama unfolds before their eyes - glistening white beaches, swaying coconut palms, tropical jungle and towering white cliffs. And, beneath in the crystal clear waters lives an abundance of exotic coral and colourful tropical fish. The full day tour includes transfers, lunch and soft drinks.

Time : 07.00 - 18.00

Similan Princess
Our special rates : Adult THB 600 / Child THB 500
Jet Cruise
Our special rates : Adult THB 850 / Child THB 650

Flag CSOP/04 - Diving At Ko Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai is located just south of Phuket and provides excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities for day trippers. The visibility here often exceeds 20 metres with depths to 30 metres. Drift diving over sloping hard corals and granite boulders is the norm. The island supports an enormous amount of marine life including surgeonfish, fusiliers, goatfish, nudibranchs, blue-spotted ribbontail rays, featherstars and lionfish. Included on day trips for divers are transfers, two dives, 2 tanks, weights, Diveguide, breakfast, lunch and fresh fruit, and for snorkellers (Non-divers), transfers, dive guide, breakfast, lunch, fruit, tea, coffee, & snorkelling equipment.

Time : 07.30 - 17.00

Our special rates : : Adult THB 1,900 / Non-Diver THB 950 / Child THB 400

Flag CSOP/05 - Sea Canoeing in Phang Nga Bay

after an early departure from your hotel, you will be transferred to Ao Po in the North-East of Phuket. There you will board the escort boat which will bring you into Phang Nga Bay. Explore the spectacular islands, rock formations and enter the caves leading into the islands, where you will find a beautiful blue lagoon and a unique and fragile ecosystem. After the canoeing, the escort boat will take you to Koh Payu, where lunch will be served at a sea-side restaurant. This will be followed by a visit to a pearl farm to learn about pearl cultivation and free time for swimming, sun bathing or self-paddle canoeing.

Time : 07.00 - 18.00

Our special rates : Adult THB 2,100 / Child THB 1,100

Flag CSOP/06 - Coral Island Tour

After a short drive through Phuket's lush country-side, arrive at the boat pier at Ao Chalong. The sea transfer to Coral Island is only some 20-30 minutes as Coral Island is located just off Phuket's coast. Enjoy a day at leisure at Coral Island: relaxing on the beach, swimming or snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters, or engage in some optional activities such as fishing, diving, jet skiing, parasailing, etc. (These activities are on own expense). Lunch is included on this day trip.

Time : 08.30 - 16.30

Our special rates : Adult THB 650 / Child THB 450

Flag CSOP/07 - Half Day Adventure Tour

The Island of Phuket is blessed with an enormous variety of tropical flora and fauna and unique ecosystems including estuarine mangrove swamps, and lush tropical rain forests and verdant jungles, many of which are located on the island's mountainous terrain. This fabulous half-day ecotour safari includes lunch and three exciting components :

The Elephant Trek:
Explore the cool shady trail of Phuket's interior aboard one of the most majestic of all animals, the elephant. Part of this unforgettable experience is observing how the mahouts (elephant handlers) and their superbly trained elephants work together in perfect harmony.

The Nature Canoe:
Using safe and stable inflatable canoes which are easy to paddle and a lot of fun, guests will travel through mangrove swaps with their amazing birds, plants, animals and marine life, past fish farms and out into Chalong Bay where the view of the islands is spectacular.

The Jeep Safari:
Explore the Chalong Highlands by open 4WD Land Rover. Highlights of this part of the safari will be the stunning mountain views, a visit to a local house to meet the people and watch a demonstration of how the Thai jungle curry is prepared. You will also see tame water buffaloes and monkeys picking coconuts.

Time : 08.00 - 13.00 / 13.00 - 18.00

Our special rates : Adult THB 1,500 / Child THB 800

Flag CSOP/08 - Deep Sea Fishing

Phuket is fast emerging as a top game-fishing destination. The seas around Phuket abound with sports fish including marlin, sailfish, giant trevally, tuna, rainbow runner etc. Modern, well equipped boats with professional flying decks are operated by experienced crews and provide exciting opportunities for the sports fisherman. Trips are available daily and include lunch and all equipment.

Our special rates : Adult THB 1,800

Flag CSOP/09 - Simon Cabaret Show

For sheer entertainment, nothing can beat this famous transvestite cabaret. In the exclusive and luxurious theatre with its hi-tech sound and light equipment, visitors will be spellbound by the fabulous stage designs, the extravagant costumes and the unforgettably glamorous and alluring performers. Tickets include transfers and a complimentary drink.

Show time : 19:30 & 21:30

Regular Seats
Our special rates : Adult THB 450 / Child THB 250 (incl. transfers)
VIP Seats
Our special rates : Adult THB 500 / Child THB 350 (incl. transfers)