Phuket Land Activities
Bungy Jumping, Rock Climbing, Go Kart...
To many people who have not visited Phuket, the island would seem to solely consist of beaches and jungle. Not so! There's a lot more to do here than lying on the beach and many activities are downright challenging.
Try a 50-metre bungy jump if you're feling brave; pit your driving skills against others on a go kart track; head off-road on an ATV or get fit and see the island at the same time on a mountain bike. Make the most of Phuket Land Activities.
Other Land Activities in Phuket
Phuket ATV is the most well-established ATV Company in Thailand. Set in 350 acres of wild and fluctuating terrain containing rubber trees, mangroves, hillocks, beaches and jungle, the opportunities here for four-wheel adventure are seemingly limitless.
On arrival at the ATV camp we get fitted out with helmets and gloves then, after a safety briefing on the workings of an ATV, our tour guide leads us in figures of eight on a flat piece of ground while we accustom ourselves to the machines (I’m told to relax a little more and to use the footbrake instead of the handbrake). We learn to decelerate into the many gullies and to accelerate out of them. Read More...
- Tel: +66 (0)76 617 747
If you need an adrenaline fix, look no further than bungy jumping. For those adventurous types who live for challenges, you can jump 50 metres over the green-blue water of the Jungle Lagoon at the Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu.
Set over a picturesque pond, formerly an old tin mining site, but now a safe location for experiencing big-time thrills, the jump site is the only licensed one in Thailand and the only insured site in Asia. Look for Jungle Bungy Jump on the main road leading out of Patong to Phuket Town near the major intersection at Kathu.
There is one place in Phuket where you can hurl yourself from great heights and live to tell your friends about it, with the help of a bungee cord: Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu District promises to give you "The best fun you can have with your pants on!" - a jump from 50m tower over water. Read More...
Escape Hunt Phuket is a fun and challenging live escape game in which players step back to the end of the 19th Century to take the role of Sherlock Holmes and solve the series of puzzles against the clock that will lead to free them from the room they are locked in. Located diagonally opposite Tiger Kingdom on the Kathu side of Patong Beach (600m from the mountain’s foot) this exciting activity opened in August 2014.
Escape Hunt Phuket features eight game rooms for groups of two to five players (playing alone is not as fun), including two similar rooms allowing participants to compete against another team in the exact same conditions. If you are a bit tired with the beach or in case of a rainy day, Escape Hunt is the ideal activity to shake your brain’s cells and challenge yourself with friends or family in this thrilling game. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Diagonally opposite Tiger Kingdom and Patong Go-Kart Speedway at the foot of Patong’s mountain on the Kathu side
- Tel: 076 323 861 or 082 789 9620
If you’re the type of person who loves to zip through the sky 40 metres above a jungle environment, Flying Hanuman in Kathu is just the right place for you. Eco-friendly and well executed, Flying Hanuman explores the jungle in a decidedly aerial way. Read More...
- Location: on the road to Kathu Waterfall
- Address: 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Wichitsongkram Road, Phuket 83120
- Tour Available: Flying Hanuman Tour
Football Crazy Golf Phuket opened in December 2011 and is located next to the original Phuket Go-Kart circuit at the bottom of Patong hill’s Kathu side. This activity is extremely popular in Scandinavian countries where tournaments are organized every year but is relatively new to Thailand (the first Football Golf course opened in Koh Samui in 2005).
This sport is obviously a mix of football and golf. Phuket Football Crazy Golf is set on a four rai (6,400sqm) field and offers an 18-hole, 69-par course. Fun for the whole family, this sport does not require any specific skill, as Peter – the manager of the place says: “often, girls beat their boyfriend as they do not want to show off and are just cautious. “ Read More...
- Location: on Phra Baramee Road at the foot of Patong hill, in a small soi on the right-hand side when going toward Patong Beach.
- Remarks: : Football Crazy Golf is situated in a soi full of activities: go-kart, motocross, ATV, buggy, monkey show, cobra show, elephant trekking are all in the vicinity. Free Wi-Fi.
- Tel: 076 611 088
Football or soccer has long been an extremely popular sport in Thailand while futsal is coming along quite well in recent years (Thailand was the host for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup).
Phuket is responding to the needs of many footballers and athletes who enjoy practicing their kicking skills or those who just want to have some fun with their mates. It has a good number of private high-quality football and futsal artificial grass (aka Astroturf) pitches around the island. Read More...
The Patong Go-kart Speedway is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00. Pit your driving skills on a challenging racing track. Single and double karts plus helmets are available and there's floodlighting for evening races.
The track has a car park, restaurant and seating area for spectators. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily 10am-7pm
- Location: On the main road in Kathu between Patong Beach and Phuket City.
- Tel: 076-321949
- Price Range: From 390 Baht for 10 minutes.
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf in Bangtao is a new addition to the fun and challenging activities on the island. People looking for a unique mini golf experience should check out this 18-hole miniature classic golf course surrounded by tropical trees and foliage. The price includes equipment but you are also welcome to bring along your own favourite putter too.
This mini golf is created for people of all ages – ideal for families with young children, couples and friends that are looking for some fun hours together. Experienced golfers can also enjoy practicing their putting techniques here too. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Bangtao Beach Road, Soi 2 (if coming from Tesco Lotus Bangtao follow the road past Sunwing Resort and continue until the Phuket Adventure Mini Golf. It’s located between Dalar Resort and Sunwing Resort
- Tel: +66 (0)76 314 345
Phuket Shooting Range is without doubt the biggest attractions and activities complex on Phuket Island. Founded in 1989 it offers a suprisingly wide range of fun and exciting things to do: these include a shooting range, a racing go kart track, a snake farm and show, elephant trekking, paintball and ‘airsoft’ BB gun setup, ATV rides, and even a gems store – Kinaree House – in which you can purchase handcrafted souvenirs and jewels. And if that’s not enough then it’s good to know you can visit a tea museum displaying 700 varieties of tea from all around the world. Read More...
- Tel: +66 (0) 76 381 667
Rock Climbing and Abseiling
Just a few hours away from Phuket are some of the most challenging and beautiful climbing sites in the world, attracting both novice and hard core climbers. Most of the action is on the towering limestone rocks in the headland between Tham Phra Nang (Phra Nang Cave Beach) and Railay East beach in Krabi. To get there, take the bus (about 2.5 hours from Phuket to Krabi Town, then a long-tail boat ride from either the pier at Krabi Town or from Ao Nang Beach), rent a car or arrange a tour that includes accommodation in Krabi.
Click here to find out more about Rock Climbing in Krabi.
Informative, entertaining and fun, Siam Safari’s ‘Four-in-One’ tour of their camp and facilities ranges from an elephant ride to a lesson on how to prepare curry with lots more in between. The main activities comprise: meet the baby elephants, rubber making demonstration, elephant trekking and rice and coconut demonstration. Read More...
- Address: 17/2 Soi Yodsanae, Chao Far Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130
- Tel: +66 (0)76 384 456, +66 (0)76 384 777
The Boathouse Oceanfront Cooking Class takes place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve ever wondered just how to recreate the matchless harmony of flavours, textures, spices, and aromas of Thai cooking this is the place to come to for informative and amusing instruction in a beautiful location.
At 10:00 on a bright and sunny Wednesday morning the class is addressed by Executive Chef Brian Burger. He delivers a brief but entertaining discourse on Thai herbs, then Executive Sous-Chef K. Dam steps up and takes the reign of the class with brief lesson in how to prepare steamed pumpkin and coconut custard followed by a demonstration in vegetable carving. Read More...
- Location: Boathouse on Kata Beach
The Chamber of Secrets in Phuket is the second real-life ‘room escape’ game to open in Thailand (after Escape Hunt in Bangkok). Growing in popularity across the world, room escape games offer players a fun way to escape reality and use their intelligence in a practical way.
The rules are simple: a group of four people are ‘locked’ in a room and have to find their way out by using various objects and clues in their environment. In less than one hour players have to successfully solve a certain number of puzzles opening a succession of rooms, until the final exit door opens and lets them free. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily from 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: On Rat-U-Thit Road at the third floor of Patong Promenade
Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts Camp is serious stuff. This is not the sort of place visitors wander into for a few hours to learn a few moves, enjoy a workout and then wander out again. Tiger is the most dedicated Thai Boxing camp in the country and by extension, the world, and trainees arrive from all over the globe to learn from dedicated Muay Thai champions and mixed martial arts experts.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the fastest-growing sport in the world and Muay Thai the deadliest of its branches. With that in mind you’d expect a lot of stray testosterone flying around and grim, bashed-in faces at Tiger but not a bit of it. There’s a positive, warm, friendly but businesslike atmosphere to the place as people come here to attain a goal that’s not easy to achieve – a balance of supreme physical fitness and dizzying levels of fight talent. Read More...
- Location: Soi Tha-ied, Ao Chalong, Amphur Phuket
- Tel: Day office: 076 367 071 or 076 367 072 - Night office: 088 116 8066
The three-in-a-day trip to Phang Nga Province combines elephant trekking, river rafting, and a waterfall excursion in green mountain forests, where there’s not a beach umbrella in sight. Beaches are fine but there’s a whole lot more to do in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces.
The Phuket-to-Phang Nga trip is only 90 minutes, but the wise make use of a convenience store to stock up on munchies, water, and maybe a coffee for the road. But even without coffee the drive is a scenic, all-natural stimulant; you’re guaranteed to be wide awake on arrival.
And what an arrival it is. The minibus turns off the cliff-lined highway and makes its way down the narrow road, winding around green hills, over rivers, and past grazing cattle before finally arriving at base camp. Complimentary coffee, tea, soda and water are always available in the open air, riverside dining hall; lockers are provided so you can safely leave gear you don’t need before each activity.
- Tel: +66 (0)76 617 747
Zorbing is a fun activity for the whole family. Opened in 2012 and located near Lim’s restaurant on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach, participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190m hill track (one of the longest tracks in the world!) inside a three-metre diameter flexible plastic ball.
Hill rolling (the official name of this activity) was invented in New Zealand by David and Andrew Akers. This recreational activity is known under several different names around the world – zorbing, globe-riding, sphereing, orbing – and its Phuket’s version enjoys superb views over Patong Bay as well as tons of exhilarating fun. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 18:00
- Location: Kalim Beach
- Tel: 089 872 6532 or 084 240 9215
For those who arch an enquiring eyebrow when the word ‘Zumba’ is mentioned it’s quite a enlightening thought to learn that worldwide approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries, and those figures are rising.
If you’re already a Zumba enthusiast then take heart as you can join in on the action most days of the week here in Phuket. Read More...
- Tel: Kaye Smith - 086 955 6169