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  • Trip introduction

    The Phuket jungle and temple trek is a beautiful adventure that combines the history of the ancient Thai culture with Phuket’s breathtaking natural beauty as you navigate yourself through a series of stunning landscapes.

    Extending over a single day, this journey takes you through a jungle hike along the slopes of the Kata Mountain. Along the way you’ll catch glimpses of native plants and perhaps even monkeys! Once you reach the top, you’ll stop admire the breathtaking views of Karon before stopping at the spectacular Big Buddha monument. After this, your journey takes you to the Kata Chalong where you’ll learn about this ancient culture and history of Thailand. For the last part of your adventure you’ll stop at an organic farm to feast on a delicious organic, but traditional Thai meal.

    Offering you a series of stops and visits, this journey is ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers or anyone who is looking to explore the forested trail and cultural depth of Thailand.

    Destination

    Situated at an altitude of 1,213 feet, Big Buddha also known as the Great Buddha of Phuket is an enormous statue of Gautama Buddha that sits atop the Nakkerd Hill within the Kata Mountains near Chalong. Made out of concrete and layered with Burmese white marble this statue stands at an astounding height of 148 feet.

    For this trip you’ll hike along the forests of the Kata Mountain to reach the Buddha Statue. With few rocky terrain, your journey will consist of travelling through lush green landscapes that are lined with scenic valley views and saturated with immense beauty and wilderness. Along the way you might spot the native Thai monkeys along with a variety of colourful birds.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the rustic beauty of Phuket through this Buddha Temple and Jungle trek. | Pass through scenic landscapes. | Catch sight of local villagers. | Learn about the Buddhist history. | Pray at the Kata Chalong. | Spot many exotic birds. | Catch views of beautiful landscapes. | Gain insight to the rich Thai culture.

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    Trip details
  • Big Buddha Jungle Trek in Phuket

    Be ready for the pick-up at your hotel in Karon or Kata by 09:00 hrs. Reach CC's Hideaway by 10:15 hrs sharp so that you can start your trek by 10:30. After a quick briefing, you'll start the trek through the jungle, where along the way you'll pass through many many exotic plants and animals. After an hour and half of trekking, you'll stop at the view point on the top to catch your breath and spectacular views of Karon. By noon, you'll reach the Big Buddha temple where you can spend some time exploring. The next stop will be at Wat Chalong where you'll learn about Buddhism and the history of Phuket. The last stop for your trek will be at an organic farm where you'll learn about organic cooking and feast on a delicious organic lunch. Post lunch, you'll make your way back to CC's Hideaway and then get dropped back to your hotel in Karon or Kata. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    For this adventure pick-ups take place from Karon or Kata by 09:00 hrs from where you'll be transferred to CC's Hideaway. For those who are staying beyond Karon or Kata have to make their own travel arrangement to CC's Hideaway. You'll reach CC's Hideaway by 10:15 hrs for a 10:30 departure. Today's package includes a delicious organic lunch at an organic farm. Besides this, you'll also be offered water, coconut water and freshfruits. By 15:30 hrs you'll be dropped back CC's Hideaway or to your h

    Day 1 Milestone

    Karon/Kata

    Karon/Kata

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg|Non veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before the departure of the Phuket jungle and temple trek: Full refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.    

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or any kind of intoxication is not permitted during the Phuket jungle and temple trek.

    No harm or damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the Phuket jungle and temple trek .

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times during the Phuket jungle and temple trek .

    The equipment should be used with care during the Phuket jungle and temple trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The pick-up times for the Phuket jungle and temple trek is at 09:00 hrs from your hotel in Karon or Kata and the drop-off time is at 15:30 hrs. For travellers staying beyond Karon or Kata have to make their own travel arrangements to and from the CC's Hideaway. The arrival time is 10:55 hrs.

    Travelers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the Phuket jungle and temple trek.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Phuket jungle and temple trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
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    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
    • Buddha temple Jungle Trek Karon Phuket Thailand Trekking Hiking Adventure Travel Destinations
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-ups and drop-offs from Kata/Karon

    • Organic lunch
    • Drinking water
    • Coconut water
    • Thai fruits
    • Local guide
    • Tour insurance
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees

    Excludes

    • Any entry fees, tips, cigarettes, etc.

    • Emergency expenses
    • Personal expenses
    • Medical or travel insurance
    • photos or videos
    • Any additional expenses due to delays etc
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Track pants
    • Full sleeve t shirt
    • Windcheater
    • Jacket
    • Good gripped trekking shoes
    • Socks
    • Not to wear - Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Sandals/slippers

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any equipment for trekking, if required.

    You need to get

    • Day pack
    • Sunblock
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • ID proof
    • Dry snacks
    • Extra money in the local currency for tips
    • Camera
    • Napkin

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.