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Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Thailand
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover great eats in Phuket Old Town with a small group and food-loving guide who shares favorite spots in the historic district. Expect to sample several dishes during the half-day tour, such as Burmese curries, Hokkien noodles, and grilled meats with peanut sauce. Tropical fruits and signature desserts then satisfy the sweet tooth. Learn about the culinary heritage of Thailand and enjoy a feast as well.
  • Try a mix of savory and sweet dishes
  • Find places that are difficult to locate on your own
  • Insightful commentary provided
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people
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More than 14 Phuketian food and drink dishes to try
A truly small-group tour limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day
Bottled water and refreshing Thai drinks
A licensed foodie guide to lead the way
A walking tour through the old streets of Phuket Town
Alcoholic drinks are excluded
Items of a personal nature excluded
Pick up and drop off from your Phuket hotel excluded
Phuket Town Central Market , V9MP+6C7 ถนนระนอง Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

The Central Market is located along Ranong Road in the old town. Your foodie guide will be waiting on the steps outside the front of the market. Here is the address in Thai: ตลาดสดเทศบาลนครภูเก็ต (ตลาดสดวงเวียนน้ำพุ) ข้างโรงแรมชิโนเทล ดาวทาวน์ภูเก็ต ถนนระนอง ตำบลตลาดเหนือ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดภูเก็ต.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour departs rain or shine, so please bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella in rainy season
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Chefs Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Old Town Food Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Old Town Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Phuket Old Town Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Phuket Old Town Food Tour.

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star-5
Great host, great food, great time!
DrJMRice
, Aug 2022
Thank you Nam for the most satisfying and stimulating day walking in Old Phuket Town and trying sooo much fabulous food from different cuisines. Loved it! 😋
star-5
Historical with personal touch.
Lourdes_A
, Jul 2022
Discovering Phuket's food history and background is heart-warming. The ambiance of Central Market and Old Phuket Town is just perfect for this tour. Pema the most lively and lovely tour guide made an extra effort of magically whipping up a cake for my husband's birthday. What a personal touch! I definitely recommend this Chef's Tour.
star-5
Amazing Food Tour
Chelsea_M
, Jul 2022
This food tour was an amazing experience! Our tour guide Nam was an absolute pleasure and extremely knowledgeable about every stop we went. The food was delicious and everyone was very kind
star-5
Brilliant day
Linda_M
, Jul 2022
Pema our guide was passionate about the old ways in old Phuket Town. The food was amazing . This was a fantastic tour that I would recommend to anyone.
star-5
Excellent
Karen_S
, Jul 2022
Great experience with our beautiful guide Naam. It was interesting, fun and some amazing food that as a tourist you would not find without the tour. Would thoroughly recommend doing this tour to anyone that visits Phuket
star-5
Excellent way to know Old Phuket Town
David_C
, Jul 2022
Nam (tour guide) was friendly, knowledgeable and this is an excellent way to get to know about Old Phuket Town with someone who knows her way around, history of the place and has genuine passion for her job.
star-5
Awesome food tour!
MinZhong_T
, Jun 2022
One of the most awesome food tours that I’ve participated! Our guide, Nam was really nice and accommodating throughout the whole tour. Do be prepared to feel overwhelmed by the amount of good food that you are going to eat if you were to go on this tour, so my advice to you is to go with an empty stomach and you will definitely enjoy!
star-5
Foodie Heaven in Phuket
Pelumi_O
, Jun 2022
I had a great time during the Old Town Food Tour. Our guide was nothing short of amazing and really gave us a proper tour of the food, culture, and history of Old Town Phuket. The food was amazing The people were amazing. A must experience.
star-5
Excellent food tour of Phuket
Sam_A
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Nam, provided insights and background while taking us to many different places. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Wonderful food guide with good food!
Mike_K
, Jun 2022
Pema was very engaging and humorous! Shes very sincere and genuine in sharing her knowledge of phuket and the cuisines. Grateful for her!
star-5
A Brilliant food experience! An absolute MUST! I can't recommend this enough.
Elaine_S
, May 2022
It was a superb tour. Definitely the care , attention and passion of our tour guide Sim (Pemu)made this an Exceptional experience. She wove in personal, historical & cultural storytelling throughout the day , so that we learned so much about the origins of each restaurant, family history & the secret recipes pasted down through generations. This combined with the DELICIOUSNESS of the food, made for an unforgettable day & wonderful experience. Another not worthy attribute of Sim's was that she made us feel like friends and not tourists! Khob Khan Ka
star-5
Foodie Heaven
Mitchell_P
, May 2022
Our tour guide Nam was excellent- very surprising visits to market stalls, old town, cuisine from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Burma etc. visits to pastry shops and supporting local traders. We did not have to eat anything that we don’t want to and all the food we ate was very tasty. Could not have asked for anything more. Now have a whole different outlook to local food traders and now know how to pick the good traders. Well done Nam and achefstour and Viator for providing a very good tour. Highly Recommended 5Star *****
star-4
Delicious market food dining
Franciscus_T
, May 2022
Great variety of food offered in the tour. It was well worth the cost of the tour in terms of food quality and quantity.
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star-5
A must in Phuket!
Ilise_G
, May 2022
Best tour I did in Phuket!! She was the absolute best guide and so funny and fun! I am gluten free and she went out of her way to make sure I had options to eat and try. Everything was absolutely delicious. Cannot recommend enough!
star-5
Delicious, must to experience!
Jonathan_H
, Apr 2022
Such a great tour! Pema was an amazing guide and took me to so many cool spots and got to eat so many delicious Thai and baba foods. Pema was super sweet, knowledgeable and knew so many of the locals and vendors personally! I really feel like I got to experience a ton of local flavors and authentic eats. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to taste (more than a taste!) Thai dishes and immerse yourself into the local, Phuketian food scene. Awesome experience!
star-5
The BEST food tour!
Kashawna_J
, Apr 2022
Pema was our guide for our food tour and she was THE BEST! I had a previous food tour earlier in the week and was disappointed with it. I scheduled this as a redo hoping it would be better and she did not disappoint. She had great personal relationships with the places she took us. The food was great and she did a wonderful job explaining the history and culture of the food and the Thai people. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was so full during and afterwards. Bring your appetite because she definitely feeds you well :-) THANK YOU PEMA for your hospitality!
star-5
Brilliant tour and highly recommended.
Stuart_D
, Apr 2022
This was an absolutely amazing tour. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We were taken round the market and tried many of the local herbs and spices and then went to several restaurants where were could see the ingredients in action. Highly highly recommended trip but don't eat breakfast beforehand!
star-5
Fantastic tour of Phuket Old Town
Shannon_R
, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Learned not only about local food but tons about the local culture. Highly recommend!
star-5
Amazing!
Adrian_V
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour. Fantastic guide. Meeting up was a little hectic at first but with a little texting we got where we needed to go from there on it was amazing. Wonderful food, Amazing people and fascinating food and cultural history information. Would book it again in a heartbeat.
star-5
A memorable experience
JORDAN_J
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Pema was exceptional, she was so kind, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about everything. The tour was so well organised and Pema did not allow a thunderstorm to get in the way of this amazing experience. We were given such a great range of dishes, and were able to sample foods we'd never seen or heard of before, as well as some traditional dishes. But the stand out element of this tour is it's guide, Pema went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Her English is perfect and she was such a kind and generous person. She even went out of her way to help us find our desired souvenirs at the end of the tour and helped us arrange a taxi back to our hotel. We were even given a bag of treats that we'd sampled to take home with us. This was also a perfect opportunity to meet other tourists staying in Phuket. Thanks for a memorable day Pema!

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