Top 5 outdoor activities in Phuket

Phuket elephant trekking coolinsights/Flickr

Phuket elephant trekking ©coolinsights/Flickr

One of the top tourist destinations of Thailand, the magnificent island of Phuket is with no doubt a great choice for a dream holiday. With pristine gorgeous beaches, scenic landscapes and endless entertainment possibilities, Phuket is very attractive for tourists of all ages. Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, good nightlife scenes or great outdoor activities, the island is a hot spot. In some of the previous articles I have already presented you some useful information relating to the beaches, attractions and nightlife of Phuket. Below I will present you the top 5 outdoor activities in Phuket. In case you are interested in them, read the following guide.

Elephant trekking

Asian elephants are beloved by tourists of Thailand. You can meet these lovely and friendly animals in numerous parts of the country. Visitors of Phuket can meet elephants here, too. Elephant trekking is one of the most popular outdoor activities on the island. There are numerous elephant ride tours organized here. Not only the fact that you ride such an enormous animal, but the tracks are also exciting. I am sure that this would be a unique experience for you.

Phuket elephant trekking coolinsights/Flickr

Phuket elephant trekking ©coolinsights/Flickr


Diving is also very popular among visitors of Phuket. There are numerous fantastic dive sites surrounding the island. All are very attractive for divers. Shark Point is one of the best sites. Divers can meet large Leopard sharks here. Swimming among these fantastic creatures is with no doubt a unique experience.

Divers at Phuket nicwn/Flickr

Divers at Phuket ©nicwn/Flickr

Horseback riding

Exploring the beauties of the island by horseback riding is with no doubt a memorable experience. There are both beach and jungle trails on Phuket. Whether you would like to ride the horse along the beach or in the lush jungle, it will surely be a great outdoor activity, especially if you love these animals. 

Bungee jumping

Are you an adventurer? If you would like to practice extreme sports, for example bungee jumping, you can also do it in Phuket. Whether you are a first-timer or a pro, the island has something to offer you. It is actually a 50 meter jump towards a wonderful lagoon which is surrounded by lush trees. There are several types of bungee, including Tandem Bungee, Catapult Bungee, Water Touch Bungee and Bungee Jump.  


Exploring the beauties of the island is another great outdoor activity. If you would like to practice hiking, you will love Phuket. The island is characterized by scenic landscapes. Hiking the hills is a great activity for nature-lovers and active tourists. You shouldn’t miss it either. This way you can meet locals and get in touch with their culture.

Phuket edwin.11/Flickr

Phuket ©edwin.11/Flickr

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