Using Tripadvisor I searched activities and tours in Phuket, Thailand. I came across a tour company in Phuket, Thailand; highly ranked Phuket tours with Jo – Private Day Tours. I read nothing but amazing reviews and went to her website, it was easy to navigate. I quickly reached out to her about a month prior to our arrival date to find out her availability and to discuss a customized tour. She responded quickly. We worked out the scheduling and the specifics of the tour. She was very responsive up until we met her for our tour. I had questions about other tours and the area and she gave good information.
For our customized tour I asked to add elephant trekking and the tiger kingdom to the Landmark Tour. Pricing is based on size of the group so please work with Jo for a quote. Not included were tips, tiger fees and any shopping. The tour included lunch and the following stops
-Pick up from hotel
-A visit to Big Buddha
-Sightseeing in Phuket old town
Prior to the tour we were able to pay a deposit to reserve our spot via paypal and the rest after the tour using local currency. The day of the tour she was prompt and on time, she had a very spacious and very well air conditioned van. She had a driver so she was able to interact with us during the drive. She also had water in a cooler and ponchos for us because it rained on and off throughout the day.
Jo was very fun and energetic. She knew a lot about each stop. I was so impressed with the history and culture/ religion of Phuket. This is not something we would have learned by sitting on a beach, by reading before visiting nor if we went to these places alone. Jo was very patient with us as we had to of course take pictures at each stop. I can’t pick which stop was my favorite as they all were! I don’t want to give away too much of each location because I want you to be as amazed as we were.
Lunch was amazing. We were able to pick Jo’s brain about things to do in Patong and other tour companies for a Phi Phi Islands tour. If we could have, we would have used Jo the whole week but she was booked for most of the days and I can see why. All of my friends on the tour echoed, “This is a great tour, she’s doing an amazing job.”