On time back to the ship
Colourful temples & cheerful drinking culture
Shore excursion of the category "Culinary & Delights"
A different kind of island tour: Experience an eventful round trip over Phuket where you not only get to know the culture but also have the opportunity to learn more about the different local alcohols and try a drink or two.
Overview of the highlights
- Guided tour through the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
- Visit of the Wat Chalong Temple
- Visit the cashew nut factory
- Stop at the Full Moon Brew Bar
- Tasting of local beer included
Detailed tour description
You will meet with your guide at the agreed meeting point and off you go to your shore excursion in Phuket.
The first stop of your shore excursion is the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. While most common types of rum are made from molasses, a by-product of sugar production, you will learn more about the traditional production of rum from the sugar cane itself. All steps of the production are still done by hand and take place directly in the factory. The visit of the distillery is one of the absolute insider tips of the island. After your guided tour you will have the opportunity to taste the local rum (not included).
Continue to the nearby Wat Chalong Temple. The Buddhist temple is the most significant and largest temple on the island. In the extensive temple complex, the statues of two monks are worshiped, who were known especially for their medical knowledge, their healing herbs and clairvoyant abilities beyond the borders of the country. The two wax statues are located in the main temple of the complex, which consists of 26 buildings. While you admire the impressive interior, your guide will tell you more about Buddhism.
After exploring the temple, your excursion will take you to a cashew nut factory where you will learn more about the cashew nut and its elaborate processing. In the factory, the shell is first separated from the nuts and then either the aroma is extracted from the nuts or the nuts are elaborately processed and refined with various spices.
The last stop is the Full Moon Brew Bar, a restaurant with a microbrewery and a delicious craft beer. The microbrewery is the first of its kind in Phuket. The local beers are refined during the brewing process with many local ingredients such as herbs and rice. You can admire the large brass bridal tanks in the middle of the restaurant. Regularly available varieties include the refreshing Phuket lager, the powerful Dark Ale and the oriental wheat beer, which is flavored with tangerine skins to give it a unique taste. Of course, we have already included a taster of one of the beers for you. Enjoy the unique local beers and let the eventful day end relaxed.
Afterwards, you are driven back to the harbour together with your tour guide.
We wish you a tipsy shore excursion to Phuket!
The start time of the excursion is adapted to your lay time.
Beer and water
|What to bring|
– Light, loose clothing and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Don’t forget your sunscreen and camera.
|Services not included|
|Min. number of participants|
This excursion is only suitable for adults over 18 years old!