Journey to Islands & Caves in Phuket

Phuket, Phuket ProvinceThailand

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Journey to Islands & Caves in Phuket

Get your fill of beautiful scenery as you canoe in sea caves, admire stunning views from Promthep Cape, explore Wat Chalong & watch an exciting dolphin show.

About Your Trip

Pack your swimsuit for water-filled escapades on this DreamTrip to Phuket, Thailand. Your adventure begins with a full day of canoeing around Phang Nga Bay, a destination known for its otherworldly rock formations and awe-inspiring caves. You’ll marvel at the limestone karsts of Khao Phing Kan — popularly known as “James Bond Island.” Paddle in and out of sea caverns at Panak Island and Hong Island, and indulge in a refreshing swim on Naka Island.

The next day, you’ll embark on a daylong tour of Phuket, starting with an unforgettable excursion to Promthep Cape. At this prominent lookout point, you’ll marvel at coastal views of the ocean. Your journey continues to Phuket Old Town, where you can snap photos as you browse its scenic streets. Then, you’ll visit Wat Chalong, a Buddhist temple and working monastery. On its grounds is Grand Pagoda, home to beautiful artwork representing Buddha’s life and a bone fragment said to be from the Buddha. From time to time, monks can be found praying and chanting as the complex is also a residence for them. Your day will end with a fun dolphin show where you can watch as these marvelous creatures perform impressive tricks.

What we love:
• James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay got its name after being featured in the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.”
• In Phuket Old Town, admire the beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture built by Peranakan (Baba Yaya) cultures.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!

This trip will close by January 28.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Phuket, Thailand, as well as:
• Full-day island-hopping tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for tour guide and driver.
• Full-day Phuket sightseeing tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for tour guide and driver.
• English- or Mandarin-speaking guide.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Phuket International Airport (HKT), approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Phuket International Airport (HKT) to the hotel on March 5 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The hotel to Phuket International Airport (HKT) on March 9 at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by February 20.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.

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Phuket, Thailand's largest island, is a great launching pad for visiting its 32 surrounding smaller islands. Home to numerous lush jungles met by soft sand and calm waters, Phuket lives up to the meaning of its name, “mountain gem.” Visitors are invited to dive deep into the Andaman Sea, tour the colonial Old Town or take a photo with Big Buddha. A unique combination of dense rainforest and pristine beach resorts lure thousands of travelers to Phuket each year. Popular activities and attractions include scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking and dancing in the energetic nightclubs of Patong, the island’s main city. Another primary draw is the delicious culinary offerings, including freshly caught seafood, sweet-and-sour dishes and tom yum goong (the national dish of Thailand).
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits, including high tea at the Grand Club Lounge (1 time per person, per stay)*. 

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience. 

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member! 

*You can enjoy your 1-time high tea any day of your stay from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Platinum Inclusions

On this DreamTrip to Phuket, Thailand, Platinum Members will be treated to a 30-minute foot, back or head-and-shoulder massage at the hotel’s Ryn Spa (1 per person age 6 years or older)*. You’re sure to leave feeling like the star you are! 

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member! 

*Advanced booking required. While children ages 6 years and younger cannot receive a massage, they may accompany an adult in the treatment room.
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Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representative for your transfer to the hotel (representative available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to the hotel at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7-9 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel with unlimited soft drinks and water for 2 hours. Dinner will be an international buffet in a private room or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.

Day 2

6:30-7:45 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Island hopping tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for tour guide and driver.
• 8 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Ao Por pier.
• 9 a.m.: Transfer to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat.
• Enjoy the beautiful sightseeing opportunities at Panak Island.
• Explore Ice Cream Cave.
• Visit Khao Phing Kan at James Bond Island.
• 12:30 p.m.: Set-menu lunch with your choice of 1 complimentary soft drink or water at a local restaurant.
• 2 p.m.: Canoe to enter the cave at Hong Island.
• 3 p.m.: Head to Naka Island for time to relax and swim.
• 4 p.m.: Return to the pier and transfer back to the hotel.
• 5 p.m.: Arrive at the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3

6:30-8:45 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Phuket sightseeing tour; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel.
• 10:30 a.m.: Visit Promthep Cape.
• 11:30 a.m.: Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch.
• Noon: Set-menu lunch with your choice of 1 complimentary soft drink or water at a local restaurant.
• 1 p.m.: Depart for Phuket Old Town.
• 1:30 p.m.: Enjoy sightseeing in Phuket Old Town and opportunities to take photos of Sino-Portuguese buildings.
• 2:30 p.m.: Head to Wat Chalong.
• 3 p.m.: Arrive at Wat Chalong for sightseeing.
• 4 p.m.: Transfer to Dolphin Bay for a dolphin show.
• 5 p.m.: Enjoy a dolphin show.
• 6 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 4

6:30-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Day 5

6:30-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Guests of Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas fully appreciate the resort’s many conveniences, including its proximity to thriving nightlife, shopping opportunities at nearby boutiques and fun in the sun at the Andaman Sea, a short walk away. The resort provides an abundance of comforts, from delicious, locally-sourced foods at the on-site eateries to the plush accommodations in each guest room.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 1 deli, 1 lounge and 1 poolside bar.
• 3 lagoon-style outdoor pools and kids’ pool.
• Kids’ club.
• Ryn Spa and 24-hour fitness center.
• Daily shuttle service to the Patong beach, Jungceylon shopping center and Central Festival Phuket shopping mall.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Bathroom with walk-in rain shower or bathtub.
• Sofa.
• Electronic safe deposit box.
• 40-inch (102-centimeter) LCD television with video games.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas
1 Soi Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi 2
Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note:
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest hotel gratuities of 30-40 baht each time for housekeeping and porterage services.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.

Island-hopping tour:
• For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for expectant mothers or for guests with certain health conditions, including back pain. Please consult your doctor prior to booking travel.
• For safety reasons, guests must be between ages 1 and 70 years to participate in this excursion.
• Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice depending on weather and other factors. In the unfortunate event that this activity is no longer available on Day 2, an alternative activity will be arranged.
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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than January 28 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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