10 of the most Heart Pumping Adventure Sports in Phuket
Want some high voltage action on your Thailand trip? Look no further than Phuket. From jumping off massive heights to zooming between trees like Tarzan to gliding past shoals of fishes, Phuket will enthrall the adventurous spirit in you.
So adrenaline junkies who want to raise their heartbeats up a notch, here are 10 of the most amazing adventure sports that you must try in Phuket.
Surfing is like flying on the surface of water. Nothing beats the thrill of riding giant waves at breakneck speeds. Irrespective of your experience levels, you can enjoy this sport in Phuket
If outdoor Surfing is not your cup of tea, you can try indoor Surfing at the Surf House in Phuket
Where: The best places for Surfing in Phuket are Kata Beach and Kalim Beach.
Cost: Renting a Surfboard will cost you just INR 300/ USD 5 per hour
Ziplining is a must try adventure in Phuket, especially, if you are traveling with kids. The thrill of zooming from one tree-top to another as the jungle breeze kisses you is exhilarating – it’s like being Tarzan for a day. The icing on the cake is that the entire area is built inside a forest.
Where: Flying Hanuman at Wichitsongkram Road in Kathu.
Cost: INR 4100/ USD 63
3. Scuba Diving
If you have not been introduced to the world of Scuba Diving, Phuket could be your best bet. The cool, azure blue sea waters surrounding Phuket have dozens of dive sites offering incredible diving experiences.
With its colourful reefs, diverse marine life, mind-blowing underwater visibility and a safe and sound environment, scuba diving in Phuket promises an adventure of a lifetime.
Where: Sunrise Divers Phuket (5 star rated) and Aussie Divers Phuket at Patong Beach in Kathu.
Cost: INR 7900/ USD 124 for three dives, including scuba diving equipment, boat transfers, and food
4. Bungee Jumping
One of the big daddies of extreme adventure, Bungee Jumping is for the hard core junkies. If the idea of jumping from the height of a 10 storey building, with only a safety harness tied to your leg seems exciting to you, then you should surely try this in Phuket.
The sense of free-falling, tossing up and down as you bounce off mid-air, will give you a rush comparable to that of skydiving. At the bottom of the drop site is a gorgeous little lagoon. If you want, you can even take a dip into it as you fall.
Where: Phuket Jungle Bungee Jump
Cost: A single jump would cost you just INR 4400/ USD 68, which includes a certificate and your insurance (pictures and video cost extra).
Windsurfing is a hybrid water sport that combines both surfing and sailing. Propelled by sea breeze, the sport requires you to balance on a board while riding the waves at insane speeds.
As you go zip-zap-zoom, wind and water will gently caress your face, making it a thrilling experience. And Phuket is the ideal place to try this sport, for the experienced and amateurs alike.
Where: Phuket Windsurfing School at Rawai Beach.
Cost: You can rent the equipment for INR 400/ USD 6 per hour
Snorkeling is like scuba diving sans the equipment. So if you want to explore the underwater world without the hassle of undergoing basic training and putting on a gear, you are better off snorkeling. It also turns out to be cheaper!!!
Snorkeling allows you to move swiftly under water without making any noise and this lets you spy on the incredible marine life without disturbing them. And if you are a fan of underwater photography, then snorkeling is just about ideal.
Where: Super Divers at Patong Beach in Kathu.
Cost: You can do a Snorkeling trip (including gears) with a dive shop for less than INR 3200/ USD 50 per hour
7. ATV Riding
Take a break from the buzzing city and ride the countryside on a cool ATV bike. Have a gala time zooming past off- road trails and muddy terrain.
Set on the outskirts of Phuket Town, the circuit is pretty good for beginners. On the way, you can see a giant Buddha statue, a small waterfall and you even get to ride through the jungles.
Where: ATV Phuket Tours in Thalang, Phuket Town.
Cost: Starts at INR 3800/ USD 60 per adult per hour (includes hotel transfer and refreshments).
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8. Wake boarding
A supreme cocktail of surfing and skiing, wake boarding takes both these sports to extreme levels.
You ride the waves clutching a cable tight as a speedboat drags you at insane speeds. Although easy to pick up, it requires the rider to maintain good balance while flying through the ocean. Experienced riders can even pull off gravity defying spins and flips in the air.
But you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy this sport. Put on a helmet, a lifejacket and get started at a man-made lagoon.
Where: Phuket Wake Park in Kathu.
Cost: INR 650/ USD 10 for a two hour session.
9. Motocross Dirt Biking
Motocross Dirt Biking is one of the most offbeat adventure sports in Phuket. It provides everything a biker can ask for – supersonic speed, booming sound, an inviting dirt track, and, of course, hair-raising thrills.
Set in an enclosed circuit, this sport lets you ride through a rough terrain. Leaping over this bumpy track at full throttle is sure to have your heartbeat soaring. Try it once and biking will never be the same again.
Where: Motocross Phuket in Chalong, Phuket Town.
Cost: Starts from INR 5400/ USD 65 for a 90 minute intro and riding package (including GoPro and gears).
10. Kite Surfing
Kite Surfing is one of the coolest watersports out there. This extreme sport requires you to use your own bodyweight to ride on the water as a kite pulls you at tremendous speeds.
When the wind is blowing fiercely and the conditions are right, professionals can jump to heights of 50 feet and even float in the air for 10 seconds – almost like flying.
Where: Kite Zone Phuket at Muang Phuket.
Cost: Renting Kite Surfing equipment would cost you INR 2400/ USD 37 per hour.