Koh Samui
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  • Samui: 7-Hour 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour Including Lunch

    1. Samui: 7-Hour 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour Including Lunch

    On this 7-hour wild jungle safari tour, you will be picked up from your hotels in Koh Samui between 10:00 - 11:15 AM and taken on a spectacular adventure up into the mountain and through the Jungle of Koh Samui and then down the other side. All safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps. It is an exhilarating and rugged experience, but safety is always the highest priority. The first stop on the safari is the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then you are off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water: great for healing the mind, body and soul. There are also two exhilarating jungle slides if you’re feeling energetic. Then, experience two zip line cable rides before visiting the Mummified Monk statue in the glass case at the Temple a...

    It was a great excursion but we didn’t realise the waterfall was not in season so there wasn’t much to see at that stop

  • Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

    2. Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

    Begin this exciting full-day safari tour with a pick-up from your hotel between 8:00 and 9:00 AM to depart for the great and impressive Buddha temple with the unique Chinese lady monk statue. Drive up the mountain to enjoy a breathtaking 360° view over the island and enjoy a panoramic lookout from seats on top of the car. At the mountain peak, visit Wat Teepangkorn Temple and see the golden Buddha statue. Explore the magic garden, also known as the secret garden, and stroll through the many stone statues. Enjoy a delicious lunch around noon at a panoramic restaurant with a great view. Next, visit a coconut plantation and witness the local workers doing their daily tasks. Discover also a rubber plantation and its tapping and learn more about the product processing, to then cool down during a swim in the first of the beautiful Namuang Waterfall pools. Continue to the Guan Yu Shrine, cele...

    Excellent day, the guide done a fantastic job, very informative. Saw some wonderful sights from the Buddha’s and temples to the waterfall and secret garden. Highly recommended would do it again.

  • Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Private Long Tail Boat Tour

    3. Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Private Long Tail Boat Tour

    Start your trip nice and early with pickup from your accommodation before heading to Thong Krut Pier. From there, board a boat to Koh Taen, known for its marine life and coral reefs. Prep your snorkeling gear, jump off the boat, and swim with the friendly sea creatures before proceeding to the other islands. Continue your boat trip, catching glimpses of White Rock Cave Island, Red Ant Island, and Matkhong Island, before stopping at Koh Madsum, otherwise known as Pig Island because of the wild but friendly pigs in the area. Take a few cute selfies with the pigs before you make your way to Koh Tean Marina Bay Resort for some lunch. Afterwards, have free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters, stroll through a mangrove forest, do some bird watching, or visit the Big Buddha via golf cart to capture panoramic views from the top. After a full afternoon, make you...

  • Koh Samui: Muay Thai Class and Dinner at Sunset

    4. Koh Samui: Muay Thai Class and Dinner at Sunset

    After pickup from your accommodation, head to the local boxing gym. There you’ll be given a short introduction to Muay Thai and put through your paces in a warm-up session before the class starts. Learn more about Muay Thai, a local mixed martial art and one of the most beloved sports in Thailand. The sport has some similarities to boxing but also introduces the use of legs, elbows, arms, and shins. Learn the basics of the national sport and work up a sweat as you practice kicks, strikes, and punches. After an hour of Muay Thai action, head to the popular Bophut Beach for a delicious dinner with a view of the sunset. Replenish your body with traditional Thai dishes before strolling around the night market at Fisherman’s Village. Speak to the vendors and perhaps do a spot of souvenir shopping before heading back to your accommodation.

  • Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

    5. Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

    Start your tour around mid-afternoon with pickup from your accommodation and quick stops at two of Koh Samui’s famous temples. The first stop is the Big Buddha temple, aptly named for a 12-meter tall golden statue of a serene-looking Buddha. Climb to the top of the staircase and see the imposing statue up close in all its grandeur. Known for its colorful designs and mix of Chinese and Thai architecture, Wat Plai Laem’s most eye-catching feature is the huge statue of the 18-arm Guanyin, believed to be the goddess of mercy and compassion. Explore the colorful grounds and spot another large statue of a laughing monk before starting your jet ski adventure. Following a briefing from your instructor, board your jet ski and ride the waves, making the rounds of some of the island’s best beaches. Take in the long stretch of coastline at Bophut Beach, gaze at the turquoise waters of Maenam Beach...

  • Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

    6. Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

    Learn how to prepare and cook four traditional Thai dishes at a fun and interactive half-day cooking class in Koh Samui. Awaken your culinary creativity, visit a local market, and savor lots of healthy Thai food along the way. Choose four delightful recipes from a long list of dishes, which includes vegan or vegetarian options. Before cooking, begin your lesson with a trip to a local market to select the best quality ingredients and learn about their history. Head back to the cooking school after for a welcome drink and authentic Thai curry paste or Pad Thai sauce demonstration. Then, receive expert instructions and tips from a patient and experienced local chef. After getting your instructions, prepare and create your chosen dishes in a fully-equipped workspace with continued assistance from the chef to ensure your Thai cuisine is just as it should be. Finally, move to the dining are...

    Great authentic cooking, awesome host with helpful tips and our group was fantastic. Luke & Ashlyn

  • Koh Samui: Customized Private Island Excursion by Car

    7. Koh Samui: Customized Private Island Excursion by Car

    Get your tour tailor made to your wishes and needs. On a private tour, almost anything is possible! Recommend itinerary: • Your first destination is the famous rock formation of Hin Ta & Hin Yai, meaning grandfather and grandmother, located at the idyllic emerald Sea. Ask your guide about the Thai legend of this extraordinary rock formation • Visit Lamai View Point and see the Valentine Stone, shaped like a heart set in beautiful garden, where you will also have the chance to enjoy fish spa. Take a 10 minute walk through the beautiful garden to enjoy the views of the eastern coast of Koh Samui. You even don't have to climb to the top! Sit back and let the only “cable car” on Koh Samui bring you up to the viewpoint! • Visit Guan Yu shrine featuring a massive copy of Guan Yu’s head, an important landmark. Guan Yu played a significant role during the civil war, which lead to the demise of ...

    The itinerary was well planned. The guide is knowledgeable and the driver was excellent. They allowed us ample time at every place to visit. They also organized a pretty good lunch.

  • Mu Ko Ang Thong: Private Day Charter in Classic Thai Yacht

    8. Mu Ko Ang Thong: Private Day Charter in Classic Thai Yacht

    This tour is designed for guests who prefer to avoid the crowds. Enjoy a unique trip that is exciting, flexible and interesting. The tour itinerary will be tailored in accordance to your preferences and can be modified at any time. You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM and head to the river jetty. Begin your journey towards the Five Islands. These islands hold mysterious and rarely seen phenomenon, such as the harvesting of bird's nests. Voyage to the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park and savor delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand where dolphins and whales live. Cruise the northern islands at Koh Wao. Your professional snorkeling leader will take you on a journey to the underwater world of the marine park. Continue cruising south to Koh Tai Plao to discover caves, hidden lagoons, and white sandy beaches. You ...

  • Koh Samui: Half-Day Bike Tour

    9. Koh Samui: Half-Day Bike Tour

    Embark on a fun bicycling adventure around Koh Samui and discover some of the island's most famous sights such as the Big Buddha, Choeng Mon Beach, and the Bang Rak Market. Learn more about the island from your knowledgeable guide as you explore beautiful Koh Samui on your bike. Start your trip with pickup from your accommodations before heading to a trusted bicycle shop for a briefing and personalized bicycle fitting. Your instructor will make sure you have the most appropriate bike as well as brief you on the safety and traffic rules of the area. Once you’re all set, head to the first destination of the day: Bang Rak Market. This fresh market is where the locals go to get their produce. Spend some time taking in the sights and smells of the wide array fo fresh produce and spices sold here. Next, bike to the Big Buddha is a large temple complex on the northeastern side of Koh Samui, ...

  • Koh Samui: Beach Yoga Class & Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Koh Samui: Beach Yoga Class & Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    The day will start bright and early with a yoga and meditation class at the beach. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate, the instructor will make sure to accommodate your skill level as you go through the class. After your morning session, you’ll have free time to make use of the resort’s facilities. Feeling refreshed and revitalized, head to your first destination of the day: Hin Ta Hin Yai. Listen to the local folklore of how the rocks came to be and snap photos of the strange formations before going to a local restaurant for lunch. After filling yourself with delicious Thai food, you’ll make your way to Namuang 1 Waterfall. This serene cascade, hidden in the middle of a lush forest, is considered one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island. Take a dip in the refreshing pools before moving on.  Next stop is the gleaming golden Laem Sor Pagoda, one of the lesser-known sites ...

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What people are saying about Koh Samui

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Really great tour for the price. There is absolutely nothing to say against it. I can only recommend it and I would do it again anytime! I would book a water slide and zipline on site during the tour.

Excellent day, the guide done a fantastic job, very informative. Saw some wonderful sights from the Buddha’s and temples to the waterfall and secret garden. Highly recommended would do it again.

The itinerary was well planned. The guide is knowledgeable and the driver was excellent. They allowed us ample time at every place to visit. They also organized a pretty good lunch.

Very cool day tour to see some of the island. Well organized, nice guides, good lunch with a nice view. Thank you!

A great safari, would do it again. The food was also very good with a great view included.