Top 10 Tours in Koh Samui You Should Experience
A day out to Ang Thong National Park is unforgettable while a jungle safari on Samui itself is a real eye-opener. A full day chartered boat trip around the island is an excellent way of ‘getting outside to look in’ and why not try a Thai cooking lesson?
The choice is remarkably varied, with the unifying features being the beautiful landscape of Koh Samui and the assurance that you will almost certainly have a great time. As the Thais love to say, it’s all “up to you”.
#1. Ang Thong Adventure Tour
Angthong National Marine Park – Tour Duration: 8h
Located one-hour by speedboat from Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park is a haven for lovers of pristine nature. During this tour, you will hop from island to island and discover the most notable sites of this stunningly beautiful environment, made up of 42 islands in The Gulf of Thailand. Activities such as snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and sea kayaking through beautiful rock formations are on the programme of this day trip.
#2. Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Snorkelling Tour
Koh Tao & Nang Yuan – Tour Duration: 8h
The best snorkelling in the Gulf of Thailand is waiting for you at Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, two incredibly beautiful islands located one-hour north of Samui by speedboat. Discover the beautiful coral reef at Hin Wong and other bays. Before you enjoy the sandbar beaches of Koh Nang Yuan, formed by sea currents interacting with the three peaks of the island; they are unique and should not be missed.
#3. Around the Island Tour
Big Buddha – Hin Ta & Hin Yai – Nathon market – Tour Duration: 5h
This half-day tour takes you around Samui, making sure you see the most interesting and unforgettable sights of the island. During this tour, you’ll drop by the Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks, pay a visit to the famous Big Buddha, go shopping at the local market in colourful Nathon Town, visit the Kunaram Temple (the site of Samui’s mummified monk), and stroll up to Lad Koh Viewpoint
#4. Red Baron Junk Sailing Tour
Around Koh Samui, Koh Som and Koh Phangan – Tour Duration: 3h
What could be more pleasant than spending a day aboard a traditional junk, cruising at a slow pace around Koh Samui? This day trip will take you to the most famous beaches of Samui Island and allow you to discover beautiful small islands lying off its coast – you can enjoy snorkelling at great spots too. Fresh fruits and snacks are served throughout the day and a delicious buffet meal is also served during the cruise.
#5. Jungle Adventure
Waterfall – Viewpoint – Landmarks – Tour Duration: 7h
Enjoy a full-day tour by four-wheel-drive vehicle through Koh Samui, and discover some of its most beautiful sites. Enjoy refreshing waterfalls (Na Muang and Tar Nim), visit the famous ‘Mummified Monk’, the hidden Magic Garden, rubber plantations and fruit orchards. You will get to see the genuine side of Koh Samui and meet its inhabitants on this memorable day trip.
#6. 4-Wheel ATV Adventure
Samui countryside – Tour Duration: 2h
This action-packed tour will take you on the dirt tracks of Samui’s hinterland for an exhilarating day of adventure. Suitable for anyone over 12 years old, this ATV tour will drive you through the lush landscapes of the island’s countryside, on various off-road terrains of sand and soil, up to a secret waterfall in Maenam, at which you can enjoy a refreshing splash in a relaxing natural environment.
#7. Guided Photography Tour
Golden Pagoda – Big Buddha – Wat Plai Laem – Tour Duration: 5.30h
This tour will please both those who want to discover Samui Island’s most prominent religious edifices – Big Buddha, the Golden Pagoda, and Wat Plai Laem – and all those who want to learn more about photography. During the informative tour, your guide will give you the best tips on how to make stunning photos of Samui landmarks and you will learn a lot about local history and culture along the way.
#8. Samui Thai Cooking Class
Chaweng – Tour Duration: 3h
Learn how to prepare some of the most popular Thai dishes in this cheerful cooking class. You will learn about the importance of the balance of flavours in Thai cuisine and how to use the most important ingredients. From appetizer to main course to dessert, you’ll cook a Thai meal before enjoying sampling it. Get ready to impress your friends and family once you get back home!
#9. Big Game Fishing Adventure
Wang Bay, Koh Mudsoom, Koh Taen and Koh Rarb
If you enjoy adventure, you’ll love this big game fishing tour. An experienced captain and crew will take you to the richest waters around Samui, to where the big underwater game is. With a great atmosphere and on-board lunch with your fresh catches grilled on a barbecue, the excitement is guaranteed.
#10. Sea Kayaking Tour at Ang Thong Park
Angthong National Marine Park
Explore some of the most beautiful bays of this archipelago by sea kayak and snorkel in company of exotic fish in its warm crystal-clear waters. Ang Thong Marine National Park comprises 42 fascinating islands featuring strangely-shaped limestone outcrops, verdant hillsides and white sand beaches fringed by coconut trees.
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