With miles of stunning coastlines, impressive jungles, gorgeous villages and nearby islands, Koh Samui boasts some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Here’s a guide to the best tours in Koh Samui.
Jungle and Island Safari Tour
Travel on an off-road mountain vehicle to the highest viewpoints in Koh Samui. This tour packs everything into one unforgettable day, including visits to popular tourist attractions like the Big Buddha temple, Grandfather and Grandmother rocks and the Wat Khunaram to see the famous Mummified Monk. Additionally, this tour also includes a visit to monkey and crocodile shows, 15 – 20 minutes of elephant trekking and an afternoon at Namuang Waterfall – the highest waterfall in Koh Samui over 80 metres high. If you had only one day to see the best of this island, this is the way to do it.
- Adult: Around 1850 Baht. Child: Around 1400 Baht
Ang Thong Marine Park
The Ang Thong Marine Park consists of 40 little protected islands of outstanding natural beauty. All but one of these islands are uninhabited and undeveloped. The one inhabited island is like a time window into the past where the “sea-gypsies” still make a living through fishing. There are several ways to explore these islands – a speedboat is comfortable and will take you to the park in less than an hour. The speedboat tour can include kayaking and snorkelling, making the most of the clear blue water. But for a slower and easier tour, the Samui Island Tour Co also offers a slow boat tour to the Ang Thong Marine Park. This tour does not offer snorkelling, but does include a visit to the Lotus Caves with stalagmites and stalactites.
- Speedboat Tour: Adult; 2000 Baht. Child; 1400 Baht
- Slow Boat Tour: Adult; 1700 Baht. Child: 850 Baht
Crazy Horse – Private Charter Around the Islands
Sailing on a Crazy Horse is an interesting and unique sailing experience. It’s a 27ft, twin mast catamaran, known for winning international Regattas. This boat is easy to handle and can be commissioned privately for island hopping around Koh Samui. The Crazy Horse can be hired for half a day (four hours), for a sunset cruise (between 4pm to 6:30pm) or a full day charter around Koh Samui (10am to 5pm). Transfer from hotel, soft drinks and snorkelling equipment are included, so this is a perfect way to go snorkelling on coral reefs and visit the scenic coastline at your own pace.
- Prices vary depending on season and number of people hiring the Crazy Horse
ATV Jungle Adventure
These quad bikes and Buggy’s are tough enough to withstand the high mountain terrain, but so easy to manage that only a ten minute lesson is needed before setting off to explore Koh Samui’s vast jungle. Follow your fellow adventurers on a trail through the jungle, passing by some high points at the centre of Koh Samui, stop for a delicious Thai lunch at the top of the mountain, then finish off the day by swimming in the Namuang Waterfall. For more information visit Samui Link.
- Prices vary depending on type of bike hired and how many seats needed.
Tailor Your Own Tour
Do you think the jungle tours don’t include enough history? Did you enjoy the elephant trek but wish you could have seen more animals? Tailoring a private tour ensures that there is a little something to leave everyone happy, and it may turn out to be cheaper depending on your group size. The lovely team at Samui Link will put together a VIP itinerary for your group according to everyone’s interests and budget. The more details you give them, the more personalised your tour will be. The cost includes a tour guide, a choice of private car or luxury minivan and the opportunity to make your own schedule. There are many choices of activities and attractions to include in your tour, such as elephant trekking, visiting the Butterfly Garden, seeing a 164 year old Chinese Temple, swimming in the Namuang Waterfall or a tour of a rum distillery, among many others. This tour will make you feel like Koh Samui’s guest of honour.
- Cost: 1-2 people: 6900 Baht, Additional person: 800 Baht
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