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Koh Samui Nature & adventure

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Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Long Tail Boat Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island 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 and make your way to Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, for a stroll and selfie with the wild island pigs. From Koh Matsum, travel to Koh Tean. In Koh Tean, spend your time swimming, relaxing, snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the area before enjoying lunch. Afterward, take some free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters ,and savour the inhabited landscape. After a full afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut Pier and be transferred from there back to your accommodation.

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home Guided Tour with Transfers

2. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home Guided Tour with Transfers

Join a guided tour of Koh Samui Elephant Home to see rescued Thai elephants in a safe and ethical environment. Help to contribute to the program's conservation efforts and walk, feed, and play with the elephants. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or villa around the island arriving at Koh Samui Elephant Home. Meet with your guide who will offer a warm welcome and receive a welcome drink. Listen as your guide explains to you the plight of the center, and how you can help. After your introduction, take part in the harvesting of organic food for the elephants and even get to feed them up close. Make sure to bring your camera along for some truly remarkable holiday memories.  Afterwards, watch them as they play in the mud spa as they cool themselves down. During your tour, you'll also get to walk with the elephants into the jungle over 10 acres of land. See their real habitat and enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature.  Continue on your journey to visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui. Have fun whilst you feed them, rub their skin and take photos with them before you set them free to enjoy nature by themselves.  To complete your fabulous outing, enjoy some vegetarian food and seasonal fruits whilst you watch a surprise video before being transferred back to your hotel.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

3. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

Be picked up from your accommodation on Samui Island and enjoy a scenic ride by air-conditioned minivan. Take a speedboat ride to your first stop at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow and observe the vibrant world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Continue to the Emerald Lagoon, known as Talay Nai, and learn about the area from your guide. Admire the dramatic views of the cliffs that surround this saltwater lake before tucking into a Thai buffet lunch with fresh seasonal fruits after your meal. Hike to the top of the island for breathtaking panoramic views of Angthong Marine Park. Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just soak up the sunshine on the white-sand beach. Embark on a kayaking tour around the Emerald Lagoon.

Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

4. Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

Experience the lush landscapes of Koh Samui combined with the thrill of a quad bike ride on this guided tour. The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel anywhere on the island, and a quick safety briefing with your guide. Then hop on board your authentic Japanese quad bike and travel into Koh Samui’s lush green jungles. On the 1-hour tour, explore the vibrant jungle and visit a selection of panoramic viewpoints that overlook the mountain and ocean. Drive along the river across various terrains on this exhilarating experience that gives you a taste of the 2-hour itinerary. For those opting for the 2-hour tour, ride along dirt tracks winding under lush coconut groves, rubber plantations, and rivers to reach one of the island’s secret waterfalls. There’s also time to visit an epic mountain viewpoint and enjoy some light refreshments to recharge for the rest of the adventure. The waterfall is seasonal only (wet season).

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

5. Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

Embark 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. After pickup from your hotel on Ko Samui, travel to the first stop on the safari, the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then, head off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water. Visit the mummified monk statue in the glass case at the temple as seen on TV. After this ground-level experience, crank the vehicle into 4WD and head up into the mountain to impressive viewpoints located along the route to the top. Pass by local Thai farmers working their coconut farms in the forest. Stop for a delicious, traditional Thai lunch in the mountain-top restaurant with beautiful views of the island. After lunch, head to Buddha’s Magic Garden, with weird and wonderful statues all made by hand by one man over many years. Running through the garden is a quaint little stream, and above it is an old monk’s prayer room. Drive down the mountain and stop at the rubber-making plantation before heading toward the iconic Big Buddha. After an exhilarating day, you will be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

6. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation and will drive for approximately 40 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories.  You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their stories, lifestyle, and behaviors. Most of the elephants are rescued show or riding elephants, but they are now safe and well cared for at this no-riding sanctuary. After you have met all the elephants, you will watch them enjoy their mud spa and also be able to join them. The elephants apply mud on their skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  Next, you will walk with the elephants, shower them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, you will be able to enjoy some freshly cooked Pad Thai, delicious snacks, and seasonal fresh fruit. Then enjoy the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to the hotel.

Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

7. Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Discover the picture-perfect scenery to the northwest of Koh Samui. Embark on a guided boat trip to Ang Thong Marine Park and explore dozens of deserted beaches, bizarre rock formations, and calm blue waters. Kayak and snorkel your way through beautiful islands and islets. Be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Nathon pier. Meet your guide and the team, who will welcome you onboard the boat. Enjoy a light breakfast as your guide gives a briefing on the day’s activities while familiarizing you with the boat’s features. Visit Koh Tai Plao, the best location for kayaking, with amazing rock overhangs, tunnels, small caves, and a hidden lagoon to explore. Hop onto your kayak and grab a dry bag so you can take your camera with you. Take a dip in the inviting calm waters. Snorkel, swim, or jump from the boat. Enjoy a great lunch on board as you cruise through the park, heading to the second stop at Koh Mae Ko. Admire the island with a relatively short but quite steep climb to a viewing platform, where you’ll witness the breathtaking sight of the Emerald Lake. Finally, stop at the main island of Koh Wua Talap. Explore this area by kayak and circumnavigate the small adjacent island then return and relax on the beach. Alternatively, make the climb to the viewpoint where you will be rewarded with an amazing vista of the entire park. If you wish to, you can trek to the stunning Bua Bok Cave instead, and take in its monumental stalagmites and stalactites. For those who prefer to simply relax, the pristine beach here is a great spot to get some sun or find shade under one of the many palm trees. Head back to Koh Samui, while feasting on fresh fruit and a snack while you relax on the journey home.

Koh Samui: Elephant Sanctuary and Jungle Tour with Lunch

8. Koh Samui: Elephant Sanctuary and Jungle Tour with Lunch

Begin your day by visiting the beautiful Namuang Waterfall to cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream. Next, travel to the Samui elephant home to participate in creating their supplement food for elephants together. This food includes banana, pumpkin, sticky rice, and sea salt. Throughout this experience, learn about how elephant's receive their vitamins before taking a picture with them. Afterwards, explore the magic garden (secret garden ) where you can stroll through the many stone statues. Afterwards, savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island. Last but not least, go up to the temple peak viewpoint of Koh Samui, known as Teepangkorn Temple. Your tour then concludes with you transferring back to your accommodation.

Ang Thong Full-Day Discovery Cruise from Koh Samui

9. Ang Thong Full-Day Discovery Cruise from Koh Samui

This full-day cruise takes you 35 kilometers west of Koh Samui to Ang Thong Marine National Park, a group of more than 40 pristine islands. You’ll see spectacular limestone rock formations, abundant wildlife, deserted beaches and uninhabited islands. Experience outstanding service on board the yacht and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the marine park. Visit one of the stunning beaches and the famous Green Lagoon or Emerald Lake, a saltwater lake on the Island of Koh Mae. Hike up to the viewpoint on Koh Mae, and enjoy the great views over most of the park’s islands. Return to Koh Samui as the sun sets and enjoy the sea breezes as you end this special day with a drink.

Samui: Feeding Program at the Elephant Home Nursery

10. Samui: Feeding Program at the Elephant Home Nursery

Make a difference by attending an elephant feeding program in Samui. Prepare nutritious food for the animals at the Elephant Home Nursery and learn about these gentle giants and their survival. Feed them and capture adorable photos before heading back to your hotel. Appreciate hotel pickup and arrive at the Samui Elephant Home Nursery. Meet with your guide and get introduced to the elephants. Perfect for any elephant lover, learn how to prepare their food and gain insight into the dietary needs for both older and baby elephants. Next, feed the elephants some organic food straight from the farm. Use ingredients such as banana, pumpkin, sticky rice, and more. Capture lots of adorable photos and delight in knowing just a little bit more about elephants than you did before.

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,016 reviews

An amazing experience you should not missed, wonderfully engaging, helpful staff. Great information about the project and the elephants. The elephants were amazing, the ability to feed them and play with them makes this the number one activity to do on Koh Samui! Do not miss out on an unforgettable experience.

What an amazing experience! It was lovely to see how the elephants live and to be able to feed them and bathe with them. The guides were so kind and helpful and made sure we hade a really good time. You could see that they take such good care of the elephants. This was a day to remember!

A must see when in Samui, the guys at the sancutary are doing an amazing job with those beautiful animals. To be up close to these gentle giants was a great experience and we also learned a lot from the Guides. Go visit them!

Such a fun day with lots of different places explored, if you want fun this is the trip! Great stuff!

picked up on time, delicious lunch, friendly guides