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Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

1. 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: 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 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, celebrating the Chinese heritage and dedicated to the legendary warrior, before visiting the particular shaped Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks and hear about the story behind the names. End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

Koh Samui: Customized Private Island Excursion by Car

3. 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 Han Dynasty • After a short drive you will arrive to the mummified monk temple, another amazing and unique attraction of the Koh Samui. This place, too, has an original story to tell • Go for a jungle walk along a dense jungle path, which leads to the Namuang Waterfall. Here you can enjoy the beautiful cascade and surroundings, or swim in the natural pools • Stop for lunch in a nice Thai restaurant to enjoy a traditional Thai lunch • Visit Samui’s One Tambon One Product coconut carved furniture factory, where you you’ll see workers using simple traditional tools to make wonderful coconut dishes • Before heading back to your hotel you may visit Big Buddha, or Wat Phra Yai, located on a small rocky islet connected to Ko Samui by a long, dirt causeway • The final destination is a remarkable temple, Wat Plai Laem, with a main statue of Guanyin, the goddess of compassion and mercy. Designed in the Chinese style, the striking figure sits on a platform surrounded by the temple lake and features 18 arms that fan out from the seated statue’s lap to above her elegant head

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,210 reviews

What can I say!?! I'm 52, my partner is a similar age and my son is 14 (professional teenager!) And this was simply one of the "BEST DAYS EVER!!!!" Johnny, our guide and the driver, was without doubt, one of the most beautiful human beings we have ever had the fortune to meet! This is a full-on day, taking in 11 of the highlights of Samui and a delicious Thai lunch in an amazing mountainside restaurant with jaw-droppingly beautiful views. It was I truly magic day, only made possible by positive energy and genuinely loving vibes of Johnny and his amazing team. His enthusiasm and knowledge was second to none. I spent the remainder of our trip telling anyone who'd listen to book it as soon as they could. I'm quite a cynical middle-aged Englishman and I was transported back to being a 12yr old boy! The day is full of surprises and I cannot recommend it enough for travellers of any age, who want to see the whole island. Thank you Johnny and your boys. As I've said before BEST DAY EVER! ❤️

Everything went very well, from the booking to the very punctual pick-up to the organization of the day. We've seen a lot. Sometimes a little more time would have been desirable (e.g. in the Magic Garden). The individual information about the temples use. were rather superficial - so if you want to go into more detail, you should rather choose another tour. The jeep ride off-road was really great - a lot is demanded of the driver - mastered perfectly! All in all, very good value for money.

Such a great experience for us who only have 2 full days to spend in Samui. We basically saw the whole island from temples to waterfalls and the durian forests. Really friendly fun group of people and the guides were well experienced and very accomodating. Food was authentic and delish accompanied by a stunning view (we were lucky it wasn’t raining)! Thanks

This tour was a lot of fun just because of the bumpy ride. In addition, the food was really good and sufficient. In reality, you can only marvel at the waterfall at the end, as you would have to swim past large, bumpy stones, which I think is too dangerous.

Perfect tour for a fun adventure and seeing the highlights of Koh Samui! Jhonny is extremely funny and planned lots of fun activities! Can only highly recommend!