Surat Thani Province Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Surat Thani Province Safaris & wildlife activities

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.

Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

3. Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park on a day trip from Surat Thani. Savour a light breakfast, appetizers throughout the day, lunch, and fresh fruits. Stay hydrated with chilled soft drinks, tea, and coffee. You will be kayaking or snorkeling at destinations like Koh Tai Plao. Visit Emerald Lake and admire the sunset on the water with a banana split to relax with. Begin your day with a hotel/accommodation pick-up in the morning. Step aboard a luxury yacht and be greeted by your crew for the day. After briefly describing the yacht’s facilities, safety procedures, and what awaits you, take a moment to explore the yacht while familiarizing yourself with one of the many sunny or shaded areas on the decks. Experience a personal service with a maximum of 14 guests onboard the blue dragon classic Thai yacht or 34 guests onboard the red dragon classic Thai yacht with an international chef on board. Voyage towards the northernmost corner of the park and savour delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand, which dolphins and whales like to call home. Arrive at Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons, and white sandy beaches reside. Go for a spectacular guided sea kayaking experience along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location. Spot secluded picturesque beaches and their crystal clear, calm waters. Sail north past the park, to Koh Wao, where the best sites are at. Join your professional snorkeling instructor who will take you on an amazing journey to explore Thailand’s tropical reef. Eat a freshly prepared Thai cuisine buffet lunch while you make your way to the Marine Park’s waters. Journey along the park's most interesting limestone islands, which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations. Arrive at the well-known Emerald Lake where you will be transferred to the beach. Climb up the steps through dense rainforest and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands. Take a stroll down the steps to witness the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, nicknamed the Blue Lagoon. Sail back to Koh Samui to take in the magnificent scenery of the Ang Thong marine park, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui along the way. Also, pass the Five Islands to indulge in a banana split whilst embracing wonderful views of the sunset. Around 6:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to board your vehicle to transfer back to your accommodation.

Khao Sok Lake & Raft House

4. Khao Sok Lake & Raft House

The overnight tour to "Cheow Lan Lake", located in "Khao Sok National Park", has so much to offer. Visit "Nam Rad Watershed Forest" to marvel at its unique jungle and crystal clear creek. Sleep on the beautiful floating raft house on the lake, enjoy the landscape and wilderness safari by boat in the sunset. Take part in the easy jungle walking and cave exploring. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from an address in Khao Lak. Kick back and relax in an air-conditioned van on the drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Stop to snap photos of the morning mist and lush evergreen forest from the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at the Nam Rad Watershed, a unique watershed forest where you can swim in a crystal-clear creek and soak up the greenery. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake for a boat tour to highlights like the Three-brother Pillar. Have the chance to swim from the boat. Dig into a local lunch at the raft house and check in to the charming floating bungalows with breathtaking views of the lake. In the late afternoon, board a boat and admire the stunning area in the glow of the setting sun. Look for bright birds, reptiles, and some mammals. Return to the raft house for dinner and have free time to gaze up at the stars and breathe in the fresh air. Get some rest for your next adventure-filled day. Day 2: Wake up with a cup of coffee and the view, or take a kayak out to soak up the morning scenery as the sun rises from behind the mountain peaks which loom over the jungle. Fill up with a hearty breakfast before packing up and checking out. Cruise to the jungle trail where you can admire lush views of the rainforest. Set off on an easy, guided jungle walk around the island. Be introduced to flora and fauna along the trail by your guide. Explore the cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalagtites. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, with a 270-degree view of the lake. Spend some free time just simply relaxing or swimming to beat the heat. Get back on the boat and head to the pier for your transfer back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speed Boat

5. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speed Boat

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.

Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

6. Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM. Board the long tail boat in Koh Lanta's old town and travel first to Ko Chuek known as "Rope Island." Enjoy an opportunity to snorkel early in the morning while there are no currents and the water is amazingly clear and turquoise in color. Next sail to Koh Muk, or "Pearl Island", where the Emerald Cave is located. While in the cave, swim on the hidden beach and the lagoon, in what is the highlight of the day trip.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch right on the beach at Koh Ngai, a lush paradise island teeming with colorful fish along its shores. After lunch visit Koh Maa, or "Horse Island." Here you can do more snorkeling, swimming, or relax for the remainder of the afternoon before being returned to Koh Lanta.

Ko Tao: Try Scuba Diving 1-Day Experience

7. Ko Tao: Try Scuba Diving 1-Day Experience

Try out scuba diving on this full-day activity, perfect for those short on time. Meet your group at 9:00 AM and get fitted for the diving equipment. Your instructor will run through a safety briefing and you'll complete a short quiz to make sure you have understood everything.   At 11:00 AM you'll head to the pier and board a custom-made dive boat with all the facilities required for you to have an enjoyable and relaxed day. Your instructor will set up the kit as you relax on the sun deck. When you reach the calm bay start off in shallow water to build your confidence and learn some basic diving skills.   Then follow your instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters, while taking in the awe-inspiring sights of your first underwater diving experience. Afterwards, relax on the boat or enjoy the option to jump in again for a second dive. At the end of your diving experience, return to the dive center at around 4:00 PM.

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

8. 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.

Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

9. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. Partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Day Trip to Khao Sok with Elephant Camp Visit

10. From Khao Lak: Day Trip to Khao Sok with Elephant Camp Visit

Get out of Khao Lak and into the jungles of Khao Sok National Park on a day tour. Encounter elephants, paddle along a jungle river, and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings. After getting picked up at your hotel in Khao Lak, travel to the park to start your canoeing adventure. Paddle along a calm river with your guide, passing limestone cliffs, ancient trees, and exotic plants. Pay attention to your surroundings and you might spot some of the local wildlife. Look for snakes sleeping in the trees and groups of monkeys playing close to the water. Afterward, dig into a Thai buffet lunch in a wonderful atmosphere at a treehouse resort. Enjoy the atmosphere as you dine on some local cuisine. Next, visit the elephant camp for an up-close encounter with these giants. You'll have the opportunity to play with elephants, feed them, and bathe them. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Khao Lak at the end of your experience.

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4.5 / 5

based on 74 reviews

From start to finish this trip has been amazing and our guide, Jum, and our driver, Banglock, were so nice and friendly and knowledgeable. We started off with the Elephants and we were totally in awe of these beautiful animals … They loved being fed and washing them in the River was just out of this world ! The Elephants were so happy and so well looked after it was a real pleasure to see. Onto a temple where we lucky enough to see a group who were performing a ritual in traditional costume which was very humbling. Next a very refreshing swim in a waterfall and then bamboo rafting which was just spectacular. We were very hungry by then and food was arranged for us which was so tasty and so much of it ! Last stop was at a Turtle Conservation Centre and to see what these guys were doing for the Turtles was incredible, from 1 week old babies, hatched at the centre to looking after injured adults ! We can’t thank everyone enough

Highly recommended this trip to the Pig Island. You can buy and feed them with food, make photos and videos. Pigs is wild but very friendly with people. You will visit one more small island there you will have lunch and free time for kayaking, swimming or just relaxing. I really enjoyed

We had a wonderful day. The canoe ride was fabulous. We really enjoyed the cooking class. Our lunch was fantastic , one of the best we had. We really enjoyed the elephant park, we were not rushed and had plenty of time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind.

Amazing day you can tell how well cared for the elephants are, great experience, the staff who work at the rescue were so friendly and made the experience special.

Our guide Pat was great and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.