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Our most recommended Koh Samui Outdoor 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: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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. Savor breakfast, appetizers, lunch, and fresh fruits. Stay hydrated with chilled soft drinks. Kayak or snorkel at destinations like Koh Tai Plao. Visit the Emerald Lake and admire the sunset on the water. Begin your day with a hotel pick-up in the morning. Step aboard a luxury yacht and meet your friendly crew for the day.  After a brief description about 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 guest on-board the blue dragon classic Thai yacht or 34 guests on-board the red dragon classic Thai yacht with an international chef on-board. Voyage towards the northernmost corner of the park and savor delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand, where dolphins and whales make their home. Arrive at Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches reside. Optional sea kayaking: go for guided sea kayaking 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. Snorkeling: sail north past the park, to Koh Wao, where the best sites are at. Join your professional snorkeling leader who will take you on an amazing journey to explore Thailand’s tropical reef (the only non-speedboat vessels to reach this destination). Eat a freshly prepared Thai 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 rain-forest 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 (During 1st November to 15th December you will not visit this attraction and instead you will be offered additional snorkeling due to partial closer of the park). 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 embrace wonderful views of the sunset.  Around 6:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to acquire your vehicles to transfer back to your accommodation.

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.

Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

6. Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

Begin this exciting full-day safari tour with a pick-up from your hotel between 8:00 and 9:00 AM 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, where you will arrive around 4:00 PM. 

Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

7. Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

Start your journey with a pick-up service at your hotel on Samui Island by air-conditioned van. Enjoy a light breakfast at the check-in point before departure from the pier by speedboat. Arrive at Ao Muang, Mango Bay, Koh Tao, for an hour of swimming and snorkeling, and relaxing on the beautiful beach. Make the most of your memory on this the wonderful islands while enjoying lunch on Koh Tao itself. After lunch, depart for the scenic Nang Yuan Island. Enjoy your paradise from relaxing on the beach, swimming, and snorkeling. Hike up the mountain of the island for one of the most beautiful views of Koh Nang Yuan.

Koh Samui: Fishing and Snorkeling Boat Trip with BBQ

8. Koh Samui: Fishing and Snorkeling Boat Trip with BBQ

Spend the day big game fishing and snorkeling in the Gulf of Thailand on an amazing trip from Koh Samui. Following pick-up from your hotel, climb aboard a traditional boat with a cool shade to protect you from the sun and rain and capacity for no more than 15 people. Benefit from the local knowledge of your skipper, who will choose the best sites for the day, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Use a rod and bait to fish for the catch of the day as you sail around the beautiful islands of Koh Taen and Koh Mudsoom. Avail of the clean and clear water as your skipper starts a BBQ lunch. Trawl from the back of the boat if you want a challenge, and try and catch some of the big fish! Ask your guide to clean the fish to take home if you want a tasty treat for later. Along the way, visit a special location to snorkel with the colorful marine life of the Gulf of Thailand up close.

From Koh Samui: Half-Day Private Yacht Charter

9. From Koh Samui: Half-Day Private Yacht Charter

You will begin your relaxing day with a hotel pick-up between 8:30-9:15 AM depending on your location. From here you will transfer to Koh Samui's inner river jetty, and board the luxury Dragon Yacht complete with a spacious sun deck, on board Jacuzzi and comfortable indoor lounge. En route, enjoy a welcome drink and marvel at the brilliant ocean views around you, seeing caves, amazing beaches and bamboo dwellings hanging off limestone cliffs on Koh Samui's 5 Islands. After a leisurely cruise along Koh Samui’s undeveloped coastline, you will arrive at the Southern Islands, a true natural paradise. You’ll be able to take pleasure in the colorful tropical reef, guided by your professional snorkeler leader, or you might want to simply relax on board the floating lounge above the reef on the sun deck. Indulge in a freshly prepared Thai buffet for lunch, while your journey takes you toward either Koh Mudsum or Koh Taens’ secluded bays. Here you can relax as you melt into the soft white sandy beach. Transfer aboard our dinghy or kayak to the stunning Pig Island where you can play and feed the local pigs, relax, sunbathe, or take a stroll along the beach. Afterward, journey back to Koh Samui, leaving these tranquil islands as if they were never discovered. On the way home, you will cruise around the coastline of the islands where the views are truly spectacular. Enjoy some cold deserts and sip on a hand-crafted beverage as you simply take in the sights and relax after your amazing day. Once having arrived back to Samui jetty at about 2:15PM, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Koh Samui: Island Hopping with Snorkeling and Lunch

10. From Koh Samui: Island Hopping with Snorkeling and Lunch

Begin with hotel pickup in Samui between 8:30 AM-9:15 AM. Transfer to Koh Samui's inner river jetty and board the luxury dragon yacht departing towards the Five Islands with its spacious sun deck, onboard Jacuzzi, and comfortable indoor lounge.  Marvel at the brilliant ocean view around you including caves, beaches, and bamboo dwellings hanging off limestone cliffs. A rare phenomenon takes place on the Five Islands: the harvesting of bird nests, or as the locals call it, “White Gold”.  Journey to a snorkeling site at Koh Taen and explore the tropical reef. Opt to explore the site from the safety of a floating lounge that moves along the snorkeling site. Alternatively, feel free to sunbathe or relax in the Jacuzzi aboard the yacht.  Afterward, enjoy a freshly prepared buffet lunch made by the yacht's chef while you head back. Take in the spectacular views of the island coastlines. Savor fresh fruits and drinks as you admire the surroundings.  Choose between a dingy or kayak to the shore of Koh Rap. Go snorkeling, feed the deer, relax on the secluded beach, or have a drink at the bar. Around 3:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty before you transfer back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Koh Samui

Fabulous tour to Anthong! Staff on the boat were fantastic, picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel in a luxury minivan. The tour itself was amazing, boat very comfortable loads of space throughout the day. Food also way above expectations multiple meals for meat/ fish and vegetarian as well as waters/ coffees/ soft drinks all day long and even some ice cream thrown in on the way back to Samui which was a real treat. The kayaking was the highlight in our opinion, having never done it before we were a bit apprehensive but it was great, sights of caves & bays that you would never see from the bigger boat. The park itself must be seen to be believed, its amazing. Couldn't recommend this tour enough, the staff on the boat clearly love what they are doing and it really comes out in the way they make every effort for you through the entire day. My wife isnt a great swimmer and also a vegetarian so often feels left out in such environments but not on this occasion, well done to all.

Fantastic day, the facilities, equipment and food provided on the boat were excellent. The guides were fantastic, entertaining and helpful. The sites visiting in Ang Thong were stunning. The kayaking was great fun, and the snorkelling site was amazing - the highlight for us! Literally couldn’t find fault with the day, the highlight of our trip to Koh Samui!

The trip would be great. We took the speed boat to Pig Island and saw pigs on the beach for the first time. It was a wonderful moment and will always be remembered. After that we went swimming, snorkeling and to a small vantage point. There you had a nice view of the island.

Was really good, had a private tour! The guide was really nice and kind! Would recommend.

Really fun and easy for first time quad bikers, would recommend!