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Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

1. Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

On this 7-hour wild jungle safari tour, you will be picked up from your hotels in Koh Samui between 10:00 - 11:15 AM and taken 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. The first stop on the safari is the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then you are off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water: great for healing the mind, body, and soul. Then, 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, before stopping 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 the one man over many years. Running through the garden is a quaint little stream, and above it is an old monk’s prayer room. Then 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 around 5:00-5:30 PM.

Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

2. Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

Start your tour around mid-afternoon with pickup from your accommodation and quick stops at two of Koh Samui’s famous temples. The first stop is the Big Buddha temple, aptly named for a 12-meter tall golden statue of a serene-looking Buddha. Climb to the top of the staircase and see the imposing statue up close in all its grandeur. Known for its colorful designs and mix of Chinese and Thai architecture, Wat Plai Laem’s most eye-catching feature is the huge statue of the 18-arm Guanyin, believed to be the goddess of mercy and compassion. Explore the colorful grounds and spot another large statue of a laughing monk before starting your jet ski adventure. Following a briefing from your instructor, board your jet ski and ride the waves, making the rounds of some of the island’s best beaches. Take in the long stretch of coastline at Bophut Beach, gaze at the turquoise waters of Maenam Beach, and admire the beautiful shores of Koh Som Beach. After a thrilling ride, make your way to the popular Fisherman’s Village for a spot of shopping. Walk by the numerous stalls and kiosks as you take in the products on display. Wrap up the day with a delicious local dinner at the beach as you watch the sun go down at the end of an amazing day.

Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

3. Koh Samui: Traditional Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour

Learn how to prepare and cook four traditional Thai dishes at a fun and interactive half-day cooking class in Koh Samui. Awaken your culinary creativity, visit a local market, and savor lots of healthy Thai food along the way. Choose four delightful recipes from a long list of dishes, which includes vegan or vegetarian options. Before cooking, begin your lesson with a trip to a local market to select the best quality ingredients and learn about their history. Head back to the cooking school after for a welcome drink and authentic Thai curry paste or Pad Thai sauce demonstration. Then, receive expert instructions and tips from a patient and experienced local chef. After getting your instructions, prepare and create your chosen dishes in a fully-equipped workspace with continued assistance from the chef to ensure your Thai cuisine is just as it should be. Finally, move to the dining area when you finish cooking and taste your creations in an informal atmosphere with new, like-minded foodie friends. The class also includes a complimentary Thai dessert made in-house.

Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

4. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

From Koh Samui: Full-Day Koh Phangan Tour

5. From Koh Samui: Full-Day Koh Phangan Tour

After pickup from your hotel on Koh Samui in an air-conditioned van, enjoy a light breakfast on the pier, before heading off towards Koh Phangan via speedboat. Gaze out across the stunning ocean during the 7-mile ride before arriving at the Thong Sala pier. Your journey across the island begins by visiting the Chinese Temple, which combines the religious beliefs of Thai and Chinese cultures, displaying one aspect of Koh Phangan’s remarkable diversity. Next, it’s off to the Koh Mah beach for snorkeling, a locale renowned by locals for its rich marine ecosystem and crystal-clear waters. After working up an appetite, you’ll have a sumptuous Thai lunch with a view over the serene seascape before heading to the scenic viewpoint of Koh Raham to cap the day off. Afterward, you’ll hop back aboard a speedboat and jet back to your hotel in Koh Samui.

Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

6. Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

Prepare to experience the pleasures of the 500Rai Floating Resort. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool, 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. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Chiew Larn Lake. Join a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Then enjoy a buffet lunch upon arrival at the 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in to your room and then start exploring the lake on a kayak. Enjoy coffee, tea, and fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Enjoy bird watching in the rainforest canopy, before heading back to the resort for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool, swimming in the lake or exploring a small island on the lake with the kayak. Enjoy lunch at the resort, before departing from the resort and driving back to your hotel.

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4.6 / 5

based on 591 reviews

We were picked up punctually at the agreed meeting point (hotel). First we went to a local market. There, our Thai cooking guide Bung explained a lot about different types of fruit, fish, meat and vegetables. Your English is really good. We were a small group of 3 people. So we quickly agreed on which dishes we wanted to cook. There was a wide variety of dishes. So there is something for every taste. We bought fresh ingredients for our menu at the market. After the market we went home to Bung and cooked our previously selected four dishes under supervision. This was a lot of fun. But be careful, if you don't like it spicy, you should save on the fresh chillies ;-). We loved the evening and will definitely recommend the cooking class. It was a great experience!

Amazing experience! The guide was really helpful, giving information throughout the day and answering questions. He also took us to some places that weren’t on the itinerary. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The jeeps were really fun to do the tour in too!

A large selection of Thai dishes. A tour of the local market with very good explanation. The place to cook is great. Our dishes were delicious thanks to the professional advice of the chef. I recommend this activity with your eyes closed!

Amazing day trip! Basically covered the whole island. Great fun swimming at the waterfall, sightseeing and driving up the mountains. Friendly and funny tour guides as well! Spoke good English

Very nice, clean kitchen in a green ambience. Could learn a lot about Thai cuisine. We were very satisfied and can recommend it.