Surat Thani Province
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Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

1. 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).

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

2. 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.

From Koh Samui: Van and Speedboat Full Moon Party Transfer

3. From Koh Samui: Van and Speedboat Full Moon Party Transfer

Pre-book your transportation to the infamous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan with this van and speedboat transfer from your accommodation in Koh Samui. Relax in an air-conditioned van and feel the thrill riding a speedboat to the Haad Rin pier. Have the option to book a one-way or roundtrip transfer.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Koh Samui. Sit back and relax on the drive in a spacious van. Board a high-powered speedboat and cut across the water on the way to the legendary Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan island. Stop at Haad Rin pier and experience of night of dancing to techno, drum and bass, commercial dance and reggae music. Watch jugglers and fire-eaters entertain the crowds and be awed by a brilliant impromptu fireworks display.  Book the roundtrip option and take the speedboat back from the Haad Rin pier after your exhilarating party. Transfer safely back to your accommodation by van without needing to navigate.

Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

4. Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

Meet your guide at meeting point, then take local transportation to the starting point on the river. Your experienced guide will then take you on a canoeing safari along the Sok River, which flows through lush tropical rainforest. Canoeing along the Sok River offers a relaxing way to soak up the wildlife and landscapes of the region.  Admire views of beautiful limestone rock formations, surrounded by virgin rainforest. Khao Sok National Park is considered to be the oldest jungle in Thailand, dating back thousands of years. You may be lucky enough to see wild animals along the river, such as elephants, bears, buffalos, and monkeys.  Just sit back and relax during the trip as you slowly paddle through the water. The guide can even assist with paddling, and take pictures of you. The canoe trip will last approximately 2 hours. You will then be transferred back to the meeting point.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

5. Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  Next, 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. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure 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 enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

6. Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

Get back to nature on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Experience one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying a traditional Thai buffet and riding kayaks on the lake.  Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel at around 6:15 AM. Witness the interesting views of local life along the way to Khao Sok National Park. Upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake, board a traditional long-tail boat and take in the beautiful panoramic views.  Enjoy a nice walk through the jungle, then hop on a bamboo raft at a hidden lagoon. Next, take an exciting cave exploration through the ancient Coral Cave, dating back 10,000 years.  At the far end of the lake, savor a delicious and authentic Thai buffet lunch at a floating restaurant — the resort with the best views of Cheow Lan Lake. After lunch, spend some free time self-paddle kayaking around the emerald lake. Relax with refreshing drinks and seasonal fruits by the pool before the return trip back to your hotel.

Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

7. Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, start your adventure into the jungle with an easy trek. As you walk, admire the jungle scenery with its mountainous terrain and steep limestone cliffs. Highlights of the park for nature lovers include unique vegetation, such as white palm trees, and the rare rafflesia flower. You will also be able to spot strange animals in their natural habitat. Continue on your trek to arrive at the Bang Hua Rad and Wing Hin waterfalls. These falls are emerald in color and very unique. Spend some time at the falls soaking up the scenery and taking pictures. Then trek back to the starting point.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

8. Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

Get back to nature at Khao Sok National Park with this combo activity. After getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak, make your way to the park. Stop along the way at the Khao Sok Viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the morning mist over the rainforest. Upon arrival at the park, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 4-kilometer trail and get acquainted with the native flora and fauna along the way from your guide. Stop at a freshwater stream to freshen up and cool down before beginning the return journey. Later, sit down to a delicious traditional Thai lunch then board a canoe rowed by a professional paddler for a tour along the Sok River. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the river and stop at a riverbank for a cup of tea or coffee served in a bamboo cup that you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, visit Khao Sok View Point to capture panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Phuket: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing With Kayaking

9. From Phuket: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing With Kayaking

Start with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Make your first stop at the viewpoint of Rajjaprabha Dam for a fantastic photo opportunity. Afterwards, depart on a scenic long-tail boat ride to the highlight of Chiew Larn Lake, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain.  Arrive at the 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious southern-Thai buffet lunch. Enjoy authentic Thai dishes and the beautiful ambience of your surroundings. After lunch, spend some time discovering the lake by paddling your kayak on the water or just chill out by the pool with your new book while sipping a cocktail, available for purchase. Get the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After a relaxing day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towards the other side of the lake to transfer back to your hotel.

Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

10. Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

Don't miss out on a visit to Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world. Get picked up from your accommodation in Khao Lak and drive for about an hour to reach the park. Make a stop at Khao Sok Viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the rainforest covered in dense morning mist. Arrive at the Sok River and board a canoe paddled by experienced local guides. Take in views of the dense rainforest and towering limestone cliffs passing, flora and fauna that make the forest a paragon of biodiversity.  Stop along the river and have a steaming cup of coffee served in bamboo cup. Board a bus bound for a local cave temple and hang out with the wild monkeys that linger in the entrance. Afterwards, get transported back to you accommodation in Khao Lak.

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What people are saying about Surat Thani Province

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 207 reviews

Car to pick up is very punctual Entry into National Park was smooth Our English speaking guide, Meow, was good in explaining highlights of the Cheow Larn Lake. We enjoyed immensely at 500 Rai resort: kayaking, swimming and lunch was delicious and plentiful.

What a lifetime experience!! All the staff are very nice and gentle to the elephants. Highly recommended!!

Everything went according to plan. The guide was very nice and we had a great time. Always my pleasure.

Absolutely wonderful way to spend an afternoon with these wise and dignified animals.

So lovely to spend time with elephants. Stuff is very friendly and has good vibes.