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Surat Thani Province

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Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group 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. Want to make your experience even more special? You can choose the Luxury Long-tail Boat option which ensures you island hop in style and in elevated comfort. Besides having more space, the luxury boat also comes with snacks, cold towels, soft drinks, and mineral water. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Koh Tao: Islands Snorkeling Highlights Day Tour & Lunch

2. Koh Tao: Islands Snorkeling Highlights Day Tour & Lunch

Start the trip with a pickup service from your hotel lobby and get driven to Mae Haad Pier where you will meet the crew of Sangthong Tours. After a quick health check, board the modified fishing cutter and chug to the first snorkel spot at Koh Nangyuan off Koh Tao’s northwest coast. Walk on the iconic beach that links the group of three islands of Koh Nangyuan together, and climb up to the viewpoint on the peak of the highest of the three islands. There are a few separate swimming areas with tropical fish, including Japanese Garden as the best snorkeling spot and others where you can just chill out and relax. Head over to Mango Bay while enjoying a Thai style lunch on board. The bay is named after many mango trees that once grew on this part of Koh Tao in abundance. The magnificent Mango Bay shines with turquoise green and beautiful waters that are full of marine life. Due to shallows off the beach and the sandy seafloor that gives the water a beautiful turquoise green hue, Mango Bay is a go-to destination for snorkel activities. Continue to Hin Wong Bay located on the east coast of Koh Tao surrounded by big boulders. There are several underwater pinnacles covered in fertile coral, anemones and many kinds of fish that can be seen here. The water here is incredibly clear and you may be lucky enough to see great schools of sardines being chased by hungry trevally in water less than a metre deep. The next stop is at Aow Luek which is named for its deep, concave shape as well as the depth of the water which makes it good for snorkeling even at very low tide. Expect a stunning scenery with white sandy beach and water varying shades of blue, and Shark Island in the background. Before returning to the pier, make a stop at Shark Bay where you can swim alongside the many blacktip reef sharks or the sea turtles that come there each day.

Koh Samui: High-Speed Ferry Transfer to/from Ko Pha Ngan

3. Koh Samui: High-Speed Ferry Transfer to/from Ko Pha Ngan

Travel between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan aboard a high-speed ferry and, if needed, enjoy a shuttle transfer service extension to or from Samui International Airport. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on board as you cruise to/from Koh Phangan in just 30 minutes. The total travel time including the shuttle service will be approximately 1 hour. Take the hassle out of your traveling experience with a comfortable airport/ hotel shuttle van and high-speed ferry transfer. Watch the beautiful Thai landscapes go by and feel safe knowing that each ticket comes with travel insurance. When you arrive in Koh Phangan, you'll be rested and ready to explore the beautiful city.

Samui: Angthong Marine Park Boat Tour w/ Transfer and Meals

4. Samui: Angthong Marine Park Boat Tour w/ Transfer and Meals

Become immersed in the majestic beauty of Angthong National Marine Park on a scenic boat trip from Koh Samui. Get picked up from your hotel, enjoy a light breakfast onboard, discover breathtaking islands, and keep your energy up with a delicious buffet lunch. Start off the day with a pickup from your hotel on Koh Samui by air-conditioned minibus. Depart from Nathon Pier aboard a spacious 3-decker boat and taste a light breakfast while watching the marine scenery slip by. Arrive at Angthong National Marine Park and, if you've chosen. the tour option with kayaking included, start paddling under huge limestone cliffs through crystal-clear waters along the coastline. Reach Mae Koh and climb the steps to the top of the island on a short and easy trek. Take in a fantastic view over the Emerald Lagoon, then feast on a Thai buffet back on the boat, followed by fresh seasonal fruits. Enjoy more kayaking at Wua Talap Island or hike along a 500-meter natural trail leading to a viewpoint with an impressive panorama of Angthong Marine Park. Make your way up the small climbing passage at the end of the trail, and embark on another short hike to the Lotus Cave, with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite mineral formations. Alternatively, go swimming, snorkeling, or just relax on a beautiful beach with clear blue waters and white sand. On the way back to Koh Samui, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while admiring the last views of the astonishing islands. Arrive back at Nathon Pier and be transferred to your hotel.

Koh Samui: Half-Day Island Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Koh Samui: Half-Day Island Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

Join a local guide and discover Koh Samui's highlights, like the Wat Plai Laem temple and Nu Muang Waterfall. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and transportation in an air-conditioned minivan. Take a tour with other travelers, or opt for a private tour. Begin the tour with pickup at your hotel, then head straight to Wat Plai Laem, a temple that displays Koh Samui's strong Chinese heritage. Continue to Wat Phra Yai and marvel at the enormous golden Buddha there. Next, take in panoramic views from the Lad Koh Viewpoint in Chaweng Noi before going to the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks. Enjoy some time to explore and shop in the area. Visit the incredible mummified monk, then make your final stop at Na Muang Waterfall. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Koh Samui: Pig Island Tour by Speedboat with Snorkeling

6. Koh Samui: Pig Island Tour by Speedboat with Snorkeling

Spend a relaxing day swimming and snorkeling in clear waters. Get photos with the pigs on the Island and have lunch before you leave. Start your day with pick up by an air-conditioned minivan from your accommodation. Head to the pier south of Koh Samui Island and hop on board the speedboat. Arrive at Koh Madsum where you can relax and swim in the pristine waters or play with the friendly pigs on the island. Afterward, you will have time to do some snorkeling and see the colorful marine life in the clear azure waters of Koh Tan. Lastly, take a break to relax and enjoy your lunch at Koh Tan. Admire the impressive views and capture photos from

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home Guided Tour with Transfers

7. 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.

Koh Samui: Angthong Marine Park Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat

8. Koh Samui: Angthong Marine Park Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat

The amiable team of Insea Speedboat will pick you up by minivan from the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the private pier in Bang Rak. After a quick COVID-19 screening, get helpful information from your guide and enjoy a light breakfast before heading by speedboat to Ang Thong Marine Park. First you will stop at Wao Island for a snorkel adventure in turquoise and green-blue waters. The island consists of 3 islets with a shallow, sheltered bay in between. It is the perfect snorkel spot with immaculate waters and an abundant underwater life. Continue to Mae Koh Island and climb to the viewpoint overlooking the Emerald Lagoon.Continue to the main island of Koh Wua Talap and get dazzled by the breathtaking scenery of Angthong Marine Park on the way. At Koh Wua Talap, you can bathe and stroll at white sandy beaches with turquoise sea, paddle by kayak along the beach or hike to Pha Chan Charat Viewpoint. Then head further to Phaluai Island to enjoy a delicious Thai-style lunch at a restaurant. The island is still inhabited by sea-gypsies who earn a living from fishing. The last stop is at Koh Mae Koh, where you can climb up to the top of the panoramic Mae Koh Island overlooking the Emerald Lagoonby. At 16:00 return to the pier on Koh Samui and transfer back to your hotel with wonderful memories and pictures! Itinerary: • 07:30 - 08:20: Hotel pickup on Koh Samui • 08:20 - 08:50: Meet the boat crew of Insea Speedboat at Bangrak Beach • 08:50 - 09:00: Have a light breakfast • 09:00 - 09:50: Cruise by speed boat to Koh Wao • 09:50 - 10:50: Snorkel in the immaculate waters of Koh Wao • 10:50 - 11:00: Continue to the main island of Koh Wua Ta Lub • 11:00 - 11:10: Get dazzled by the breathtaking scenery of Angthong Marine Park • 11:10 - 12:00: Bathe and stroll at white sandy beaches with turquoise sea • 12:00 - 13:15: Paddle by kayak along the beach or hike up to Pha Chan Charat Viewpoint • 13:15 - 13:30: Head further to Phaluai Island • 13:30 - 14:30: Enjoy a Thai style buffet lunch at a restaurant • 14:30 - 15:00: Cruise by speed boat to Koh Mae Koh • 15:00 - 16:00: Climb to the viewpoint overlooking the Emerald Lagoon at Koh Mae Koh • 16:00 - 16:50: Cruise back to Koh Samui • 16:50 - 17:30: Transfer back to your hotel

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

9. 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.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

10. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

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.

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The Piggy Insalnd was great, the Pigs where all doing fine. There where a few things that disturbed me: Smokers who threw there Cigs in the Sand, thats an absolutely no go for me. The Pigs could eat it. Sometimes it felt like an Instagram Hell. But the Pigs where very cute, the small and the big ones

It was a perfect day! The whole trip was organized perfectly. Everybody was very friendly. The hike was really worth it, there is an amazing view from the top of the mountain. It feels like being in paradise! They served a really good curry for lunch.

Very good environment for the elephants! Lots of space and they are well looked after. I would probably only offer one tour per day so that the animals have the afternoon free from tourists. I'd be happy to go again! Greetings to Lucky!

Fantastic trip, elephant sanctuary really cared about the animals and helped educate you. Trip up the mountain was exhilarating on top of the jeep! I’d did need to chase the exact pick up time …..

everything was well organised, especially breakfast and lunch... very extensive and delicious. Dietary requirements/ allergies were taken into account. all in all we had a fantastic time!!