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Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

1. 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.

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

2. Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

This suggested itinerary includes many highlights for you to see while visiting Koh Samui. Your first stop could be the Lady Monk temple or the famous Big Buddha temple on the north end of the island. After that, you can go to the Chaweng viewpoint to enjoy the stunning views of the bays around Chaweng. A little further down south, you can find the Grandfather and Grandmother rock (also called Hin Ta & Hin Yai). Then you will go to a rubber plantation where you can see the rubber trees and the way the rubber is extracted from them. Further to the south of the island, you will visit the Mummified Monk and its surrounding temple area. You will also go to Namuang waterfall where you can go for a swim! You can also stop by some nice beach side restaurants for lunch or dinner to have a little break. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere on the island, bring you to the places you desire and will drop you off when the tour is finished. 

Koh Samui: Original Discovery Tour

3. Koh Samui: Original Discovery Tour

Discover Thailand’s second largest island and its abundant beaches and marvel at coconut trees with hanging fruit on a full-day discovery tour of Koh Samui. Start with a visit to the lakeside temple of Wai Plai Laem and admire a stunning feat of ancient Thai-Chinese architecture. See the giant statues of the Guanyin and Laughing Buddha before going to the Big Buddha Temple, known locally as Wat Phra Yai. Look at the gold painted, 12-meter high statue of Buddha. Continue to Chaweng Viewpoint (also known as "Lat Ko Viewpoint") for panoramic views of Lamai and Chaweng Beach. The enchanting sunrise on Chaweng Bay is definitely a treat for the eyes. Admire the rock formations of Hin Ta (Grandfather) and Hin Yai (Grandmother), shaped like male and female genitalia. The whole area is adorned with oceanside rocks that are perfect for some quiet beach time.  See a mummified body of the Thai monk, Luong Pordaeng, sitting in a meditative position in a glass case at the Mummified Monk. For the Thais, it is an act of reverence and reflection, and an acceptance of the natural order of things.  Admire the cascades of the Na Muang Waterfall as they fall into a natural pool, ideal for cooling off from the day’s heat.

Koh Samui: 4x4 Sightseeing Safari & Elephant Sanctuary Tour

4. Koh Samui: 4x4 Sightseeing Safari & Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Explore some of Koh Samui's highlights on this safari day tour. See temples and plantations and make a stop at Namuang Waterfall and a local elephant sanctuary. Begin this exciting full-day safari tour and elephant sanctuary visit with pickup from your hotel in Koh Samui. 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 (optional). Stop at the mountain peak, visit Wat Teepangkorn Temple, and see the golden Buddha statue. Visit the peculiarly shaped Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks and hear about the story behind the names. Move on to stop at the most famous Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram. Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool, or just relax next to the mighty water stream. Explore a coconut plantation and witness the local workers doing their daily tasks. Try a delicious lunch at a panoramic restaurant with a great view. Experience the elephant sanctuary to learn more about the long history of the Asian elephant, before preparing their meal and feeding them. Travel back to your hotel in Koh Samui.

Koh Samui: Customized Private Island Excursion by Car

5. Koh Samui: Customized Private Island Excursion by Car

Get your tour tailor made to your wishes and needs. On a private tour, almost anything is possible! Recommend itinerary: • Your first destination is the famous rock formation of Hin Ta & Hin Yai, meaning grandfather and grandmother, located at the idyllic emerald Sea. Ask your guide about the Thai legend of this extraordinary rock formation • Visit Lamai View Point and see the Valentine Stone, shaped like a heart set in beautiful garden, where you will also have the chance to enjoy fish spa. Take a 10 minute walk through the beautiful garden to enjoy the views of the eastern coast of Koh Samui. You even don't have to climb to the top! Sit back and let the only “cable car” on Koh Samui bring you up to the viewpoint! • Visit Guan Yu shrine featuring a massive copy of Guan Yu’s head, an important landmark. Guan Yu played a significant role during the civil war, which lead to the demise of the Han Dynasty • After a short drive you will arrive to the mummified monk temple, another amazing and unique attraction of the Koh Samui. This place, too, has an original story to tell • Go for a jungle walk along a dense jungle path, which leads to the Namuang Waterfall. Here you can enjoy the beautiful cascade and surroundings, or swim in the natural pools • Stop for lunch in a nice Thai restaurant to enjoy a traditional Thai lunch • Visit Samui’s One Tambon One Product coconut carved furniture factory, where you you’ll see workers using simple traditional tools to make wonderful coconut dishes • Before heading back to your hotel you may visit Big Buddha, or Wat Phra Yai, located on a small rocky islet connected to Ko Samui by a long, dirt causeway • The final destination is a remarkable temple, Wat Plai Laem, with a main statue of Guanyin, the goddess of compassion and mercy. Designed in the Chinese style, the striking figure sits on a platform surrounded by the temple lake and features 18 arms that fan out from the seated statue’s lap to above her elegant head

Eco Jungle Safari: Discover Koh Samui's Hidden Gems

6. Eco Jungle Safari: Discover Koh Samui's Hidden Gems

Unleash your inner adventurer on this unforgettable Koh Samui Eco Jungle Safari tour. Explore the island's hidden gems and iconic landmarks in an eco-friendly way, leaving a minimal footprint on this breathtaking paradise. Your journey begins with a thrilling 4x4 ride, winding through lush jungles and verdant landscapes. Discover the legendary Grandfathers and Grandmother Rocks, natural formations shaped by time and tide. Witness the awe-inspiring mummified monks at Wat Khunaram, a unique cultural treasure. Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters of Namuang Waterfall, a cascading haven nestled within the rainforest. Hike through vibrant plantations, learning about the local agricultural bounty. Ascend to breathtaking mountain viewpoints, where panoramic vistas of Koh Samui unfold before your eyes. This eco-conscious tour offers more than just sightseeing. Learn about Koh Samui's rich history and diverse ecosystems from our knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or simply seeking a unique island adventure, this Koh Samui Eco Jungle Safari tour has something for everyone. Embrace the spirit of exploration and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your Koh Samui Eco Jungle Safari today and embark on a transformative journey through the heart of this tropical paradise!

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What people are saying about Mummified Monk

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,410 reviews

Guide/driver was extremely nice. The process and highlights were spot on. You get a great impression of the island. Lunch was very good. The off-road ride was, as the name suggests, very bumpy but suitable for the tour. Unfortunately, the pick-up time given to us did not match that of our driver, so he had to wait a while for us.

Great excursion during which you make great discoveries, we had an excellent day and the whole team is friendly and serious

Nikki was excellent and the transport was clean and tidy and Joe was a reliable driver

very good, we had a good time, the guide was great, I recommend him

very good nice driver small group of 7 visit and good meal