Koh Samui: Cheap Tours, Activities, and Experiences

Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway. Koh Samui been in the tourism business longer than almost any other Thai island, and has embraced a new generation of resort goers. Academy Award-winning holidays here include fine stretches of sand lined with beach loungers, rubbish-free roads, world-class international cuisine, luxurious spas, and beach bar parties that start as early as noon. Look for steaming street-side food stalls beyond the beach, backpacker shanties plunked down on quiet stretches of sand and secreted Buddhist temples along the backstreets. To really get away, head to the south or the west of the island where you'll find authentic Samui family-run seafood restaurants, tourist-free towns buzzing with descendants of the original Chinese merchant settlers and long stretches of refreshingly wild and shaggy coconut palms. With so much to see and do, Koh Samui is a great place to experience, and there are several options for exciting activities and tours in or near the city.
Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour
offered by Viator

Your friendly local guide will collect you from your Koh Samui hotel for this incredible, thrilling open-air 4WD off-road tour. Experience the thrill of cruising through thick tropical jungle foliage, over rushing rivers and through lush valleys on the back of one of these all-terrain vehicles. You'll roll past hidden waterfalls, enjoy a traditional lunch at a secluded mountain restaurant and take in epic views from a scenic lookout at the island's highest point. Your guide will return you to your hotel after an exciting day of jungle exploring so you can relax for the evening or spend the night out on the town.

Price: $59.00
Day Yacht Sailing Trip from Koh Samui
offered by Viator

Unwind to the sounds of wind and waves on this full-day sailing trip from Ko Samui. On this morning tour, depart Bophut or Choengmon at Ko Samui and set sail for tiny Koh Phangan Ngnan, Khlong Than Sadet Bay, a tropical island ringed with white sand beaches and coconut palms. Once you have arrived at Than Sadet Bay, you'll anchor alongside a freshwater river where you can Ko Samui on the final leg of this tropical sail. and relax to Koh Pha you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the river that flows through the beach into the sea, or stroll to a nearby waterfall before you enjoy an ocean side lunch. Then continue on your yacht for the day to the legendary Haad Yuan beach, where imposing granite boulders meet the turquoise water. Here you can go snorkeling and enjoy the scenic view of this bay with its big Granite Boulders. Next, reboard your shared yacht, relax on deck, and follow the breeze back to Koh Samui where your tour concludes.


Price: $921.00
Koh Samui Island Tour including Lunch and Thai Massage
offered by Viator

This Koh Samui city tour includes lunch and Thai massage - making it the perfect all-sensory experience for travelers in search of a true Thailand experience. Your professional guide and friendly driver will collect you from your local hotel for a look at some of the island's top attractions. You'll visit Big Buddha, the 15-meters-tall statue situated on the island's north coast, and make a stop at the iconic Grandma and Grandpa Rocks. Check out the picturesque NaMuang Waterfall and enjoy a savory lunch at Peak Eye Restaurant before paying a visit to the Magic Gardens, where celestial-inspired statues decorate the grounds. Once you've taken in the sites, head to a local spa where you'll enjoy a steam bath with access to a bubbling Jacuzzi, plus a choice of Swedish or Thai massages before heading back to your hotel.

Price: $86.00
Photography Tour in Koh Samui
offered by Viator

After departing your Koh Samui hotel or resort by minivan, take off on a photography tour to capture the island's vivid sights on camera. A typical afternoon includes a stop at the Golden Pagoda (Laem Sor Pagoda) to admire the tranquil scenery set against the turquoise sea, followed by a look at the out-of-this-world rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Yai. Although often crowded, the popular Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) is a not-to-be-missed signature site of Koh Samui. Spend about 30 minutes here before moving on to explore the colorful Buddhist-themed murals and statues at Wat Plai Laem. Healthy snacks and beverages are included before the tour. Settle in at a perfect island spot to watch Koh Samui's sunset over the Gulf of Thailand. Once the sun has descended, relax with return transport to your accommodation.

Price: $63.00

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