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Samui Tours

The main attraction on Samui is the beach, so you may not need to think much about tours. However, the Ang Thong Marine Park is spectacular and shouldn't be missed. To book individual tours to such places as Ang Thong in advance, see the list below. Booking in advance helps to ensure you get exactly what you want, without have to worry about dealing with a hotel tour desk or searching out a tour operator once you get there.

Samui Day Trips

Listed below are all the trips currently available for advance booking from Viator:

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Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour  
Duration: 7 hours
$ 66.73

Off the beaten track and through the jungles of Koh Samui is today's adventure tour. See the real jungle on this island from the back of an open top 4WD jeep. The roads are rough and unsurfaced, so hang onto your hats!

Travel through the jungle, across rivers and hidden valleys and to waterfalls in the forest. One of the highlights of this tour is definitely the view from the highest point on the island.

This is a full day out and lunch will be served at a small mountain restaurant.

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Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong National Marine Park from Koh Samui  
Duration: 9 hours
$ 86.35

When you first fly into Koh Samui you will have seen the clusters of islands, one of these areas is called the Ang Thong National Marine Park. One of the best ways to explore this area is by "Sea Canoe" giving you a far more rewarding experience than looking from afar. Your hand picked local guides will offer a wealth of information.

Board a fully equipped 23 metre 3 level Escort boat. A light breakfast is served as we depart Koh Samui. Arrive Ang Thong National Marine Park and commence the first kayak trip traveling along the coastline of Koh Mae Koh. Along this course you will cruise beneath huge rock over hangings and experience some of the most beautiful beach in Thailand.

Arrive at the beach of Talay Nai or the Green Lagoon. Ascending the carefully constructed stairs and wooden walkways, passing through dense rainforest and deep ravines, at the top you will witness one of the greatest sights in the Park.

Once an enormous cavern, but now after its' ceiling collapsed, Talay Nai is a saltwater lake within the Island and a haven to a wide variety of marine life. Boarding the Escort boat again enjoying your lunch as we cruise through the magnificent scenery of the northern region of the Park. Making our way to Koh Wao or Tai Plao, and area where most other tours will not visit, but are the most spectacular and exciting for kayaking and snorkeling. Here you will kayak amongst bizarre rock formations and venture into hidden lagoons and caves.

After you will explore the underwater sights snorkeling, and it is recommended that you keep your eyes open for families of dolphins or the occasional sea turtle in these waters. Also experience the once in a lifetime thrill of Kayaking alongside the awesome and majestic Whale Shark. Depart the Park and head back to Koh Samui to your hotel.

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Ang Thong National Marine Park Snorkeling Adventure from Koh Samui  
Duration: 8 hours
$ 78.50

Discover the Ang Thong national marine park, cruise past several of the 42 islands and enjoy the natural beauty of this untouched region. After a one-hour ride, the first stop will be in the northern part of the marine park for some snorkeling. Continue sightseeing to the island of Koh Mae with its amazing emerald lake in the mountain. Climb up the stairs to the view point (200m) and enjoy the surrounding views.

Discover a laid back island with only 4 villages on it away from any noise and modern development. Have a delicious Thai lunch then relax and enjoy the quiet beach.

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Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour  
Duration: 5 hours
$ 31.40

Koh Samui is a popular boutique island that is favorite to many travelers of all kinds. Situated in the lower gulf of Thailand it offers that 'coconut' feel and boasts some of the best beaches and resorts in the country. As the name suggests this tour will take you around the island to see a number of the highlights and attractions Koh Samui has to offer.

The 'Big Buddha', Samui's most popular attraction sits 15 meters tall and is a monumental landmark on the islands north coast. Grandpa and Grandma Rocks (or locally known as 'Hin Ta and Hin Yai') are natural rock formations that raise indulgent chuckles from those who go to see them. Namuang waterfall and Nathon town are just a some other examples of the places you will visit on this tour.

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Koh Samui Island Safari and Elephant Ride  
Duration: 5 hours
$ 66.73

Discover the nature, culture and the rural way of life on Koh Samui in just one half day tour. A one hour elephant ride puts you in a great position to view the natural beauty of the island before you see the elephants and monkeys demonstrate their daily work 'Cute and intelligent!' Continue on the back of an Ox-cart through the village of coconut palms to really get the feel of rural life.

There will also be a demonstration of Thai cooking, and one of the islands biggest resources - rubber tapping. To cool down you can end the tour with a pleasant walk through the jungle to a waterfall followed by lunch or dinner (depending on option chosen).

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Koh Samui Island Tour including Lunch and Thai Massage  
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
$ 90.28

This Koh Samui Island tours is a must!

As the name suggests you will go around the island and see a number of the highlights and attractions Koh Samui offers as well as the many beaches which can be seen. The 'Big Buddha' - sitting 15 meters tall is a monumental landmark on the islands north coast, Grandpa and Grandma Rocks, Namuang Waterfall and Nathon town are just a sample of the places you will visit.

Add an extra touch to your around the island tour with lunch at the 'Peak Eye' restaurant and a visit to the Magic Gardens where figures of celestial beings decorate the beautiful grounds. Later, take time to pamper yourself with a steam bath, Jacuzzi soak and a choice of 1 hour Swedish or Thai massage.

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Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao Snorkeling Tour from Koh Samui  
Duration: 8 hours
$ 94.20

Explore paradise on the island of Koh Nang Yuan.

You'll travel by speedboat from Koh Samui to the island of Koh Nang Yuan. With three smaller islands making up Koh Nang Yuan, all connected by a sandbank, offering an unbroken stretch of clean white sand and fabulous coral. Enjoy a relaxing day of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing!

Next head out to Koh Tao, which actually means turtle island where lunch will also be served. The island gets this name because it is shaped like one, or so people say! It is also one of the most scenic places for diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Thailand especially along Aow Leuk or Leam Tien beaches one of which will be visited (subject to weather and water conditions).

For the combination of fantastic scenery above and below the water this tour is simply a must.

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Coral Island (Koh Tan and Koh Mus-Sum) Tour including Lunch from Koh Samui  
Duration: 5 hours
$ 47.10

The Coral Island, locally called Koh Tan, is a primitive tranquil island and spans an area is 7.5 square kilometers.

The island is considered to be the neighboring island of Koh Samui. On the island lies a small pristine village and there is neither car nor road. The island, surrounded by coral reef with serene white sandy beaches, offers a perfect spot for snorkeling and sun-bathing.

This tour will take you by local boat from the Thong Tanot pier out to Koh Tan where you can play Robinson Crusoe! Local legend has it that this island is bewitched and as such no dog can live there! There is time here for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing before heading onto the next island Koh Mus-sum. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

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Koh Samui Full-Day Fishing Tour  
Duration: 7 hours
$ 66.73

Try to catch a Snapper or Barracuda on this full-day fishing excursion from Koh Samui.

You'll be picked up from your Koh Samui hotel and board the fishing vessel with your local boat captain guide.

Travel to two beautiful secluded Islands on the south side of Koh Samui. There are plenty of fish in this area and your experience boat captain will find the best spots to stop.

Take advantage of your tour guide's help with bait and technique, and you are guaranteed a funfilled day at sea.

There is plenty of shade on the boat, lots of cool drinks, tropical fruits and a simple Thai boat lunch to enjoy while waiting for the big one!

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Koh Samui Island Cruise and Snorkel Full-Day Tour  
Duration: 7 hours
$ 76.54

Enjoy the many beautiful unspoiled beaches of Koh Samui on this full-day cruise and snorkel tour.

You'll be picked up form your Koh Samui hotel and board a cruise from Big Buddha beach. Pass through the many sights including Tong Sai, Cheong Mon, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng Noi, Tong Takian, Lamai Beach, Grand Father and Grand Mother rock before arriving onto Green Peace Island to snorkel and swim.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Koh Tan followed by time at leisure, the choice is yours, sunbathing, relaxing, sightseeing and/or snorkeling.

Continue to Swallows Nest Island before your return journey home.

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