Koh Samui is becoming a mecca for fishing enthusiasts and this expedition takes you to the very best spots. You'll enjoy a day out aboard a fully equipped fishing boat and cruise to the islands just off Ko Pha-Ngan to wait for that coveted catch of the day. We'll top it off with a fresh barbecue lunch on board.Hop aboard with a group of local fishermen and learn the ropes from the best there is. We'll cruise over emerald waters to the islands just off Ko Pha-Ngan, and to the best fishing spots there are. They'll let you in on all their secrets to land the best catch while you sit back and wait for the line to pull.Depending upon the time of year, you'll come face to face with barracuda, groupers or even sharks. The waters are teeming with fish, and after a morning's work we'll sit down for a barbecue lunch. And if you're not interested in fishing, then you can go swimming or snorkelling, or just relax on the sundeck.
Feeding and bathing elephants is one of Thailand's bucket list experiences, so this half-day tour takes you to Samui Elephant Home to interact with their elephants. On arrival, you'll be given an introduction to the centre, then it's over to the food prep station to prepare the elephants' meals before feeding them. Head on over to the mud spa, then walk with them, observing the way they play and interact. You'll also get to shower and brush these gentle giants.
Practice makes perfect, and this full day snorkelling tour to Koh Tao is the right place to do it. Right in the heart of the Gulf of Thailand, lie the Five Islands. Picture white-sand beaches, palm trees and colour-loaded coral reefs – it's postcard worthy. You'll spend the day discovering the underwater world as we go from pristine bay to perfect bay around Koh Tao. Jump into shallow waters in places such as Japanese Garden, Mango Bay, Hin Wong Bay, Light House Bay or Ao leuk – all suitable for different levels and ages.
A traditional junk boat is the optimum way to go for a relaxing excursion from Koh Samui. On this full day tour, you'll cruise leisurely over to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan to snorkel around Koh Ma and dip your toes in the sea at Thong Nai Pan.Hit the seas in style on a traditional junk boat, a traditionally Chinese sailing vessel used to navigate rivers and coastlines. You'll have plenty of time to take in the coastal scenes as you make your way to Koh Phangan. A buffet lunch will be served on board. The afternoon is yours to explore the coral reefs around Koh Ma, an uninhabited islet off the northwest coast.The water is so stunningly clear water and there are so many tropical fish that you won't know where to look. And afterwards, we'll stop at Thong Nai Pan beach so that you can sun yourself a little longer, or opt for a cocktail and a massage. Days don't get more relaxing than this.
Thailand's second largest island really packs a punch. There are highlights aplenty and you'll experience them all in one morning. The first stop is the temple of Big Buddha, home to a huge golden statue of the lord. Next, you'll head to the rock formations of Grand Ma and Grand Pa – fashioned by the elements into huge sculptures, they create a lot of amusement. Then, you'll see the Guan Yu Koh Samui shrine, which celebrates Chinese heritage. You'll also be able to pay your respects to the mummified body of meditating monk Luang Pho Daeng at Wat Khunaram. The last stop of the day is at one of the Na Muang waterfalls.
Like jagged jade gems, the 42 islands of Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park are strewn across the western Gulf of Thailand, enticing visitors to discover them. Sail west towards Angthong Marine National Park and you'll zoom through the islands of this beautiful archipelago with swim stops and shore visits. Covered in thick evergreen forest and boasting countless flora and fauna, you'll see limestone cliffs and hidden lagoons. Take in the views of the Emerald Lake from the lookout point in Koh Mae Koh, laze on the peach-coloured beach of Wua Talab, explore caves and chill on board as we glide between the isles.
Private transfer from Samui Airport to hotel without guide
The best way to discover Thailand's lagoons and caves is in your very own kayak. You'll sail towards Anthong Nationnal Marine Park and arrive at Ko Mae Ko. After a short hike, you'll arrive at the saltwater lagoon ready to jump in a kayak and explore the turquoise waters. Lush green forest covers the island, making it a great habitat for different animal species – so look out for otters as well as monkeys hidden in the trees. Then, after lunch on the boat, head to Tai Plow to kayak through its caves. To round off the day, you'll have some free time to relax on the beach or, if you wish, snorkel.
Jungle safaris don't get more immersive than this. We'll tick off our first stop once we reach Wat Khunaram, a temple that houses Koh Samui's most famous monk - Loung Pordaeng. After paying your respects, climb into the 4x4 to continue the jungle safari. Admire the coastline of Koh Samui as well as non-stop views over the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Matsum. Discover Tar Nim waterfall set in the Magic Garden and keep on driving to a mountain-top restaurant, where lunch awaits. Then set off along tropical fruit orchards to a rubber plantation. On your way back, climb 388 metres for views over Chaweng, the Big Buddha and Koh Phangan.
If you've limited time in Koh Samui, or know exactly what you want to see, then a private tour may just suit you. You'll have an air-conditioned van and a professional guide on hand, and the best part is that you'll get to plan your route and itinerary, exactly the way you want. It couldn't be easier.Lots of things to see and do in Koh Samui, including cultural sites, viewpoints and pristine beaches. It's completely up to you what you visit during the six hours, so whether you're a history-seeker or a sun-seeker, the tour is tailored to your likes and dislikes.You'll have a professional guide on hand to help you plan your day and show you what Koh Samui has to offer. And even if you change your mind halfway through the day, they'll help you with all the smaller details. Head to the Big Buddha, Namuang waterfall or the famous Grandma and Grandpa rocks – the choice is yours.