Samui Island Explorer
|Tour Time||8:30am to 1:00pm|
|Availability||Public: Mon, Wed & Fri / Private: Everyday|
|Detailed Program||The day starts with a pick-up from your hotel, and then a short drive to a viewpoint perfect for capturing Samui’s beautiful coast and jungle-clad interior. Next, you’ll stop by Grandmother and Grandfather rocks, two popular sights renowned for their resemblance to a man and woman’s naughty bits.
Next, you’ll visit the shaddy confines of a coconut plantation to see a demonstration of how local people make milk from the coconuts. You can also see how monkeys are used to harvest the high-hanging fruits. Finish the visit by sipping on some fresh coconut water.
From here we’ll explore a more cultural side of Samui with a visit to Wat Kunaram, famous for the mummified remains of Loung Pordueng , Samui’s first monk. While a surreal sight for visitors, the mummified monk is worshipped by locals, and you’ll see his glass enclosure surrounded by candles, incense and flowers.
Head high into Samui’s interior with a visit to Na Muang Waterfall. From the entrance, a short walk reveals the high rocky waterfall that cascades into an inviting swimming hole. After a refreshing swim head to Nathon, Samui’s main town for some shopping and a wander about.
Finish the day with a visit to Samui’s Big Buddha, the island’s most prominent religious site. Sitting on a small rocky island, Big Buddha, known locally as Wat Phra Yai, was built in 1972. Spend time wandering the sprawling complex that affords amazing views of Koh Phangan and the Gulf of Thailand.
Afterwards, return to your hotel.
Best bit was the coconut plantation and the mummy…really cool visit that other island tours don’t see. Viewpoints were great for photos.
I actually liked the wat with the mummified monk the best. It was a little different and just as many locals as tourist which was a nice change. Rest of the trip was pretty standard, but an easy way to see all the sights.