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Things to do in Chonburi Province, Thailand

Our most recommended things to do in Chonburi Province

Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Long Tail Boat Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Long Tail Boat Tour

Start your trip nice and early with pickup from your accommodation before heading to Thong Krut Pier. From there, board a boat and make your way to Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, for a stroll and selfie with the wild island pigs. From Koh Matsum, travel to Koh Tean. In Koh Tean, spend your time swimming, relaxing, snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the area before enjoying lunch. Afterward, take some free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters ,and savour the inhabited landscape. After a full afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut Pier and be transferred from there back to your accommodation.

Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

2. Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

3. From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included. Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya.  There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories.  Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin.  Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

4. 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.

Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

5. Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy one of the best cabaret performances in Thailand at the Alcazar Cabaret show, which has been delighting audiences from around the world since 1981. The Alcazar Show one of the most renowned and longest-running transgender cabaret shows in Thailand featuring great theater facilities, flamboyant costumes, and 400 talented performers. See traditional acts inspired by countries from all over the world including the Korean fan dance. Join a vibrant celebration of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment that symbolizes Thai culture. Appreciate the perfect blend of acting, stage design, costumes, and powerful performances that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Choose from 3 seating options, a standard seat on the 2nd floor, a deluxe seat on the 1st floor, or a VIP seat on the 1st floor. Find more information on the seating map in the image gallery.

Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

6. Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

Be introduced to rescued elephants and have the chance to go for a walk with them and observe them bathing and playing in the water on this tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Travel from your accommodation in Pattaya in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.  Hop aboard and journey for approximately 45 minutes through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and along beaches, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. Meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. Get acquainted with the herd of elephants by feeding them fruit and vegetables that you have prepared for them. Take a leisurely walk with the elephants, stopping to watch them forage for snacks along the way. Watch the elephants cool off and make a splash in their custom-built pool. See how elephants nourish and protect their skin from insects by coating it in mud. Observe how elephants communicate using vocalizations and touch.  Refuel after your adventure with a nice Thai lunch and some local fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, be driven back to your hotel in Pattaya.

From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

7. From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate rush of adrenaline on this tandem skydive with pickup from Pattaya. Fall to earth at high velocity whilst secured by your expert instructor for the ultimate thrill ride. After pickup from your accommodation in Pattaya, arrive at the skydiving center and get checked in. Watch a safety training video before meeting your skydiving instructor. Before you jump, have some photos taken with your friends before you take off into the air. Feel the anticipation as you get set for your jump from a cruising altitude of 15,000 feet. Admire the fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Nong Kho, and vast mountain ranges. Next, hear the door open and feel your heart palpitate as you get ready to jump. Securely fastened to your instructor, leap out of the airplane, and plummet to the ground at high speed. As you accelerate to terminal velocity try to catch a glimpse of the earth coming closer towards you. Once the parachute opens, glide back down to the ground as you take in the fantastic views. Afterward, you can choose to purchase photos of your experience.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

8. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

9. 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. 

Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

10. Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to something special and witness Tiffany's Show Pattaya in all its glory. Watch dazzling performances and listen to exciting musical numbers. Bring the whole family along for the highly regarded performance. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya is the world's first transgender cabaret show. With five decades of experience, the family-oriented show was voted among the top 10 world's best shows and has received the Prime Minister's Creative Award. See the show awarded the People's Choice Award and Thailand Tourism Awards: Award of Excellence, as well as Thailand's most coveted tourism award, the Hall Of Fame. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya has organized the well-known Miss Tiffany’s Universe since 1998 and Miss International Queen since 2004 with the aim to raise human rights and equality for all. Witness spectacular performances, impressive costumes, and out-of-this-world set design. Choose from a variety of seating, whether it's the mezzanine or VIP seating closer to the stage.

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What people are saying about Chonburi Province

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,542 reviews

What can I say!?! I'm 52, my partner is a similar age and my son is 14 (professional teenager!) And this was simply one of the "BEST DAYS EVER!!!!" Johnny, our guide and the driver, was without doubt, one of the most beautiful human beings we have ever had the fortune to meet! This is a full-on day, taking in 11 of the highlights of Samui and a delicious Thai lunch in an amazing mountainside restaurant with jaw-droppingly beautiful views. It was I truly magic day, only made possible by positive energy and genuinely loving vibes of Johnny and his amazing team. His enthusiasm and knowledge was second to none. I spent the remainder of our trip telling anyone who'd listen to book it as soon as they could. I'm quite a cynical middle-aged Englishman and I was transported back to being a 12yr old boy! The day is full of surprises and I cannot recommend it enough for travellers of any age, who want to see the whole island. Thank you Johnny and your boys. As I've said before BEST DAY EVER! ❤️

A fantastic day that was enjoyed emmensly by my family and I. Our guide Kate, was super sweet and helpful. Pig island is one of the most idyllic and surreal places I have ever had the fortune to visit. The pigs were so lovely and incredibly friendly! And the island itself is like something out of Robinson Crusoe! My wife says it is the most beautiful places she has ever been and she has travelled the world extensively and I cannot disagree. There wasn't a massive amount to see when snorkeling, but it was lovely all the same. The trip to Koh Tan was jaw-droppingly beautiful and the lunch on the far side of the island was authentic Thai and absolutely delicious! Our boat Captain was the Ayrton Senna of Koh Samui and would chase down every boat. WE ARE UNDEFEATED!! Kate was a super kind young lady who made us all feel very welcome. We had a truly wonderful day, full of memories that we will never forget. If ever I feel down in the future, I will transcendentally meditate to Pig island❤

It was great, our tourguide Art was the best we ever hat. The Tour was also a cool experience, we learned and saw a Ton of Things. It was also very safe.

Good tour, very knowledgeable guide, very friendly and great English. Enjoyed every moment of it.

Loved every minute of my trip . Well worth going to.