Koh Samui Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Koh Samui Nature & adventure

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.

Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

2. Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

Experience the lush landscapes of Koh Samui combined with the thrill of a quad bike ride on this guided tour. The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel anywhere on the island, and a quick safety briefing with your guide. Then hop on board your authentic Japanese quad bike and travel into Koh Samui’s lush green jungles. On the 1-hour tour, explore the vibrant jungle and visit a selection of panoramic viewpoints that overlook the mountain and ocean. Drive along the river across various terrains on this exhilarating experience that gives you a taste of the 2-hour itinerary. For those opting for the 2-hour tour, ride along dirt tracks winding under lush coconut groves, rubber plantations, and rivers to reach one of the island’s secret waterfalls. There’s also time to visit an epic mountain viewpoint and enjoy some light refreshments to recharge for the rest of the adventure. The waterfall is seasonal only (wet season).

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home Guided Tour with Transfers

3. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home Guided Tour with Transfers

Join a guided tour of Koh Samui Elephant Home to see rescued Thai elephants in a safe and ethical environment. Help to contribute to the program's conservation efforts and walk, feed, and play with the elephants. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or villa around the island arriving at Koh Samui Elephant Home. Meet with your guide who will offer a warm welcome and receive a welcome drink. Listen as your guide explains to you the plight of the center, and how you can help. After your introduction, take part in the harvesting of organic food for the elephants and even get to feed them up close. Make sure to bring your camera along for some truly remarkable holiday memories.  Afterwards, watch them as they play in the mud spa as they cool themselves down. During your tour, you'll also get to walk with the elephants into the jungle over 10 acres of land. See their real habitat and enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature.  Continue on your journey to visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui. Have fun whilst you feed them, rub their skin and take photos with them before you set them free to enjoy nature by themselves.  To complete your fabulous outing, enjoy some vegetarian food and seasonal fruits whilst you watch a surprise video before being transferred back to your hotel.

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.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speed Boat

5. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speed Boat

Be picked up from your accommodation on Samui Island and enjoy a scenic ride by air-conditioned minivan. Take a speedboat ride to your first stop at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow and observe the vibrant world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Continue to the Emerald Lagoon, known as Talay Nai, and learn about the area from your guide. Admire the dramatic views of the cliffs that surround this saltwater lake before tucking into a Thai buffet lunch with fresh seasonal fruits after your meal. Hike to the top of the island for breathtaking panoramic views of Angthong Marine Park. Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just soak up the sunshine on the white-sand beach. Embark on a kayaking tour around the Emerald Lagoon.

Samui: Feeding Program at the Elephant Home Nursery

6. Samui: Feeding Program at the Elephant Home Nursery

Make a difference by attending an elephant feeding program in Samui. Prepare nutritious food for the animals at the Elephant Home Nursery and learn about these gentle giants and their survival. Feed them and capture adorable photos before heading back to your hotel. Appreciate hotel pickup and arrive at the Samui Elephant Home Nursery. Meet with your guide and get introduced to the elephants. Perfect for any elephant lover, learn how to prepare their food and gain insight into the dietary needs for both older and baby elephants. Next, feed the elephants some organic food straight from the farm. Use ingredients such as banana, pumpkin, sticky rice, and more. Capture lots of adorable photos and delight in knowing just a little bit more about elephants than you did before.

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

7. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation and will drive for approximately 40 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories.  You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their stories, lifestyle, and behaviors. Most of the elephants are rescued show or riding elephants, but they are now safe and well cared for at this no-riding sanctuary. After you have met all the elephants, you will watch them enjoy their mud spa and also be able to join them. The elephants apply mud on their skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  Next, you will walk with the elephants, shower them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic 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, you will be able to enjoy some freshly cooked Pad Thai, delicious snacks, and seasonal fresh fruit. Then enjoy the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to the hotel.

Koh Samui: Elephant & Jungle tour

8. Koh Samui: Elephant & Jungle tour

Begin your day by visiting the beautiful Namuang Waterfall to cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream. Next, travel to the Samui elephant home to participate in creating their supplement food for elephants together. This food includes banana, pumpkin, sticky rice, and sea salt. Throughout this experience, learn about how elephant's receive their vitamins before taking a picture with them. Afterwards, explore the magic garden (secret garden ) where you can stroll through the many stone statues. Afterwards, savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island. Last but not least, go up to the temple peak viewpoint of Koh Samui, known as Teepangkorn Temple. Your tour then concludes with you transferring back to your accommodation.

From Koh Samui: Half-Day Private Yacht Charter

9. From Koh Samui: Half-Day Private Yacht Charter

You will begin your relaxing day with a hotel pick-up between 8:30-9:15 AM depending on your location. From here you will transfer to Koh Samui's inner river jetty, and board the luxury Dragon Yacht complete with a spacious sun deck, on board Jacuzzi and comfortable indoor lounge. En route, enjoy a welcome drink and marvel at the brilliant ocean views around you, seeing caves, amazing beaches and bamboo dwellings hanging off limestone cliffs on Koh Samui's 5 Islands. After a leisurely cruise along Koh Samui’s undeveloped coastline, you will arrive at the Southern Islands, a true natural paradise. You’ll be able to take pleasure in the colorful tropical reef, guided by your professional snorkeler leader, or you might want to simply relax on board the floating lounge above the reef on the sun deck. Indulge in a freshly prepared Thai buffet for lunch, while your journey takes you toward either Koh Mudsum or Koh Taens’ secluded bays. Here you can relax as you melt into the soft white sandy beach. Transfer aboard our dinghy or kayak to the stunning Pig Island where you can play and feed the local pigs, relax, sunbathe, or take a stroll along the beach. Afterward, journey back to Koh Samui, leaving these tranquil islands as if they were never discovered. On the way home, you will cruise around the coastline of the islands where the views are truly spectacular. Enjoy some cold deserts and sip on a hand-crafted beverage as you simply take in the sights and relax after your amazing day. Once having arrived back to Samui jetty at about 2:15PM, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

10. Koh Samui: 4x4 Off Road Island Safari Tour Including Lunch

Begin this exciting full-day safari tour with a pick-up from your hotel to depart for the great and impressive Buddha temple with the unique Chinese lady monk statue. Drive up the mountain to enjoy a breathtaking 360° view over the island and enjoy a panoramic lookout from seats on top of the car. At the mountain peak, visit Wat Teepangkorn Temple and see the golden Buddha statue. Explore the magic garden, also known as the secret garden, and stroll through the many stone statues. Enjoy a delicious lunch around noon at a panoramic restaurant with a great view. Next, visit a coconut plantation and witness the local workers doing their daily tasks. Discover also a rubber plantation and its tapping and learn more about the product processing, to then cool down during a swim in the first of the beautiful Namuang Waterfall pools. Continue to the Guan Yu Shrine, celebrating the Chinese heritage and dedicated to the legendary warrior, before visiting the particular shaped Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks and hear about the story behind the names. End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Koh Samui

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,016 reviews

Highly recommended this trip to the Pig Island. You can buy and feed them with food, make photos and videos. Pigs is wild but very friendly with people. You will visit one more small island there you will have lunch and free time for kayaking, swimming or just relaxing. I really enjoyed

We had a really nice day! The guide was really talkative and his english was nice! Everything well organized and without stress, we had fun and at the same time we got to relax with no hurry to go from one place to the other

Was a great day trip around the various attractions on the island. Good fun travelling on top of truck. The driver was good fun and guide was great. Accommodated my gluten free lunch.

Amazing day you can tell how well cared for the elephants are, great experience, the staff who work at the rescue were so friendly and made the experience special.

Our guide Pat was great and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.