Samuidaytours most popular tour in Koh Samui is the Safari Tour.
This tour begins with trekking around the coconut plantation on elephants, and is followed by the animal shows. After that, you take a 4×4 truck to different local sites and finally end up on the Namuan waterfall. You will stop at the mountaintop to enjoy the beautiful scenery, panoramic view, and to take some photos.
Samuidaytours Safari Tour includes:
- Hotel transfers
- Professional registered guide
- Traditional Thai lunch and bottled water
- Accident insurance
Samuidaytours Safari Tour Itinerary:
Tour duration is 8 hours. Daily program begins at 08:30 am.
08:30 Pick up from the hotel.
09:15 Amazing elephant trekking for 30 minutes, and elephant and monkey show.
10:45 Visit the most famous temple and landmark (Chinese Lady Monk) in Koh Samui, and the Big Buddha (which is 15m high).
12:15 Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks (Hin Ta & Hin Yai) in south Lamai. A local story tells of an old couple whose ship was wrecked in the bay. Their bodies were washed ashore to transform the rock.
12:45 Namuang Waterfall 2, which is the highest waterfall in Koh Samui at 80m. Feel absorbed into nature and go for a swim in the refreshing pool at the bottom of the waterfall. Taking photos with tigers costs extra money.
13:45 Enjoy tasty traditional Thai food and delicious seasonal local fruit at a panoramic restaurant.
14:45 Explore the Magic Garden (Secret Garden) located on the hills of Koh Samui. Uncle Nim Thongsuk started building the garden in 1976 when he was 77 years old. All the sculptures are Buddhist narration. Also visit another big Buddha on the top of the mountain with the panoramic viewpoint.
15:45 Visit a coconut plantation to experience traditional Thai agriculture.
16:30 Transfer back to the hotel.
What to Bring:
- Sun protection
- Swimming clothes
- Money for spending at markets and for buying souvenirs
Suitable footwear for walking in the jungle
- Visit Talay Nai, the emerald green lake on Koh Mae Koh
- Go to the viewpoint for a view of the entire park at Koh Mae Koh
- Hiking to multiple view points all the way up to 500m on Koh Wua Ta Lap
- Bua Boke cave featuring impressive stalagmites and stalactites
- Scuba diving
- Snorkeling at Koh Yippon and Koh Wao Yai
- BBQ on the Beach
- Go to the Picnic area
- Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Equipment assembly, adjustment, and preparation
- Deep water entry
- Proper weighting
- Snorkel regulator exchange
- Regulator recovery and clearing
- Air depletion
- Alternate air source
- Partial and full mask flooding and clearing
- Mask removal and replacement
- Breathing from a regulator without a mask (60 seconds)
- No mask swim
- Scuba unit removal and replacement at the surface
- Weight belt removal and replacement at the surface
- Cramp removal
- Tired diver tow
- Scuba unit removal and replacement underwater
- Weight belt removal and replacement underwater
- Fin pivot (oral and low pressure inflator)
- Neutral buoyancy (hovering)
- Free flowing regulator breathing (30 seconds)
- Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
- Exiting the water
- Equipment disassembly & maintenance
- Open water dives to review your skills and explore!
- All transfers
- Thai Buffet Dinner
- Non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea, and espresso
- Full breakfast
- Seasonal fruits
- Wreck Diving
- Night Diving
- Search and Recovery
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Digital Underwater Photography
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Diver Propulsion Vehicles (Underwater Scooters)
- Underwater Videography
- Multilevel & computer diving
- Boat Diving
- Much faster journey, much shorter day
- Their speed means they can visit dive sites further away
- Speedboats are smaller vessels, so they can moor up closer to dive sites and visit some dive sites that larger boats can’t
- A bit more exciting than a slow boat!
- Slow boats are big boats, which have more space to move around and they’re more stable in the water.
- They also typically have more divers on board making for a good atmosphere where everyone has 1 thing in common.
- Big boats tend to use less gasoline, so the tour prices are typically cheaper.
- Generally as there’s more space, tea, coffee, and snacks are provided and there are better facilities onboard such as a wash tank, shower, and proper sized toilet.