There many organised tours to places of interest
around the Island. Details can be found in the many
free guides on the island. Some are for the whole day and some for half a day. Tailor
made tours to suit your own particular needs and interests are easily
obtainable . Transport (you will be picked up and taken back to
your accommodation), food and entrance fees are usually included
in the price paid when you book. A few tours are listed below.
Elephant treking - take a ride through the jungle on one of these magnificent
Pearl Farm - see how pearls are grown and harvested on a neighbouring
Heavens Secret Garden - a fantastic garden in the hills above the
coastline, created by a Thai man as a hobby when he retired. A
place of utter peace and beauty away from the hustle and bustle.
Temples - there are several to visit, all with
different and interesting aspects. One of the most famous temples, Big Buddha is a twelve metre
high golden statue and at another there is a mummified monk.
Waterfalls - The islands waterfalls and the countryside
around them is truly stunning and at them you can get a glimpse of life
away from the resorts.
Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, Interesting rock formations that have to be seen to be believed.
Aquariums - see the amazing colours and shapes of the fish found
in the tropical waters around Koh Samui.
Butterfly Farm - The butterflies are in a beautiful garden of Samui's
flora and fauna.
Monkeys Working - you can visit a coconut farm and see the monkeys
cleverly collecting the ripe coconuts.
AND ..... many more, including shows with performing monkeys, elephants,
tigers, birds and snakes. Craft villages where you can see local
crafts being made and how the land was farmed years ago. All are well
worth a visit for your enjoyment whilst on holiday but also to understand
this wonderful country.