The 5 Best Adventure Tours in Samui
Koh Samui offers so much to see and do on and off the island. So, why not book a tour as an easy way to explore the best adventures it has to offer. From travel to Ang Thong National Park, jungle safari to mountain biking escapades, the choice is remarkably diverse. So, for those looking for an unforgettable experience, here is our list of the 5 best adventure tours in Koh Samui.
Top 5 Adventure Tours in Koh Samui
1. Snorkeling and kayaking by speedboat
On this tour, you will travel by speedboat through 42 islands around Samui. Not only will this allow you to discover memorable sites, but it will also give you the chance to go sightseeing and admire beautiful landscapes.
This adventure tour first takes you to Koh Wao or “Koh Tay Plow” where you can snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Then it will head to Koh Mae Ko. Guests can climb to the top for a breathtaking glimpse of the green saltwater lakes of “Talay Nai”. After midday arrives, treat yourself to a free Thai buffet on the beach. Then, kayak around Angthong National Marine Park to explore its natural caves and rock formations.
This adventure tour lasts 8 hours and avoids the busy crowds. So you can make sure that it will be an exclusive and fun trip.
Price : From 1916 Baht.
Departure time: Pick up from the hotel around 8:00 a.m.
What is included: Guided tour of Ang Thong Marine National Park, round-trip transport to and from your hotel, light breakfast, buffet lunch, travel insurance, life jackets, English-speaking guide, and snorkel masks. Does not include National Park admission fee (300 Baht).
Operated by: Visit and transport of Koh Samui.
2. Eco Jungle Safari Adventure Tour
This tour will take you to some of Koh Samui’s best natural spots. On a 6-hour jungle jeep ride, you can experience wonders such as the Magical Buddha Garden. Built in 1976, this site houses a collection of ancient statues. Other activities include a visit to a local rubber plantation and Namuang Waterfall for a refreshing swim. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the food as lunch is included in the price. You will also meet many friendly locals for a glimpse of the authentic side of the island.
In summary, this adventure tour offers excellent value for money. Groups are relatively small (limited to 15 people) and thus guarantee a personalized experience.
Price : From 1,850 baht.
Departure time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
What is included: Guided jungle safari tour, hotel pickup and drop-off, admission fee, lunch and drinks.
Operated by: Koh Samui tours.
3. Stand Up Paddle (SUP) tour at sunset
Embark at sunset from Choeng Mon or Bangrak Beach for a stand-up paddleboarding excursion in Samui. This 2-hour getaway is for all levels, from beginners to more experienced paddlers.
Before the tour, a qualified instructor will teach you basic paddling techniques. Then, simply go paddle boarding with the sun setting over the Gulf of Thailand as a backdrop. Each tour group is small and includes a maximum of 4 people, ensuring individualized care. Finally, they provide all the necessary equipment at no additional cost. For an adventure in a relaxed setting, this tour is a must.
Price : From 1,552 baht.
Departure time: 4.30 p.m.
What is included: Paddleboard equipment, free beach transfers if staying in Bophut, Bangrak, Chaweng Beach or Choeng Mon, potable water and a qualified SUP instructor.
Operated by: iSUP Samui Stand Up Paddle.
4. ATV Quad Adventure Tour
With this quad bike expedition, you will travel through the dirt roads of Samui terrain.
Anyone from 12 years old can take part in this guided mountain bike tour. In addition, you have the choice between a duration of 1 or 2 hours. During the hour-long drive, get a taste of off-roading and drive over sandy and dirt terrains. Or opt for the 2-hour tour if you want to venture further afield. By following the instructors, you will be led on a diversified track with multiple drops. This experience will also take you to a secluded waterfall where you can cool off and swim. Safety equipment such as helmets are provided as well as snacks to help you refuel.
Price : From 2,595 baht.
Departure time: 10:00 a.m.
What is included: Helmet, 4-wheeled mountain bike tour, hotel pick-up and drop-off, accident and insurance.
Operated by: Koh Samui tours.
5. Red Baron Junk Sailing Tour
Sail abroad on the Red Baron, a Chinese-style yacht for an adventure on the water. The ship has a generous sun deck, fully furnished seating area as well as indoor and outdoor seating. In addition, it has a bathroom and a restaurant on board for more comfort. At lunch, you can enjoy an authentic Thai buffet that serves delicious food, unlimited drinks and fresh fruit.
Sit back and relax as the boat takes you to small islands off the coast of Samui. Best of all, the experienced crew know all the best places for snorkeling where one can find vivid corals and exciting marine life. The tour heads towards Ko Som and Ko Pha Ngan, so you are sure to see plenty of spectacular views.
Price : From 3,900 Baht.
Departure time: 11:00.
What is included: Cruise along the islands of Koh Samui, drinks and snacks, buffet lunch, English guide, round-trip hotel transport.
Operated by: Visit of eastern Thailand.
Adrenaline junkies will be delighted with all these adventure tours in Samui. However, if you can’t get enough of it and want more fun, check out our article on the 5 Best Adventure Tours in Chiang Mai.
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