Discover a truly unique lifestyle and culture during your visit to Ko Samui, the Island of Coconuts. Take a scenic coastal drive past exquisite beaches and lush coconut plantations en route to Ko Samui. Stop at the Big Buddha Temple, or Wat Pha Yai. The Big Buddha Temple features a 36-foot golden statue perched atop a wide staircase decorated with dragons.
En route to Island Safari stop at the Plai Laem Temple and enjoy a scenic view overlooking the beautiful Chaweng Beach. The Island Safari, one of the newest attractions on Samui, offers you a fascinating glimpse into the amazing skill and training of elephants, and the daily duties they help perform on the island.
After lunch at a local beach resort, you’ll visit a local home and coconut plantation to explore how the islanders live and work. During your visit you’ll learn how the monkeys found on the island are domesticated and trained to pick ripe coconuts, as centuries-old tradition that certainly comes in handy as Ko Samui produces over three million coconuts per month.
Need to Know:
Note: As this tour visits a place of worship, please dress respectfully: no bare shoulders, tight or revealing clothing or exposed knees or ankles. Footwear must be removed before entering temples.