Ko Samui Island Full-Day Cultural Experience with Pickup

On An Authentic Samui Experience you will avoid the crowds and explore the cultural landscape of the island, seeing it from a local perspective.

The early start is a great chance to spot monks walking barefoot around the neighbourhood while the local people make merit offering them food. This is the ideal time to miss the noisy crowds, by visiting the local temples at a more solitary, reflective hour. Take in the magnificence of the Big Budda and Wat Plai Laem Temples as they should be; in peace. Visit the Hinta Hinyai (Grandmother & Grandfather Rocks) and discover parts of the island that you didn’t know existed.

This tour also gives superb photo opportunities. Capture uninterrupted and gorgeous photos of the sites without the busy crowd.
*the tour starts early in the morning but to experience the island at this time is truly beyond compare. you'll also be left with a full day of leisure and enjoy your hotel/ villa’s facilities all throughout the rest of the day.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Fresh, tropical fruits of the season
    • Local, English speaking guide
    • Return hotel transfers
    • Thai Set Menu lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)
    • Entry/Admission - Tar Nim Waterfall
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Any personal expenses or purchases
    • Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Bophut Thailand

    The views from the top are amazing and you can see across to Koh Phangan (where they hold the full moon parties). The scenery is stunning. As you climb the stairs the Buddha just seems to grow bigger and bigger.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chinese Temple, Road 4169, Mae Nam Thailand

    One of the most beautiful Chinese temples in Ko Samui. Small but very popular and well known.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mae Nam Morning Market, Mae Nam 84320 Thailand

    A typical Ko Samui market

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Wat Plai Laem, Near Ban Plai Laem School, Road 4171, Plai Laem, Bophut Thailand

    Two must-see temples just 10 minutes from the Big Buddha.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tar Nim Waterfall, 84140 Thailand

    Although we go to this waterfall for a quick, refreshing dip it is actually getting there through the lush jungle that is the highlight.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, 126/92 Moo 3 Thailand

    The Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks have been a source of mirth and wonder on the island as they as the rock formations resemble male and female genitalia.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from most Ko Samui hotels and resorts
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Child age 2 - 11 years
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.)
    • Hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location). Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
    • What to bring - Sun Cream, Sun Glasses, Hat, Towel (in case you wish to swim in the waterfalls), Camera, Dry clothes to change, Swim suit and Comfortable shoes
    • Proper attire to enter a temple (No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three quarter pants. Modest shirt. No see through garments. No sports-wear. No footwear inside temple.).
    • Should your travel plans change, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.
    • Infant free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat. (Baby seats not available)
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • I Asia Thailand has an exclusive partnership with 'Safety in Asia’. Being specialists in Health & Safety management in the hospitality industry, they will guide us on the best hygiene practices available. 'Safety in Asia' is FTO (Federation of Tour Operators) approved.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by I Asia Thailand

Activity ID: V-90546P332

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