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Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) Tours and Activities

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Apart from the beaches, Koh Samui’s most distinctive attraction is the golden Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) visible above the red-tiled rooftops on the island’s north coast. The 40-foot (12-meter) Buddha statue can be seen from several miles away—even from a plane—and the site is an active place of worship.

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Koh Samui Jungle Safari Tour

Koh Samui Jungle Safari Tour

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Explore Koh Samui’s unique cultural and fantastic sites from the back of 4-wheel drive vehicle. You’ll be amazed by the rich forest of Koh Samui and its incredible natural resources. Visit some of the island’s iconic attractions including the Guan Yu Shrine, the Big Buddha, and more. Stop at rubber and coconut' plantations, see the local people show you how they do it. Enjoy Thai buffet lunch while gazing at the amazing views. Then, continue to Buddha Magic Garden where you can find a lot of Buddha statues. Heading up to the scenic viewpoint overlooking the south coast and passing fruit orchards till reach to the highest point and stop at Walking Buddha before back to the hotel. • Hop on an exciting offroad to explore the jungle on the mountain • Make great experience by visiting, learning, and enjoying the panoramic view from above. • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at mountain view’s restaurant • Valuable tour included round trip hotel pick up, lunch, all admission fees
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.90
From
$53.90

An Authentic Samui Experience

An Authentic Samui Experience

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.89
From
$71.89
Taking safety measures

Private - 6 Hours Best of Samui City Tour including Lunch

Private - 6 Hours Best of Samui City Tour including Lunch

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Visit the top sights of Koh Samui with ease on a full-day tour with your own private guide. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to important temples including Big Buddha Temple, Wat Plai Laem, and the temple with the mummified monk. Take in the spectacular scenery from Lad Koh viewpoint, see Namuang waterfall and the Grandmother-Grandfather rock formations, and have a Thai lunch at a beachside restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.46
Price varies by group size
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$101.46
Price varies by group size

Top Sights of Samui City Tour

Top Sights of Samui City Tour

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Visit Koh Samui's most interesting sites with our certified guide! The top sights on the island can be explored in a day on this tour, you would know enough about cultural and history of this charming tropical island: • First, visit Big Buddha temple which is the most famous landmark. Reach by walking up by the steps to pay respect and take the spectacular view. • Next is Chinese Lady Monk, statue is surrounding by a pond. Visitors can feed the fish by donation. • Then, visit the spectacular panoramic views at the Lad Koh Viewpoint. • The Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks, This unusually rock with naturally creation. • Guan Yu Shrine, The biggest Chinese's god in Thailand. • Pay respect the mummified monk, real body in a sitting position and un-decomposed. • Stop at Namuang Waterfall before heading to Nathon Town, learn about local daily life. Samui local products can also be found here. Remark: For Cruise Ship's customer who travels less than 10 pax is not suitable with this program
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.15
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$25.15

Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

Koh Samui Round Island Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the best of Koh Sumai with this Round Island sightseeing tour that hits all of the highlights. Explore this popular boutique island with your friendly local guide. Make stops at Grandpa and Grandma Rocks, the famous Big Buddha and NaMuang Waterfall, plus learn about the numerous beaches and resorts that dot the island.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.57
From
$39.57
Taking safety measures

Around Samui in a Day

Around Samui in a Day

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Discover Koh Samui on a small-group tour that covers the island’s highlights in one morning. Your guide takes you to sights including Na Muang waterfall, Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple), and Wat Kunaram—a temple known for its Mummified Monk. Stop at lookout points with spectacular views, and visit a coconut farm with this small-group tour that is limited to seven participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
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$21.67
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Koh Samui: Round-the-Island Sightseeing Tour

Koh Samui: Round-the-Island Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the island of Koh Samui on a group tour that is ideal for budget travelers who are short on time but want to see the top attractions on the island. While staying on Koh Samui it can be difficult to get out of the tourism hubs and see the rest of your surroundings, but this tour takes you around the island to cultural sites, scenic viewpoints, and natural attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.82
From
$33.82

Private Customized Tour with Driver in Koh Samui

Private Customized Tour with Driver in Koh Samui

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Make one day trip to explore the island with a stress-free by booking the private car with driver. You can select the visiting places and manage the time of each destination by yourself with no rush! The duration of the trip is flexible with 4-hour, 6-hour, and 8-hour, select one which is suitable for you. Our experience driver starts pick you up from the hotel or any starting point with smooth drive to visit the key places of Koh Samui or other places as your requirement. We also accept the pick up service for cruise's ship customers. • Recommend for first time visiting and want to see all the main sights of Koh Samui • Visit all the key places of Koh Samui, except some places are on the mountain. • Give your visiting lists and let us make a plan for you • Tour can start morning or afternoon to suite your lifestyle.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.06
Price varies by group size
From
$39.06
Price varies by group size

Amazing Race Samui

Amazing Race Samui

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Fun for all the family in a competitive game based on the TV programme 'Amazing Race', around Samui.
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  • 4 hours
From
$197.86
From
$197.86

Koh Samui Private Customized Tour with Driver

Koh Samui Private Customized Tour with Driver

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Treat your group to a private and personalized 4-hour, 6-hour, or 8-hour tour of Koh Samui. Your driver will make sure you see all the key attractions and sites. After that, you will be able to drive around at your own pace while seeing particular sites you want to see. service is ideal for the first time visitors or for that last minute shopping trip before catching a flight. Pickup to and from Cruise Terminal also avaiable
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.59
Price varies by group size
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$40.59
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Explore the highlights of Ko Samui in just a half day on this comprehensive tour, with all round-trip transportation included. You'll travel with a small group, which means personalized attention from your guide and plenty of time to ask questions. Stops include the viewpoint at Lad Koh, Big Buddha Temple, the Na Muang Waterfalls, the mummy at Wat Khunaram, and others.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.17
From
$28.17
Taking safety measures

Ko Samui Island Full-Day Cultural Experience with Pickup

Ko Samui Island Full-Day Cultural Experience with Pickup

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$72.22
From
$72.22
Taking safety measures

6 Hours Best Of Samui City Tour

6 Hours Best Of Samui City Tour

Visit the splendid landmarks of this beautiful island " Samui " . Highlights - The Golden Big Buddha Temple ( Wat Phra Yai ) - Lad Koh Viewpoint - The Grand mother and Grand father Rocks - Coconut plantation - Kunaram Temple - Namuang Waterfall - Local Market in Nathon Town
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.51
Price varies by group size
From
$139.51
Price varies by group size

Ko Samui City Tour with Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint & Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Ko Samui City Tour with Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint & Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Uncover Ko Samui's unique cultural heritage and scenic natural surroundings on this half-day tour. Marvel at the Big Buddha temple, admire the sandy beaches from Laad Ko lookout, drop by the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks, and see the Mummified Monk. - Guided tour to glimpse natural wonders of Ko Samui - Chance to visit to unique rock formations—Hin Yai & Hin Ta - Opportunity to see preserved mummified monk at Wat Khunaram - Lush waterfalls of Na Muang & photos at Big Buddha Temple - Stroll up to panoramic Lad Koh viewpoint
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.20
From
$30.20
Taking safety measures

Private Driver with Customized Tour Itinerary Koh Samui 1 - 4 Persons

Private Driver with Customized Tour Itinerary Koh Samui 1 - 4 Persons

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Samui Explorer customised Itinerary tour, if perfect for those wanting to explore Koh Samui avoiding the tourist areas, off the beaten track, beaches, waterfall hiking, or exploring Temples. Whatever your desire Samui Explorer will build that perfect day around Koh Samui Island There is no set Itinerary, each tour is built especially for each customer Samui Explorers customised tours are unique, because we have the knowledge to build a tour which suits each customer, based on their wants and needs, and apply that to places to see or do around Koh Samui Our drivers have excellent knowledge of Koh Samui and have been guides for lots of years with experience of working with nationalities around the globe Being British communication is easy, therefore your desires are fully understood and all things taking into account when building your perfect Itinerary
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$92.34
per group
From
$92.34
per group

Private Ko Samui Island Tour with Air-Conditioned VIP Minivan

Private Ko Samui Island Tour with Air-Conditioned VIP Minivan

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Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Koh Samui during this private tour by minivan. Your very own personal guide leads you on a rainforest walk to Namuang Waterfall. Then visit Laem Sor Pagoda and make photo stops at the Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) and Wat Plai Laem. You’ll discover Koh Samui at a relaxed pace and have the flexibility to customize your 6-hour itinerary.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$419.39
per group
From
$419.39
per group
Taking safety measures

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

- Discover the highlights of Koh Samui on a full-day trip showing you all the famous spots - Visit temples and statues and witness the work day of locals on a rubber and coconut plantation - Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream - Savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island from a mountain top - Take a rugged ridge on a 4X4 army jeep - See the famous mummified monk who died in the sitting meditation position - Visit the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather rocks
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.70
From
$65.70

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

Koh Samui Mountain Adventure Tour

- Discover the highlights of Koh Samui on a full-day trip showing you all the famous spots - Visit temples and statues and witness the work day of locals on a rubber and coconut plantation - Enjoy the beautiful Namuang Waterfall and cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream - Savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island from a mountain top - Take a rugged ridge on a 4X4 army jeep - See the famous mummified monk who died in the sitting meditation position - Visit the iconic Grandmother and Grandfather rocks
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.65
From
$62.65

Private Group City Tour Around Koh Samui

Private Group City Tour Around Koh Samui

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Private sightseeing tour exploring Koh Samui Island's most popular sightseeing places. Discover the best of this boutique island on a half-day tour that hits all of the most notable attractions of this wonderful island, provided with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide who will offer you plenty of history information & insight about each of attractions. • Visit the sensational panoramic Chaweng Beach and Thong Takhian Beach views at Lad Koh Viewpoint. • Pay homage to Guanyin and the Buddha at Wat Plai Laem. • Visit one of Koh Samui’s most impressive landmarks at Big Buddha Temple. • Marvel at one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, the extraordinary rock formation, “Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks” • Make merit with powerful Chinese shrine dedicated to Guan Yu at Guan Yu Shrine (Lamai) • Go for worship Loung Pordaeng at Khunaram Temple (Mummified monk temple). • Jump into the natural pool for refreshing yourself at this pristine Na Mueang Waterfall.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$42.28
From
$42.28
Taking safety measures

Koh Samui Island Tour by Boat

Koh Samui Island Tour by Boat

- Hop on a boat and enjoy a tour of the beautiful islands of Ko Samui - Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters and see the lush marine life of Koh Tan! - Savor a sumptuous lunch after a day of fun-filled activities! - Cruise around the stunning Birds Nest Islands and enjoy a panoramic view - Travel stress-free with a round trip transfer from your hotel in Koh Samui
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.84
From
$75.84
Taking safety measures

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

Ko Samui City Tour including Wat Phra Yai, Lat Ko Viewpoint, Hin Ta Hin Yai Rock

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Leave navigation to the experts and check off Koh Samui’s signature sights in just half a day on this guided door-to-door tour. Traveling in a group no larger than 15, see Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai and Hin Ta), Wat Khunaram, with the Mummified Monk, and Na Muang Waterfall. Along the way, soak up island vistas from the Lad Koh View Point.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$28.20
From
$28.20
Taking safety measures

Essence of Samui excursion from Nathon Port

Essence of Samui excursion from Nathon Port

Samui essence !! We are SMALL group 4-8 persons only!! We will pick up the guests  from Nathon port, Koh Samui and bring you to see the essence of Koh Samui, we will organize a limited time in a day with a air-condition car or minivan and one local guide who will taking care exclusive at maximum 8 persons. On our route will bring you to Big Buddha, View point, Grandfather and Grandmother’s stone or Hin Ta Hin Yai that Thai people call, and Guan yu chiness temple then coconut farm (up to seasoning) then will bring you to have a lunch in a local Thai restaurant on beach you can enjoy and relax time there then back to the port along the way if we have time will drop somewhere or shopping at a local shop and market. Our tour is exclusive only maximum 8 persons so we can make decision and agree in each other to stay some place on route where you love in it longer and pass somewhere that you do not enjoy with a limited time.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.03
From
$59.03

Private Driver with Customized Itinerary around Koh Samui 5 - 10 Persons

Private Driver with Customized Itinerary around Koh Samui 5 - 10 Persons

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Samui Explorer customised Itinerary tour, if perfect for those wanting to explore Koh Samui avoiding the tourist areas, off the beaten track, beaches, waterfall hiking, or exploring Temples. Whatever your desire Samui Explorer will build that perfect day around Koh Samui Island There is no set Itinerary, each tour is built especially for each customer Samui Explorers customised tours are unique, because we have the knowledge to build a tour which suits each customer, based on their wants and needs, and apply that to places to see or do around Koh Samui Our drivers have excellent knowledge of Koh Samui and have been guides for lots of years with experience of working with nationalities around the globe Being British communication is easy, therefore your desires are fully understood and all things taking into account when building your perfect Itinerary
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$122.02
per group
From
$122.02
per group

Shore Excursion from Koh Samui Port for Koh Samui Day Tour

Shore Excursion from Koh Samui Port for Koh Samui Day Tour

Book your shore excursion in advance to avoid a last-minute scramble when your ship docks in Koh Samui. A private guide will meet you at the port and take you on a comprehensive tour, stopping at the island's highlights. Stops include Wat Kunaram, the Na Muang Waterfall, Grandmother and Grandfather's Rock, and the Big Buddha Temple. Along the way, learn about the island's history and culture through guided commentary.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
From
$148.81
Price varies by group size
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$148.81
Price varies by group size

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Currently, an entrance ticket to Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) costs USD 19.62. Guided Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) tours start around USD 19.62 per person. See all 39 Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) tickets and tours on Viator.
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