In summer, when the west coast of Thailand's peninsula is the rainy season, the east coast — Koh Samui and nearby islands — is much sunnier and drier. This itinerary is specially recommended to those whose want a unique and relaxing Thailand island tour in summer, which is the best time to tour charming Koh Samui.
It is a trip of tropical beaches, natural wonders, island cuisine, and joyful entertainment. Nice accommodation and worry-free transfers, a few days' island hopping, and some free days are provided. All you need to do is fully enjoy a well-arranged holiday.
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David M. Kang, Jan 2024
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Justin Levenbrook, Jan 2024
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Chris Williams, Nov 2023
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Diane Elkins, Nov 2023
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The team in Thailand was also great. Shout out to our tour guides (Monchai in Bangkok, Indy in Chang Mai and Sonia in Phuket) they were the best!! It was 6 of us and they make us all feel right at home! Kudos!More
Mori P, Nov 2023
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This so far has been an incredible trip. All accommodations are top notched and we love our guide Ms Mam. We have learned so much about the Thai Culture. The food is awesome and so were a lot of cool things we were shown by our knowledgeable guide. My husband loved seeing the monkeys as well.More
Jaclyn Peresetsky, Nov 2023
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30 days in Southeast Asia
Our accommodations were all excellent, and our guides were knowledgeable and passionate about their countries. If you are planning on visiting these cities I would ask for: Yingnoi - Bangkok, Thailand. Kunakorn (Poli) - Chiang Mai, Thailand Pom - Luang Prabang, Laos Hien - Hanoi, Vietnam Hoai Huong - Hue and Hoi An, Vietnam Tom - Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, and Chau Doc, Vietnam Lily - Phnom Penh, Cambodia Paul Rhet - Sien Reap, Cambodia and last but not least Anna, in Bangkok, Thailand for our final excursion to the train market.More
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- Take time to relax under the coconut palm trees on a pristine white sand beach on Koh Samui.
- Dive and snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world off Koh Tao.
- Go kayaking and sightseeing in charming Ang Thong National Marine Park.
- Stay in a stunning hotel by the sea with awesome scenery at every turn.
Itinerary in Detail
Upon your arrival at Koh Samui Airport, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel.
Switch your brain to vacation mode and set aside time for yourself to relax and unwind on the paradise of Koh Samui.
In the morning, take a minivan transfer to the pier for a speedboat ride to Koh Nang Yuan. Upon arrival, climb up one of its small, rocky, jungled hills to the viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of fantastic scenery.
Have lunch in a local restaurant on adjacent Koh Tao.
Head to a beautiful snorkeling site by Koh Tao, explore the colorful marine life amongst soft and hard corals, and appreciate the beauty of one of the world's best underwater worlds.
Cruise back to Koh Samui in the late afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.
In the morning, take a minivan transfer to the pier for a 1-hour speedboat ride to Ang Thong National Marine Park. It is the second national park in Thailand, which comprises 40 islands covering an area of 250 sq km (100 sq mi). Its enchanting wonderland is composed of bulbous green isles, clear blue lagoons, mysterious caves, and strange rocks.
Upon arrival at Koh Wao (a.k.a. Koh Tai Plow), famous for fish and wonderful coral reefs, you will have some time to snorkel.
Then tour around the National Marine Park, climb up the steps to see the wonderful "Emerald Lake" — Talay Nai.
Have a buffet lunch at the National Marine Park.
In the afternoon, you will have some free time to relax on the beach. Or you may choose swimming, kayaking, or climbing up another small hilly island to see the fantastic panoramic view of Ang Thong Marine Park. Half hour kayaking equipment rental is included. Your guide can tell you where to go, but will not accompany you for this time.
Cruise back to Koh Samui and transfer to your hotel in late afternoon.
Wake up and feel the warm, gentle breeze of Koh Samui. Spend the days as you please on this amazing island.
You will be transferred to the airport on Koh Samui. It's time to say goodbye and catch your flight home.
Asia Highlights will wish you a good journey home, and we'll hope to see you again soon.
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Our Service Includes:
- Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
- All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts at hotels
- Governmental taxes
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