This tour is Koh Samui in a nutshell – visiting villages, temples and beaches. On the way to your first stop, you’ll pass traditional houses and rubber plantations. Then you’ll pull up at the Hin Ta Hin Yai rock formations. You might need to use your imagination for this one. The rocks – which are named Grandpa and Grandma – supposedly resemble female and male genitalia. Legend has it, they were formed from the bodies of an elderly couple who died at sea. There’s a complete change of scene next, with a visit to the Big Buddha Temple. This place has its own island – connected to Koh Samui via a causeway. The huge, golden Buddha statue sits at the top of hundreds of steps, but you’ll be rewarded with a close-up look and far-reaching sea views. After all this sightseeing, you can relax on the island’s longest belt of sand, Chaweng Beach.
You’ll need to dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Knees and shoulders need to be covered, plus you’ll also need to take off your shoes before entering the temples. On this tour you'll get about an hour on the beach.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.