Soak up Koh Samui's scenic surroundings on a 6.5-hour adventure that takes you via unpaved roads by 4WD pickup truck. Travel into the heart of the countryside to local villages, fruit plantations, and shrines such as Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai). A beachside lunch and round-trip hotel transfers are included.
6.5-hour Koh Samui 4WD coastal adventure
Travel around the island via pickup truck with a personal guide
Depart in the morning from your Koh Samui resort and hop aboard a 4WD pickup truck for an off-road adventure. You'll explore the island splendor with a personal guide who takes you via unpaved roads aboard this specialized transport vehicle. Heading toward Lamai, you'll pass a variety of tropical fruit plantations that grow rambutan, mangosteen, mango, and banana, before reaching the first stop of the day.
Arriving at Koh Samui's southern coastline, you'll find the fascinating formations of Hin Ta (Grandfather Rock) and Hin Yai (Grandmother Rock), legendary fertility symbols shaped in the form of male and female genitals. You'll have ample time for photo ops before a visit to the Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine along the same beach. Learn from your guide about the significance of this revered Chinese monument.
After a visit to a rubber tree plantation, tour an elephant camp to learn about the plight of the Asian elephant and conservation efforts to sustain this national symbol of Thailand. Take a walk alongside a waterfall (season permitting) and visit a local home whose residents make their livelihood from coconut production.
Lunch is provided at a local beachside restaurant, followed by stops at Ta Nim waterfall and the Secret Buddha Garden, also known as Heaven's Garden or Magic Garden, located in a small valley where various Buddha images are on display.
Before hotel drop-off, a final stop is made at Koh Samui's most memorable landmark: Wat Phra Yai, or Big Buddha Temple. This colossal statue can be seen from afar and is a popular destination for devotees to pay their respects and pray for good health and fortune.