Day 1: Bangkok
Upon arrival at the airport and after clearing immigration and customs, meet and greet by our English-speaking guide with a sign marked and transfer to the hotel for check in. Bangkok has been Thailand's dominant city since the eighteenth century. Established as the capital in 1767 after the fall of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Bangkok is located on one of southeastern Asia's most important rivers, the Chao Phraya. In the 1980s and 1990s, Bangkok underwent rapid modernization, growing to approximately ten million people, making this the only major city in a country of villages and small towns. Bangkok's ancient palaces and Buddhist temples contrast with high rises and traffic jams.
Day 2: Koh Samui
Leisure day. Transfer to Bangkok Airport to go to Koh Samui. Upon Samui airport, meet and greet by our driver and drive to the hotel. Leisure time. Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand (smaller than Phuket and Koh Chang). It is located in Suratthani province, the South of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand. The area is about 247 km2 and it is located 700 km. far from Bangkok. Discovered at the beginning of the 70s by backpackers when there were only huts without electricity and tap water, and a population which lived mainly on the fishing and coconut plantations. Tropical island lined with coconut palms and with white sandy beaches. Presently, Koh Samui still sends more than 2 million of coconuts a month to Bangkok. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Around Koh Samui tour (Private)
Pick up at the hotel and drive to see View Point for panoramic view of famous Chaweng Beach. Next, stop at a marvelous strange natural formation of Grand Ma & Grand Pa rock have been fashioned by the elements into massive sculptures, creating a lot of humorous interest from tourists. Visit Wat (temple) Kunaram to pay respect to the mummified body of Luang Por Daeng, the sacrosanct for native, he died more than 30 years ago in a sitting position of meditation. His body shows few signs of any major decay (un-decomposed).
Then we stop at Na Muang 1 Waterfall and being impressive with the wide drop of 18 meters cascade to a natural pool below. Local fresh fruits like durian, rambutan, mangosteen are waiting for you to try the delicious taste during its season. You have time for shopping at Nathon town, the capital of Koh Samui, a place where the pier is for embarkation to the mainland. Samui products, beach wears, copy watch, imitations of Levis jeans and even jewelry can be found. Big Buddha, a large statue of Lord Buddha image is dominating on a hill top of a small island which can be reached by walking up the steps to the big gallery for the surrounding birds eye view. Sea shells and Coconut shells product are available for shopping as well. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Free and easy on your leisure time. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao by speed boat (joined tour, duration: 07:30-16:30)
A diving and snorkeling paradise, 70 km further north of Samui located in the most clearly and best under water visibility in the Gulf of Thailand. Its a home of variety coral species which abundant of tropical marine life, giant clams, and colorful fishes that you can feed them with bread by your own hand. Start early morning, we set the sail and head north to the first snorkel point, which is Koh Nang Yuan, which are 3 islands joined together by a white sand bar. The journey takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Put on your gears and face down the impressively fantastic underwater world will be appearing through your mask, or you may like to climb up the high viewpoint of Nang Yuan - 90 meters - panoramic view. After lunch in a restaurant on Koh Tao the trip will extend the second point at Aow Moung or at other prime site of Koh Tao depending on weather and tide. Heading back to Koh Samui approx. 15:00 in the afternoon and our arrival at the pier in Bophut Fisherman Village is 16:30. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Free and easy on your leisure time. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Kayak at Angthong Marine National Park (joined tour, duration: 08:00-17:30)
Kayak tour is a joined trip on tour boat to Angthong National Marine Park. The first stop will be at the Coast of Koh Mae Island where you navigate beneath huge rock overhanging and view some of the most magnificent scenery the Gulf of Thailand. Land the kayaks on the beach you take an easy but spectacular climb through dense rainforest and narrow ravines to arrive at the Green Lagoon a beautiful emerald salt water lake. Get back to the boat for a buffet lunch as we cruise the stunning northern region of the Park. Arrive at Koh Wao Yai or Dragon Island for the second expedition. Here you will discover magical caves and bizarre rock formations and have a plenty of time to explore the underwater sights. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Free and easy. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Free and easy. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Samui airport without guide. Fly back to Bangkok International Airport. Includes: (B).
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