1. Thailand
  2. Surat Thani Province
  3. Koh Samui
  4. Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

Koh Samui: Original Discovery Tour

Product ID: 88631
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Discover some of the most scenic locations of Koh Samui on a full-day discovery tour. Visit many of the island's prominent temples to see statues of Buddha and admire the extraordinary architecture. Go to Na Muang Waterfall and more.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Pick-up possible from every hotel on Koh Samui. Please be ready and waiting at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. The exact pick-up time will be sent by email.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the curious rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Yai
  • Explore the vibrant market of Nathon town and shop for souvenirs
  • Take a swim in Na Muang Waterfall
  • Visit the Mummified Monk and learn the great story of Luong Pordaeng
  • Get enchanting views of Koh Samui from different perspectives
  • Explore the local culture and history at Lady Monk and Big Buddha Temple
Full description
Discover Thailand’s second largest island and its abundant beaches and marvel at coconut trees with hanging fruit on a full-day discovery tour of Koh Samui.

Start with a visit to the lakeside temple of Wai Plai Laem and admire a stunning feat of ancient Thai-Chinese architecture. See the giant statues of the Guanyin and Laughing Buddha before going to the Big Buddha Temple, known locally as Wat Phra Yai. Look at the gold painted, 12-meter high statue of Buddha.

Continue to Chaweng Viewpoint (also known as "Lat Ko Viewpoint") for panoramic views of Lamai and Chaweng Beach. The enchanting sunrise on Chaweng Bay is definitely a treat for the eyes. Admire the rock formations of Hin Ta (Grandfather) and Hin Yai (Grandmother), shaped like male and female genitalia. The whole area is adorned with oceanside rocks that are perfect for some quiet beach time. 

See a mummified body of the Thai monk, Luong Pordaeng, sitting in a meditative position in a glass case at the Mummified Monk. For the Thais, it is an act of reverence and reflection, and an acceptance of the natural order of things. 

Admire the cascades of the Na Muang Waterfall as they fall into a natural pool, ideal for cooling off from the day’s heat. Explore the island's capital at Nathon, and get a wonderful opportunity to absorb Thai culture on the constantly buzzing streets. Catch the gorgeous sunset as it dips in the west before returning to your hotel.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel
  • English-speaking guide
  • Water and towel
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch (your guide can assist you with places to grab a quick bite while on the tour)

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Meeting point

Pick-up from the port. The exact pick-up time will be sent by email depending on your cruise time

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress appropriately as you'll be visiting temples and entrance can be denied by the temple authorities
• Round-trip transfers by air-conditioned vehicles are only possible from centrally located hotels on Koh Samui
• The transfer vehicle will wait a maximum of 10 minutes. If missed, an alternative pick-up cannot be arranged
• Koh Samui: Original Discovery Tour on shared basis is not possible for cruise travellers
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