The best things to do in Koh Samui include varied and interesting highlights that range from splendid natural features to manmade attractions. Beyond the gorgeous beaches, there are attractive waterfalls and much more to explore. Mr Ung's Jungle safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps for an exhilarating and rugged experience. With a 4WD military style off-road ride with Mr Ung through the largely untouched jungle and around the island, there's nothing to stop you from having a blast on Koh Samui!
Mr Ung's 4WD Jungle Safari
Join Mr Ung's Jungle Safari Full-Day 4WD Jeep Tour! All Mr Ung's safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps for a exhilarating and rugged experience, with safety being priority. This popular full-day action-packed jungle safari on Koh Samui will take you to some of the most famous attractions and highest viewpoints on the island. Waterfalls viewpoints and nature are all included in this island tour.
1. Big Buddha - Wat Phra Yai
The Big Buddha on the northern coast of Koh Samui is one of Thailand's famous shrines and probably Samui's best-known landmark. The 12-metre-tall golden Buddha statue can be seen from several kilometres away. The Buddha figure sits in the Mara posture, depicting a time during Buddha's journey to enlightenment where he successfully subdued temptations and dangers thrust at him. The pose is a symbol of steadfastness, purity and enlightenment.
2. Wat Teepangkorn
Wat Teepangkorn is located at the highest viewpoint on the island- 605m. A large golden Buddha 'Pra Buddha Dipankara' stands at the center of the sight. From here there is a panoramic 360-degree view of the island overlooking Lamai beach and the coconut groves below. This sight can only be reached with a 4WD off-road vehicle and an experienced driver.
3. Secret Buddha Garden
Secret Buddha Garden is a tranquil, sculpture-filled garden hidden high up in the hills in Koh Samui's interior. Thanks to its altitude, the unique site offers majestic views and an unusual collection of statues amid lush jungle surrounds. The gardens are a creation of an old Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, who began erecting several statues and temples around his family's verdant land in 1976.
4. The Na Muang Waterfalls
The Na Muang Waterfalls are among Samui's most picturesque waterfalls, though it's technically 2 consecutive falls. Its name refers to the massive purple rocks at the waterfalls. Rocks and tree roots form a natural staircase that leads to the base of Na Muang 1. A large natural pool sits under the waterfall. A ten minute walk further up the mountain leads to Samui's most beautiful waterfall, Na Muang 2.
5. Wat Khunaram
Wat Khunaram, home to Koh Samui's mummified monk, is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk, Luong Pordaeng, died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even after several decades, the monk's body shows little sign of decay.
6. Hin Ta Hin Yai
The Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks are some fascinating rock formations at the southern end of Lamai Beach on Koh Samui. They've been a source of giggles and wonder on the island since they were discovered by the locals many years ago. Known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai ), the rocks look, respectively, like male and female genitalia.
A signboard near the rocks tells of the legend of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The views from the rocks and the area around them are spectacular, stretching across the sea to nearby islands
Join Mr Ung's Jungle Safari Full-Day 4WD Jeep Tour! All Mr Ung's safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps for a exhilarating and rugged experience, with safety being priority. This popular full-day action-packed jungle safari on Koh Samui will take you to some of the most famous attractions and highest viewpoints on the island. Waterfalls, Buddhist complexes, viewpoints and nature are all included in this island tour.
Departure & Return
You will be provided with an exact pick-up time confirmation once your reservation is received. If you’re staying at private accommodation, please provide a contact number for the property you are staying at as soon as possible. Alternatively, allow the tour operator to speak to one of the staff members who work at the property. Please note that an address is insufficient to locate a property on Koh Samui.
After an action-packed day, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5.00-5.30pm all other participants of the tour will be dropped off along the way until the entire tour group has completely reached their accommodations.
Price and booking is provided by Viator
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
With a Mr Ung 4WD off-road adventure tour through the largely untouched jungle and around the island, there's nothing to stop you from having a blast on Koh Samui!