Most visitors are surprised by the natural diversity found in Koh Samui. The hilly areas, the sandy beaches and the forests make it a perfect destination for safaris. There are so many options and choices for visitors to the island. The elephant trekking safari is one of the most popular tours. Elephants are an integral part of life in Koh Samui and they assist the people with trekking through the forest, carrying timber and as forms of transport for people to travel around the island. The native people of Koh Samui have travelled on an elephant’s back for many years; it was one of the main modes of transport in the island. The elephant trekking safari offers the local experience to all visitors and tourists. Guests are launched onto the back of the elephant where you get to sit on a seat made from cane. The tour guides then take you on a journey across the forest where you can see the natural landscape of the island, take pictures of wild animals and even take a break and rest at a stream or river.
There are also eco adventures and snorkelling tours which visitors can try out. The snorkelling tours are spectacular because the ocean surrounding Koh Samui is blue shallow waters. There is a colourful reef that is home to some of the most fascinating sea creatures. Whale sharks, sting rays and sea turtles are abundant. You can even swim right next to the animals when you go snorkelling. It is a unique experience you should not miss out on if you visit Koh Samui.
Another interesting tour that explores the island of Koh Samui is the jungle safari. Tour guides point out tropical animals and reptiles that inhabit the island and let you have a closer look at them. There are venomous snakes, crocodiles, elephants and deer in the forests. If you like the thrill of adventure then you should sign up for a jungle safari. Visitors who want to explore Koh Samui should arrange for accommodation at a Koh Samui resort.From all options available a Chaweng hotel would have a range of package deals for safaris and tours. A place that can be recommended is Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui. Their luxurious rooms and services will ensure that you have a pleasant stay in Thailand.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.