Temple of the Big Buddha & Elephant Trek

4 hours | Ko Samui | U S M - 2 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Wat Phrayai (Big Buddha)
  • Monkey Demonstration
  • Elephant Trekking
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your half-day excursion begins at Nathorn Pier where you'll board your air-conditioned motorcoach for a scenic drive to Temple of the Big Buddha. En route, you'll see a lush landscape of rubber tree orchards and coconut plantations, dotted with small villages.

Temple of the Big Buddha is located on the small, rocky Fan Island. This "wat" or temple has become a major meditation center for both local residents and foreign visitors. Erected in 1972, the temple's centerpiece is a massive seated Buddha that stands 39-feet high. Browse the vendor stalls for souvenirs and local crafts.

Continue on to Island Safari Cultural Theme Park or Funny Days Safari or Na Muang Island Safari Camp. You'll mount elephants and ride the mammoth beasts, caravan style, on an approximately 30-minute trek over the lush plantation. Enjoy an amazing performance that features the plantation's furriest and biggest workers: the monkeys who climb the palms and pick the coconuts, and the elephants that carry the workload. After the show, you'll re-board the motorcoach for your return route back to the port and your cruise ship.

Special Notes:

Passengers at Big Buddha Temple are required to climb a number of stairs.

Wear conservative attire when visiting sacred sites. Clothing must cover the shoulders, arms, and knees. Footwear must be removed before entering temple halls.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the Temple of the Big Buddha

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:50
Time at site:
00:50
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Visit to Island Safari or Na Muang Safari for an elphant ride and show

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
5
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:50