Step off the beaches of Koh Samui to get a taste of local island life. Take a stroll through a daily fresh market and a fisherman village, seeing scenes of daily life at every turn. Then visit a rum distillery and coconut plantation to discover the island’s traditional industries.

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The Local Life Samui - Half Day

You will be picked up at either 08:30 or 13:30. Spend a half day exploring Koh Samui’s interior, stepping away from the beaches and discovering what life is like in this tropical paradise. Start with a visit to the island’s famous landmarks including the Big Buddha and Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks. Then drive up to Chaweng viewpoint for fabulous views over the coastline and the sea.

Then continue into the island’s centre, visiting a fresh market. Meet with locals who have come to do their daily shopping and learn about the different items for sale. Continue with a walk through a nearby fishing village, getting a chance to observe the daily lives and activities of the fishermen.

Next up is a tour of the Magic Alambic Rum Distillery. See how the island’s famous rum is made and take a sample of the smooth brew. Then move on to another cottage industry. Visit a coconut plantation and see how these abundant fruits are grown, collected and processed for eating and drinking.

Cap off the day with a cool drink at one of the island’s many cafes, providing the perfect opportunity to people watch and reflect on the day’s local excursion.


Our Services include:

  • Transportation with driver in Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Service of English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees and activities where mentioned

Our Services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items

- Not operate during Songkran’s festival on 13-14 April

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