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Private Driver around Koh Samui Half Day

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Private Driver exploring Koh Samui, a perfect day

Private driver, a tailor-made Itinerary is the only way to see the best of Samui

Around the Island, there are many sights to see, to suit a range of tourists, without a private guide, and tailor made Itinerary you will be taken to the most popular tourist’s sights around the Island with a private driver

Don’t be stuck with a set tour, on your holiday sightseeing, sights you do not enjoy, choose sights or things to do that you will enjoy. Anything is possible on the Island, lots to see, activities to do, places to visit, off the beaten track and much more with a private driver

Explore Koh Samui Private Driver Tour

An idea of places to see, local village schools, small villages, mountaintop Temples, fruit plantations, Cultural Centres and even private Monk blessings

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Dusit Dhewa Cultural Center


For small groups, you can choose an private English speaking guide who acts as the driver also. For larger groups from 4 to 10 persons, you can choose to tour with a private driver only, or you can pay extra to have a guide join you.

If you choose a driver only option, the driver will follow your tailormade Itinerary in order of route based on your resort location, which Samui Explorer will build for you

Samui Explorer has extensive knowledge of the Island, this is why we can build a tailor-made Itineraries to suit a mix of customers wants and needs

Our private driver, are reliable, maintain safe driving standards, and maintenance and cleanliness are kept to a high standard making your tour time comfortable throughout

In the gallery you can see our drivers and guides Nong, Ole, Yai and Tuk

Please take time to browse our tours below alternately you can contact us directly

Private Tour Explore Koh Samui From 2000 baht

Private Tailor-made Island Tour From 2250 baht

Please contact Samui Explorer directly for competitive quotations

Please take time to read our Trip Advisor reviews below from previous customers, and our tours links to browse

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Freediving exploring our Underwater World around Koh Samui

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Freediving, advancing your snorkeling skills

Freediving is for travelers who like to explore the underwater world, but snorkeling skills add limitations to depth and duration.

Freediving, therefore, is for you, you new skills will allow you to dive deeper, and for longer durations

Koh Samui is a perfect location to explore your Freediving skills further.

We are fortunate to have the first Freediving PADI Academy on Samui with an experienced Freedivers as a trainer

Sophie, the very qualified and experienced free diver told me why she started free diving, and why it a great sport to learn for those wanting to improve snorkeling skills or for advanced training

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Why did you start freediving?

I took a trip to Mexico 10 years ago. It was the first time I put a mask and snorkel on.
I was amazed by the beauty of the underwater world although a little frustrated not being able to be closer to the marine life

Then I decided to try scuba diving, but I was really not comfortable with the heavy equipment, this was definitely not for me
When I arrived back home to France, I discovered there was a freediving club, so I joined

First I was a little scared, as my career was an accountant and I wasn’t really athletic. I soon came to realize however that Freediving can be enjoyed for anyone, any level of fitness.
Media often pictures Freediving as an extreme sport but in reality only a few practice to these extremes

Where did you start your training?

I spent the first 5 years in a club, back home in France. Mainly we would train in the swimming pool, and during the summer, organize trips to the Mediterranean, or nearby lakes. From, there on all my holidays were dedicated to the sport I love
Freediving has taken me to Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In Thailand, I advanced my training and discovered much more of the local Marine life


Freediving has really changed my life making and made me a much more confident, happy person
This is why I decided to become an instructor , to share my experiences and the knowledge of freediving to others

Freediving is really a nice practice, you learn a lot about yourself.

How to master your mind, and how to always stay in control
You are aware and pay much attention to the signals that your body sends to you, and you learn to understand your body more.

This can be very helpful and applied our daily life helping you to deal with situations differently like stress and anxiety.


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Hi I’m Sophie


During a freediving course, your instructor  will teach you

  • to relax,
  • how to move underwater efficiently
  • breath properly before a dive

Breath-hold diving provides a lot of well being, just like dolphins or whales. We as humans have strong body adaptations whilst we are underwater.
For example, our heartbeat rate decreases and we feel more peaceful. With freediving you don’t have to carry heavy equipment, so you will evolve underwater in complete harmony with the ocean, no noisy bubbles to disturb the silence.

The first rule we learn during a freediving course is to never free dive alone, this is a very important thing to remember
Freediving is a safe practice as long as you have learned the basic safety principles and you have a certified buddy to dive with.


For more information on Freediving training please contact Michelle on, or see the link below

For more activities visit our website below

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Fun In The Sun Exploring Koh Samui

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Fun In the sun with Samui Explorer

Fun times, fond memories and great times is exactly what you will find touring with Samui Explorer

Private Tailor-made tours are built based on exactly what you as, a customers chooses to see, or do

Not what others have chosen for you.

Not everybody comes to Thailand to see Temples or beaches.

Others may enjoy viewpoints, local village life, or maybe a local school

This is all possible with Samui Explorer

Listen to a testimonial from one of our recent customers – We enjoyed a fun day out exploring Funky bars, and beaches.

I made an itinerary covering mountain views, culture, Temples, beaches, Funky Bars and much more. Had lunch in stunning locations

We have so much to see and do on Koh Samui which most be tourist miss because they are not guided correctly or given the correct information

Get as much out of Samui on your holiday as possible!

Contact Michelle at

Or visit Michelle and Jack at our office in the Big Buddha Temple, The Big Buddha Coffee Shop

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Big Buddha Coffee Shop Samui Explorer office


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2017 Planning Your Tours on Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 650

2017 Samui Explorer is planning ahead for our customers

2017 Will bring new tours, new plans, and great discounts

Samui Explorer will be much more interactive with our customers

Tours which we sell, we have always carefully chosen for our customers, and recently added some exciting adrenalin rush activities off road, and on the water

2016 we added Luxury Yacht tours and Half Day Traditional Long Tail Boat tours to secluded Islands . Snorkeling, kayaking or simply beach-time

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Longtail Boat to Koh Taen

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But 2017 we will offer fantastic discounts on most tours, and an agency inside our coffee Shop – The Big Buddha Coffee Shop Inside the Big Buddha Temple

2017 Big Buddha Coffee Shop

We will incorporate coffee’s and tour special deals, comfortable seating and fabulous views to enjoy relax and enjoy choosing the right tour for you

You Should Be With Us!

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Big Buddha Coffee Shop – Michelle
Alternatively you can contact us by via our website


Watersport Tours Extreme Package from 5250 baht

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Watersport package and Safari’s at affordable prices

Watersport are activities that many of us do not the opportunity to do in our own countries because of the weather and the expense.

On Koh Samui we can offer such activities at affordable discounted prices, with a reliable honest tour operator.

All tours or packages include return pick up from your resort, instruction by an experienced guide on all equipment, so no need to worry if this is your first time

You can choose from the Extreme Package

2hrs – 2.5hrs Duration
Return Resort transfer
15 Minutes Flyboard –
20 Minutes Jet Ski
15 Minutes on sofa
15 Minutes on ixo
Watch the video below to see how much fun you’re missing

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JetSki Safari from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan – 3 hrs tour

You will explore secret waterfalls and relax at a tranquil bay before heading back on the ski.

This is a fantastic way to see the bays of Koh Phangan without taking a boat tour, and so much more fun.

The price is for 1 x Ski which seats 2 persons

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Experience that adrenaline rush whilst on Koh Samui

For futher information or bookings contact Michelle or Jack at


Pop into our office inside the Big Buddha Temple, Big Buddha Coffee Shop

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Samui Explorer office, Big Buddha Coffee Shop

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Samui Explorer Doing It The Right Way

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Samui Explorer is a small family run Tour Agency

Our office is situated inside our coffee shop The Big Buddha Coffee, located in the Big Buddha Temple.

Samui Explorer has been Trading since 2012 we have grown rapidly becoming one of Koh Samui’s reputable Tour Agencies and Private Tour Company.

Samui Explorer specializes in Private Tailormade Island Tours, Private Drivers, and Private Airport/Pier Transfers to and from Resorts and Private Villa’s around the Island


Samui Island Explorer recommends and makes bookings for only the highest rated operators on Koh Samui that offer excursions and activities.

Koh Samui’s Tour Operator’s offer the same  Itineraries for all excursions, making it difficult to choose. Samui Explorer chooses the excursions based on the boat, yachts, and speedboats, emphasizing on comfort, value for money and the level of service our customers will receive rather than the Itinerary.

Our Mission – To ensure all our customers go back home with fantastic memories of their holiday on Koh Samui

Contacting Samui Explorer is easy, via email , by Facebook  Samui Explorer, or  contact us via our website or pop in and see us at our office inside the Big Buddha Temple, in our coffee shop – The Big Buddha Coffee Shop ( see below)

Samui Island Explorer


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Below are a choice of a few recommended tours, to take part in whilst on the Island

Hiking Tours around Koh Samui From 2500 baht

Private Tailor-made Island Tour From 2250 baht

Speedboat VIP Tour Angthong National Marine Park

Koh Tao Island Snorkeling VIP Tour 2700b