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1. Zion Ranch Stay - Explore the USA's most incredible landscapes
2. Explore the USA’s most beautiful natural landscapes on this 6-day discovery
3. The Best of Alaska
4. Thailand - The Golden Kingdom
So you combine an incredible way to see a place, customized to your situation and trip goals, with a place you either love or have always wanted to see, and suddenly it is looking like a great vacation.
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Entering your golden years need not be a reason for you to go out and travel the world. A lot of seniors 50 and older are taking trips, and there is no reason why you cannot, too.
While there may be some limitations, there’s no better time to travel than when you’re a senior. So how do you plan a senior trip?
There are many things you can do to ensure that your planned trip will be a success. Here is our guide on how you can plan the best possible senior trip.
How do senior trips work?
Senior trips are not all that different from traveling at any age.
There may be some special preparations involved when considering each participant’s situation and goals, but there is absolutely no reason why we cannot enjoy a trip when we want. Some in the senior community would even argue that this is the best time to proceed with all those postponed travel plans.
Here is a list of some of the best advantages of going on a senior trip.
Having the luxury of time
Most seniors would say that one of the benefits of traveling as a senior is they have fewer worries about time. Most people in this age range are either retired or semi-retired, and their family responsibilities are more or less done or almost completed. With this luxury of time, seniors can plan their trips according to how they want them. Whether it’s a vacation lasting for 3 days or 3 months, most seniors have a lot of time in their hands to do whatever they want.
We are more financially set
Except for people who might have experienced some hardships with their finances at some point in their lives, seniors are usually more financially savvy compared to their younger selves.
With more money at their disposal, they have more freedom to explore their options as they try to create their dream trip. Of course, having a higher budget (and spending more) doesn’t make for a better trip in itself.
Still, having more money at your disposal will always be an advantage.
We are more mature
A lot of younger people miss out on the glories of going on a trip because of either a general lack of maturity or because their focuses/priorities are focused somewhere else.
When you are traveling with a different mindset, a trip starts to take on a completely different meaning.
You become more open to enjoying the experience, the place, the people, the company. This makes your trip even more fun and memorable.
Safety is less of an issue than we would like to believe
Most people, including seniors themselves, would think that traveling can be a potential safety issue.
While it’s true that some seniors may have some limitations (ex.: health problems, declining senses), it doesn’t necessarily make travel a more dangerous thing for them.
Any trip at any age carries its share of troubles. With proper preparation, good health, and common sense, any traveler can stay safe, regardless of their age.
Where should you go for your senior trip?
The follow-up question when planning a trip is always this: Where should you travel?
There are so many places in the United States and the world ready to be explored, and any place can be an excellent destination for the person who is passionate about an adventure.
When planning a destination for your trip, here are some of the things you should consider.
Stay local or go overseas?
As a traveler, you can go with either approach. Are you raring to travel the world, or you want to start with visiting places found in your own country first?
Regardless of your choice, you are sure to have a fun time with your destination of choice. Doing your homework before booking a trip to your desired destination is a must. I will provide directions for possible vacations for your review.
From the best times of the year to visit available accommodations for you and your friends, you have to take into consideration these factors. Doing so will help maximize your travel experience and minimize potential hassles.
Find an adult-friendly place
Technically speaking, you and other seniors in your entourage can go to any place that you want.
However, in reality, you also got to consider any limitations presented by health, if any.
The amount of time you have in your hands.
Your choice of destinations can be affected by the number of days available for your trip.
If you only have a weekend to spare for your trip, going somewhere nearer with a more compressed itinerary of activities makes better sense. If you have more time in your hands, then you can proceed to create more elaborate travel plans. The amount of time you have available for a trip will affect your planning.
How to plan a trip with your friends?
It is during the planning process when things can go interesting. A band of seniors planning a trip for themselves can make for some interesting discussions.
However, when the plan goes accordingly, you and your friends can enjoy the most spectacular senior trip possible, while making sure that other details such as each other’s health and finances remain covered.
So how do you plan a senior trip with your friends? Here are some tips on how you can make it work.
Decide which online travel site you would like to use. There are several travel sites out there. I use CheapAir, Hotels.com, and Intrepid Travel. These travel sites provide excellent deals for seniors and can help in making the trip as hassle-free as possible.
Decide on when to travel
While some senior men and women have more spare time than ever before, that doesn’t mean that your available time is infinite. One of the trickiest parts of making any kind of trip work is ensuring the availability of all members of the group. Everyone should sit down together and map out each other’s schedules. Conversely, the group can plan out the trip in advance, securing the trip date in their schedule as early as possible.
Decide on where to travel
Aside from the schedule, the place to visit is often a source of debate for any group of friends.
Deciding on a place to go should be done in a consensus so that no one will go on the trip unsatisfied. Many factors can affect your choice of a destination: the type of activities you want to do as a group, the health needs of each member, and the time of the year the trip will be made.
All these factors will help you come up with the ideal destination.
Set the budget
Each person has a threshold on how much they are able (or willing) to spend. The budget you have a group plays a much more significant factor than you might realize. The amount of money you and your members are willing to shell out will affect every detail of your trip. From the types of activities you can do to the kind of accommodation you can secure, your group’s spending power can dictate the details of your trip.
How much do trips normally cost?
There are many factors to consider when you are planning a trip. The type of cost you will be paying for the trip depends on the kind of trip that you want to have. Depending on how you plan your trip, you can spend anywhere from $100 to the sky's limit in a single day. Some manage to enjoy a fully-loaded trip with less, and then some get the ultimate travel experience by spending thousands on getting it.
It’s not easy to put an estimate on the cost of trips, as it all boils down to the traveler’s preference.
The amount of money you spend on the trip largely depends on the details of your trip. While spending some money is essential to get the best possible experience, having the best possible trip is not predicated on how much you end up spending.
Being able to do fun stuff at the company of your friends, regardless of how much you spend for it collectively, is the stuff that makes trips special, to begin with.
Just like with any other trip, your trip requires planning to make things work. Follow the tips shared here to create the dream trip you and your friends can be proud of. Create that adventure you’ve always wanted and had an experience that lasts for a lifetime!
To help you dream and plan your next vacation I have included three different possible vacations for you to explore. One international trip to Thailand, and two American destinations. If these three destinations don't ring your bell, click on the ACTION BUTTON to explore other vacation possibilities.
We have all been under some sort of lockdown over the past 15 or 18 months. Why not plan a great experience in a big way?
I have traveled a lot. It has been my job for over 35 years, more often than not in places people want to go. I have lived in Thailand and Malaysia and done business throughout Asia and the world.
I have also owned a luxury tour company featuring Oregon wine country and the Oregon coast. With over 5,000 guests, Vibe Luxury Tours recently shifted its focus to Thailand.
I have not been everywhere - no one has - but I have been a lot of places and dome a lot of things, and always get asked the same question over and over:
What was the best trip ever?
This should be a really tough question considering all the possible answers, the once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the bucket list trips, the people.
The answer I give every time:
The year was 1999. My mom and dad traveled to Bangkok where we picked them up at Don Muang Airport and headed to our bungalow which was only about 5-miles away. The next morning we got up and packed up for our 2-week trip north to Chiang Rai where we would spend the Millennium to the Dusit Thani Resort which is today called the Riverie by Katathani.
Remember, this is my best trip ever, and it might not be for you, but then again, you might be surprised.
Thailand is my favorite place. So for me, exploring Thailand for the past 30 + years with my wife is a match made in heaven.
Populations have dwelled in Chiang Rai since the 7th century and it became the center of the Thai Kingdom during the 13th century. The region, rich in natural resources and textiles, was occupied by the Burmese until 1786.
Chiang Rai Province’s Golden Triangle bordering Laos and Burma has had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. To this day, entire clans live together in bamboo houses and each village has its character. The province is rich in natural attractions and antiquities, evidence of its past civilizations. It is also home to various hill tribes who follow fascinating ways of life.
We drove our Toyota Corona with a trunk full of luggage. It took us three wonderful days to drive to our hotel in Chiang Rai. The ladies might argue about how wonderful day three was.
I found what looked like a great a back way on a Thai map I had purchased several years earlier and decided that this was a great alternative. After a great drive through central and then northwestern Thailand what looked like mountain pass. We stopped at a small farm that had roadside stand that was out in the middle of nowhere and bought some drinks. The owner assured us that the road was fine all way over to the main road to Chiang Rai. About a mile east of our roadside stop the road turned to dirt. What looked like a great 'back way' ended up being more of a water buffalo trail. The 'real' adventure began.
I learned two lessons from this experience. One. Do not trust Thai road maps. Two. Do not get driving route instructions from a guy whose mode of transportation is a water buffalo.
We had to move rocks and other debris from the road - path - to be able to continue. Sheer cliffs on parts of the road were a bit stressful. However, the area was incredibly beautiful. After about 3-hours of our adventure we came upon beautiful terraced vegetable fields, poppy fields, and finally some people. They did not speak Thai. No help.
About six hours into this adventure it was beginning to get dark. We were all worried. We might be sleeping in the car? Finally, we came across a Thai sign that said the main road was 3 kilometers ahead. YES! We were not going to die!
What a relief when we arrived at the main road to Chiang Rai. We turned right and headed north. We arrived at our hotel about 45 minutes later.
The Dusit Thani River Resort entrance and lobby was beautiful. We were welcomed by two bell boys who took our luggage and we were walked to the check-in desk. Our hostess led us to our riverfront rooms. Time for a shower, and then we would explore the beautiful resort grounds, followed by a great dinner.
The Dusit Thani was beautiful, the service was fantastic, and the food was great! My mother had brought some of her handy work from America and began leaving gifts for the maids. We were at the resort for 7-days. Every morning when we came back from breakfast there would be a beautiful bouquet waiting for her in their room.
The first morning we loaded up and headed northeast to the Golden Triangle and the Mekong River. The Golden Triangle is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers. The name "Golden Triangle"— is commonly used more broadly to refer to an area of approximately 367,000 sq miles that overlaps the mountains of the three adjacent countries. Once the center of opium production and trade in South East Asia. Now the area is peaceful and tranquil dotted with hill tribe villages, ancient temples, and markets.
It was a beautiful drive with beautiful forests and fun roadside stalls selling everything from chicken, wonderful fruit, and Thai sweets. We made terrible time as we stopped at one roadside stall after another. It was really interesting. The food was great.
We arrived in the city of Chiang Saen which was built in 545 CE in an area called Yonok and was an important city. No reliable written history of the city exists until the 13th century.
We bought Thai barbecued chicken, papaya salad, Chung beer and sat on the ground on a rice pad as we took in the views of the Mekong River, Laos, and Burma. This is a very relaxing, peaceful spot on the Mekong.
Our drive back to Chiang Rai was a lot of fun. We would see an interesting road and turn down it. We made several great discoveries that we look forward to visiting in 2022.
The rest of our trip included a boat trip from the Dusit Thani to check out the local's lives of Thais in the area, another trip to the former Queens Mothers Summer Residence, and a trip to the Burmese border, and lots of great food and drink.
Another highlight was a drive into the hills west of Chiang Rai to visit several hill tribes around Mae Sot. Mae Sot is a town in western Thailand that shares a border with Burma to the west. It is the main gateway between Thailand and Burma. As a result, it has gained notoriety for its trade in gems and teak.
As we drove through the hills around Mae Sot we came across some Hill Tribe people who did not speak Thai or English. They were selling some ware they had made themselves. We bought several things that we still cherish today. My mom had a Polaroid camera that provided instant pictures. She took a picture which freaked them out. The picture popped out of the camera and my mom waved it in the air to dry it. Two of the elders were interested and wanted the photo which my mom gladly gave them. She took about a dozen more photos. As each photo popped out she would hand the picture to one of the elders who quickly began waving the pictures to dry. I have all of this on video which I will one day share. My mom still talks about this today. What a great memory.
On our return to the Dusit Thani the weather turned cold. That evening the temperature dipped below 32F. Something that never happens anywhere in Thailand. Since it normally does not get 'cold', houses, and hotels do not have heat. I walked into my folks hotel and my dad was trying to warm up with a hair dryer. Additional blankets were delivered.
On New Year's Eve 2000 we attended an Miliennium Celebration at the Dusit Thani with about 300 other people from all over the world. The food, drink, and entertainment was fantastic. Y24 did not occur champagne flowed, and dancing went into the wee hours.
A trip and memories that none of us will forget.
There are about 30 more adventures in Thailand we haven't yet crossed off our bucket list that might tie first place. It will be fun trying.
Go hiking in Zion National Park enjoying views of the massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs.
Take a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional home-cooked, family-style Navajo lunch.
Enjoy a stroll in Bryce National Park along the canyon rim to marvel at the unique sandstone spires (known as hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater.
Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle each day before heading back to your ranch accommodation each night.
Experience the real wild, wild west on this 4-day Intrepid Retreat in Utah. Spend time getting back to nature with hikes in both Zion and Bryce National Parks and take a 4x4 jeep ride through Monument Valley to enjoy exceptional perspectives of this otherworldly landscape. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a homecooked, family-style meal at a Navajo home inside Monument Valley and learn more about their traditions and culture. Plus, you’ll be based at a mountain ranch in Zion for the duration of the trip, which means you only have to unpack once!
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas, United States
Is this trip right for you?
The trip involves a lot of walking through Zion National Park, so be prepared with hiking shoes, a water bottle, and a day pack.
Lunches will be simple picnic style so perhaps bring some of your snacks if you think you’ll get hungry between meals.
Day 1: Las Vegas / Zion National Park
Day 2: Bryce Canyon / Zion
Day 3: Monument Valley / Zion
Day 4: Peekaboo Slot Canyon / Las Vegas
Private vehicle with tour director
Ranch - 3 nights
Zion National Park - Walks
Bryce Canyon - Leader-led Walk
Monument Valley - Navajo guided 4x4 Jeep tour including traditional lunch
Horseshoe Bend Visit
Big Water - Dinosaur center
Peekaboo Slot Canyon - Leader-led Walk
1. There is no accommodation included in Las Vegas on this trip. If you wish to spend more time in Las Vegas, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Contact us for more information
From $2395.00 per person - please note all inclusions including accommodation, meals, tours, and more.
Airfare is additional - CHEAP AIR link
Embark on a 6-day discovery of some of the most iconic natural landmarks in all the USA. Visit the country’s oldest national park, Yellowstone, where Old Faithful shoots boiling water to the sky, bubbling hot rivers flow and the bison roam. Spot wildlife like moose, bears, and beavers hidden within the Grand Teton mountain range and follow along with a real-life wolf tracker who’ll teach you their secret tracking tricks. In the evenings, unwind like the cowboys used to do, with dinner, drinks, and entertainment in the famous frontier town of Jackson, Wyoming.
Why you'll love this trip
Meet up with an experienced wolf tracker for a unique opportunity to view wolves within their natural habitat in Yellowstone National Park.
Explore the stunning scenery of Grand Teton National Park, home to wildlife such as moose and grizzly bears, as well as pristine lakes and incredible alpine terrain.
See Yellowstone’s most iconic sites like the powerful Old Faithful and the hypnotic Grand Prismatic Pool, then see if you can spot the park’s famous bison herds… from a safe distance, of course.
Marvel at artwork by world-renowned artists as you take in over 4000 years of wildlife history at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Is this trip right for you?
Day 1: Jackson
Day 2: Grand Teton National Park
Day 3: Jackson
Day 4, 5: Yellowstone National Park
Day 6: Yellowstone to Jackson
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson - National Museum of Wildlife Art
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone - Wolf Viewing Experience
You are expected to arrive back in Jackson on the last day around 5 pm at the same location as the joining point. There is no accommodation included on the last day in Jackson.
If you wish to spend more time in the city we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Explore Alaska from Anchorage through the Alaska Range and down the Kenai Peninsula
Prepare to discover the captivating beauty of Alaska on this 10-day journey through its icy heart. Travel from Anchorage through forests, around mountain ranges, and down the spectacular coast to the Kenai Peninsula. Explore the unspoiled woodlands of the Denali National Park, learn about the iconic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and keep your eyes open for grizzlies, caribou, and moose. Cruise past icebergs and glaciers in Valdez, and experience the quiet, majestic calm of this vast wilderness of unique wildlife and striking landscapes.
Why you'll love this trip:
Experience the rugged scenery of Alaska by land from the most populous city of Anchorage, through quaint towns like Palmer, all the way to the untouched backcountry.
- Head out on an Alaskan safari for a unique chance to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, and wolves in their natural habitat in Denali National Park.
- Witness the land mammals of Denali before getting up close to sea otters, puffins, and humpback whales on a boat trip among glaciers in Valdez.
- Discover Seward, one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities, which offers a bustling harbor, quaint shops, and galleries, and is a great base from which to explore Kenai Fjords National Park.
- Sit back and take in stunning views along the dramatic coastlines of the Turnagain Arm from Seward to Anchorage, while someone else does the driving.
Is this trip right for you?
As Alaska is a huge state with long distances between towns and cities, be prepared to spend a lot of your time in the car. Some journeys can take up to eight or nine hours, but there will be breaks along the way. This is all part of the adventure and a great way to see a variety of Alaskan landscapes.
There are far more optional activities available on this trip than included activities. As not all of them are suitable for all budgets and activity levels, we prefer to leave the choice up to you.
The summer months in Alaska see very long daylight hours, with the sun not completely setting until after midnight. As most people are likely to sleep before midnight, you might want to bring an eye mask to block out the light.
Day 1: Anchorage
Day 2, 3: Denali National Park
Day 4: Denali to Valdez
Day 5: Valdez
Day 6: Palmer Area
Day 7: Seward, Kenai Peninsula
Day 8: Seward
Day 9: Seward to Anchorage
Day 10: Anchorage
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Private Van, Boat
Denali National Park - Entrance Fee
Denali National Park - Visitor Centre
Denali - Scenic bus tour
Prince Willam Ferry
Investment - $6535.00 per person, double occupancy
Airfare is additional - CHEAP AIR link
Experience the warm welcome of the Land of Smiles.
On this custom tour, you'll travel from bustling Bangkok to ancient ruined capitals, local villages, mountaintop temples, and paradise islands to investigate all sides of this vibrant country of contrasts. The spice and rice will nourish your body; the scenery and history will nourish your soul.
Your tour package would include:
10 nights from a selection of handpicked hotels
3 dinners with beer or wine
1 cooking class
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Rice paddy farm visit
Start planning today
An expert specializing in tours of Thailand is available to help.
Day 1: Travel day
Board your overnight flight to Bangkok today.
Bangkok: 3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Bangkok
Welcome to Thailand! Settle into your hotel tonight.
Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Bangkok
This morning, join your Tour Director on a sightseeing tour of Bangkok.
- Explore the sprawling Grand Palace complex, built-in 1782 for the King of Siam
- Pass by the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
- Visit the nearby flower market before taking a walking tour of the Chinatown neighborhood
- Enjoy an included welcome lunch
- Tour the city’s canals, called klongs, on a speedboat and converted rice barge as you sample local fruits
Day 4: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market & organic farm
- Explore the area on a series of stops at local cultural sites.
- Ride through canals and villages on a long-tail boat to arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- See the varied stalls, where locals sell food and goods, before sampling a local specialty
-Explore the Maeklong Railway Market, which is built along an active train line
- Walkthrough an organic farm to learn about the eco-friendly practices
- Sample fruit and a refreshing coconut drink, before taking part in a hands-on planting workshop
Day 5: Phitsanulok via Ayutthaya & rice paddy
Phitsanulok - 1 night
- Journey to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s capital from 1350 to 1767.
- Take a tour of the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park
- Learn about Ayutthaya’s role as the second capital of the Siam Kingdom
- Tour the ruins, decorated with beautiful images of the Buddha draped in saffron robes, just like living monks
- Continue to the central Thai city of Phitsanulok making stops along the way.
- Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant
- Meet a local farmer at a rice paddy to learn how rice is grown
- Sit down for an included dinner.
- Then, enjoy a free evening or enjoy a Rickshaw Ride to the Night Market.
Day 6: Sukhothai Historical Park & transfer to Chiang Rai via pineapple farm
Chiang Rai - 2 nights
- This morning, join your Tour Director on a bike or tram tour of Sukhothai Historical Park.
- Hop aboard a bike or take a walk tram tour and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site on two wheels
- See classical Buddha statues and temple ruins, including the monument to King Rama
- Travel to the Lampang region where you’ll enjoy an included family-style lunch.
- Then, tour a pineapple farm and sample the fresh fruit as you learn how it’s produced before continuing to Chiang Rai.
Day 7: Mekong & oolong tea plantation
- Spend today exploring the waterways, villages, and markets outside of Chiang Rai.
- Board a long-tail boat and venture along the Mekong River
- Visit the Golden Triangle, where the three countries of Burma, Thailand, and Laos meet on the Mekong River
- Enjoy an included lunch overlooking the Mekong River
- Head to an oolong tea plantation in Mae Salong for a tour
- Sample three different kinds of local tea at the Choui Fong Tea shop while admiring views of the lush, terraced tea plantation
Day 8: Chiang Mai via Wat Rong Khun & Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai - 3 nights
- Enjoy the stunning scenery as you stop at some of the region’s most impressive temples and historic sites on your way to Chiang Mai.
- Stop at Wat Rong Khun, the otherwordly “White Temple"
- Discover Doi Suthep, the regal mountain overlooking the city from the northwest and home to some of the most deeply loved symbols in the Kingdom
- Take a cable car to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a major temple and pilgrimage destination during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak
- Opt to take a one-hour hike down a well-marked trail with many stairs or ride the cable car back to the base of the mountain
- Continue to Chiang Mai and prepare four Thai dishes with culinary chefs in a secluded village known for its stunning rice fields
- Enjoy the meal you cooked for dinner
Day 9: Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
- Mae Kampong Hill Tribe - Village Visit & Hike
- Spend a 1/2 of a free afternoon in Chiang Mai or sample local cuisine and enjoy free time to shop as you explore the Bazaar with your Tour Director.
Day 10: ChangChill elephant sanctuary visit & Lanna Family Home-Hosted Dinner
- Drive through the countryside and visit ChangChill, an organization at the forefront of elephant welfare and responsible tourism in Chiang Mai.
- Hear how the organization works with World Animal Protection to create a safe living environment for the elephants and an educational experience for visitors
- Learn about Asian elephants as you watch them roam freely during a hands-off elephant exploration walk
- Help prepare medicine and food for the elephants
- Chat with the mahouts, or elephant caretakers, and enjoy an included vegetarian meal overlooking the elephants’ natural bathing spot
- Enjoy a free evening in Chiang Mai or add an excursion.
Day 11: Wat Suan Dok & flight to Koh Samui
Koh Samui - 3 nights
- Enjoy your first afternoon checking out your beachside bungalow, restaurant, bar, and grounds.
Dinner will be hosted by your Tour Director at an excellent Thai restaurant on the island.
Day 12 - There are several different Koh Samui tours you can pick from -
Important Note: Costs vary depending on selected tours.
1. Lay on the beach or next to the swimming pool - Have a Thai or American breakfast in your bungalow or on the beach. Enjoy a massage on the beach. Enjoy your favorite beverage. Have lunch at your bungalow or from one of the food stalls.
2. Big Game Fishing - Relax and go fishing in the crystal-clear water on the south side of Koh Samui. Plentiful marine life and secluded islands with white sand beaches. If you enjoy adventure, you'll love Big Game Fishing. With an experienced captain and crew, this tour will take you to the richest waters around Samui to where the big underwater game is. Live bait, great atmosphere, onboard lunch, and excitement guaranteed.
3. Snorkeling Tour to Four Islands - Koh See, Koh Haa, Koh Tan, and Koh Madsum by longtail boat is a beautiful, easy day trip from Koh Samui, combining good snorkeling with rest and relaxation time on a beautiful white sandy beach. Koh Tan & Koh Madsum are very close to Koh Samui and non-touristy, so they are easy to reach and are not crowded.
4. Golf at the Santiburi Samui Country Club - was Koh Samui’s first golf course and provides both challenge and charm with a lush tropical setting. The 18-hole championship golf course came to fame when it hosted the 2006 Bangkok Airways Open. Located on a hillside on Koh Samui’s north shore and amidst old coconut gardens, the golf course has a commanding scenic panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand and Koh Phangan Island. Most holes have magnificent ocean and beach views. Waterfalls and creeks run through the land adding a lush, natural beauty with the hills providing a picturesque backdrop.
5. Relax on the beach and enjoy a massage - one of my favorite things to do.
Day 13 - Morning Iconic Sights Tour
- This 5-hour tour on Koh Samui is dedicated to those who have a passion for photography and want to be shown the iconic sights and have plenty of time to take photos. Spend an afternoon taking images of scenic island sights while your guide takes you to multiple destinations, such as the Golden Pagoda and Big Buddha. You'll be given all the time you like to enhance your photography skills and capture memories of Koh Samui's natural and cultural treasures on film. Don't forget to bring your camera and photograph the tropical sun setting over the 5 Islands.
- Fly back to Bangkok in the late afternoon. Check into the hotel. Free for dinner and time to do some shopping.
Day 14: Departure for home. Flight home.
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home
From - $5385.00 per person - please note all inclusions including accommodation, meals, tours, and more.
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