On a trip with Mr. Sala – the happy man
There are several different destinations for trips worth
seeing on Koh Samui. As a family we chose to rent a car with
a well-respected tour guide, Mr. Sala. The trip lasted 4 hours
and there was a designated driver as well as Mr. Sala.
An added benefit was that Mr. Sala took care of little Arthur
whilst we had an extra look at Buddha, the viewing points,
waterfall and everything else.
It’s a great way of seeing the island – we decided
on the way which areas we would like to go and see. We paid
a little extra for some of the activities we chose to do,
like the elephant rides.
You can find signs for these trips all over Koh Samui –
you should just choose one which suits you. All the trips
seemed to offer pretty much the same things.
At Buddha’s feet
We started out with a visit to The Big Buddha, an enormous
and beautiful Buddha statue. This is a huge tourist attraction
with plenty of stalls offering different kinds of things you
can buy in the area around it.
Riding the elephants
Next on the agenda was elephant riding. This is a really
fun experience, especially for the children being wobbled
along on the large animals through the lush trees. The elephant
trip ended next to a small waterfall.
It’s fun having a real-life monkey on your arm
Finally we saw one of the famous monkey shows (don’t
expect a big circus). Here you can see monkeys doing what
they do every day – climbing up tall palm trees and
with great agility pull the coconuts off with their small
feet and throw them to the ground.
After this trip we felt like doing something different and
chose to go on a boat trip
Click here to
read about swimming with fish