Samui offers a wide range of activities and adventures above and below water. Enjoy them in the company of other gay tourists or with your own private gay guide or instructor.
The tropical island of Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, roughly 650 km south of Bangkok. Samui is 15km wide and part of a group of more than 60 islands that make up the Ang Thong Marine National Park.
There is an enormous range of activities and adventures to be enjoyed on Samui and its surrounding islands. One of the best ways to experience everything Samui has to offer is with exclusively gay and highly respected Rainbow Scuba and Tours. Here are some of the highlights to be enjoyed.
Explore Samui in the comfort of an air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle with an experienced local guide. Flexible half day or full day tours can include elephant watching or trekking, visiting temples and unique island viewing points, relaxing on unspoilt and remote beaches, cooling off in a waterfall as well as stopping off at some of more more popular tourist spots such as cock rock formation of Hin Ta – Hin Yai.
Explore pristine islands only recently ‘discovered’ to the south of Samui where all engine-based vehicles are banned to preserve the natural environment. This exclusively gay snorkeling exploration includes hotel pickup and a private long-tail boat to take you to several off-shore locations around the southern islands.
Samui and its surrounding islands offer a wide range of excellent dive sites, some with great nearby shallows suitable for non-dive partners to snorkel. For beginners, whilst international standards are followed rigorously, learning with a gay PADI instructor assures a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For more experienced divers the opportunities are endless including overnight dive safaris.
The Five Islands Boat Tour is a unique experience that includes exploring remote beaches, caves, temples and watching the mysterious and rarely seen craft of harvesting birds nests – the principal ingredient of Chinese birds nest soup. Small groups, organised exclusively for gay and lesbian visitors (with their family and friends), can access areas that larger main stream tours cannot reach.
There is something magical about visiting one of Thailand’s oldest rain forests – just a few hours away from Samui. On route explore sites that most tourists will never see including lush mangrove forests, traditional villages and fresh food markets. Once in the 645 square km Khao Sok National Park, explore one of the oldest evergreen rain forests in the world with its huge limestone mountains, deep valleys, caves, and wild animals. Finally, visit the Rachapradpha Dam which has created an artificial lake more than 20km long.
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