From the bow of the ferry that makes its way from the ports of the mainland at Suratthani, the south-western pinnacles of Koh Samui grace some of the finest and most bravely built resorts. But if you look beyond their golden gates, perched on the crests of the mountains which plummet to the shallows of the Gulf of Thailand below, the scenery rises far behind untouched, beckoning to those who have the skills to explore them on foot.
It takes but a short excursion to find your way to the base of your private eco-tour. No need to hire a guide, no need to pay for someone to make you climb a mountain, and there is no need to return to civilization until you find your peace with nature. The beauty of such an expedition is that once you begin, you’ll find yourself searching the horizons for more challenges that call to you.