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Khao Sok National Park

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From Khao Lak/Khao Sok: Cheow Lan Lake and Emerald Pool Tour

1. From Khao Lak/Khao Sok: Cheow Lan Lake and Emerald Pool Tour

06:50 Pick up from Khao Lak 07:50 Pick up from Khao Sok Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from an address in Khao Lak / Khao Sok Village. Kick back and relax in an air-conditioned van on the drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Arrive at Takhun District. Arrive at "Nam Rad Watershed Creek", just swim in the crystal clear creek and enjoy the natural forest surroundings. Arrive at the pier of "Cheow Lan Lake" and take a boat trip to see its highlights. Make a stop the lake's iconic spot "Three-brother Pillar" the hidden lagoon to capture some pictures, or even take a swim right off the boat. Explore the cave, sightseeing the stalagmites and stalactites, bats, inside the cave. Arrive at the raft house, enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, with 270-degree view of the lake. Spend the time just simply relaxing, kayaking or swimming to beat the heat. Have sightseeing along the lake before returning to the pier. 15:30 Arrive at the pier, get on coach, head to south direction. Make a quick stop to capture the panoramic view of the lush rainforest at the Khao Sok View Point. 17:00 Back to your hotel in Khao Sok 18:00 Back to your hotel in Khao Lak

Khao Lak or Phuket: 2-Day Cheow Lan Lake Tour

2. Khao Lak or Phuket: 2-Day Cheow Lan Lake Tour

Enjoy an overnight tour to "Cheow Lan Lake," located in the "Khao Sok National Park." Visit the"Nam Rad Watershed Forest" to marvel at its unique jungle and crystal clear creek. Sleep on a beautiful floating raft house on the lake, discover the landscape and wilderness by boat. Take part in a leisurely jungle walk and explore a cave. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from an address in Khao Lak / Khao Sok / Phuket. Kick back and relax in an air-conditioned van on the drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Stop to snap photos of the morning mist and lush evergreen forest from the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at the Nam Rad Watershed, a unique watershed forest where you can swim in a crystal-clear creek and soak up the greenery. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake for a boat tour to highlights like the Three-brother Pillar. Dig into a local lunch at the raft house and check in to the charming floating bungalows with breathtaking views of the lake. In the late afternoon, board a boat and admire the stunning area in the glow of the setting sun. Look for bright birds, reptiles, and some mammals. Return to the raft house for dinner and have free time to gaze up at the stars and breathe in the fresh air. Get some rest for your next adventure-filled day. Day 2: Wake up with a cup of coffee and the view, or take a kayak out to soak up the morning scenery as the sun rises from behind the mountain peaks which loom over the jungle. Fill up with a hearty breakfast before packing up and checking out. Cruise to a jungle trail where you can admire lush views of the rainforest. Set off on an easy, guided jungle walk around the island. Be introduced to flora and fauna along the trail by your guide. Explore the cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, get back on the car for your transfer back to your accommodation.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Jungle Hike & River Tour

3. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Jungle Hike & River Tour

Get back to nature at Khao Sok National Park with this combo activity. After getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak, make your way to the park. Arrive at the national park headquarters, and get registered. Upon arrival at the park trail, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 3-kilometer trail and get acquainted with the native flora and fauna along the way from your guide. Stop at a freshwater stream to freshen up and cool down before beginning the return journey (3 kilometers). Later, sit down to a delicious traditional Thai lunch then board a canoe rowed by a professional paddler for a tour along the Sok River. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the river and stop at a riverbank for a cup of tea or coffee served in a bamboo cup that you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, visit Khao Sok View Point to capture a panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Khao Sok: Private Longtail Boat Tour at Cheow Lan Lake

4. Khao Sok: Private Longtail Boat Tour at Cheow Lan Lake

Depending on the option you choose, either get picked up at your hotel in Khao Sok or meet your captain at the pier in the stunning Khao Sok National Park. After arriving in the park, board a traditional private longtail boat to begin your exploration of the oldest rainforest area in the world. This tour is perfect for people who love a peaceful boat tour in a gorgeous scenery. Pick the early morning option at 6.00 AM to avoid the crowds and to witness a magical sunrise at the lake. Pick the afternoon option to see sunset on the way back to the pier. Cruise around Cheow Lan Lake on the longtail boat, enjoying the peaceful surroundings and beautiful nature. Marvel at the famous "Three Brothers", a group of 3 almost identical limestone rock formations, and keep an eye out for wild monkeys swinging in the trees. Next, we head to the Diamond Cave (Pra Kie Phet Cave). Spend about 30 minutes exploring this mystical cave filled with coral, stalagmite, and stalactite formations. As you walk through the cave, spot bats, spiders, and snakes. Our last stop is at the raft house, where you can relax at this peaceful area for the rest of the time, and enjoy swimming at the gorgeous emerald water. If you feel hungry, there is delicous food that you can buy at the local restaurant. Return to the pier and cruise back, taking in the breathtaking views of the gigantic limestone cliffs. Enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel in Khao Sok if you selected the option with hotel transfers.

Khao Lak: Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing Trip

5. Khao Lak: Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing Trip

Discover the wild beauty of Khao Sok National Park on a full-day guided trip from Khao Sok. Feed and bathe elephants and take a bamboo raft downstream. Enjoy a Thai lunch, visit a market, and try local coffee. Following pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, head to the Takuapa local market (only guests picked up from Khao Lak. Guests from other pick-up locations will not visit the local market) to browse and look at all the products. From there, continue to the elephant rescue camp. Feed these amazing animals some bananas and cool them off with a bath. Next, visit the monkey temple. Eat a Thai-style lunch at the local restaurant next to the river before bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax as your guides gently steer the bamboo rafts downstream while you admire the dramatic limestone mountains and serene sounds of the jungle. Stop at the river bank for some trekking and relaxing in the front of a limestone cave after enjoying a coffee break. This coffee is made in a bamboo stick and served in bamboo cups, which you can take home with you. At the end of your tour, transfer back to your hotel in Khao Lak.

Khao Sok: Elephant Rescue Center with Lunch & Bamboo Rafting

6. Khao Sok: Elephant Rescue Center with Lunch & Bamboo Rafting

Care for gentle elephants at an elephant rescue center in the Khao Sok National Park. Interact with your new friends as you help to wash them, and feed them their favorite snacks. Afterward, enjoy a Thai cooking class and a relaxing bamboo rafting adventure. Start your adventure early with pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Enjoy panoramic views over the national park, and a perfect photo opportunity. Next, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the professional mahout (elephant carer), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some charming photos with your new buddies. From here, head to a local restaurant and learn how to cook authentic Thai food, to be served for your lunch as a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

Khao Lak: Khao Sok National Park Overnight Treehouse Trip

7. Khao Lak: Khao Sok National Park Overnight Treehouse Trip

This all-inclusive overnight stay takes you one step closer to the jungle. Sleep in a stylish treehouse and gain insights into the diverse nature of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest national parks worldwide. Your tour includes meals and round-trip transportation from Khao Lak. Pack your bags and prepare for a jam-packed multi-day trip that includes canoeing and elephant bathing (no riding) in the valley of the rainforest as well as taking a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake, visiting a cave, and jungle trekking. You’ll have the chance to get to know Khao Sok from different sides to experience its diversity to the fullest. Being at the right time at the right place, you might see blooming orchids or even the biggest flower in the world. With a bit of luck, you might see gibbon monkeys crossing your path. On your first day, explore the riverside of Khao Sok by canoe and meet some gentle elephants to play and have a bath with them. Have lunch and dinner at the Rock and Treehouse Resort and later have enough time to explore its surroundings. After an unforgettable night in one of the unique bungalows in the middle of nature, wake up for a fresh breakfast before beginning the second day, which will be spent at the barrier lake. Sightseeing by longtail boat, get the chance to easily enjoy the unique landscape. Later, join a 1-hour jungle trek with a local ranger. He’ll take you deep inside the jungle to explore untouched nature. A cave visit will also be part of the trip and, after having an authentic Thai lunch at the bamboo raft houses, you’ll have some more time to swim and relax. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel, riding again through the lush landscape of Khao Sok.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Lake, Bamboo Rafting and Cave Tour

8. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok Lake, Bamboo Rafting and Cave Tour

Embark on a remarkable journey to the breathtaking Khao Sok National Park, South Thailand's largest national park. Prepare to be enchanted by majestic limestone mountains, lush green jungles, and a range of exhilarating activities—all without hiking. Our adventure begins with a comfortable ride to the park, where you'll witness the panoramic beauty of the jungle from a stunning viewpoint. Then, hop on a floating bamboo raft and glide along the river, surrounded by awe-inspiring limestone formations, caves, and diverse flora and fauna. During the cruise, savor a cup of coffee served in an authentic bamboo cup—an experience like no other. Next, we arrive at the captivating Cheow Lan Lake, renowned as the most beautiful lake in South Thailand. Take a moment to relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this natural wonder. The vast expanse of the lake, spanning 165 square kilometers, boasts emerald green waters that beautifully complement the vibrant rainforest. Admire over a hundred limestone karsts towering above the water's surface, once majestic peaks of mountains. Awaiting us at the lake's pier is a traditional Thai longtail boat, steered by an experienced captain. Embark on a gentle cruise, with lush jungle on either side and cool lake water below. Our destination is an authentic bamboo raft house restaurant, where a delicious Thai set lunch awaits. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering dishes while surrounded by the stunning natural scenery. After the satisfying meal, you have the option to take a refreshing swim in the lake or engage in delightful conversations with our friendly local tour guide. As the day comes to an end, we ensure a safe and comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of this unique journey through time and nature. Remember, as travel enthusiasts say, "If you never go, you will never know." Experience the wonders of Khao Sok National Park and discover a world like no other.

Khao Lak: Full-Day Khao Sok Jungle Walk and Canoeing Tour

9. Khao Lak: Full-Day Khao Sok Jungle Walk and Canoeing Tour

Get picked up at your hotel in Khao Lak and start your day with a three-hour jungle walk. Discover the hidden wonders of Khao Sok National Park as your guide leads you through the dense forests while pointing out the unique flora and fauna. Admire the stunning beauty of Banghuarat Waterfall before taking a break for a delicious lunch of local Thai cuisine. Next, head to Klongsok River for a peaceful canoe ride accompanied by a Pudder Boy, who will expertly navigate the canoe. Sit back and relax as you take in the stunning scenery of towering limestone cliffs and dense jungle foliage. After your canoe ride, visit the Monkey Temple, a sacred site where you can observe and feed the playful monkeys that live in the area. Discover their acrobatic skills and curious personalities. Then, stop for a scenic picture opportunity at Khaosok Viewpoint. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Khao Lak in the late afternoon.

From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

10. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, enjoy some bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax on the raft and reach Cheow Lan Lake. Marvel at the beautiful scenery of amazing limestone formations. Make a stop at the river bank to enjoy a bamboo cup of morning coffee in front of the grotto. Later, taste a delicious lunch served at an authentic floating raft house. Head to the lake's pier to board a traditional long-tail boat for more lake exploration. Discover the Rajjaprabha Dam before spending about 2 hours at your leisure, relaxing and swimming at Khao Sok Lake.

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Amazing trip with adequate stops considering the heat. Di di was a great guide looked after us well and the elephants were amazing, well cared for and loved. This was an amazing experience. bamboo rafting g was great although it was 38degrees , the men on the rafts were lovely and the bamboo coffee was delicious, we even got a bamboo hand made cup to take with us. one of our best trips in Thailand.

the emerald pool, although not natural was a lovely experience and very pretty. the lake absolutely stunning too. our guide was very profession and informative, even along the drive, giving us informstion about some of the rubber trees. a must do tour and one of the better tours I have experienced in Thailand.

The entrance to the cave is very unsafe. It is hard for older people to negotiate. Some improvements should be made before offering this part of the activity. I understand it would be on part of the government or the electricity supplier.

Nice privately organized trip. We were so lucky to skip the queue everywhere, so no time was wasted. Lunch was so delicious. We definitely recommend it

The trip was awesome! Fantastic views, kind guides, incredible place for swimming and kayaking… 10/10