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Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

1. Khao Lak: Off-Road Jungle Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch

Experience the stunning landscape of Khao Lak on an off-road jungle Jeep tour. Make your way through lush greenery to discover hidden jungle treasures. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Start your day with a canoe trip through beautiful mangrove forests and observe wildlife. Then head to a large lake for a traditional Thai lunch. After you have had your fill, the adventure begins as you explore Khao Lak National Park in your off-road Jeep vehicle. Explore the jungle on an off-road experience. Drive up to 600 meters above sea level. Take a short walk to a spectacular waterfall where you can jump in and cool off. To end the tour, visit a Buddhist temple to learn about Thai culture and how important the temple is to the locals.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

2. Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

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.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

3. Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  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 loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor 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.

'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

4. 'Little Amazon' and Waterfalls

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak at 7:45 AM before heading north. Enjoy some sightseeing along the way. At 8:30 AM, you'll arrive at Takuapa Morning Market and get a chance to see local life and try some Thai delicacies. Set off in a canoe rowed by the local partner's crew in the Little Amazon at 9:20 AM. Enjoy sightseeing in the swamp forest, surrounded by hundred-year-old banyan trees and mangrove forest. Reptiles and various kind of birds can be seen on the canoe trip also, so keep your eyes peeled.  At 11:30 AM, visit the Sai Rung Waterfall and freshen up with a swim before heading back to Khao Lak, returning to your hotel around midday.

From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

5. From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

Venture north of Phuket to Khao Lak, known for its stretches of beach and lush jungle scenery. Explore this peaceful slice of Thai paradise on a full-day tour. The first stop is the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s most beautiful and famous bridges. It connects Phuket to the province of Phang Nga and has gained renown due to the tragic Romeo and Juliet-style story associated with it. It'll be a quick stop here to view the surrounding bay and take photos of the gazebos and elevated turrets. Then, head to the Andaman View Point, where you can admire a 360-degree view of the surrounding fields, hills, and mountains. Head to the river for the bamboo rafting activity. Board a small yet sturdy raft made out of bamboo and cruise down the river, admiring the calm waters and the abundant greenery of the area. Next, you'll make your way to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Located across the Khao Lak National Park in the Thai navy base, learn about the efforts the navy is going to to rehabilitate the turtles. Catch a glimpse of the numerous turtles and other endangered marine life. Take an hour to have lunch and relax near the conservation center. After lunch, head to the International Tsunami Museum and discover how the effects of the 2004 tsunami greatly affected the Khao Lak area. See the Thai navy boat that was washed ashore by a massive wave. The final destination is the Lampi Waterfall. Head over to this multi-level waterfall, walk through the rainforest trail, and even take a dip in the chilly pool before making your way back to your accommodation in Phuket.

Khao Sok Lake 2-Day Wildlife Safari

6. Khao Sok Lake 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Day 1 In the morning, get picked up from any address in Khao Lak, and head to Khao Sok National Park. Stop for capturing photos of morning mist and lush evergreen forest of Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at Sok River, and board a canoe, paddled by a local paddler. Enjoy river surroundings and beautiful landscapes. Sok River is one of the best spots to view picturesque limestone mountains, birdlife, and some reptiles. Get on the vechicle and continue driving to Khao Sok Lake or known as “Chiew Lan Lake”, board a private boat, have a sightseeing along the way. Stop at one of the lake’s most scenic spots because of it’s breathtaking limestone cliffs. Take a minute, take a photo, or even take a swim right off the boat. Arrive to a restaurant on the lake for delicious Thai lunch. Relax or swim after lunch. Continue boat journey to deeper of the lake, arrive to Klong Mon Ranger Station. Check in and register, get a room at the lake side, no air-con, no luxury villa, just a simple private room with pillows, mattress and blankets, with shared toilets and bathrooms outside. Time of hi-lights, late afternoon, board a boat for sunset safari for wildlife watching and get a great chance to see animals foraging. The areas you have chances to see ; Wild elephants, Indian Bisons, Wild Boars, Barking Deer, Dusky Langurs, Great Hornbills, lots of birds, reptiles, Civets, Gibbons and other species that run free in the wild. Our guide and boat man will help you to spot them. Enjoy sunset moments in nature. Back to the house for dinner and spend the night under the stars and enjoy the sound of nature in this truly unique place. * Accommodation : the ranger's huts, located on the island, no air con, simple equipped with mattress, pillow and blanket, (with electricity), shared toilet. See photo Day 2 Wake up for coffee. Get prepared for another wildlife safari by boat. Morning hours are the best chance for wildlife sightings along the shore, as many animals come down to the lake to get water and food from trees close to the Lake. Enjoy sighting the beautiful scenery of sunrise behind the mountain peaks over the jungle. Back to the raft house for just simply relax, swim to beat the heat, or kayak by yourselves to explore the area. Have lunch and pack up, board a boat back to the pier in the late afternoon. Get on the coach and drive to Khao Lak.

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What people are saying about Khao Lak

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 237 reviews

We really enjoyed our day in khao lak. Whilst Bambu rafting we got to see a snake and some other animals which was very exciting! The locals in the area were also very friendly. We love turtles so we very much enjoyed getting to see baby turtles and adult turtles. We finished the day at Lampi Waterfall which was a great way to cool down. Our tour guide was Joy who was amazing! Her English is very good and she was very friendly and funny. She has very good knowledge of the area and also takes very good pictures! Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable guide Wonderful personal experience with the elephants and excellent treatment of them Monkeys were a bonus experience Food at lunch and cooking demonstrations fantastic Highly recommend for all travellers young and old. A great day out and very memorable

Those were great experiences! The 2 days cleaning/bathing with elephants, by boat on the river and lake, cave/rainforest hike and the spectacular overnight stay in the tree house were very well organized. We can only recommend the tour. Marion and Rainer

Fantastic day, the guide and driver were both superb, we really enjoyed the rain forest and the canoe, and seeing the monkeys was a bonus, also enjoyed the very tasty lunch, it was all great value for money so would highly recommend this tour

Great tour and attentive guide and driver. Would recommend