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Khao Sok National Park Culture & history

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Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

1. Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

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 Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

2. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. Partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off 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 sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, 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. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

Krabi: Khaosok Jungle Walk, Bamboo Rafting, or Canoeing Tour

3. Krabi: Khaosok Jungle Walk, Bamboo Rafting, or Canoeing Tour

Start your journey by being pick-up from the hotel and direct to Khaosok national park. The First activity will be sightseeing and jungle trekking in Khaosok National Park which has limestone, fauna, and flora in the rainforest environment. After that, enjoy sightseeing the scenery of both sides of the river by canoeing or bamboo rafting. Once getting tired from the first 2 activities, enjoy lunch with a Thai set menu. The next activity will be visiting Wat Ling (Panturat Temple). Feeding monkies and learning about the whole myth of a Thai story of a Giant (Panturat). At the temple, there was a hole in this cave that Phra Sang (the Main character) used to hide from Panturat before escaping. Once Panturat found out that he was gone, she died-heart-attack in this area, there will be many episodes for you to find out. Next station, visit Khao Sok viewpoint. From this point, in the open sky, observe the view of Phanthurat Mountain that stretches in the north-south line, like a giant corpse that dies after the conch escapes from her according to legend. It is the beauty of nature that hides the aura of a small tragedy The final destination, visiting Meayai waterfall in Khaosok which is a very easily accessible place, and the most popular place for picnic.

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

The excursion was very good. The guide "Nain" was great and told us many things about Thailand. He took great photos and videos of us at every opportunity. He responded to our wishes and was also very friendly and personable. I would do a tour with him again anytime. As there were no other travelers we had a private tour at no extra charge.

Excellent trip well lead by our knowledgable and interesting guide. Elephant bathing was very good and interactive. Bamboo raft was very good with Bamboo cup of coffee brewd in Bamboo cane. This was followed by a very good lunch. Also included was stop at waterfall, viewing point, monkey temple and local market.

Right from the hotel pickup, our guide made sure we were aware what was going to happen, what to look for and how to get the most of each experience. His efforts were outstanding and added to a wonderful day.

Super guide with super experience to every question an exact answer. With this guide I would book every tour again highly recommended!

A great tour. There were only two of us. Unreservedly recommended.