Khao Sok National Park
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Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

1. Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe 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. Stop along the way at the Khao Sok Viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the morning mist over the rainforest. Upon arrival at the park, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 4-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. 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 Panturat Cave and spot wild monkeys in their natural habitat before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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Khao Sok: Overnight Camping and Lake Safari

2. Khao Sok: Overnight Camping and Lake Safari

Discover the Khao Sok National Park in its fullest beauty, both on land and on Chiew Lan Lake. Experience camping in a completely untouched natural environment. Enjoy a jungle-style breakfast in the morning, and venture on a lake safari. See Diamond Cave and eat a cultural lunch at the raft house. Get picked up from your hotel in Khao Iak and begin the 7km hike along a small jungle trail in one of the oldest rainforests in Thailand. Discover edible jungle plants and learn about local ecology from your guide. Trek through the deep jungle, cross rivers, and explore the massive buttress roots and banyan trees. Wander through bamboo forests and find stunning rock formations with caves and grottos. Eat lunch among the lizards and jungle birds. Stake camp before sunset with tents and hammocks, find wood for the cooking fire, collect water, and learn survival techniques from the crew. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere, with sounds of the jungle surrounding a perfect night under the stars. Wake up for for coffee and breakfast, rainforest-style. Pack up and clear the camp site and climb aboard a boat towards a floating rafthouse. Enjoy the stunning view of Chiew Lan Lake on the way. Visit Prakai Petch Cave and enjoy sighting stalagmites and stalagtites inside. Work up an appetite before arriving at the floating rafthouse for lunch. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, swimming, and kayaking around the area.

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Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

3. Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, start your adventure into the jungle with an easy trek. As you walk, admire the jungle scenery with its mountainous terrain and steep limestone cliffs. Highlights of the park for nature lovers include unique vegetation, such as white palm trees, and the rare rafflesia flower. You will also be able to spot strange animals in their natural habitat. Continue on your trek to arrive at the Bang Hua Rad and Wing Hin waterfalls. These falls are emerald in color and very unique. Spend some time at the falls soaking up the scenery and taking pictures. Then trek back to the starting point.

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Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

4. Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel. Make your first stop at Rajja Prabha Dam's viewpoint for a unique photo opportunity. After that, depart on a long-tail boat ride to Chiew Larn Lake's highlight, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain. Next, jungle trek to Nam Ta Lu cave to see the impressive limestone formations deep inside this very large cave. Then, head to the iconic Pae 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious and Southern Thai buffet. After lunch, spend time in the heart of nature and do some birdwatching. Alternatively, kayak or swim in Chiew Larn Lake's stunning turquoise water, learn how to make a cocktail, or simply bask in the sun surrounded by greenery. The resort guarantees the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After an adventurous day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towards the other side of the lake to transfer back to your hotel or next destination.

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Khao Sok National Park: Night Jungle Walk

5. Khao Sok National Park: Night Jungle Walk

Start your night adventure with a transfer from the meeting point to the national park entrance. Once there, walk along an exclusive night trail only available to your group which is of course perfectly safe. Explore the jungle and its tropical plants at night from a different perspective while your knowledgeable guide provides valuable information about the park. Equipped only with a flashlight, hike along the trails of the national park and spot nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. What species you will discover cannot be predicted but either way, walking through the beautiful tropical rainforest at night is already an adventure itself.

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Khao Sok: 2-Nights in Treehouse Resort & Private Jungle Trek

6. Khao Sok: 2-Nights in Treehouse Resort & Private Jungle Trek

Enjoy a 3-day, 2-night stay at a treehouse-style accommodation in the Baan Khao Sok Resort and go on a full-day private guided trek at the Khao Sok National Park, which includes a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake. Day 1: Check-in at the accommodation at 1.00 PM and spend your free time exploring the lush grounds of the Tree House Hotel. Visit the resort’s restaurant and try local snacks, drinks, and a delicious dinner. Day 2:  After your complimentary breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide at the lobby at 9:00 AM, and drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Marvel at the forested surroundings, high limestone mountains, and steep cliff terrains as you enter the park.  Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you set off on your hiking adventure. See unique flora and if you’re lucky catch a glimpse of rare colorful birds or even elephants strolling through the forest.  Take a break for a hearty lunch, and then continue your trek to catch a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake to the north side of Ratchapraparop Dam, whose emerald water gives it a magical atmosphere. Finish your day at a central viewing point in the dam where you can admire the national park’s impressive landscape. Afterward, travel back to the resort to relax for the rest of the day. Day 3:  Wake up to another tasty complimentary breakfast and spend more free time relaxing or exploring before checking out by noontime.

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Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

7. Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

Meet your guide at meeting point, then take local transportation to the starting point on the river. Your experienced guide will then take you on a canoeing safari along the Sok River, which flows through lush tropical rainforest. Canoeing along the Sok River offers a relaxing way to soak up the wildlife and landscapes of the region.  Admire views of beautiful limestone rock formations, surrounded by virgin rainforest. Khao Sok National Park is considered to be the oldest jungle in Thailand, dating back thousands of years. You may be lucky enough to see wild animals along the river, such as elephants, bears, buffalos, and monkeys.  Just sit back and relax during the trip as you slowly paddle through the water. The guide can even assist with paddling, and take pictures of you. The canoe trip will last approximately 2 hours. You will then be transferred back to the meeting point.

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Khao Sok: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Visit

8. Khao Sok: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Visit

Start the activity by sustainably cutting orchard and banana trees. Ingredients for creating the combination come from the orchard or the nearby community forest which helps contributing income for the local community. Then, watch elephants playing while you relax in the shade. Have the possibility to scrub some itchy places that the elephants cannot easily reach themselves. Learn about the behavior of these beautiful animals from your knowledgeable guide.

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Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

9. Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

Meet your guide and head to the National Park entrance together. Then, start breathing in the fresh mountain air as you stretch your legs and marvel at the unique limestone formations surrounding you. On this 4.35 mile (7 km) hiking trail, enjoy the opportunity to spot wild animals such as wild elephants, serow, tigers, Malayan sun bears, and over 180 bird species. After a delicious lunch, take a long-tail boat ride across Cheow Lan Lake, an artificial dam reservoir. Head to the northern side of the Ratchaprarop Dam to take in picturesque views before heading back.

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

This trip solely is probably not worth your money. At the point of arrival you can book an extra trip to a cave which was absolutely worth it for me and my girlfriend. The lake is beautiful and you will absolutely enjoy every second of it. The guide was great. Her husband is from Rotterdam. Luckily, I am too so we had a good connection.

It was the best tour we experienced in Thailand. Mario, our tour guide, was really friendly, very funny and made everything perfect for us, had plenty of time to relax, see the things we wanted to see and have one of the best experiences in this amazing lake. I suggest this tour for anyone wants to visit the lake.

Lovely day in Khao Sok: hike in the rainforest with a skilled and sympathetic local guide, boat trip on the stunningly beautiful Ratchaprapha Lake ... and then a swim in the lake after a long hot day - wow!

an excursion not to be missed !! everything was perfect ! PS: aquaphobes and claustrophobes refrain

Incredibly beautiful nature and lots of background information. Must do!