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Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

Activity provider: Bigcountry Andaman

Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

Activity provider: Bigcountry Andaman

From US$ 71.89 per person

Explore the beauty of Khao Sok National Park with an amazing elephant bathing experience in the green jungle before bamboo rafting along the river with a unique coffee break on the bank.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Get picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak between 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM. Please be in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Khao Lak

  • Takua Pa (traditional market)

  • Thongsuk Elephant Park (visit)

  • Wat Suwan Kuha (sightseeing, view)

  • Khao Sok National Park (lunch)

  • Khlong Sok (bamboo rafting)

  • Khlong Sok (bamboo coffee)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Khao Lak

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Feed the gentle elephants bananas before bathing them at a rescue camp
  • Relax during your bamboo rafting journey along the Sok River while enjoying the beautiful scenery
  • Stop at the river bank to enjoy bamboo coffee in font of the limestone cave
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant next to the river
  • Browse around the Takuapa local market and visit the monkey temple
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Viewpoint and Monkey Temple entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Life jacket
  • Bamboo coffee
  • Drinks
  • Basic accident insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may change due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances
  • Once booked, the local tour operator will confirm your exact pick-up time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 398 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour was very good. Since there are very few tourists in Thailand due to corona, we had a private tour. We were picked up promptly at 08:00 in a new SUV at the hotel. Aong our guide was very nice, answered all our questions and told us a lot about the region. The trip to the market in Takua Pa to start with is a must. Then we went to the elephant camp. There is no riding on the elephants and no whips or anything else used - that was very important to us! Aong took great pictures of us - throughout the trip. We continued to the Monkey Temple in Khao Sok National Park. Afterwards there was a delicious lunch in a typical Thai restaurant in the middle of the jungle. Finally the bamboo ride, where we also saw monkeys. On the way back to the hotel, Aong even stopped at a supermarket so we could buy postcards. Anytime again with Green Andaman Travel. Thank you Aung!

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April 6, 2022

We were picked up at the hotel on time and were lucky enough to have the tour alone as a couple. Our guide spoke English and both he and the driver were very friendly! During the tour we learned a lot about the country, its culture and there was also one or the other personal experience. Bamboo rafting and monkey temple were great. However, the encounter with the elephants left us with a queasy feeling. The keeper rode on the neck of the animal and had an elephant hook with him, and he kept getting loud commands. All animals looked healthy and well cared for. Bathing and feeding was great, but when we left we could see an elephant trekking on the opposite side. The guide told us that this is the same camp - you can also ride there. When we asked if that wasn't forbidden, he just replied "well that's not very good but okay". If we had known these circumstances beforehand, we would have decided against this tour.

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February 13, 2020

Truly a fantastic experience. There were no tourists and we got our "own" elephant to wash. And the other couple who were there got theirs. Nice and authentic trip on the original rafts and nice to visit the cheeky monkeys. We had a nice and good guide and driver. It was a quiet and really nice day and our 7 year olds loved it. We experienced so much on this day. We really felt that this trip was worth every penny.

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February 7, 2020

Product ID: 135872