Khao Sok National Park Activities

Our most recommended Khao Sok National Park Activities

From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife Tour

1. From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife 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. 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. Have the chance to swim from the boat. 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, with a 270-degree view of the lake. Spend some free time just simply relaxing or swimming to beat the heat. Get back on the boat and head to the pier for your transfer back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

2. 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 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 Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

3. Khao Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

Discover Thailand's natural beauty on a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake and Klong Seang National Park from Khao Lak. Experience two traditional forms of transportation; bamboo rafts and longtail boats, trek through the jungle, and enjoy dinner at a bamboo raft house. Be picked up early morning at your hotel lobby and start your day with a scenic drive. Along the way, make your first stop at Ban Ta Khun Market where you can observe the daily life of the locals. Stop for a photo opportunity at Cheow Lan Lake Viewpoint before boarding a longtail boat towards the lake's hidden lagoon. Take in breathtaking views of the dramatic limestone mountains and emerald-green waters as you sail. Upon arrival at Klong Seang National Park, start the adventure with a 1.5-kilometer jungle trek. Admire native Thai wildlife as you stroll. Next, board a traditional bamboo raft to reach Coral Cave, where you can admire spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Continue to a bamboo house for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, enjoy some free time to relax, swim, or kayak. On the way back, stop for a photo at Khao Sam Kloe, the iconic rock formation on the lake. Upon arrival at the pier, hop back on the van and get dropped off back at your hotel.

Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

4. 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 Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

5. 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.

Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

6. Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

Get back to nature on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Experience one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying a traditional Thai buffet and riding kayaks on the lake.  Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel at around 6:15 AM. Witness the interesting views of local life along the way to Khao Sok National Park. Upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake, board a traditional long-tail boat and take in the beautiful panoramic views.  Enjoy a nice walk through the jungle, then hop on a bamboo raft at a hidden lagoon. Next, take an exciting cave exploration through the ancient Coral Cave, dating back 10,000 years.  At the far end of the lake, savor a delicious and authentic Thai buffet lunch at a floating restaurant — the resort with the best views of Cheow Lan Lake. After lunch, spend some free time self-paddle kayaking around the emerald lake. Relax with refreshing drinks and seasonal fruits by the pool before the return trip back to your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Day Trip to Khao Sok with Elephant Camp Visit

7. From Khao Lak: Day Trip to Khao Sok with Elephant Camp Visit

Get out of Khao Lak and into the jungles of Khao Sok National Park on a day tour. Encounter elephants, paddle along a jungle river, and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings. After getting picked up at your hotel in Khao Lak, travel to the park to start your canoeing adventure. Paddle along a calm river with your guide, passing limestone cliffs, ancient trees, and exotic plants. Pay attention to your surroundings and you might spot some of the local wildlife. Look for snakes sleeping in the trees and groups of monkeys playing close to the water. Afterward, dig into a Thai buffet lunch in a wonderful atmosphere at a treehouse resort. Enjoy the atmosphere as you dine on some local cuisine. Next, visit the elephant camp for an up-close encounter with these giants. You'll have the opportunity to play with elephants, feed them, and bathe them. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Khao Lak at the end of your experience.

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

This trip was one of the highlights of our trip through Thailand. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel we were treated very well. The crew is super cool and my compliments for the enthusiasm and knowledge that everyone has for the jungle. They are small groups and a lot of thought is given to what you want to see as a customer. The food was also very tasty and the accommodation was also in a prime location. You have to keep in mind that you get the real wildlife experience, buy leech socks for the hike and make sure you have sturdy shoes and a waterproof bag. We also expected that it would be a kind of safari, like in Africa. But because the forests are sheltered, the chance that you will see an animal is very small. We have seen an elephant, monkeys, birds and many impressive insects. The wildlife is also amazing. My compliments to the staff and I would definitely recommend this to anyone! Greetings from Bart and Loes

Absolutely recommendable!! Our guide Ken took a lot of time to answer all of our questions. We didn't walk the direct route, but rather on narrow paths right in the jungle over small streams, hill and dale. There was a great view and a soft drink halfway through the route. Afterwards a very, very delicious lunch was served great and lovingly in bamboo bowls. Then it was off to the river. Very impressive with the high mountains all around. Best of all was the tea/coffee break during the riverside ride! If you could give 6 stars, this tour deserves it!

A really nice tour with two great guides, who are very knowledgeable and also very happy to respond to the wishes of the customers. The tour through the Khao Sok was really very nice and not too strenuous. In case of rain, the guides had a poncho for everyone. The lunch that followed was very good and was surpassed by the subsequent canoe trip, during which the beautiful landscape can be explored from a different perspective. When the weather is nice, you can also see one or the other animal in the wild.

What a fabulous tour. It was perfect with a hotel pick-up and personal service all the way. The trip is as described and highlights were hiking through the rainforest, swimming in the river by the waterfall, a lovely lunch and being paddled downstream in the canoe, stopping to drink tea from water boiled in bamboo canes. Our guide was excellent and helped us to find a wealth of wildlife and fauna.

The excursion was great. The guide called Jungle Joe is highly recommended!