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Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

1. 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.

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 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 Khao Sok View Point to capture panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

3. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, enjoy some bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax on the raft and reach Cheow Lan Lake. Marvel at the beautiful scenery of amazing limestone formations. Make a stop at the river bank to enjoy a bamboo cup of morning coffee in front of the grotto. Later, taste a delicious lunch served at an authentic floating raft house. Head to the lake's pier to board a traditional long-tail boat for more lake exploration. Discover the Rajjaprabha Dam before spending about 2 hours at your leisure, relaxing and swimming at Khao Sok Lake.

Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

4. Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

Don't miss out on a visit to Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world. Get picked up from your accommodation in Khao Lak and drive for about an hour to reach the park. Make a stop at Khao Sok Viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the rainforest covered in dense morning mist. Arrive at the Sok River and board a canoe paddled by experienced local guides. Take in views of the dense rainforest and towering limestone cliffs passing, flora and fauna that make the forest a paragon of biodiversity.  Stop along the river and have a steaming cup of coffee served in bamboo cup. Board a bus bound for a local cave temple and hang out with the wild monkeys that linger in the entrance. Afterwards, get transported back to you accommodation in Khao Lak.

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

5. 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.

Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

6. 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

We had a great tour with our guide Keng. Great hike through the national park with many animals (monkeys, snakes, spiders, lizards) that Keng showed us all. Lunch was great and there was more than enough choice. The raft ride with fresh coffee/tea was great. This was freshly prepared on a fireplace in the middle of the river.

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

Very good service. This tour was amazing. If your looking for action, this is not your kind of tour. If you wonna enjoy the national parcs lush, beautiful nature this is your cup of tea. We felt blissed to be able to enjoy the day. Best tour ever. Thsnk you so much!

Car to pick up is very punctual Entry into National Park was smooth Our English speaking guide, Meow, was good in explaining highlights of the Cheow Larn Lake. We enjoyed immensely at 500 Rai resort: kayaking, swimming and lunch was delicious and plentiful.

Everything went according to plan. The guide was very nice and we had a great time. Always my pleasure.