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Our most recommended Khao Sok National Park Safaris & Wildlife Activities

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 National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

2. Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

This all-inclusive overnight stay takes you one step closer to the jungle. Sleep in a stylish treehouse and gain insights into the diverse nature of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest national parks worldwide. Your tour includes meals and round-trip transportation from Khao Lak. Pack your bags and prepare for a jam-packed multi-day trip that includes canoeing and elephant bathing (no riding) in the valley of the rainforest as well as taking a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake, visiting a cave, and jungle trekking. You’ll have the chance to get to know Khao Sok from different sides to experience its diversity to the fullest. Being at the right time at the right place, you might see blooming orchids or even the biggest flower in the world. With a bit of luck, you might see gibbon monkeys crossing your path. On your first day, explore the riverside of Khao Sok by canoe and meet some gentle elephants to play and have a bath with them. Have lunch and dinner at the Rock and Treehouse Resort and later have enough time to explore its surroundings. After an unforgettable night in one of the unique bungalows in the middle of nature, wake up for a fresh breakfast before beginning the second day, which will be spent at the barrier lake. Sightseeing by longtail boat, get the chance to easily enjoy the unique landscape. Later, join a 1-hour jungle trek with a local ranger. He’ll take you deep inside the jungle to explore untouched nature. A cave visit will also be part of the trip and, after having an authentic Thai lunch at the bamboo raft houses, you’ll have some more time to swim and relax. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel, riding again through the lush landscape of Khao Sok.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok National Park 2-Day Wildlife Safari

3. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok National Park 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Travel in an air-conditioned van to the verdant shores of Cheow Lan Lake in the Khao Sok National Park. Be rocked to sleep aboard a floating bungalow, swim in pristine waters, savor local dishes, and take a boat ride to Frog Island. 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 Frog Island where you can admire sweeping views of the lake. Set off on an easy, guided jungle walk around the island. Be introduced to flora and fauna along the trail by your guide. 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 National Park: Night Jungle Walk

4. 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.

Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

5. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

Khao Sok: Overnight Camping and Lake Safari

6. 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.

From Phuket: Khao Sok 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

7. From Phuket: Khao Sok 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

Enjoy a free pickup service from your accommodations in Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok, or Surat Thani, and head to Rajja Prabha Dam in Khao Sok. Be amazed by the picturesque viewpoint, which gives you a clear view of the entire national park. Depart from the pier for a scenic boat ride to Khao Sok National Park and on the way stop by Chiew Larn lake's icon the Khao Sam Klur. Start your adventure with a jungle trek to the hidden waterfall. Climb back aboard the long tail boat head towards 500Rai floating resort for a delicious and authentic Southern Thai lunch. Check in and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the heart of nature. Choose from a whole range of activities such as swimming in the turquoise lake, kayaking or paddle boarding, before having dinner in an exquisite atmosphere by the lake. The multi-day luxury package includes one night's accommodation in Pae 500 Rai's deluxe room set right on the lake and 3 delicious meals. Wake up to the most beautiful sight set in the morning mist of the surrounding rainforest. Catch a glimpse of diverse wild animals in their natural habitats such as monkeys, elephants, bulls, and wild birds. Start with an early morning and go on a wildlife safari and cruise the jungle shore in a long tail boat to spot gibbons, hornbills, monkeys, and other vibrant wildlife in the rainforest canopy. After your adventure, head back for a hearty breakfast before checking out and taking a boat ride back to the other side with panoramic views of the limestone mountains. Hop on your private van transfer back to your accommodation in Phuket, Krabi, or Khao Lak.

Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

8. 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.

Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

9. Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

Prepare to experience the pleasures of the 500Rai Floating Resort. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool, 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. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Chiew Larn Lake. Join a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Then enjoy a buffet lunch upon arrival at the 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in to your room and then start exploring the lake on a kayak. Enjoy coffee, tea, and fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Enjoy bird watching in the rainforest canopy, before heading back to the resort for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool, swimming in the lake or exploring a small island on the lake with the kayak. Enjoy lunch at the resort, before departing from the resort and driving back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Full-Day Private Tour to Khao Sok Highlights

10. From Phuket: Full-Day Private Tour to Khao Sok Highlights

Embark on an adventure and spend a day venturing north to Khao Sok. Join this full-day Khao Sok tour full of activities and sights to complete your Thai vacation. Get the day started with a quick stop by the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s beautiful bridges with its shining elevated gazebos, it rose to fame due to the tragic story of two lovers who jumped off the bridge.  Stroll along the pedestrian bridge while taking photos of the beautiful scenery. Head towards Khao Sok National Park and trek through the jungle, taking in the lush greenery and local flora and fauna if you select this option. Have a hearty lunch before proceeding to the next activity, rafting or canoeing down the Khao Sok River, which is a great way to take in the surrounding scenery. Your next stop is The Wat Panturat or “Monkey Temple”, located within the park and built on a limestone plateau. See the temple that is appropriately nicknamed because of the large number of monkeys that have taken residence in or near the temple. Make sure to keep your valuables with you at all times as the monkeys aren’t known for being shy.  Visit the Khao Sok Viewpoint before making your way back to Phuket. Take in the amazing rainforest terrain of the park. Don’t forget to take out your cameras or phones to take some great photos to serve as souvenirs for a memorable day spent at Khao Sok.

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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

We went here in August and had an amazing day. Jammed packed with well organised activities. Our driver spoke excellent English and was more than helpful and happy to talk to us about living in Thailand. Although people we met were welcoming. The elephant encounter really touched our hearts. They are well cared for here and being able give them a mud bath was such a precious experience. This memory is mine forever! We would definitely book again.

We had a great tour with our guide Anek. Everything went super punctually and the guide gave us a great day by bringing his country closer to us in many ways. The destinations we drove to were super nice and the kayak trip was a real highlight! An absolute recommendation!

Great tour with great experiences. A lot of information. Individually responded to queries and organizational matters. More offered than expected :-)

It is a very nice tour through this area. Just make sure you have good shoes that can get dirty!!