Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Embark on an adventure and spend a day full of adventure at the Phang Nga province of Thailand, north of Phuket. Make a short stop at the Wat Suwan Kuha, this famous Phuket temple is housed inside a large limestone and is known for the imposing statue of the reclining Buddha in the heart of the cave. Marvel at the cavernous cliff and Buddha statues before we leave to start your first activity, Phuket rafting. Take it slowly first and head to the river where you'll board a raft and cruise through the water taking in the picturesque scenery of the area. After paddling past a 5 km stretch of water, stop for some delicious local lunch to strengthen yourselves for the upcoming activities. Strap on some harnesses and get ready for the zipline Phuket activity. Soar through the canopies of Phang Nga’s lush rainforests and enjoy the experience. Make your way back to the ground and traverse th...
You'll begin by being picked up from from anywhere on Phuket Island by luxury minivan. From there, meet your lead guide at Ao Por Pier in the north of Phuket and depart early in the morning in a long-tail boat. Circumvent north Phang Nga Bay and head to Hong Island for the first kayaking stop. There you will try hard-shell kayaking at the most spectacular spots on the planet. Your guide will provide you with basic kayaking instructions so you can paddle your own kayak, or you can alternately opt to paddle a double kayak with a guide. Continue to Koh Yao Yao Island and enjoy lunch at a local Thai restaurant, which will consist of healthy and high quality food. Afterwards, head to Panak Island for the second kayaking stop which includes the limestone caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons, which were discovered by John Gray in 1989.
Venture north of Phuket to Khao Lak, known for its stretches of beach and lush jungle scenery. Explore this peaceful slice of Thai paradise on a full-day tour. The first stop is the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s most beautiful and famous bridges. It connects Phuket to the province of Phang Nga and has gained renown due to the tragic Romeo and Juliet-style story associated with it. It'll be a quick stop here to view the surrounding bay and take photos of the gazebos and elevated turrets. Then, head to the Andaman View Point, where you can admire a 360-degree view of the surrounding fields, hills, and mountains. Head to the river for the bamboo rafting activity. Board a small yet sturdy raft made out of bamboo and cruise down the river, admiring the calm waters and the abundant greenery of the area. Next, you'll make your way to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Located across the...
Sit back and relax in a high quality private van driven by a professional English-speaking driver. Enjoy 8 hours of this car rental which picks up at any hotel in Khao Lak. Explore the different spots in Khao Lak such as the local market, restaurants, temples, elephant sanctuaries or take a longer trip to visit Phuket's exciting hot spots. If you would like recommendations on where to visit on your 8-hour car hire, your friendly driver would be more than happy to help you plan an itinerary.
Enjoy a private trip to James Bond Island by speedboat charter service, optionally with a local guide. Benefit from a personalized timetable to give you an ideal experience on each island. Following a pickup at 8 AM from your hotel, check-in at the Boat Lagoon Pier at the Marina Phuket and set sail for your island adventure. Then, depart for Phang Nga Bay to visit Panak Island and Hong Island. Canoe in the beautiful mangrove forest at Hong island and marvel at the natural beauty of the island. Next, explore the sea caves with an expert paddle team where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. At 12:30 PM, head towards the popular fishing village Koh Pan-Yee and savor a tasty Thai lunch. After lunch, visit Khoa Tapoo also known as James Bond Island to explore the famous movie location where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. Marvel at Khoa Ping Kan, the famous leaning...
Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, explore the Sang-Nea River by canoe and discover why it is known as the "Little Amazon." Get the chance to spot wildlife including snakes, monkeys and birds. Browse the local market of Takuapa before heading to Kuraburi. Trek the serene rainforest of Sri Phang Nga National Park and hike to the Tam Nang Waterfall to swim in the cooling pools. Snack on seasonal fresh fruits and other refreshments. Next, enjoy a delicious set menu lunch at a cozy restaurant. Return to Khao Lak, and stop at a unique coffee shop for an aromatic drink and to experience the local herbs at the hot springs along the way.
We had a wonderful excursion with our driver and guide, Ran. The little Amazon canoe ride was really peaceful and beautiful. We saw some snakes sleeping on the trees as well as birds and lizards. The mangrove trees were spectacular. We went to the less visited national park called Sri Phang Nga. We fed quite a few fishes and started our trek (500 m) through the forest. It was quite a gentle trek and our guide (Ran) was very knowledgeable and showed us the flora and fauna as we were walking. The Tam Nang waterfall was spectacular and was in full flow as it was the rainy season. It was very impressive as we felt the spray from the water. It is one of the highest falls in Khao Lak. After a lovely lunch in the national park we went to the Romannee Hot Springs. It was therapeutic and relaxing but we had to be careful with the hottest pools!! It was a lovely experience though. I will recommend this itinerary as an alternative to staying on the beach.
Explore the magnificent locations that surround Phuket in comfort and style with this private tour by speed boat. Select your own itinerary to create an amazing program, taking you to the stunning Phi Phi Islands, the magnificent Phang Nga Bay, or the beautiful islands of Krabi. Start your day with pickup from your hotel on the island of Phuket, at any time from 5 AM to 1PM. Early departure is recommended, to see the stunning sights before hordes of tourists arrive. Upon arrival at the local partner's office in the Royal Phuket Marina you'll be served coffee and light snacks, while your captain give you a briefing on the day ahead. With this luxury private experience, the choice is yours. Ask for recommendations of places to visit and locations to see, then design your perfect itinerary. Swim in crystal clear waters, go snorkeling in calm bays, explore dramatic sea caves, and admire th...
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 th...
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My girlfriend and I were lucky since there were only two of us that day. Our guide, who spoke English very well, and our driver were very nice. The day was very worth it because you could really immerse yourself in nature. Be it the canoe tour or the waterfall in the national park. (Tip: take something to feed the fish for the waterfall) Unfortunately we could not go to the hot springs due to bad weather. However, the response was quick and we were offered a tour of the temple, which was worth it. It was a great day. Many thanks to the guide and the driver!
The tour offered a very good price-performance ratio for the money, each station was a highlight in itself, a lot was explained, there was a lot to laugh about and our wishes were met. Compared to other tours, the tour booked through GyG is much more personal and therefore better.
We had a wonderful day with your guide today, with many wonderful moments! We felt the enthusiasm of our tour guide very much. He had told and shown us many interesting things about the country of Thailand and nature. We are very satisfied!
Lovely with a private guide who took the time to tell in great detail about the local conditions along the way. A great experience and best recommendations from here.
Our guide Wirathon has given us a great day. It was varied and the individual needs were taken into account.