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Surat Thani Province

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Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

1. 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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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.

Khaolak: Elephant Sanctuary with Turtle Conservation Center

5. Khaolak: Elephant Sanctuary with Turtle Conservation Center

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. Wang Kiang Koo waterfall, where our local paddlers await us at the river bank. With their gigantic bamboo raft waiting for us to hop on, see our paddler in action maneuvering the raft along the stream of Kiang Koo waterfall. After the unforgettable experience with the bamboo rafting with a blast from the past, enjoy playing in crystal clear refreshing water. Next, visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center for a close turtle encounter. Hear about their species and how they were rescued. Explore the conservation center and meet different sizes of turtles, species, and colors. Then, visit Wat Lak Kaen. One of the oldest and most significant temples in the area, hear the story of the Buddha's holy relic. From here, head to a local restaurant located at Wang Kiang Koo waterfall and savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure visiting an elephant sanctuary and meeting the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Interact with them by giving a meal for the elephants with 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. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van transferring back to your hotel.

Krabi: Khaosok Jungle Walk, Bamboo Rafting, or Canoeing Tour

6. Krabi: Khaosok Jungle Walk, Bamboo Rafting, or Canoeing Tour

Start your journey by being pick-up from the hotel and direct to Khaosok national park. The First activity will be sightseeing and jungle trekking in Khaosok National Park which has limestone, fauna, and flora in the rainforest environment. After that, enjoy sightseeing the scenery of both sides of the river by canoeing or bamboo rafting. Once getting tired from the first 2 activities, enjoy lunch with a Thai set menu. The next activity will be visiting Wat Ling (Panturat Temple). Feeding monkies and learning about the whole myth of a Thai story of a Giant (Panturat). At the temple, there was a hole in this cave that Phra Sang (the Main character) used to hide from Panturat before escaping. Once Panturat found out that he was gone, she died-heart-attack in this area, there will be many episodes for you to find out. Next station, visit Khao Sok viewpoint. From this point, in the open sky, observe the view of Phanthurat Mountain that stretches in the north-south line, like a giant corpse that dies after the conch escapes from her according to legend. It is the beauty of nature that hides the aura of a small tragedy The final destination, visiting Meayai waterfall in Khaosok which is a very easily accessible place, and the most popular place for picnic.

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What people are saying about Surat Thani Province

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 269 reviews

The trip to the national park was very nice. The nature and the tranquility are very impressive. Even with a small child, everything worked out great. The monkeys in the temple were cute to look at and we were able to support the monks with a donation, after all, monks feed the monkeys as well as street animals in Thailand. The waterfall was also easy to visit with small children and a welcome change for a cooling bath. As a drink for the coffee break (also a special highlight) there was a choice of coffee and tea. So you were well served as a vegan :) All in all a very nice trip. The guides were also super nice and informative.

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.

Super nice trip with lots of nature. First a beautiful hike through the national park, followed by the best food I've ever had on a trip. At the end there is a nice canoe tour including a coffee break (made of bamboo cups) directly on the river. Our guide took a lot of time for us and showed us many other highlights.

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!

I Enjoyed the trip with the guide james , thank you so much