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Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

1. 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.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

2. 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: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

3. Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

Meet your guide at meeting point, then take local transportation to the starting point on the river. Your experienced guide will then take you on a canoeing safari along the Sok River, which flows through lush tropical rainforest. Canoeing along the Sok River offers a relaxing way to soak up the wildlife and landscapes of the region.  Admire views of beautiful limestone rock formations, surrounded by virgin rainforest. Khao Sok National Park is considered to be the oldest jungle in Thailand, dating back thousands of years. You may be lucky enough to see wild animals along the river, such as elephants, bears, buffalos, and monkeys.  Just sit back and relax during the trip as you slowly paddle through the water. The guide can even assist with paddling, and take pictures of you. The canoe trip will last approximately 2 hours. You will then be transferred back to the meeting point.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

4. 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.

Khao Sok National Park: Half-Day Guided Rainforest Trek

5. 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.

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

6. 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: Overnight Camping and Lake Safari

7. 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.

Khao Sok National Park: Night Jungle Walk

8. 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.

Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

9. 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.

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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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 502 reviews

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

Authentic experience with a local guide who speaks good English. I would say this trek trip is moderate to extreme level depending how far you go and the weather. Would recommend for fit people only as it can be dangerous if you're unfit.

Brilliant day start to finish! Our tour guide was lovely and went above and beyond during our trip. An amazing experience not to be missed, and great value for money :) 10/10

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!!