Khao Sok National Park
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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.

Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

2. Cheow Lan Lake & Coral Cave Tour with Kayaking

Get back to nature on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Experience one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying a traditional Thai buffet and riding kayaks on the lake.  Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel at around 6:15 AM. Witness the interesting views of local life along the way to Khao Sok National Park. Upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake, board a traditional long-tail boat and take in the beautiful panoramic views.  Enjoy a nice walk through the jungle, then hop on a bamboo raft at a hidden lagoon. Next, take an exciting cave exploration through the ancient Coral Cave, dating back 10,000 years.  At the far end of the lake, savor a delicious and authentic Thai buffet lunch at a floating restaurant — the resort with the best views of Cheow Lan Lake. After lunch, spend some free time self-paddle kayaking around the emerald lake. Relax with refreshing drinks and seasonal fruits by the pool before the return trip back to your hotel.

Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

3. Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

Start your adventure bright and early with a complimentary pickup from your hotel. Make your first stop at Raja Prabha Dam's viewpoint for a unique photo opportunity. After that, depart on a long-tail boat ride to Chiew Larn Lake's highlight, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain. Next, jungle Trek through the untouched jungle to climb up to the hidden waterfall at the lake. Then, head to the iconic Pae 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious Southern Thai buffet. After lunch, spend time in the heart of nature and do some bird-watching. Alternatively, kayak or swim in Chiew Larn Lake's stunning turquoise water, learn how to make a cocktail, or simply bask in the sun surrounded by greenery. The resort guarantees the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After an adventurous day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towards the other side of the lake to transfer back to your hotel or your next destination.

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.

From Krabi: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing with Kayaking & Lunch

5. From Krabi: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing with Kayaking & Lunch

Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Larn Lake on this tour from Krabi. Benefit from included hotel pickup and drop-off, and feast on a southern Thai-style buffet lunch. After meeting your guide at your hotel, head to your first stop at Rajjaprabha Dam's viewpoint for a fantastic photo opportunity. Next, hop into a longtail boat to explore Cheow Larn Lake, and marvel at its unquestionable highlight, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain. Once you've explored the lake, stop at the floating resort for a delicious southern Thai buffet. With your energy restored, spend time further exploring the lake on a kayak, swim, or simply kick back and relax by the pool with cocktails available for purchase. Whatever you do, soak up the resort's stunning views of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and lush jungle. After a relaxing day, get back onto the longtail boat and make your way back to the other side of the lake to begin your return journey to your hotel in Krabi.

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.

From Phuket: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing With Kayaking

7. From Phuket: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing With Kayaking

Start with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Make your first stop at the viewpoint of Rajjaprabha Dam for a fantastic photo opportunity. Afterwards, depart on a scenic long-tail boat ride to the highlight of Chiew Larn Lake, the Khao Sam Kler limestone mountain.  Arrive at the 500 Rai floating resort for a delicious southern-Thai buffet lunch. Enjoy authentic Thai dishes and the beautiful ambience of your surroundings. After lunch, spend some time discovering the lake by paddling your kayak on the water or just chill out by the pool with your new book while sipping a cocktail, available for purchase. Get the best view of the lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and the lush jungle. After a relaxing day, hop back on the long-tail boat and cruise towards the other side of the lake to transfer back to your hotel.

Khao Sok River Canoe | Half-Day Tour

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 270 reviews

The tour was the perfect opportunity to spend a day in Khao Sok. We were picked up on time and an hour later we were already in the boat. The program was run very well, but in my opinion it was run a little too thin. A 40-minute jungle hike and a visit to the Coral Cave were the main activities (boat trip and lunch skipped).

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.

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.

Great day trip! Guide was knowledgeable, informative, personable, and energetic. Highly recommend doing this trip with 500 Rai Resort.

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