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Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

1. Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

Feel the excitement of white-water rafting in the heart of one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This 5km white water rafting tour is a great way to discover Thailand's lush jungles. Take your adventure to the next level with an ATV ride through the jungle. Each raft is led by a trained trip leader and safety is covered in a comprehensive briefing prior to the tour. You'll practice safety drills before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun and safe experience for everyone. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the camp before heading out for the next activity. Visit the unique Monkey Cave and head up to the waterfall for a refreshing swim to finish off the day.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

2. 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

3. 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 Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

4. Khao Lak: Raft Expedition & Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Begin your day tour with a hotel pick-up in Khao Lak between 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, and depart for the river. Hop on a bamboo raft and float along the waters, relax and enjoy the stunningly beautiful rainforest around you as your raft is pulled by a local boatman. Visit a sea turtle conservation center working to save and increase the number of sea turtles in the region. The Royal Thai Navy plays an active role in turtle conservation and baby turtles are brought to the center, where they are nursed for 6-8 months before being released into the sea. Finish the tour with a trip to Ton Pling Waterfall, the most popular waterfall in the area. Experience the lovely atmosphere and marvel at the amazing environment surrounding you. Swim in the small ponds at the waterfall and just enjoy the relaxing ambiance, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Phuket: White Water Rafting and Waterfall Trek

5. Phuket: White Water Rafting and Waterfall Trek

Start the day with an air-conditioned transfer from your hotel to the white water rafting location. You will receive a short safety briefing and training instruction, before starting on your adventure along the Song Phraek river. After this thrilling experience, take a 30-minute ATV ride to enjoy the nature of Phang Nga Province at your own pace. Once you have finished your outdoor adventures, enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food accompanied by fresh fruit and tea and coffee. After relaxing, take the opportunity to go for mini jungle walk to Ton Pariwat Waterfall. Enjoy your time at the waterfall, swimming and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. To top off your day, you will learn how to make khanom khrok, a Thai pancake made from coconut milk and rice flour. Enjoy your dessert with coffee and tea. Finally, relax and enjoy the transfer service back to your hotel in Phuket where your tour will end.

Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

6. Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

Experience local culture while also getting your thrills with this guided full-day Phuket adventure that includes a temple visit, a zip-lining adventure, and a white water rafting excursion. Start with a 2.5-hour drive to the Monkey Cave at Suwan Kuha Temple. See the 15-meter-long reclining Buddha.  Next, get ready to ride the rapids on a 5-kilometer-long white water rafting course. Then, head to the zip line site and zip along the treetops along 150-meter long lines. Take a break for lunch at the camp and recover from the exciting activities. End your wild Phuket trip with a 30-minute ATV ride, if the option is selected.

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

7. 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

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.

Krabi: Klang Cave, Bangtong Temple with Bor Thor Kayaking

9. Krabi: Klang Cave, Bangtong Temple with Bor Thor Kayaking

The day begins with pickup from your hotel and travels to the Au Luek District. As you escape the chaos of the city, feel immersed in the peaceful tranquility of your new journey by canoeing through a great sea cave with stunning limestone formation. Continue to Hua Ga Lok cave or well known as Ghost Cave with the ancient wall painting estimated to be around 3,000 years old. After that, visit and explore the mystery of the 2nd rank the most beautiful cave in Asia, one of the most complete stunning stalactite and stalagmite caves in Thailand, Klang Cave. Start the journey by walking through the dark, deep, and complicated cave. The explored leader needed During your experience, pass through divided 13 interior halls. Taking 1 - 2 hours is basic for non-cave explorers to visit all halls. However, the first 3 rooms are worth it to fulfill your unforgettable memories. On other hand, some route inside is not smooth as usual and some might need climbing activity, so a trekking or climbing outfit would be suitable for the exploration. Bringing flashlights and contact staff or tour guides before the visit are a must. Once you’re full up from lunch in a local restaurant at Bor Thor, travel to worship at the magnificent Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol Temple, formerly known as Bang Tong Temple. The temple is located in the middle of a luscious rubber plantation, and has a tall pagoda that is the pride of the local community. At the temple, learn about its fascinating history, its links to the King, and about the holy relics you can find inside.

Khaolak: Elephant Sanctuary with Turtle Conservation Center

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 117 reviews

Absolutely recommendable!! Our guide Ken took a lot of time to answer all of our questions. We didn't walk the direct route, but rather on narrow paths right in the jungle over small streams, hill and dale. There was a great view and a soft drink halfway through the route. Afterwards a very, very delicious lunch was served great and lovingly in bamboo bowls. Then it was off to the river. Very impressive with the high mountains all around. Best of all was the tea/coffee break during the riverside ride! If you could give 6 stars, this tour deserves it!

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!

It was a great time that I spent. Everything was prepared in advance. The guide was really helpful and give a lot of information for the places that we visit. Everyone knows how to make your day happy. Thanks for all of the workers who made our day.

bamboo rafting is amazing, would highly recommend. Make sure you wear a swimming gear as you'll get a wet bum!

Bob (tour guide) and Sun (driver) we’re great hosts