Surat Thani Province
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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.

From Phuket: Khao Sok Lake Sightseeing With Kayaking

2. 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: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

3. Khao Sok: Luxury 2-Day/1-Night Lake Expedition

Enjoy a free pickup service from your accommodations in Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok, or Surat Thani, and head to Rajja Prabha Dam in Khao Sok. Be amazed by the picturesque viewpoint, which gives you a clear view of the entire national park. Depart from the pier for a scenic boat ride to Khao Sok National Park and on the way stop by Chiew Larn lake's icon the Khao Sam Klur. Start with an early morning and go on a wildlife safari and cruise the jungle shore in a long tail boat to spot gibbons, hornbills, monkeys, and other vibrant wildlife in the rainforest canopy. After your adventure, head back for a hearty breakfast before checking out and taking a boat ride back to the other side with panoramic views of the limestone mountains. Hop on your private van transfer back to your accommodation in Phuket, Krabi, or Khao Lak. The multi-day luxury package includes one night's accommodation in Pae 500 Rai's deluxe room set right on the lake and 3 delicious meals. Wake up to the most beautiful sight set in the morning mist of the surrounding rainforest. Catch a glimpse of diverse wild animals in their natural habitats such as monkeys, elephants, bulls, and wild birds. Start with an early morning and go on a wildlife safari and cruise the jungle shore in a long tail boat to spot gibbons, hornbills, monkeys, and other vibrant wildlife in the rainforest canopy. After your adventure, head back for a hearty breakfast before checking out and taking a boat ride back to the other side with panoramic views of the limestone mountains. Hop on your private van transfer back to your accommodation in Phuket, Krabi, or Khao Lak.

Khao Sok: Full-Day Chiew Larn Lake Tour

4. 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: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

5. Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

Prepare to experience the pleasures of the 500Rai Floating Resort. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool, partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Chiew Larn Lake. Join a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Then enjoy a buffet lunch upon arrival at the 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in to your room and then start exploring the lake on a kayak. Enjoy coffee, tea, and fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Enjoy bird watching in the rainforest canopy, before heading back to the resort for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool, swimming in the lake or exploring a small island on the lake with the kayak. Enjoy lunch at the resort, before departing from the resort and driving back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Surat Thani Province

Overall rating

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A highly recommended tour from start to finish! Both the route through the jungle, the stay at the resort and the safari on the lake will be an unforgettable experience. Everything is super well organized. It far exceeded our expectations, it is one of those places that you must know in your life, yes or yes. My only recommendation to enjoy the experience well is to be aware that the route through the jungle and the Cave is suitable for people with experience in trekking since it has complicated areas and several sections in which you have to cross areas with water of up to 2 meters deep. We were informed before and we were well equipped and we really enjoyed ourselves. There were people who did not and did not digest it the same way. Suitable clothing: Dry bag or backpack (for diving) Trekking sneakers (for the cave) Quick-drying long trekking pants Quick-drying trekking t-shirt Bring a cooler change of clothing and leave it at the hotel, to change later

It was the best tour we experienced in Thailand. Mario, our tour guide, was really friendly, very funny and made everything perfect for us, had plenty of time to relax, see the things we wanted to see and have one of the best experiences in this amazing lake. I suggest this tour for anyone wants to visit the lake.

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.

Had an amazing time! Khao sok is beautiful, 500rai is stunning and we also really enjoyed the trek to Coral cave.

an excursion not to be missed !! everything was perfect ! PS: aquaphobes and claustrophobes refrain