Ride the rivers, overnight in a raft house, cycle along jungle roads and get up close and personal with elephants on this adventure to Khao Sok, an area encompassing one of the world’s oldest rainforests teeming with flora and fauna waiting to be discovered.
Khao Sok Jungle and Lake Adventure
Upon arrival at Surat Thani Airport/Train station, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to Khao Sok, about a two-hour drive. Check in to your hotel.
Khao Sok National Park and the surrounding area is a nature-lover's paradise, offering dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife, great treks and one of the world’s most picturesque lakes
This afternoon you’ll explore the area on a cycling adventure along lovely country roads. Flanked by Khao Sok and Khlong Phan national parks this area offers a great opportunity to take in the stunning scenery, search for wildlife, visit local villages and temples and learn about local industries with visits to fruit and rubber plantations.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Khao Sok
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for an amazing day filled with elephant encounters and canoeing along a jungle river.
Today starts with an ethical elephant experience at Anurak Community Lodge. The day is all about getting to know and interacting with the resident pachyderms as well as learning about their importance in Thai history and culture. You’ll meet the camp’s mahouts (elephant handlers), assisting them in feeding and bathe the elephants. Afterwards you’ll go on a stroll through the palm tree plantations before returning home to their grassy paddocks for a fruit snack. *Elephant Riding is not availble.
Lunch at the hotel restaurant.
This afternoon you’ll paddle down the Sok River. Going with the current, this canoe trip is a relaxing way to venture deep into the jungle as you search for monkeys, birds and a variety of other wildlife. Stop halfway through the trip for a coffee or tea which your guide will prepare over an open fire.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Overnight in Khao Sok
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing the hotel for Cheow Lan Lake, an easy 45-minute drive.
Upon arrival to the lake’s jetty, you’ll board a long-tail boat for a stunning one-hour ride to your floating raft house. While technically a reservoir, Cheow Lan Lake was created in 1987 when construction of the Rajjaprbha Dam concluded. The lake’s scenery is dramatic as jungle-clad limestone karsts jut from the water as local long-tails whip about the calm waters.
You'll arrive at your floating raft house in time for a local lunch.
This afternoon, you can choose between a hike to Pakarang Cave or relax at the raft house or use one of the free kayaks to explore on your own. The hike to Pakarang Cave, often referred to as Coral Cave, is a short, easy trek through a bit of jungle. The cave is known for its whimsical stalactites and stalagmites, krill rocks and petrified corals dating back some 10,000 years.
Dinner at the floating raft house.
Overnight on Cheow Lan Lake
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before setting out for the day on a morning cruise to look for wildlife and enjoy the scenery. You’re likely to see a number of birds, including hornbills, sambar deer, macaque monkeys and wild buffalo – wildlife is abundant along the lake’s shores, but more elusive animals, such as wild elephants and gibbons, are less likely to be spotted.
Return to the raft house to enjoy the morning relaxing, swimming or kayaking before checking out. You’ll return to the jetty by long-tail boat before embarking on your onward travels.