Khao Sok is ideally located on the mainland between Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui and Khao Lak, in the southern province of Surat. The Khao Sok National Park is the highlight here, where the lowland jungle (Thailand’s wettest spot) is believed to date over 160 million years, thereby staking claim to be one of the oldest rainforests on the earth. It features theatrical limestone formations shooting straight up and out into the air, deep valleys, waterfalls rippling through dense thickets, scenic lakes, mind-bending caves, wild animals and a thrilling assortment of indigenous creatures.

Highlights

  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Scenic Lakes
  • Stunning Caves

 Things to do

Elephant Hills Jungle Safari

Day 1 – Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani – Elephant Hills Transfer from your hotel (Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi or Surat Thani) to Khao Sok and whilst en route enjoy Southern Thailand’s tropical rural life. On arrival at the elephant camp you can observe, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and the project. Meet the ‘mahout’ or caretaker and their secrets and help feed and bathe the largest land animal in this part of the world. Return to camp to savor a buffet lunch comprising (not too spicy) Thai dishes. Post lunch, grab the provided life jackets and enjoy a safe, leisurely trip in a canoe along with a local river guide who will help you paddle down the tropical Sok River. Cruise past limestone mountains and cliffs covered with rainforest vegetation; glimpse flying hornbills and reptiles sunbathing on the river banks. Back at the Elephant Hills camp, bathe, relax and feel at one with nature. Sip cocktails, wines, and spirits at the Jungle Explorer

Boutique Camps-Khao Sok Paddle, Trek & Camp

Day 1 – Phuket/Krabi/Khao Lak/Don Sak/Surat Thani – Khao Sok (Join in basis) Get fetched from your hotel between 0700-0800hrs and head north to Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province as you enjoy scenic vistas along the way. Break for coffee at Khao Lak Viewpoint with its amazing views across the Andaman Sea. Stop at the Tsunami Memorial where shrines and plaques show the magnitude and impact of the 2004 tsunami. An hour later, arrive in Khao Sok. Prepare for an elephant jungle trek (1.5 hours) on a trail that stops at a Khao Sok viewpoint and the Monkey Cave temple. Return to the camp for lunch. Spend the afternoon canoeing (1.5 hours) a river and/or exploring the jungle waterways. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Dinner is served at the camp. =============================================================== Day 2 – Khao Sok

Elephant Hills Beach & Rainforest Nature Safari

Day 1 – Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani – Elephant Hills Transfer from your hotel (Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi or Surat Thani) to Phang Nga Province, glimpsing life as you pass through small rural villages, rubber and oil palm plantations. Alight a dinghy with an outboard motor (speed cat) so that you can explore rivers that cut through the mangrove forest and its maze of channels between the island and the coast. It feels like a primeval swamp! Self-paddle canoes with life jackets are available for the more adventurous types wanting to explore smaller creeks and nature. Further along the coast, meet up with a classical Burmese junk for lunch of (not too spicy) Thai cuisine. Enjoy drinks on board and idle away the afternoon on a deserted beach, swimming, relaxing or paddling a canoe. View panoramas of distant mangroves and banyan trees across the horizon. Little has changed here in hundreds of years. Return to Elephant Hills by late afternoon and enjoy dinner and evening activities, including a dance performance and cooking demonstrations before turning in for the night. ========================================================= Day 2 – Elephant Hills Awake to the sounds of nature and witness the enchanting views as the mist clears over the mountains and gibbons making their morning territorial calls that echo through the valley. Enjoy tea or coffee in the tent, and breakfast at leisure. Arrive at the elephant camp where you can observe, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and the project. Meet the ‘mahout’ or caretaker and their secrets and help feed and bathe the largest land animal in this part of the world. Return to camp to savor a buffet lunch comprising (not too spicy) Thai dishes. Post lunch, grab the provided life jackets and enjoy a safe, leisurely trip in a canoe along with a local river guide who will help you paddle down the tropical Sok River. Cruise past limestone mountains and cliffs covered with rainforest vegetation; glimpse flying hornbills and reptiles sunbathing on the river banks. Back at the Elephant Hills camp, bathe, relax and feel at one with nature. Sip cocktails, wines, and spirits at the Jungle Explorer

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