Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife Tour

1. From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife Tour

Enjoy an overnight tour to "Cheow Lan Lake," located in the "Khao Sok National Park." Visit the"Nam Rad Watershed Forest" to marvel at its unique jungle and crystal clear creek. Sleep on a beautiful floating raft house on the lake, discover the landscape and wilderness by boat. Take part in a leisurely jungle walk and explore a cave. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from an address in Khao Lak. Kick back and relax in an air-conditioned van on the drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Stop to snap photos of the morning mist and lush evergreen forest from the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at the Nam Rad Watershed, a unique watershed forest where you can swim in a crystal-clear creek and soak up the greenery. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake for a boat tour to highlights like the Three-brother Pillar. Have the chance to swim from the boat. Dig into a local lunch at the raft house and check in to the charming floating bungalows with breathtaking views of the lake. In the late afternoon, board a boat and admire the stunning area in the glow of the setting sun. Look for bright birds, reptiles, and some mammals. Return to the raft house for dinner and have free time to gaze up at the stars and breathe in the fresh air. Get some rest for your next adventure-filled day. Day 2: Wake up with a cup of coffee and the view, or take a kayak out to soak up the morning scenery as the sun rises from behind the mountain peaks which loom over the jungle. Fill up with a hearty breakfast before packing up and checking out. Cruise to a jungle trail where you can admire lush views of the rainforest. Set off on an easy, guided jungle walk around the island. Be introduced to flora and fauna along the trail by your guide. Explore the cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, with a 270-degree view of the lake. Spend some free time just simply relaxing or swimming to beat the heat. Get back on the boat and head to the pier for your transfer back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

2. Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

This all-inclusive overnight stay takes you one step closer to the jungle. Sleep in a stylish treehouse and gain insights into the diverse nature of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest national parks worldwide. Your tour includes meals and round-trip transportation from Khao Lak. Pack your bags and prepare for a jam-packed multi-day trip that includes canoeing and elephant bathing (no riding) in the valley of the rainforest as well as taking a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake, visiting a cave, and jungle trekking. You’ll have the chance to get to know Khao Sok from different sides to experience its diversity to the fullest. Being at the right time at the right place, you might see blooming orchids or even the biggest flower in the world. With a bit of luck, you might see gibbon monkeys crossing your path. On your first day, explore the riverside of Khao Sok by canoe and meet some gentle elephants to play and have a bath with them. Have lunch and dinner at the Rock and Treehouse Resort and later have enough time to explore its surroundings. After an unforgettable night in one of the unique bungalows in the middle of nature, wake up for a fresh breakfast before beginning the second day, which will be spent at the barrier lake. Sightseeing by longtail boat, get the chance to easily enjoy the unique landscape. Later, join a 1-hour jungle trek with a local ranger. He’ll take you deep inside the jungle to explore untouched nature. A cave visit will also be part of the trip and, after having an authentic Thai lunch at the bamboo raft houses, you’ll have some more time to swim and relax. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel, riding again through the lush landscape of Khao Sok.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

3. 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 3-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 (3 kilometers). 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 a panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

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

4. 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 Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

5. Khao Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

Discover Thailand's natural beauty on a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake and Klong Seang National Park from Khao Lak. Experience two traditional forms of transportation; bamboo rafts and longtail boats, trek through the jungle, and enjoy dinner at a bamboo raft house. Be picked up early morning at your hotel lobby and start your day with a scenic drive. Along the way, make your first stop at Ban Ta Khun Market where you can observe the daily life of the locals. Stop for a photo opportunity at Cheow Lan Lake Viewpoint before boarding a longtail boat towards the lake's hidden lagoon. Take in breathtaking views of the dramatic limestone mountains and emerald-green waters as you sail. Upon arrival at Klong Seang National Park, start the adventure with a 1.5-kilometer jungle trek. Admire native Thai wildlife as you stroll. Next, board a traditional bamboo raft to reach Coral Cave, where you can admire spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Continue to a bamboo house for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, enjoy some free time to relax, swim, or kayak. On the way back, stop for a photo at Khao Sam Kloe, the iconic rock formation on the lake. Upon arrival at the pier, hop back on the van and get dropped off back at your hotel.

Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

6. Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

Discover the wild beauty of Khao Sok National Park on a full-day guided trip from Khao Sok. Feed and bathe elephants and take a bamboo raft downstream. Enjoy a Thai lunch, visit a market, and try local coffee. Following pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, head to the Takuapa local market (only guests picked up from Khao Lak. Guests from other pick-up locations will not visit the local market) to browse and look at all the products. From there, continue to the elephant rescue camp. Feed these amazing animals some bananas and cool them off with a bath. Next, visit the monkey temple. Eat a Thai-style lunch at the local restaurant next to the river before bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax as your guides gently steer the bamboo rafts downstream while you admire the dramatic limestone mountains and serene sounds of the jungle. Stop at the river bank for some trekking and relaxing in the front of a limestone cave after enjoying a coffee break. This coffee is made in a bamboo stick and served in bamboo cups, which you can take home with you. At the end of your tour, transfer back to your hotel in Khao Lak.

From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

7. 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 Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

8. Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

Meet your guide and head to the National Park entrance together. Then, start breathing in the fresh mountain air as you stretch your legs and marvel at the unique limestone formations surrounding you. On this 4.35 mile (7 km) hiking trail, enjoy the opportunity to spot wild animals such as wild elephants, serow, tigers, Malayan sun bears, and over 180 bird species. After a delicious lunch, take a long-tail boat ride across Cheow Lan Lake, an artificial dam reservoir. Head to the northern side of the Ratchaprarop Dam to take in picturesque views before heading back.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 499 reviews

From start to finish this trip has been amazing and our guide, Jum, and our driver, Banglock, were so nice and friendly and knowledgeable. We started off with the Elephants and we were totally in awe of these beautiful animals … They loved being fed and washing them in the River was just out of this world ! The Elephants were so happy and so well looked after it was a real pleasure to see. Onto a temple where we lucky enough to see a group who were performing a ritual in traditional costume which was very humbling. Next a very refreshing swim in a waterfall and then bamboo rafting which was just spectacular. We were very hungry by then and food was arranged for us which was so tasty and so much of it ! Last stop was at a Turtle Conservation Centre and to see what these guys were doing for the Turtles was incredible, from 1 week old babies, hatched at the centre to looking after injured adults ! We can’t thank everyone enough

What a fabulous tour. It was perfect with a hotel pick-up and personal service all the way. The trip is as described and highlights were hiking through the rainforest, swimming in the river by the waterfall, a lovely lunch and being paddled downstream in the canoe, stopping to drink tea from water boiled in bamboo canes. Our guide was excellent and helped us to find a wealth of wildlife and fauna.

The tour was amazing. The driver was prompt and on time. The guide through the jungle was super friendly and told a lot. The boat tour was the absolute highlight. Private tour for 2 people, off season and hardly any people around. We were very happy to have done this tour

We had a wonderful day. The canoe ride was fabulous. We really enjoyed the cooking class. Our lunch was fantastic , one of the best we had. We really enjoyed the elephant park, we were not rushed and had plenty of time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind.

this trip was one of the best trips of our holiday. the whole elephant experience was amazing and after that the day was filled with other activities. our guide was so helpful and couldn't do enough for us. definitely worth the money