Khao Sok National Park Culture & history

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Khao Sok: Full-Day Bamboo Rafting and Elephant Bathing

1. 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.

Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

2. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. 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 and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off 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 sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, 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. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

Krabi: Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary, Rafting Tour, and Lunch

3. Krabi: Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary, Rafting Tour, and Lunch

Feel the thrill of feeding elephants at the Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary on this day trip with pickup from selected location in Krabi. Choose from a small group or private tour. Engage with local stories and feed the monkeys at the Phanthurat Temple. Sit down to a flavorful local lunch before heading off on a river rafting adventure.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an airconditioned van from your accommodation in select areas of Krabi. Relax on the scenic drive through lush jungle landscapes. Arrive at the Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary. Feed and bond with the elephants. Take a mud bath with the elephants and have the chance to scrub them down in the river. Learn about elephant behavior and hear about what they like to eat and how intelligent they are.  Head to a viewpoint that overlooks the Khao Sok National Park and capture pictures of the breathtaking views. Admire views of Phanthurat Mountain to the north and hear the local tale regarding its peculiar formation.  Continue to the Phanthurat Temple and feed some playful monkeys. Listen as your guide tells you about the facinating and tragic story behind this temple. Delight your sense with a Thai lunch that includes a soft drink. Cruise over the river on a bamboo raft or canoe and spot colorful birds and local wildlife as you glide over the water. See the Mae Yai Waterfall before returning to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Khao Sok National Park

The tour was very good. Since there are very few tourists in Thailand due to corona, we had a private tour. We were picked up promptly at 08:00 in a new SUV at the hotel. Aong our guide was very nice, answered all our questions and told us a lot about the region. The trip to the market in Takua Pa to start with is a must. Then we went to the elephant camp. There is no riding on the elephants and no whips or anything else used - that was very important to us! Aong took great pictures of us - throughout the trip. We continued to the Monkey Temple in Khao Sok National Park. Afterwards there was a delicious lunch in a typical Thai restaurant in the middle of the jungle. Finally the bamboo ride, where we also saw monkeys. On the way back to the hotel, Aong even stopped at a supermarket so we could buy postcards. Anytime again with Green Andaman Travel. Thank you Aung!

Right from the hotel pickup, our guide made sure we were aware what was going to happen, what to look for and how to get the most of each experience. His efforts were outstanding and added to a wonderful day.

This was the most awesome experience ever, rafting in the Thailand jungle, bathing elephants, authentic local food, markets for food and fresh ingredients, viewpoints, all around amazing

It was a wonderful trip. Ran is a super friendly guide and has many good informations about the life in Thailand. The lunch was also delicious. We would highly recommend the tour.

Super guide with super experience to every question an exact answer. With this guide I would book every tour again highly recommended!