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Surat Thani Province Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Surat Thani Province Canoe & kayak tours

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

1. 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.

Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

2. Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Discover the picture-perfect scenery to the northwest of Koh Samui. Embark on a guided boat trip to Ang Thong Marine Park and explore dozens of deserted beaches, bizarre rock formations, and calm blue waters. Kayak and snorkel your way through beautiful islands and islets. Be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Nathon pier. Meet your guide and the team, who will welcome you onboard the boat. Enjoy a light breakfast as your guide gives a briefing on the day’s activities while familiarizing you with the boat’s features. Visit Koh Tai Plao, the best location for kayaking, with amazing rock overhangs, tunnels, small caves, and a hidden lagoon to explore. Hop onto your kayak and grab a dry bag so you can take your camera with you. Take a dip in the inviting calm waters. Snorkel, swim, or jump from the boat. Enjoy a great lunch on board as you cruise through the park, heading to the second stop at Koh Mae Ko. Admire the island with a relatively short but quite steep climb to a viewing platform, where you’ll witness the breathtaking sight of the Emerald Lake. Finally, stop at the main island of Koh Wua Talap. Explore this area by kayak and circumnavigate the small adjacent island then return and relax on the beach. Alternatively, make the climb to the viewpoint where you will be rewarded with an amazing vista of the entire park. If you wish to, you can trek to the stunning Bua Bok Cave instead, and take in its monumental stalagmites and stalactites. For those who prefer to simply relax, the pristine beach here is a great spot to get some sun or find shade under one of the many palm trees. Head back to Koh Samui, while feasting on fresh fruit and a snack while you relax on the journey home.

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: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

4. From Phuket: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

Stay overnight at the 500Rai Floating Resort in Cheow Lan Lake on this full-board tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Phuket. Partake in exciting activities like kayaking, seeing the Gui Lin rock formation, and visiting the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Ridein an air-conditioned van and snap a picture at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat once you arrive at Cheow Lan Lake. Go for a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and have free time to explore Coral Cave. Get your picture taken at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Tuck into a Thai set buffet lunch at one of the nearby raft houses. Travel to the idyllic 500Rai Floating Resort to check into your deluxe room. Take on a self-guided adventure with a kayak on the lake. Sip on coffee, tea, and fruit juice and snack on seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Visit the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary by longtail boat and have a chance on seeing different wildlife such as elephants, gibbons, and hornbills. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Wake up early and have a coffee or tea before going out on another longtail boat ride. Search for colorful birds in the rainforest canopy before heading back to the resort for a hearty breakfast. Have the rest of the morning to relax by the pool, go swimming in the lake, or explore a small island with the kayak. Pack up your things to depart to the resort and have lunch at a local restaurant on the mainland. Ready your camera and phones for the Cheow Lan Lake's viewpoint. Be amazed by the vast horizon covered by the shimmering water of the lake. Return to your hotel in Phuket.

From Koh Samui: Island Hopping with Snorkeling and Lunch

5. From Koh Samui: Island Hopping with Snorkeling and Lunch

Begin with hotel pickup in Samui between 8:30 AM-9:15 AM. Transfer to Koh Samui's inner river jetty and board the luxury dragon yacht departing towards the Five Islands with its spacious sun deck, onboard Jacuzzi, and comfortable indoor lounge.  Marvel at the brilliant ocean view around you including caves, beaches, and bamboo dwellings hanging off limestone cliffs. A rare phenomenon takes place on the Five Islands: the harvesting of bird nests, or as the locals call it, “White Gold”.  Journey to a snorkeling site at Koh Taen and explore the tropical reef. Opt to explore the site from the safety of a floating lounge that moves along the snorkeling site. Alternatively, feel free to sunbathe or relax in the Jacuzzi aboard the yacht.  Afterward, enjoy a freshly prepared buffet lunch made by the yacht's chef while you head back. Take in the spectacular views of the island coastlines. Savor fresh fruits and drinks as you admire the surroundings.  Choose between a dingy or kayak to the shore of Koh Rap. Go snorkeling, feed the deer, relax on the secluded beach, or have a drink at the bar. Around 3:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty before you transfer back to your accommodation.

Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

6. Khao Sok: Sok River Guided Canoeing Experience

Meet your guide at meeting point, then take local transportation to the starting point on the river. Your experienced guide will then take you on a canoeing safari along the Sok River, which flows through lush tropical rainforest. Canoeing along the Sok River offers a relaxing way to soak up the wildlife and landscapes of the region.  Admire views of beautiful limestone rock formations, surrounded by virgin rainforest. Khao Sok National Park is considered to be the oldest jungle in Thailand, dating back thousands of years. You may be lucky enough to see wild animals along the river, such as elephants, bears, buffalos, and monkeys.  Just sit back and relax during the trip as you slowly paddle through the water. The guide can even assist with paddling, and take pictures of you. The canoe trip will last approximately 2 hours. You will then be transferred back to the meeting point.

Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

7. 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.

Sok River Bamboo Rafting | Half-Day Tour

8. Sok River Bamboo Rafting | Half-Day Tour

Don't miss out on a visit to Khao Sok, one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world. Get picked up from your accommodation in Khao Lak and drive for about an hour to reach the park. Make a stop at Khao Sok Viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the rainforest covered in dense morning mist. Arrive at the Sok River and board a bamboo raft paddled by experienced local guides. Take in views of the dense rainforest and towering limestone cliffs passing, flora and fauna that make the forest a paragon of biodiversity.  Stop along the river and have a steaming cup of coffee served in bamboo cup. Board a bus bound for a local cave temple and hang out with the wild monkeys that linger in the entrance. Afterwards, get transported back to you accommodation in Khao Lak.

Koh Samui: Snorkeling and Kayaking by Speedboat

9. Koh Samui: Snorkeling and Kayaking by Speedboat

Following pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Bang Kao pier and climb aboard a speedboat. Cross to the "Coral Island" of Kho Tan in just 15 minutes. Experience the best snorkeling spots in Koh Samui and swim amongst the colorful coral gardens and abundant marine life of the protected reef. Next, cross to Koh Madsum by speedboat, where on arrival you can swim or relax on the white-sand beach. Avail of access to a nice sunbed to top up your tan. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the beach, and then sea kayak in the warm tropical waters and soak up the island's beauty.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

10. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

Discover the paradisaical Khao Sok National Park and explore Cheow Lan Lake by traditional long-tail boat on a tour with pickup from your hotel or address in Khao Lak. Take a dip in the lake’s emerald-green water and take in the beauty of the lush tropical forest.  After pickup, make your way to Khao Sok National Park (entry fee not included). See local life in the south along the way. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake's vast panoramic viewpoint, then head to the pier to hop aboard a traditional long-tailed boat. Be camera-ready as you visit the iconic rock formation which stabilizes the lake, referred to as the Gui Lin of Thailand. Visit Khao Sam Kloe for a photo stop and enjoy time for kayaking and swimming.  To round off your trip on the lake, head to the nearby raft houses where you can enjoy a quick visit for a refreshment. After relaxing at the raft house, return to the pier for your transfer back to your hotel.

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based on 230 reviews

Absolute recommendation for this tour! Our guide Kob was fantastic. We were in a small group of eight people away from the tourist hustle and bustle and were able to see monkeys, snakes and numerous spiders, lizards etc. The short hike through the rainforest is more worthwhile than on your own, as you often wouldn't find the paths and wouldn't discover the animals. Instead of the canoes, our guide organized the much more comfortable bamboo rafts for us, the trip was a dream!

I can recommend this jungle tour to anyone who is fit and wants to explore a rainforest on foot with a great variety of plants and animals. Our guide Mong explained many interesting details to us and we had a good time. We also stopped at a waterfall, where we could swim and take great pictures. Lunch was delicious and the final canoe trip was fun too. All in all a very well organized and individual tour and not a mass event!

Absolutely brilliant trip! We did the overnight treehouse tour which included bathing elephants, rafting down the river, staying in a lovely treehouse cabin and exploring the Cheow Lan lake on Thai longboat. There were so many highlights and our tour leader Ares added a lot to the experience with her knowledge, passion and humour. I would thoroughly recommend this tour!

Very well organized and professional. The guides were precious and kind and passionate about what they do. I would recommend it's a very unique and beautiful experience. Great for families to.

Great experience. Our guides made sure we maximized the experience and helped take great pics to keep the memories forever.