Khao Sok Adventure & Lake Days - 3 Days
Bike, hike, sail and explore Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake in simple surroundings that brings you close to nature.
With hovering limestone cliffs above you and two wheels below you, bike the dirt roads, past the green surroundings and smiling locals. Cook your own dinner - jungle style with the fresh ingredients of the season.
Wake up to the sound of the Gibbons calling from the treetops in the early morning while the mist slowly lifts itself from the mountains. Go by long tail boat deep into the manmade Cheow Lan Lake, where the clear green water invites you for a swim; just jump in from your raft house. Hike the surrounding jungle, spot wildlife and explore the lake. This is for the adventurous and active backpacker.
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|Unique Experiences:||● Wake up to the sound of gibbons while the mist slowly lifts itself from the jungle
● Bike the Khao Sok national park, the back roads and the local villages
● Spend two days and night on the stunning Cheow Lan Lake and enjoy the peaceful night at the lake
● Swim in the clear lake water, spot wildlife, hike the surrounding rainforest and do a bit of star gazing
|Participants:|| Small Group Exploration spiced with Shared Group Experiences: Normally no more than 2-5 travellers on the overall tour, but parts of the itinerary/day tours are Shared Group Experiences:
Bike Tour: Max 8 people/guide
Lake Explorer Tour: Max 25 people/boat
Trekking tour: Max 14 people/guide
Morning Lake Wildlife Safari: Max 14 people/guide
You can book 1 person on this program, but we cannot guarantee more participants on the overall tour.
Please note that some activities can be physically demanding, and we generally advise you to honestly access your own fitness leve l.
|Trip Length:||3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:|| Every day, within the season (roughly November to June).
Please let us know upon booking where you would like to be picked up from, and dropped off to. See tour exclusions for potential surcharges
|Travel Season:|| All year and each season have its advantages: November April is normally considered the dry season and the best time to visit. Expect fewer leeches and that the river levels are at their lowest making river crossings much easier. During the rainy season (May/June - October) rain must be expected and trails are slippery. However, it is also the season where wildlife returns to the lakeshores and the main fruiting season emerges.
Please note that the itinerary is weather and season dependent, and may change without prior notice. We do not hold any liability in this regard, and we encourage you to meet life in the rainforest with an open mind. The experience will be extraordinary regardless.
|Type of Transportation:||Minivan, bike, long tail boat and walking|
|Type of Accommodation:|| 1 night at a community lodge, staying in bungalows on stilts with private bathroom, air-con, mosquito net and balcony. Option for connecting doors.
1 night in very basic tradition floating bamboo bungalow (double occupancy only). Shared bathroom on land next to the raft house.
|Physical Rate:||3 /5|
|Child Policy:|| Child Age : This tour is not recommended for children below 15 years of age.
|Included in Price:|| Meals: 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinners
Accommodation: 1 night in bungalows with air-con, private bathroom and balcony. 1 night at raft house at the Cheow Lan Lake.
Transport: Transport from/to Surat Thani (Airport/Train Station) or Khao Lak
Others/Activities: Bike Tour, Jungle Dinner Demonstration and Overnight Lake Tour
There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be a driver who speaks limited English for pick-up and drop-off. There will be tour guides (who speak a basic amount of English) on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary.
|Excluded from Price:|| Pickup from other places than Surat Thani or Khao Lak is excluded. Extra fee per vehicle, per one way:
Krabi: 1,700 THB
Don Sak Pier (gateway to Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Samui): 1,300 THB
Koh Lanta Island : 3,770 THB
Koh Lanta Pier : 3,160 THB
Phuket Airport or Phuket Town (pier): 1,950 THB
Phuket Southern Beaches Kata, Karon or Patong: 2,850 THB
Please let us know upon booking, from where you would like to go from/to.
Drop-off other places than Surat Thani or KhaoLak is excluded. Extra fee per vehicle, per one way:
Krabi: 4,700 THB
Don Sak Pier (Gateway to Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Samui): 4,000 THB
Koh Lanta Island : 6,300 THB
Koh Lanta Pier : 5,750 THB
Phuket Airport or Phuket Town (pier): 4.600 THB
Phuket Southern Beaches Kata, Karon or Patong: 5,900 THB
Please let us know upon booking, from where you would like to go from/to.
Furthermore, prices exclude:
Entrance fee to Khao Sok National Park (300 THB/Adults and 150 THB/children as of 10th Jun 2015)
Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
Tips to guides and drivers
Drinks and beverages other than water
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
ItineraryDay 1: Arrive in Khao Sok National Park. Bike ride the back roads, pass through local villages
Khao Sok National Park is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and home to the man-made Cheow Lan Lake. It is conveniently located in Southern Thailand, between the two coasts, and in the morning you will transfer from either Surat Thani or Khao Lak to your Khao Sok community lodge*. It is on the edge of Khao Sok National Park, surrounded by breath-taking lime stone cliffs, rising high above the ancient forests.
In the afternoon, go bicycling in Khao Sok along the local back roads. Start on the main road, but quickly enter the local gravel and forested roads. Bike over a couple of hills, up a quiet village road, and past exotic fruit trees, brightly colored flowers, and quaint little Thai homes. On the way, stop to marvel at the limestone cliffs that surround you, and learn about the fruit orchards, rubber tree and palm oil plantations. Just ask your guide!
At dinner time, join a jungle dinner food demonstration to get a feeling for cooking in this region and with the local ingredients. You will leave with a full stomach and a better understanding of the local food culture before settling for the night.
Accommodation: Anurak Community Lodge in double or twin room bungalows with own bathroom
Day 2: Sail deep into the Cheow Lan Lake. Stay on a raft hours, swim in the clear lake water, hike the jungle and enjoy the quiet life on the lake
Wake up to the sound of birds singing and gibbons calling from the treetops. Have breakfast in the early morning as the mist slowly lifts itself from the mountains.
Check out and head towards the Cheow Lan Lake. Upon arrival at the Rajaprabha Dam you will board a long tail boat and head deep into a remote corner of the lake. Surrounding you is the giant limestone cliffs, green rainforest, and bold trees rising from the water surface.
Around noon, you will arrive at the raft house, where you can check-in to your very own floating traditional Thai style bungalow. It is a basic overnight stay, but the panoramic views and the lake access is the main draw anyway. Explore the area, relax, and take a swim.
After a traditional Thai lunch you will go on an afternoon trek through the ancient jungle of Khao Sok. Depending on the season, your guide may take you through a local cave, show you edible plant species, how to find drinking water in bamboo, or how to spot wildlife in the canopy. Please wear closed shoes, suitable for trekking.
Return to the raft house in the late afternoon and enjoy a bit of free time to relax, swim and shower. As the sun sets over the lake, enjoy a Thai dinner, and the quietness of the lake; stars sparkling above and nothing but nature around you.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Very basic traditional floating bamboo bungalow with shared bathroom (on land).
Day 3: Do a misty morning safari to spot wildlife and spend the morning at the Cheow Lan Lake. Departure from Khao Sok National Park to your onwards destination
Rise before breakfast and enjoy tea or coffee before boarding a long tail boat for a morning mist wildlife safari. From your boatyou may see macaque monkeys, dusty languars, great hornbills, wild boars, gibbon monkeys, and if you are lucky, a wild elephant!
Back at the raft house, enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast and a bit of free time to swim and relax. Around noon you will check out from your raft house, have lunch and prepare to return to dry land. You will go by long tail boat back to the pier through the magical landscape. Once you reach the pier around, you will continue by minivan to Surat Thani train station (unless you choose another destination - see under excluded from price).
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Transportation from/to Surat Thani train station/airport or Khao Lak is included. Other destinations are possible for an extra fee. Please let us know your start/end location and desired pick-up/drop-off time upon booking.
The Khao Sok Adventure is done in cooperation with local community operators, and their English may not always be perfect.
The tour lets you explore Thailand's oldest rainforest, and while the above is a general outline of the activities, the actual program is dependent on the local community, the weather/season and the group's general willingness and fitness level. As such, the tour itinerary may change without prior notice where the tours/sights may be substituted, and/or the sequence may be changed. We do not hold any liability in this regard, and we encourage you to meet the local life in the rainforest with an open mind. The experience will be extraordinary regardless.
- Locations Visited:
- Khao Sok National Park, Cheow Lan Lake
- Start City:
- Surat Thani or Khao Lak
- End City:
- Surat Thani or Khao Lak
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