Khao Sok and Riverside Cottages FAQs

Khao Sok National Park is in Surat Thani in southwest Thailand. Its area is 739 km2 (285 sq mi), and it includes the 165 km2 (64 sq mi) Cheow Lan Lake

Address: 62 Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250

The park gates are located at Khao Sok village. This page will help.

There are things to see and do in Khao Sok all year round. If you’re looking for river tubing, that’s best in June and September, the months with the most rainfall. The “green season” runs from May to October with alternating wet and dry weather. The weather is generally sunny and dry from November to April. Find out more..

Check in is from 2:00pm. Check out is anytime before 12:00pm. If you are arriving after 8:30pm, you must inform us ahead of time, or you cannot check in.

Bring cool and quick-drying clothing, a bathing suit, hat, good walking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (water shoes are never a bad idea!), a flashlight, sun protection, personal medicines, and toiletries. Shirts or pants with button pockets best for jungle hikes so you don’t lose things. Wine, beer, raincoats, mosquito repellent, and other necessities are available here.

Planning on visiting Cheow Larn Lake?  Take a minute to read through our Top Tips for your Lake trip, and come prepared!

If you have any questions, just let us know!

Khao Sok National Park is known for being the world’s oldest jungle ecosystem. This protected area of over 3,600 square kilometers is home to pristine jungle, waterfalls, swimming holes, and eye-catching limestone cliffs that rise sharply from the green canopy. Find out more …

Laundry, international phone, and internet are available. Mobile phones may be used but signal will be weak. All houses have 24-hour electricity, but brown-out or black-outs may occur, usually lasting only a few minutes or at most a few hours.

For more details of our facilities please Click Here

Cool, quick-drying clothing is recommended. It’s also a good idea to have a bathing suit, hat, good walking shoes, sun protection, and shirts or pants with button pockets so you don’t lose anything on jungle hikes.

You can enjoy Khao Sok from the water with lake trips, bamboo rafting, river tubing, and canoe tours. You can also trek through the jungle, enjoy a night safari, bathe elephants, relax with a massage, and learn jungle cooking. These are some of the best things to do in Khao Sok.

Khao Sok National Park is home to gibbons, elephants, lizards, 5 types of monkeys, plus several rare bird species. Notably, it is one of the few places to see species native to both the Malayan peninsula and the rest of Southeast Asia. The best time to see big animals is between February and May. Find out more ..

Yes! There’s always something exciting to discover in Khao Sok. Take in the views of stunning limestone cliffs, cruise around emerald Cheow Larn Lake, and spot thrilling local wildlife like monkeys, lizards, snakes, and even elephants.

Cheow Larn Lake

Trekking & Hiking

Khao Sok is a family friendly destination. Many of the river and jungle experiences are gentle and suitable for children. Khao Sok Riverside Cottages can help you find activities that will be enjoyable for the whole family. Find out more ..

Breakfast is not included in the standard room rate, but it is included if you book one of our packages.

You can explore some of Khao Sok on your own, but the best experience is to go with a local guide. They will be able to point out wildlife and give you interesting facts about the area.

It’s easy to make the most of any stay in Khao Sok, but we recommend 4 days and 3 nights for the full experience.

You can take public transportation or hire a private transfer to get to Khao Sok. Click here for a detailed price list for transfers from many different points in southern Thailand.

Khao Sok Riverside Cottages is 2km east of Khao Sok town. A link to a map and directions can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please let us know when you plan to arrive.  If you would like us to send a private car, we can pick you up anywhere in Southern Thailand – please contact us for details.

If you come via public transport, please follow the directions below.

  1. Get off at the Khao Sok Bus Stop (this is also where public vans stop).
  2. We have a free shuttle, and our driver is often at the bus stop – he will be holding a sign that says Riverside Cottages, along with the names of our sister resorts, Coco Hostel and Riverfront Resort.
  3. If you do not see our driver, please call us, and we will come to pick you up. Our phone numbers are 0-77-395-159, 0-77-310-246, or 0-91-041-5061. From international phones, dial + 66 instead of 0 at the beginning. If you don’t have a phone, you can walk across the highway and ask at one the shops to call Riverside Cottages.

Detailed instructions on how to get here from Phuket, Surat Thani, Bangkok, and many other locations can be found on our Directions page. Please read this page if you need further details – it’s full of useful information and a map – just click here

For the best availability, you can book tours as part of a package deal when you book your accommodation. You can also talk with the front desk staff when you arrive and they can help arrange activities. Khao Sok Riverside Cottages have a wealthy of information including less well known, off the beaten track Kho Sok tours. Find out more …

Yes, we have a full service bar and restaurant that is open every day at 7:30 AM. We take the last order at 8:30 PM.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept credit cards at the resort. There is an ATM in the nearby town if you need to withdraw cash.

Yes, both Cheow Larn Lake and the local river by Khao Sok Riverside Cottages are safe and enjoyable.

You can book your activities with us once you get here, or you can book a package in advance. For more details of available Khao Sok tours and activities please Click Here

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