While we were swimming our guides had been busy gathering leaves and other foliage. Upon our return to the bank, amidst smiles and laughter, we were presented with intricately woven hats to wear for the rest of our canoe trip.
Our journey ended at a landing point overlooking wonderful views across lush jungle and forests. In the distance, the mountains of Khao Sok National Park rose skyward. With truly spectacular views, and an easy going, happy atmosphere, this was truly a ‘Sabai’ experience.
Khao Sok Canoe Trips
One of the most rewarding aspects of the Khao Sok canoe trip is that they sustain the local community. For example, each individual guide owns their canoe rather than a canoe tour company. Additionally, after each trip, every guide makes a contribution to a fund created for the preservation of the local environment. Perhaps this is another reason why our guides were so content and happy, and displayed such obvious pleasure in giving us a glimpse into where and how they live.
Note: Khao Sok canoe trips are now strictly regulated for safety and are not permitted when the rivers are considered in any way to be hazardous. Nevertheless, they are recommended for people who enjoy some adventure and a close proximity to nature.
You can find more information on the Khao Sok canoe trip on Riverside Cottages website. Be sure to also check out our River Tubing checklist, to arrive prepared for another great river adventure! Once you’re in Khao Sok our staff will make sure you get the most from your time here!
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