Most people journeying to Khao Sok are drawn by the exciting activities and the stunning natural environment. Khao Sok lake tours are high on the list and often take the form of a khao Sok 2 day tour. This is in order to enjoy a night on the Khao Sok national park lake.
Some things to note when searching for a Khao Sok Tour
Many people get the spelling wrong for Khao Sok. The usual errors are Kaho Sok, Kaoh Sok and Ko Sok or Kho Sok. These last ones can be put down to the fact that many people are also searching for the islands and Koh Sok or Ko Sok would mean the island of Sok in Thai. Khao Sok is not an island. In fact Khao is the Thai word for mountain. The mountains of Sok therefore makes much more sense. Kaho Sok and Koah Sok are easy typos to make. For best results type Khao Sok Tours, Khao Sok national park tours, Khao Sok lake tours, Khao Sok jungle tour etc.
How long should you spend in Khao Sok?
We are often asked this. In reality it depends on how much of a nature, outdoor and active person you are. Khao Sok is a rugged and quite wild place and, whilst the resort is very comfortable, things are not quite the same out in the jungle or on the lake.
Many people like to spend a comfortable night at Riverside Cottages before embarking on a Khao Sok tour. There are Khao Sok lake tours that are just for the day but most people opt for a minimum Khao Sok 2 day tour often with an overnight stay to enjoy the Khao Sok national park lake. If nature and hiking is more your thing then one of the Khao Sok national park tours and Khao Sok jungle tours will be more suitable.
Things to do around the village
In fact there are increasingly more activities being offered as the local Khao Sok villagers realize that many travelers want to do more than just scratch the surface of the places they visit. this is your chance to get to know a bit more about the locals and Thailand culture. You will find many activities from Thai and jungle cooking to learning Batik printing and trips along the Sok River. Visit a local farm and get to know more about the Asian elephant by visiting the Khao Sok elephant retirement park. This is not the usual tourist experience. You will get close to these magnificent creatures and really get to understand what they are all about.
Many who booked a Khao Sok 2 day tour wished that they had stayed longer. One option is to take 2 tours with a comfortable stay at Riverside in between. You can then use some more time to get to know the locals and just relax by the river.