Khao Sok National Park is part of Thailand’s largest protected area. Within the unspoiled jungle, locals are leading a revolution in the quality of nature tourism. All the tours are led by local community leaders and well trained guides with strong English language skills. From relaxing jungle cooking experience to a 10 day deep jungle survival tour! We have picked the Top 6 Activities in Khao Sok to suite everyone’s travel style!
1 – Jungle Cooking
In Khao Sok we love to make and eat great food! Visit a local Thai family to experience local culture and authentic dishes in a one of a kind wild jungle setting! In a local farm, you will be able to get hands on experience of making traditional Thai recipes. We absolutely love this experience and still taste that delicious turmeric grilled chicken we made!
2 – Full-Day Lake Trip
One of the most striking places on Earth, Cheow Lan Lake, is blessed by hundreds of islands of towering limestone cliffs! Remote spots on the lake are ideal for small floating bungalow resorts and the only way to get there is on a traditional Thai longtail boat! This is our all-time favorite day trip which includes a feast on a floating restaurant and a hike to an ancient bat cave!
3 – Night Safari
Venture into the dark jungle with an expert guide to spot the nocturnal creatures leaving their hideouts. During 2 hours of easy walking keep your eye out for the extraordinary local fauna! Tarantulas hidden in their caves, world’s smallest deer, a civet cat, slow loris and many more mysterious critters and animals!
4 – Elephant Retirement Sanctuary
Somboon! Our favorite 54-year old elephant. He was rescued from a working camp and now lives with a lovely family. You will have an incredible experience feeding Somboon, who eats 300 kg of food per day, learn about Thai elephant culture, including the secret traditional food mix recipe, and even some words in a Mahout (elephant handlers) language. The best part of course is when you get to bathe the elephant!
5 – River Activities
Sok river meanders through the jungle and the town of Khao sok. Jump in a canoe or a tube and experience the jungle from this unique perspective! You can see monkeys playing in bamboos, brightly colored kingfishers and snakes snoozing in the trees above! Canoe trip is suitable for everyone, let the guide do the paddling and wildlife spotting while you sit back and relax!
6 – Survival Tour
And for the most adventurous we can offer a deep jungle adventure with expert bushcraft guides. This is the best option for the real jungle experience and you will get to learn the most about surviving and scavenging wild plants, fruits and fishing in world’s oldest rainforest ecosystem! Good health and good fitness level is a must for this adventure!
Khao Sok National Park is the ultimate place for a nature adventure! You can enjoy traditional jungle cooking, heartwarming elephant experience or refreshing river activities. For those wanting more action, a full day lake trip, a mysterious night safari or jungle survival tour would be the way to go!
You can find the full activities list and suggested itineraries on Riverside Cottages website. Once you’re in Khao Sok our staff will make sure you get the most from your time here!
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