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OVERVIEW

Khao Sok Lake/ Surat Thani

Private or Join Program with Bamboo, Modern or Superior Bungalow

Bask in the beauty of a 20 million year old rainforest is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna species, and a perfect place for an eco adventure and relaxation in beautiful nature and immerse in the nature of the Khao Sok National park area.

Khao Sok Lake make p the northern border of the Khao Sok National Park and opens the gateway to Klong Saeng wildlife Sanctuary.  Here you can explore the stunning natural beauty with private or join with the group tour that can encompass trekking, cave exploration, kayaking, or just relaxing from the balcony of your floating bungalow.  The dense jungle serves home to diverse range of wildlife including Asian Elephants, White-handed Gibbons, and Horn bills.  Spend your night falling asleep to the subtle sounds of the jungle and awake to the Gibbons calling from the treetops.

All Floating bungalows are only accessible by long-tail boat ride from the Raja Praba Dam pier.  Meals are included at your floating bungalows as well as an English speaking guide.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Khao Sok Lake Adventure / Private Tour

3 days 2 night / 2 day 1 night / 1 day

  • Experience floating bungalow

Relaxing superior or deluxe floating bungalow on the lake

  • Explore the Thai countryside

Travel to remote Khao Sok lake National Park and canoe through the Lake and  trek through the surrounding forests and fields, far off the tourist trail.

  • Connect with the natural wonder

Morning and evening safari to discover the wild life in the jungle

Itinerary Private Tour:Khao Sok Lake Adventure

Day 1 Natural Wonder (L,D)

Program start at Takun office and stop by the local market or temple for fruit and snack (Optional) transfer to lake

Check in to the park and board a long tail boat with your guide

Visit Gui Lin Scenic area for pictures and a swim

Arrive at raft house for lunch

Go on a jungle hike where your guide will help you to spot khao Sok wildlife and plant species. This shorter trip will sometimes visit Bang Hoi waterfall, Diamond cave or one of the nature trails on the lake

Board your long tail boat and depart for an evening safari while the animals are finishing their daily routine.

Dinner at raft house restaurant

Overnight at Raft house

Day 2 Jungle Hike (B,L,D)

Breakfast at Raft house

Free time for swimming, kayaking, reading, etc.

Lunch at raft house

Today’s hike will be the more difficult of the two, usually lasting 3‐4 hours.

Your guide will use this opportunity to show you what it’s like in the world’s

oldest forest.

Dinner at raft house, Overnight at Raft house

Day 3 Morning Mist (B,L)

Morning Mist Boat Safari: Catch the mist drifting along the water and jungle as you search for wildlife

Breakfast at raft house

Free time for swimming or kayaking

Lunch at raft house, return to pier, transfer to Ban Takun office, end of program.

Day 1 Natural Wonder (L,D)

Program start at Ban Takun Office.

Check in: Meet your guide (store excess luggage in our office if you prefer)

Market: Stop by a local market for fruit and snacks or visit a temple (upon request for FIT option)

Boat Ride: Check into the park and board a traditional long tail boat with your guide Scenic landmark:

Visit Gui Lin Scenic area for pictures and a swim

Lunch: Arrive at your traditional bamboo/superior raft house then enjoy lunch at the floating restaurant.

Hike: Depending on the season, your guide will take you through the jungle to a Cave, Viewpoint, or Waterfall

Evening Safari: Board your private long tail boat for an evening safari, when the animals are most active Dinner: Enjoy a traditional southern Thai style dinner at the Raft house restaurant

Day 2 Morning Mist (B,L)

Morning Mist Boat Safari: Catch the mist drifting along the water and jungle as you search for wildlife

Breakfast: Enjoy Khao tom a savoury rice porridge or western style pancake Free time: for relaxing, swimming or kayaking

Lunch: Traditional Thai lunch (all inclusive) Boat back to the Pier: Say goodbye to your Raft House and board your long tail boat headed back to the pier

Tour concludes at our office after lunch

08:30 – Transfer from Surat Thani Train station or Khao Sok Hotel to office in Ban Ta Khun for pre trip briefing.

10.00 – Arrive at Rajaparaba Dam and board your long tail boat for a scenic Tour of the breathtaking limestone karts formations at Gui Lin.

11:00 – Arrive at the Floating Bungalows. Take a swim in the pristine waters of Lake Cheow Lan, take a Kayak and explore the many inlets of the Lake, or just relax and sunbathe while taking in the scenery.

12:00 – Enjoy a traditional Thai Lunch prepared with Fresh caught fish, flavourful southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables

13:00 – Depart the raft house by long tail boat for the trailhead and enjoy Trek through Khao Sok’s prehistoric jungle.

This wilderness is home to 5% of the world’s species and boasts Langurs, Gibbons, Macaques, rare birds, butterflies and more. These trails were used by the indigenous peoples before the dam was constructed and have a rich history that your guide will explain along the way.

Depending on the season, you may visit a cave with spectacular limestone formations hanging from the ceiling.

16:00 – Board your long tail boat and return to the pier

17:00 – Transfer to your hotel in Khao Sok, end of Program.

08.30 รถรับที่สถานีรถไฟสุราษฎร์ธานี หรือ โรงแรมในเขาสก

10.00 ออกเดินทางออกจากบ้านตาขุน เดินทางสู่ท่าเรือ เช็คอินแล้วนั่งเรือหางยาวชมความของเขื่อนเชี่ยวหลาน ที่ได้ชื่อว่า กุ้ยหลินเมืองไทย

11.00 ถึงแพลอยน้ำ เล่นน้ำ พายคายัค หรือ พักผ่อนตามอัธยาศรัย

12.00 รับประทานอาหารกลางวัน บนแพลอยน้ำ พักผ่อนตามอัธยาศรัย

13.00 นั่งเรือหางยาวไปยังจุดเดินป่าธรรมชาติ และ จุดชมวิว 360 องศา ท่ามกลางป่าดิบชื้นในเขื่อนที่มีเรื่องราวมากมาย ท่านสามารถรับฟังจากไกด์ชุมชน

16.00 ขึ้นเรือหางยาวกลับท่าเรือ และ เดินทางกลับโดยสวัสดิภาพ

WHAT INCLUDED:
  • Transfer to/from Khao Sok and lake
  • Long tail boat to/from  Lake
  • Accommodation as mention in the program
  • Meals as mention in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Activities as mention in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • TAX 7%
WHAT'S TO BRING:
  • Refillable bottle water
  • Quick dry clothing and swimming suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat, long sleeve shirts, sunscreen
  • Towel and swimming suit
  • Refillable bottle of drinking water
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Plastic/waterproof bag to keep clothes and other items dry
  • Insect repellent for the trekking
  • Hiking clothes and shoes that can get wet (i.e. running shoes)
  • Extra clothes for the return trip to the resort (the van is air-conditioned, and can be cold)
  • Camera and battery charger

Itinerary Join with the Group: Khao Sok Lake

Day 1
09.00 Depart Hotel to Ratchaprapa dam(Cheowlarn lake)
10.00 Take a long tail boat to explore the lake, enjoy the spectacular limestone scenic
11.00 Arrival to floating restaurant – check in to the accommodation, enjoy your free time by swimming, kayaking or su bathing
12.30 Lunch at restaurant
14.30 Explore the jungle and trekking to the lagoon (approx. 30-45 mins) Bamboo rafting (approx.10 mins) to Coral cave Explore the stalagmite/Stalactite in the cave
15.30 Finish caving then take bamboo rafting back to the lagoon and trekking back to the long tail boat stop (approx. 45 mins – 1 hour)
16.30 Take a long tail boat to explore the lake, evening safari
17.30 Arrival back to accommodation free time to relax
19.00 Dinner at restaurant
Day 2
06.30 Morning safari by long tail boat (1 hour)
08.00 Breakfast at restaurant
09.30 Check out
10.00 Take a long tail boat back to the pier (approx.45-60 mins)
11.00 Arrival to the main pier then drive to restaurant
11.30 Having lunch at the restaurant
12.30 Drive back to Khao Sok
13.30 Arrival back to hotel in Khao Sok, End of Program

 Please booking in advance.

 

Day 1

09.00 Depart Hotel to Ratchaprapa dam(Cheowlarn lake)

10.00 Take a long tail boat to explore the lake, enjoy the spectacular limestone scenic

11.20 Arrival to floating restaurant – check in to the accommodation, enjoy your free time by swimming, kayaking or sun bathing

12.30 Lunch at restaurant

14.00 Take a long tail boat to trekking start

14.15 Start trekking to the Viewpoint, enjoy the jungle (approx. 1.8 kms. walk)

15.30 Finish trekking, reach the viewpoint, enjoy the scenery or take photos

16.00 Trekking downhill to the start

17.00 Take a long tail boat back to the raft house, a chance to spot wildlife

18.00 Arrival back to raft house, free time relax

19.00  Dinner at restaurant

Day 2

06.30 Morning safari by long tail boat (1 hour)

08.00 Breakfast at restaurant

10.00 Check out

10.30 Take a long tail boat to the beautiful lagoon surrounded by limestone islets where you can relax or swim, then having lunch (lunch box)

11.00 Arrival to the main pier then drive to restaurant

12.00 Take a long tail boat back to the pier (approx..30-40 mins)

12.30 Arrival to the main pier then drive back to Khao Sok

13.30 – 14.30 Arrival back to hotel in Khao Sok, End of Program.

Please booking in advance.

 

Note:
The program may slightly changes due to the weather dependency.
Cave Overview: Coral Cave is a relaxing program with a moderate hard trekking trail, visit the dry beautiful stalactite and stalagmite cave, and a more convenient raft house to relax during the free time. Child-friendly program
On the way to the lake, there is a stop at 7-11 (last chance for you to use ATM, get supplies / necessities e.g. medication, mosquito repellent, snacks, sunscreen
Floating bungalows with the share bathrooms and toilets are provided
One bungalow for 2 person share. if a client wish to stay 1 person per bungalow there is an additional cost of 600 THB : person
There are 2 national park entrances for overnight lake tour cost 320 THB and 300 THB for Coral cave program that visitors or lake tour need to pay (child under 12 years old 150 + 150 THB per person)

What’s included/ Excluded:

Included:

4 meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 Breakfast

English Speaking guide, transportation, drinking water, Kayak and accommodation

Excluded:

National park admission fee 320 THB and coral cave fee 300 THB per person.

Khao Sok Lake Important Information:

The Lake Tour Khao Sok and the Khao Sok floating bungalows are in a remote location. Of course that is a big attraction and it is an amazing place to visit. However there are things you should understand before visiting the Khao Sok floating bungalows on the Lake Tour Khao Sok. With this information you will have a great trip

Lake Tour Khao Sok – Know before you go

  1. The Lake is a wilderness with changing environmental conditions, so be ready to sacrifice some convenience and comfort. The weather can change quickly, from sunny to rainy and back again. This can create delays and change the itinerary if necessary. The remote location also makes medical care difficult, as it takes at least one hour to reach the hospital from the Khao Sok floating bungalows. Please remember these factors when considering the ‘Lake Tour Khao Sok’. This is especially true if you want to participate in activities such as hiking.
  2. Lake tour Khao Sok Group Size:You will join a group of 10-14 people of different abilities and ages. Thus, please help your guide stick to the schedule by being on time. The Lake is now very popular with Thai and foreign tourists alike. This means more noise and more people, particularly on weekends on holidays.
  3. Tour Operator:Often, we use our partners at the Khaosok and lake tour. However, if we have less than 8 guests signed up, you may join with a group that is organised by a Local Outfitter. The Local Outfitter for lake tours uses guides from Khao Sok. They have less English and hospitality experience than many other places.
  4. Jungle Trek:The tour includes a jungle trek that is moderately strenuous. The specific route changes with the time of year. It may involve wading across a river, and also walking through or entering a cave. One route requires a short, rope-assisted climb. Please consider your personal fitness level. The hike is optional, and if you opt out, you can relax at the raft house. If you experience mobility issues, or are physically unfit, please do not go on the jungle hike.  We also recommend that children 10 and under do not go on the hike.

Khao Sok Floating Bungalows:

If you are staying overnight the Khao Sok floating bungalows are very basic accommodation. You will share bathrooms. Each room has a thin mattresses, woven bamboo walls, and electricity for a few hours at night. Your bungalow may or may not have a mosquito net, as mosquitoes cannot live on the lake water.

On the plus side you will enjoy an amazing and unique experience. Sleeping on the water with your morning dip just a few steps away. Restaurants serve great food and drinks and you will be completely surrounded by nature.

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