Khao Sok : Camping & Lake Wild Watch
Adventure, 9 km. rough trail trek, camping, boat safari
3 Days 2 Nights
This Tour allows you to discover the Khao Sok National Park in its fullest beauty : On Land and around the lake. This tour is to combine two tours together (Camping + Lake Wild Watch). Experience an unique Jungle Adventure with camping in a complete untouched, natural environment, and spend the second night on the raft house / Chiew Lan Lake.
Experience an unique Jungle Adventure with camping in a complete untouched, natural environment a very special Tour NOT FOR EVERYONE ! (Every participant has to carry their own water & some food supplies on the trip, estimated weight of luggage: ca. 8-15kg !!)
Khao Sok National Park offers all Adventurers a truly unforgettable Jungle Adventure Tour through the dense rainforest, following small jungle trails, discovering an unseen flora & fauna in an untouched nature. Under the guidance of experienced National Park Rangers we will show the beauty of this unique jungle, like you’ve never seen it before- we promise! Get ready for a 3 Days adventure program of a very special kind.
We start our Trek at km99 section in Khao Sok along a small jungle trails for 9 km. to Cheowlarn Lake. Hidden treasure of the jungle you can discover and learn from our professional crews and the Park Rangers; finding & preparing food, making fire for cooking and staying warm during the nights much more. Trekking through deep jungle is not so easy and includes cutting branches & fallen trees, crossing rivers, clearing jungle paths and climbing over rocks & tree logs.
We will stop several times for resting and exploring the surrounding areas- massive buttress root & banyan trees are to be discovered, stunning rock formation with caves and grottos to be explored and bamboo forests to be walked. Find yourself in one of the oldest rainforests in Thailand. Our experienced Guides are locals of Khao Sok knowing the area very well and are highly educated in “survival techniques” in the jungle.
First Day Trek is a distance of about 8-10km, depending on the location of our camp set-up within the jungle. The first section of the walk is up-hill for about 1hour, before it flattens out in the shade of the rainforest. Once we arrive at the first “river” we stop for lunch break- enjoy your Thai food in the jungle surrounded by nothing but the sound of nature! Continue the trek deeper into the jungle the trail becomes more covered and more impassable.
Along the trail there are always news things to discover, our guides will show & explain you the local flora & fauna- from Tarantulas, gliding lizards over edible plants and fruits from the jungle to the tallest trees in the rainforest, growing on sheer limestone rock formations. Impressions and pictures you will never forget.
Watching the time during the trail, we have to make sure to set up the camp in time, setting up needs time and requires preparation- that need to be done BEFORE the sunset. Setting up the camp with tents & hammocks, finding wood for cooking and camp fire, collection water for cooking, showering and preparing food need some time.
Once everything is set up it’s time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere around you, with the sounds of the jungle and the campfire. After dinner you can just relax, experience the night under an incredible sky of stars in the rainforest.
Early awakening, time for a coffee and breakfast, jungle-styled, which need to be prepared with your assistance. Pack up and clear the camp site our Longtail boat which we pre-book will pick us up and drive to a floating rafthouse. Sight the beauty of landscape of the lake on the way. Arrive to raf house, check in, just relax, kayak or swim just jump right off your raft house front door. The raft houses are just simple, basic, bamboo hut, located more far away than other touristic area, good for wildlife sighting.
Late afternoon, board a boat for sunset safari for wildlife watching and get a great chance to see nocturnal animals. Sleep the night under the stars and enjoy the sound of nature in this truly unique place.
*Accom Update : in 2019-20, the national park ranger's raft houses are getting old and some are out of use, now has built small jungle huts on the nearby island. See photo
Early wake up for a morning safari by either Long tail Boat or Kayak. Morning hours are the best chance to wildlife along the shore, as many animals come down to the lake to getting water and food of trees close to the Lake. Beautiful scenery awaits you as the sun rises behind the mountain peaks over the jungle.
Back at the raft house it’s time for breakfast before getting ready for another exciting jungle walk (Duration between 2-3 hours possible) at Khlong Saeng. Guided by a Park Ranger from the National Park we trek long river upstream to a waterfall, an “easy” trek on flat terrain, protected from the shade of the jungle with several river crossing, which are perfect to cool down and refresh along the way.
Back to the raft house, relax, and pack up. Board a boat back to the pier in the late afternoon. Get on coach and drive to Khao Lak.
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Group Size : 2-8 persons
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Group of 2 persons :
Adult 16.000 Thb. / person
Child 16.000 Thb. / person (10-12 yrs.old)
Group of 3-4 persons :
Adult 14.000 Thb. / person
Child 11.000 Thb. / person (10-12 yrs.old)
Group of 5-6 persons :
Adult 12.000 Thb. / person
Child 10.000 Thb. / person (10-12 yrs.old)
Prices depend on number of joiners, please check availability with us.
Includes: round trip transfers, private boat, guides, crews, national park ranger fee, limited insurance, activity fees, hammock / tent, soft drinks and all meals, national park fees, accommodations
Bring : big bag pack, spare space to place 3 bottles of water and hammock or tent / copy of passport / sun protection / sunglasses / hat or cap / camera / towel and spare clothes / comfortable shoes and trail shoes / insect repellent / swimming gears / towel / flash light / snacks.