Get back to nature on a 2-day tour of the Khao Sok National Park and spend the night in a bungalow in the jungle. Trek through the evergreen rainforest and glide down the River Sok by bamboo raft. Located about 145 north of Kraby by car, Khao Sok National Park extends in Surat Thani province, and it is considered one of the most beautiful parks in whole Thailand. It covers an area of 739 square kilometres and comprises 165 square kilometres of Cheow Lan Lake, formed after the construction of the Dam Ratchaprapha. The park includes the largest virgin forest in Southern Thailand; it is a remnant of ancient rainforest which is older and more diverse than the Amazon Rainforest. Many scholars argue that this forest goes back to 160 million years ago, which would make it the oldest rainforest in the world. The best time to visit the area is the dry period from December to late March. The park has impressive limestone formations, several waterfalls as Sip-Chan Ry, Than Sawan and Than Kloyand, many caves as Tham Nam Thalu and Tham Si Ru. Many types of berries and fruits can be found throughout the National Park and they serve as food for many animals. Among these there are wild Jackfruit, Mangosteen, Durian, Rambutan, Jujube, Pomelo, Banana wild, wild Pepper and Ginger. The Khao Sok National Park is also famous for its flower Bua Phut, scientific name "Rafflesia Kerrii". It is estimated to contain more than 5% of the terrestrial animal species. Among wild mammals can be observed Malayan Tapir, Asian Elephant, Tiger, Sambar Deer, Bear, Banteng, Capricorns Serow, wild Boar, Pig-tailed Macaque, White Gibbons, Squirrel, Muntjac, Mouse Deer. There are also many reptiles such as the Royal Cobra, the Reticulated Python and the Flying Lizard.
What to Expect - Khao Sok National Park is the favourite destination for lovers of nature and trekking close to Krabi. The park is ideal place to enjoy Elephant Trekking, Canoeing, Bamboo Rafting, Cave Exploration, Hiking in the jungle and overnight stay in a bungalow in the jungle. Specialized tour operators offer all inclusive packages for 2-Day Jungle Safari in this natural paradise. Khao Sok Safari Two-Day Tour costs between 6,000 and 7,000 THB, depending on the tour operator and the options chosen. The Full package includes: Day 1: Depart from your hotel in Krabi area by air-conditioned car with leaving at 7.00-7.30 am; travel through the rubber plantations and limestone hills of Phang Nga Province on route to the hilltop temple of Wat Bang Riang on Khao Lan Mountain. See the golden statue of the sitting Buddha before going to a scenic viewpoint near Khao Sok National Park. Encounter the monkeys of Monkey Temple and visit a small cave converted into a temple. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a jungle hut near the Sok River, and then paddle down the river by bamboo raft. Spend the night in a jungle bungalow with breakfast, drinking water and fruits. Look for gibbons in the trees and snakes basking in the sun. Take a refreshing swim and try to swing across the stream like Tarzan! Enjoy dinner at your jungle camp and go on a short night safari to spot nocturnal animals such as frogs, snakes, spiders and birds.
Day 2: Hike into the rainforest after breakfast and learn about the flora and fauna on the 3-hour trek with sightings of the world's biggest trees and of the Rafflesia Kerrii, the world's biggest flower. Complete your eco adventure with lunch before heading back to Krabi with departure from Khao Sok National Park on the afternoon and arrive in Krabi at 20.00. The tour includes tourist guide speaking English, National Park entrance fee and tour insurance.Read More
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