Full Day Khao Sok Discovery from Phuket Including Lunch
No other place in southern Thailand can rival the natural scenery in the Khao Sok jungle thus a full day of 12 hours may only give you and your travel companions an idea about the extensiveness of this national park. The reason we leave early from your resort on Phuket (conditions apply) at around 7am and drive via the Sarasin bridge to the Thai mainland and further towards the entrance of Khao Sok National Park.
The tour heads across the causeway that runs through the Phang-Nga province, passing a scenic landscape of rubber plantations and small village communities on the way to Khao Sok. Upon our arrival at Khao Sok, we reach one of the leading elephant conservation parks where you will get up and close with these gentle, grey animals. Local experts and elephant herders (called 'mahouts') work tirelessly to keep these animals in their natural habitat.
Khao Sok is also famous for its limestone or ‘karst ‘mountains. In most of the region, ground level is about 200m above sea level, with the average mountain heights around 400m. The tallest peak in the National Park is 960m in height. En route, you may see some of these amazing formations dotted at the horizon, creating a surreal, natural skyline.
Lunch will be served buffet-style at one of the local settlements where one can sample all the best, the Thai cuisine has to offer. In the afternoon, we board our booked canoes, led by experienced national park guides. No paddling needed as these guides will do it for you, so you can keep your eyes open for any animals while enjoying the solitude and scenery. Birds and animals such as kingfisher, heron, egret and even wild monkeys live in this area. You now will see with your own eyes that the natural scenery is some of the best in Southern Thailand.
At the end of the journey, it is time to say bye to our generous hosts and we head back via the same way we arrived to Phuket and your hotels (drop off for resorts located at specific beaches only). We expect to arrive in the early evening at your home, far away from home.