Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake Expedition
Tour Overview :
Khao Sok National Park is located on the mountain ridge that separates the east and westcoasts of the Thai peninsula. It is situated in the west of Surat Thani province, in Ban Ta Khun and Phanom districts. Established in 1980, Khao Sok National Park was the 22nd park to be designated out of the 77 Thai National Parks. It covers an area of 738.74 square kilometers. Originally, the north side of the park was bounded by the Pasaeng River. However, since the construction of Rachabrapah Dam in 1982 and the formation of the artificial lake, the boundary of the park has been extended to include the reservoir. The reservoir itself covers an area of 165 square kilometers. Beyond the lake extends the wildlife sanctuaries of Khlong Saeng and Khlong Nakha and Kaeng Krung National Park. To the west of Khao Sok lies Sri Phang Nga National Park. Lying astride the junction of the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga and Surat Thani, these reserves make up the largest area of continuous forest preserve in the Thai peninsula with 4,000 square kilometers. It is only in this area that large mammals such as tigers and elephants have survived in the south of Thailand, although little is known about their status.
Departure Date : Daily
Tour Inclusion : Transportation, Accommodation, English Speking Guide, Meals, National Park Entrance Fee, Soft Drink, Seasonal Fruits, Coffee, Tea, Insurance
Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Phuket - Khoa Sok National Park.
08:00 Pick up from Hotel. Go Straight to Khoa Sok National Park.
11:00 Arrive Khoa Sok National Park.
11:00-13:00 Relax and have lunch.
13:00-17:30 Trekking in the national park. This will be an extremely informative trek with your guide sharing with you the knowledge of the rainforest's botanical secrets .
15:30 Evening swim in the cool river. Then, dinner, comprised of some of the Jungle plants you have seen during your trek, cooked in truly amazing southern Thai way.
19:30 Dinner and overnight at Tree Top
Date 2 : Khoa Sok National Park. - Khoa Sok National Park.
08:30 Depart to Rattachapa Dam.
Arrive at Rattachapa Dam. Short break. Depart for Raft house.
10:00 Stop at the first paddle site. Basic Kayak Instruction. Start paddling around the group of limestone small islands.
12:00 Lunch at the Nang Prai raft house
13:00 Depart for Krai Sorn Raft House
14:00 Arrive at Krai Sorn Raft House. Check In and Relax.
16:30 Sunset Paddle-this is a good opportunity to catch the Hornbill in action as they settle down for the night.
19:30 Dinner and relax with the guides at the raft house.
Date 3 : Khoa Sok National Park. - Phuket
07:30 You will be awakened inthe morning by the wonderful sounds of the Gibbon echoing across the lake, one of the lead players in the orchestra of the rainforest.
09:00 Depart for Tone Toey Raft house to begin the trek to a wonderful cave system. This trek is your best opportunity to see wildlife. We have previously seen wild elephants, wild pigs, and clouded leopards on this trail.
12:00 Lunch at the cave entrance.
12:30 Explore the cave system. Inside there are some truly amazing stalactites and stalagmites, bats of various species, spiders, and also some strange luminous white fungi.
13:30 Start the trek back to Tone Toey Raft House.
14:30 Depart for more kayaking (Optional)
17:00 Transfer back to pick up location.
20:00 End of service at the hotel.