SST 011 (B) KHAO SOK - 2 Days / 1 night (08.00 - 17.00 on the next day)
Day 1 - Pick up from hotels then drive north over the bridge to the mainland province of Phangnga, passing rubber plantations and small villages en route. Travel inland then cross over the rain forest covered mountain pass to Khao Sok. A thousands years ago this was an important trade route between India and China. Khao Sok is part of the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand, the scenery is spectacular, jungle covered limestone mountains and pure nature. One of the best ways to experience the jungle is on a canoe trip down the Sok river in inflatable canoes. A local river guide paddles the canoe and is expert at spotting any animals along the way. Pass mountain and cliffs covered in exotic tropical vegetation along the banks of the river. Birds such as kingfisher, heron, egret, various reptiles and even wild monkeys live in this area. The scenery is some of the best in Southern Thailand and what better way to see it than from a canoe. A buffet lunch of Thai dishes cooked not too spicy is provided. In the afternoon arrive at elephant camp. Information on elephants and their conservation will be given. Explore the jungle by elephant. Sitting high on the back of the elephant get a bird eye view of the jungle, a most unusual experience. Check into jungle style resort for dinner and overnight. The rooms have mosquito nets and attached bathroom; the rooms are simple but comfortable.
Day 2 – Wake up on the edge of the jungle, sometimes the surrounding hills are covered in mist which slowly melts away as the sun comes up and gibbons can often be heard making their territorial calls high up in the rainforest canopy. Take a leisurely breakfast at the resort then its time to explore the jungle on foot. The trek is designed to show a variety of ecological environments including big trees, jungle vines, lianas, palms, ferns, wild orchids, bamboo forest, insects, reptiles and sometimes mammals. It is not a wildlife safari but a chance to see the rainforest which has the greatest variety of life forms known to man. The wild animals that live here tend to be nocturnal but sometimes they can be heard moving in the undergrowth or their distinctive smells encountered. Hornbill live up in the cliffs high above the resort and sometimes can be seen going out to feed in the morning or coming in to roost in the evening. Leaf and macaque monkeys are occasional seen along the trail. Wild elephant live in the park but are seldom seen.
The trek is not too difficult and OK for any normally fit and healthy person. A special lunch in the jungle is provided. After lunch return to the resort then transfer back to hotels in Krabi arriving in the late afternoon.
Meals are set menu- lunch x 2, breakfast x 1.
> Incl: transfer, guide, lunch, fruit, drinking water, and National park fee & insurance
> to Bring: Please wear non-slip shoes, loose comfortable clothes, bring a small bag or pack with a change of clothes in case you get wet and sun protection or a rain coat depending on the weather.
** If client stay at Rayavadee or Railay Beach, client has to take the boat to/from the mainland with exta charge 650 per person per way.
** Prices are based on twin share basis, single room supplement 1 , 700 baht.
important: all route and time is subjected to change to weather and local condition