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Overview

Head deep into the jungle of Khao Sok National Park for a memorable adventure in nature. Trek through lush rainforests in search of exotic animals, canoe down the scenic Sok River and swim in Cheow Larn Lake before wrapping up the journey with an incredible elephant encounter. 

Trip Highlights

Anurak Community Lodge Jungle Safari

Canoe down the Sok River

Admire towering limestone cliffs and spot exotic wildlife such as monkeys and lizards while exploring the Sok River by canoe.

Encounter Asian Elephants

Spend an hour with elephants and their care takers, feeding and bathing these gentle giants.

Trek through Khao Sok National Park

Take a guided hike through bamboo forests and thick rainforest to see Khao Sok’s vibrant ecosystem. 

Itinerary

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Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani - Anurak Community Lodge

Phuket – Khao Sok (184 km): 2.40 hr Khao Lak – Khao Sok (66 km): 1.10 hr Krabi – Khao Sok (147 km): 2.10 hr Surat Thani – Khao Sok (118 km): 1.50 hr

Pick up from hotels in Phuket (08:00), Khao Lak (09:30-10:00), Krabi (09:00), and Surat Thani (09:30-10:00), and then transfer to one of Thailand’s large rainforests, Khao Sok National Park. (Note: Private transfer without guide) Head towards Anurak Community Lodge, a natural accommodation hidden in lush jungle of Khao Sok.

Arrive Anurak Community Lodge just in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, after a short briefing, we start hiking up and down the main dirt track in Khao Sok. This track winds through enormous bamboo forest, old growth trees and strangler figs. With a bit of luck we might see dusky langurs, long-tail macaques, hornbills, small lizards and more.

We hike at a leisurely pace with a short break from time to time so that anyone reasonably fit can enjoy this hike. From time to time we get off the main track and go down across hiking trails towards the Sok River, if there’s enough water you may even go for a refreshing dip. Keep in mind that the trails are very basic, be prepared to climb occasionally across rocks and tree trunks! At the ranger station at Bang Hua Red we stop for a cold drink if you like. After this relaxing break we follow the main dirt track back to the park headquarters.

Return to Anurak Community Lodge between 16:30 and 17:30.

Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight at Anurak Community Lodge.

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Anurak Community Lodge

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, join a full day Cheow Larn Lake tour, giving you not only the opportunity to marvel at the magnificent ‘fairy-tale’ like scenery but to spot wildlife in its natural habitat as well. This one day, join-in tour starts with a 9:00 am pickup from your lodge. As part of a small group of like-minded adventure and nature enthusiastic travelers, you will be transported to the lake pier some 40-min drive from the lodge. Once on the lake, your local guide will take you on a jungle hike, leading up to a cave or a viewpoint (depending on the weather conditions). You will have the opportunity to swim in the lake before lunch at the floating raft houses that will capture your imagination with their rustic charm. Afterwards, return to the lodge between 17:30 and 18:30.

Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight at Anurak Community Lodge.

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Anurak Community Lodge – Phuket / Khao Lak / Krabi / Surat Thani

Khao Sok – Phuket (184 km): 2.40 hr Khao Sok – Khao Lak (66 km): 1.10 hr Khao Sok – Krabi (147 km): 2.10 hr Khao Sok – Surat Thani (118 km): 1.50 hr

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the Elephant Bathing and Feeding Experience which will give you a great opportunity to get close to those beautiful and gentle giants. Spend one magical hour feeding and bathing an elephant. This is the least harmful experience for the elephant, and the best for you to interact with these majestic animals. By offering this ‘low’ impact experience with support the elephants and contribute to their ethical upkeep.

After the elephant experience, enjoy a canoe ride down the Sok River. The journey starts a few kilometres upstream taking you past the towering cliffs of Khao Sok! On the way your expert guide will show you brightly coloured birds, and you may also see monkeys, monitor lizards or even a snake or two resting high up in the tree canopies. Our guides come from the local villages and although their English language skills may be limited, they more than make up for that with their infectious enthusiasm for the unique natural environment and their desire to share their knowledge with visitors.

Transfer towards your next destination, Phuket / Khao Lak, Krabi, and Surat Thani. (Note: Private transfer without guide)

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Private transfers to and from Anurak Community Lodge without guide.
  • Join activities as mentioned.
  • English speaking guide during the activities.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Tips, travel insurance.

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