Community Based Organization
Khao Sok Lake is a community-based organization dedicated to respectful tourism and sustainable community development.
Tour revenue will be invested in the local community through community projects.
Any day by appointment
4 days/3 nights
Adults, Children, Families, Young adults
Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)
2 to 20
Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Comfortable shoes for walking, Sandals, Swimming suit, Sunscreen lotion, Mosquito repellent, Headlamp/flashlight
Meet at the house of Lung Samran, a village elder and artisan. Take the opportunity to view his handicrafts. There, you will meet your guide. Depart on a three-wheel motorcycle tour of Khao Pang Temple and the Hanging Bridge. Discover the history of this bridge, which was built for transporting the special Klong Saeng Durian from farms across the river. Then, visit your host family’s residence and meet the people you will be staying with. Leave your bags behind and tour their farm, picking different fruits and vegetables. Take a dip in the Pra Saeng river to cool off before returning to create a home-cooked meal with your host family. Enjoy the meal together.
Begin the day with breakfast with your host family. Then choose either a half-day hike to a cave and scenic overlook or a canoe trip along the Pra Saeng River. Return to your host family to share lunch with them. In the afternoon, stop by a community project site for weaving, salted eggs, or sour fish. Finish the day with a dinner together with your host family.
Begin the day by gathering herbs for tea, and then enjoying a goodbye breakfast with your host family. Plant a tree in your host family’s garden to leave a reminder of your visit. Continue your adventure with a trip to the lake. Your guide will pick you up from the village and transport you to the pier. From there, board a long-tail boat native to Southeast Asia to arrive at the floating raft house where you will be accommodated. Depending on the season, your guide will lead you through the jungle to a cave, scenic overlook, or waterfall. Enjoy observing local wildlife from a boat in the early evening. Then partake in a traditional Thai dinner to finish your third evening!
Start the day early and enjoy the morning mist during a boat safari. Observe wildlife and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Then enjoy breakfast before taking free time to swim or kayak before checking out from the raft house. Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch at the raft house, then travel back to the pier via a scenic boat tour. The adventure concludes in the offices of Khao Sok Lake around 2 PM.
20/18 Moo 3• Bann Ta Khun-Rajjaprapa Road, Khao Wong • Ban Ta Khun, Surat Thani, Thailand
1 hour by taxi from Surat Thani Airport, 2 hours from Krabi, and 3 hours from Phuket. Also accessible by bus.
To connect community-based travel operators with respectful visitors in Khao Sok National Park and its surrounding areas.
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