Khao Sok Lake: Surat Thani Adventure Tour: Explore the Culture of Khao Sok

Surat Thani Adventure Tour: Explore the Culture of Khao Sok

Surat Thani, Thailand

Khao Sok Lake

Community Based Organization

4 days/3 nights
From$192 USDper person

Khao Sok Lake is a community-based organization dedicated to respectful tourism and sustainable community development.

Tour Highlights

  • Stay with a local family and discover the beauty of Khao Sok while supporting initiatives in the local community.
  • Visit the Khao Pang Temple and Hanging Bridge with an experienced guide.
  • Discover local wildlife on an evening boat safari.

Tour revenue will be invested in the local community through community projects.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9:00 AM

  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Thai

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 20

  • Difficulty

    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

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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!

Day 4
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.

Tour Start Address

20/18 Moo 3• Bann Ta Khun-Rajjaprapa Road, Khao Wong • Ban Ta Khun, Surat Thani, Thailand

How To Get There

1 hour by taxi from Surat Thani Airport, 2 hours from Krabi, and 3 hours from Phuket. Also accessible by bus.

More About Khao Sok Lake

Mission

To connect community-based travel operators with respectful visitors in Khao Sok National Park and its surrounding areas.

Main Programs

  • Jat San Soap Cooperative

  • Weaving workshop