Khao Sok Discovery, Elephants & Jungle Lake Safari


Introduction: Khao Sok National Park is Southern Thailand’s largest tropical rainforest and is located about 200 km from Phuket and Krabi. In the middle of the rainforest, on the banks of the Sok River lies Discovery’s luxurious tent camp with comfortable and spacious safari tents. A cook prepares the meals and the National Park’s knowledgeable guides ensure the best experiences.

Departure all days of the week
Round trip / package tour

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Khao Sok Discovery & Lake Safari:

 Khao Sok Discovery, Elephants & Jungle Lake Safari

Khao Sok National Park is Southern Thailand’s largest tropical rainforest. It is about 200 kilometers from Phuket and Krabi. In the middle of the rainforest lies Discovery – a luxurious tent camp with spacious safari tents. The assigned cook provides meals and the National Park’s skilled rangers make sure the whole family gets the best experience.

Day 1: Arrival to Discovery, the Khao Sok National Park

You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Khao Sok National Park, which is located halfway between Krabi and Phuket. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in all of Thailand. Along the way, you will get a glimpse of rural life in tropical Southern Thailand. The first stop is at an elephant camp, where you get close to the giant animals. You can see and touch them and help feed them.

To greet the elephants is an educational and fantastic experience for young ones and adults. It is time for a nice Thai lunch and then on to a fantastic canoe ride. You do not paddle yourself – your guide will do that for you. Before departure, you will receive a life jacket. Lean back and enjoy the peacefulness with a view of the limestone mountains, only found in Halong, Vietnam and Guilin, China. With a bit of luck, you will see hornbills and reptiles lying and tanning on rocks by the riverside, while you both hear and see monkeys swinging in the trees.

Full of experiences we continue to the Khao Sok Discovery, where we will stay overnight in luxury tents with real beds, electricity, ceiling fans, kettles, mosquito nets on windows and doors and a bathroom with toilet and shower – exactly what you need after a long and exciting day. Use the afternoon to relax and enjoy the spectacular view and silence before dinner.

Day 2: Khao Sok National Park – Cheow Larn Lake

After a lovely breakfast in the jungle we will leave Khao Sok Discovery and move towards a stay at the Cheow Larn Lake. Cheow Larn is about 60 kilometers north to south with more than 100 limestone cliffs. It is a fantastic sight. The rest of the stay will be spent on the lake with sailing trips and exploring of the caves in the area. If you want, you can also go for a refreshing swim.

Discovery offers simple accommodations in rooms on pontoons on the lake with regular access to shore. Each room has access to the lake, so you can jump in directly. If you would rather go sailing, you can take a ride in a sea kayak, which is anchored by the bridge. Dinner is at the floating restaurant and afterwards you can enjoy the silence only disturbed by the sounds of the animals.

Day 3: Cheow Larn Lake – Transport to hotel or airport in Southern Thailand

Wake up to the sound of nature and a view that people dream of. Enjoy a great breakfast and then go for an organized trek in the area, through a dense bamboo forest and past small streams. It is a warm trip because of high humidity, but the nature makes it a fantastic experience.

Late in the morning you are back at the camp and after the hot trek, a swim is very tempting. Soon it is lunch time and time to say goodbye to the Cheow Larn Lake and the magical Khao Sok. After a sailing trip with a long-tailed boat, the minibus is ready to bring you back to the hotel or to the airport.

Start and finish:

Phuket or Khao Lak. Start / finish from other places like Krabi & Don Sak or Koh Lanta can be arranged at extra cost.

Included in the trip:

  • Transport to and from Phuket or Khao Lak.
  • Meals as described
  • English speaking local guide

Remember to bring:

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sandals
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (optional)
  • Camera equipment
  • Pocket money and tips
  • Personal travel insurance
  • An extra T-shirt (optional)

Important information:

  • For safety reasons children under 7 years are not allowed onto the floating camp. It is also advisable that you can swim. If you are traveling with children below 7 years, we recommend to stay both nights in the tent camp at Discovery and visit the Cheow Larn Lake on a day trip instead.
  • The trip can be completed year round. The best period is from November to February, when it is dry and the temperature is at its lowest – the day temperature is around 30 degrees celsius. From March to May the temperature can be higher. In the period from May to November the weather is somewhat changeable and there may be tropical rain showers.
  • Season: Departures: Daily
  • The price is including all meals, excluding drinks


Travelers (min 4 people) Period Rate
Adults May 1. 2017 – October 31. 2019 14900 THB
Children (4-14 years) May 1. 2017 – October 31. 2019 7500 THB

The price includes round-trip transportation by minivan/car to your hotel in Phuket or Khao Lak.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the house cook.

Drinks are offered at reasonable prices.


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