Khao Sok National Park (4D/3N)

Code JGSC006
Destination Khao Sok National Park
Category Thailand Overnight Trips
Duration 4 days 3 nights

4 days, 3 nights – A four hour drive from Phuket or Krabi, Khao Sok is Thailand’s largest lake, artificially made by a hydro-electric dam. We depart from the dam by longtail boat and never see any trace of civilization until we return. Khoa Sok is Wildlife Heaven – with dozens of species of mammals, birds including at least three varieties of hornbills, serow goats, three species of deer and wild elephants. Departures First Sunday of each month. Best wildlife viewing is in the summer rainy season.

Combine our Khao Sok Mini-Expedition with our famous Phang Nga Sea Kayaking Mini-Expedition for an excellent week of Thai mountain and sea adventure. Combine Khao Sok with our 7-Day “Wings of the White Belly Sea Eagle” and you’ve got a complete South Thailand expedition traversing one of the World’s most important “land bridges”.

Khao Sok is famous for wildlife, but most trekking and longtail boat tours are happy to see a footprint or “dropping”. However, Khao Sok’s highland streams and lake are ideal for wildlife sightings with quiet and clean kayaks. Since John explored Khao Sok’s “Natural History by Sea Kayak” in 1989, Thailand’s nature travelers in kayaks have the option of actual wildlife sightings in this high mountain national park.

No other Khao Sok itinerary includes full meal plan, snacks, transfers, camping, full guide service and paddling every day. Silent and environmental kayaks allow you excellent sightings of birds, monkeys, mammals and more than 10 species of snakes. Our lead guides are famous for their in-depth natural history knowledge and guide skills.

Khao Sok is an excellent companion to the 3-day Phang Nga Mini-Expedition and 7-day Wings of the White Belly Sea Eagle expedition.

For Khao Sok’s premier Nature Experience, the minimum is 2 guests, the maximum 10.

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Khao Sok National Park (4D/3N)


0830 Phuket, Krabi hotels or airport pick-up.  Transfer to Khao Sok National Park.
Arrive at Our Jungle House near the river, check-in and free time for swim before lunch.
1200 Lunch at Our Jungle House
1330 SeaCanoe put in to stream from Jungle House for four hours of easy paddling.
1730 Transfer back to Our Jungle House
1930 Dinner and campfire stories until you drop.

NOTE: Trip itinerary may change according to the tides


0730 Breakfast
0830 Klong Nom stream kayaking
1130 Back to Our Jungle House to pack your gear
1200 Lunch
1330 Transfer to Ratchapapa Dam – stop at a colorful local market for a cultural visit
1500 Arrive at Dam for fast-longtail boat trip across the lake to a remote jungle campsite.
1600 Make camp and take a late wildlife trek by canoe or trekking.  Excellent wildlife sightings.
1830 Thai culture jungle banquet.  Everybody joins in meal preparations in the spirit of the outdoors and Thailand’s friendly culture.

NOTE: Trip itinerary may change according to the tides


0700 Camp breakfast – pancakes, fruits, traditional Thai filtered coffee, breads, jams and butter.
0830 Fast longtail journey about 20 minutes to kayak paddling three hours up a spectacular jungle canal.
1130 Take out by Fast longtail and depart for lunch at Floating Restaurant.
1200 Lunch
1300 Fast longtail transfer back to Ratchapapa Dam
1400 Depart for Khao Lak, Phuket, Krabi airport or hotels
1500 Stop at waterfall in Khao Lak National park, including picnic snacks
1600 Depart waterfall for final transfer to Phuket, Khao Lak or Krabi

NOTE: Trip itinerary may change according to the tides


What John Gray's Sea Canoe Costs Cover:

  • Hotel or Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Escort boat (when applicable)
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe gear
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe well educated and experienced guides
  • Full Board meal plan
  • Soft Drinks and Water Camping and Cooking gear
  • User fees
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe Ground tours. (Trip itineraries lists any exceptions)

John Gray's Sea Canoe Costs do not cover:

  • Airfares (unless stated), Hotels (unless stated), Ground transfers (except to and from Sea Canoe)
  • Additional sightseeing- Visa/ Airport Fees
  • Tips
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Medical Immunizations
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Medical or Travel Insurance.
  • Medical and Hospitalization costs
  • Emergency Evacuation costs
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Trip Delay compensation beyond the control of John Gray's Sea Canoe or our agents
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe holds public liability insurance with the New Hampshire Insurance Company. We advise all guests to take out travel and medical insurance before making a trip
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe reserves the right to make reasonable changes in your itinerary where deemed advisable for the comfort and well being of trip members
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