Group Tour | Two hours hiking in Phuket's jungles
Guided by an English speaking local guide, discover the last remaining evergreen forest of Phuket in a two hours long hiking along a 3.5 km long trail in Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is one of the few major forest zones in the island.
The first part of the hike will be along the rocky stream bed of a multi tiered Ton Sai Waterfall. The second part will be slightly downhill through various mixed habitats, partly bamboo mixed forest pockets.
Apart from hiking, there will be an opportunity to swim in one of the natural ponds along the stream. During the drier months from February to May, there may be very little or no water at all, so, swimming may not be possible.
During the hike, our guide will keep an eye for wildlife around. The type of species that may be seen in such a relatively small forest will be the smaller ones like snakes, lizards, frogs, crabs, fresh water shrimps, orb spiders and other insects. There will be gibbons around but sighting is occasionally, better chance to hear their distant calls. A recently described agamid species called "Phuket tree dragon" which is an endemic species only found along the Phuket Mountain Range of the Southern Tenassim Hill is relatively common along the trail, hopefully the guide will spot one for you. Another endemic and rare species only found in the island is Phuket Pit Viper (Trimeresurus phukethensis), during the driver seasons easier to find in the bushes along the stream.
08:30 to 09:30 - Pick up from your hotel for transfer to Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00 - Arriving to the wildlife sanctuary, the jungle hiking along the multi tier waterfall begins
12:30 - The hiking ends. Small break for refreshments with water, soft drinks and snacks
12:45 - Transfer back to your hotel
13:15 to 14:15 - Arrival to your hotel
|Group size||Rate per person|
Tour rates include:
- All transfers
- Fresh fruit and water during the trekking
- Soft drink after the trekking
- 200 baht per person entrance fee to the wildlife sanctuary
- English speaking & licensed guide
Tour details in short:
- Type: Group tour
- Duration: 2 hours
- Trail length: 3.5 km
- Price: 1,600 THB (children 1,200 THB)
- Group size: Two or more people, max 14 people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport included
- Start from hotel: 8:30 to 9:30 am
- Ends: 13:15 - 14:15 pm
What to bring
- Hiking shoes (flip-flops not allowed)
- Swimming wear
- Dry t-shirt for use after the hike
- Small backpack for your water bottles and personal belongings