Group Tour | Hiking in Phuket's jungles
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary is the last remaining evergreen rainforest of Phuket Island, located on the northeast of the island.
Guided by an English speaking local guide, we will hike along either a 3.5 km (2 hours hike) or a 8 km (4 hour hike) long trail in Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary. 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.
The 4-hour hiking also includes visiting the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project on the east side of the sanctuary.
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, freshwater 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 Tenasserim Hills 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.
Itinerary - 2-hours hike
(Mondays and Thursdays)
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
Itinerary - 4-hours hike
(Tuesdays and Fridays)
07:30 to 08:30 - Pick up from your hotel for transfer to Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
09:00 - Arriving to the wildlife sanctuary and start the 8 km long hike
13:00 - Arrive at/visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, end of the jungle trek
13:30 - Lunch at a local restaurant
14:30 - Transfer back to your hotel
15:00 to 16:00 - Arrival to your hotel
Tour details in short:
- Type: Group tour
- Group size: Two or more people, max 14 people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport included
Option #1 - Two hours
- Trail length: 3.5 km
- Price: 1,300 Baht (children 900 Baht)
- Start from hotel: 8:30 to 9:30 am
- Ends: 1:15 - 2:15 pm
Option #2 - Four hours
- Trail length: 8 km
- Price: 1,900 Baht (children 1,500 Baht)
- Start from hotel: 7:30 to 8:30 am
- Ends: 3 - 4 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
The price displayed below is per person.
|Rate per person|
|Pax||2 hours||4 hours|
|14||1,300 THB||1,900 THB|
Displayed rates are 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