Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

Ton Sai Waterfall

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

How much?

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
  • Insurance