Thai National Parks

2 days hiking in Khao Sok - Hidden jungle and waterfalls

We currently don't take any inquiries for Khao Sok packages until further notice. Please try other web sites.

Why?

Khao Sok National Park is the biggest and most popular protected site in southern Thailand, it has one of oldest evergreen rainforests in the world.

What?

Our 2 days hiking tour in Khao Sok is a private tour, means no others will join you. The tour includes visit to a waterfall and a cave, both along the trails. Despite having a relatively good diversity of wildlife, due to fact that the forests are very dense with little visibility, chances to see wildlife is limited. Saying this, there are still some chances to see stump-tailed macaques, gibbons, deers and boars. Birds, lizards and snakes are quite common everywhere in the park, so you may see few interesting species.

Itinerary

This is an example itinerary, if for various reasons some trails are inaccessible, your guide may take you to different trails.

Day 1 - From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will take you to Ton Kloei trail for a full day hiking. Starting from headquarters, this trail extends 7 km west partly on a dirt road. There are several waterfalls of various size and few swimming spots along the trail.

Day 2 - From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Today's hiking will start at Bang Hman ranger station 34 km east from headquarters. This nearly 10 km long circular trail includes hiking through a 400 meter long cave where water-stream flows through it. At one point, the water depth will be around belly height, so any electronic equipment you choose to take with you must be carried carefully and at your own risk. Once you reach the other end of the cave, the trail leading back to the forest is occasionally steep.

Towards the end of this trail, if you still have some energy left, the guide may take you to a giant stone arch that has been created by wind and rain driven erosion.

If there has been heavy rain during last few days, your guide won't take you through this cave as the water levels may not allow it, in case you will be taken to other trails through the jungle.

Where & When?

This trip departs from a selection of hotels around the headquarters area of Khao Sok National Park. Please let us know where you are planning to stay before booking this trip with us because some resort owners are not happy seeing their guests picked up by guides.

Khao Sok can be reached by public transport from Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thai, Ko Samui, Ko Phang Nga and other destinations around by taxi, bus or minivan. If you need more specific details about how to get there, just send us an inquiry.

How much?

This is a private tour which means you will walk the trails with a private guide, no others will join you. The price for this tour package depends on group size, it includes lunch, national park entrance fee and transportation from your hotel, please send an inquiry for more details.

We currently don't take any inquiries for Khao Sok packages until further notice. Please try other web sites.

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fee
  • English speaking guide
  • Pickup from hotel
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Thu 14 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was amazing. I have no idea how he was able to spot some of the animals hiding in the thick canopy, without him we would have seen very little wildlife. We also knew there was a chance we might not see elephants but our guide was determined to try and find them for us (coordinating with other tour guides and park officials to see if there were any sightings) and at the very end of our trip we finally got to see them! Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Travis!

Glad to hear you were lucky on your day trip!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

Our family enjoyed the trip very much. The ranger, Kan is very caring and sensitive. She took great care of my kids and mum. She is also very sensitive to the surroundings and always ready to search for wild animals without compromising our safety!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Evelyn for your nice review!

We will thank our guide Kan for her good work.

I tiny correction, our guides are not park rangers ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

We are Expats in Bangkok. It was the best what could happen to us going to Khao Yai National Park. We enjoyed our trip and Safari very much. And Tata and his Cousin Jay are outstanding guides. We have seen so much wildlife and everything was well explained. Tatas English language skills are outstanding (he also speaks some German). He was extremly Patience with us and our two Girls (9 and 13 years old). We highly recommend them and a trip to Khao Yai National Park.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Sylvia for the kind words!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 6 Dec, 2017

The trip went smoothly, the guide Lek was early, and managed to point out several animals for us which we would have missed. The ride was smooth-sailing as well,excellent driving skills. We finished the treks earlier than expected and the guide brought us to the top of the mountain and an elephant home.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 4 Dec, 2017

a perfect trip !

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Singapore | posted Fri 1 Dec, 2017

We had a great time! Our guide, Dui, was thoughtful and knowledgeable.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017

Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.

Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.

The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.

I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 27 Nov, 2017

Tata was one of the best guide we could ever asked for! We were really impressed with his service provided, to his extensive knowledge of the park and wildlife, as well as his photography skills where he captured many beautiful and national geographic like shots for us! Throughout the day, Tata really did his best in listening for and pointing out wildlife, while also introducing and explaining the fauna in the park. However, we understand that the park may be overcrowded on a Saturday, hence we did not see as much wildlife as expected. Nonetheless, We look forward in joining Thai National Park tours again! :)

Tour operator's response

Dear Clara,

Thank you for you praise for our guide. Good to hear you enjoyed his guidance.

You are always welcome to return ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Sweden | posted Fri 24 Nov, 2017

The visit to Kao Yai was very good, filled with emotions. I came to see wild elefants and that I got, 15 of them, 5 cubs. Although the interaction from other humans was at times devastating it was well worth the trip.

Our Guide "Beer" was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye, together with the driver "Nat" they spotted several animals for us. Top grade on this.

P.S. Beer was supposed to send me some photos of the elefant encounter. If possible, I would greatly appreciate it. (r****en.se) Kap kun kap!

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear our guide did his best to show you the wildlife. Even lucky to see elephants!

I will ask Beer to sent some pics. I guess it is our fault he has not sent any yet, as he has been in the jungle pretty much every day after your trip ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,200 - 3,000 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: moderate

What to bring:

  • Rain clothing, specially on rainy season
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Shoes to be used in water
Bang Hman trail through cave

Bang Hman trail through cave

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