Trip Description : Khao Sok is one of the wettest areas in Thailand with an average annual rainfall of around 3,500mm. This will generally be restricted to between the months of May and November. At other times of the year the area is generally dry apart from the odd day of rain which helps to maintain the lush surrounding rainforest. Khao Sok is made up of hundreds of limestone Karst Mountains which vary in height starting from around 400 meters and reaching to 960 meters at the peak of the highest.
Activities include elephant trek in the jungle, rainforest trek and jungle river canoe trip. The order of activities varies with the weather and local conditions. Activities organized by English speaking guide.
Thailand (Krabi-Khao Sok National Park-Surat Thani-Krabi)
2 Days & 1 Night
Easy Moderate Strenuous
Elephant Hills-Khao Sok
Please wear non-slip shoes, loose comfortable clothes, bring a small bag or pack with a change of clothes in case you get wet and sun protection or a rain coat depending on the weather. If you want to swim in the river please bring swim wear and towel, please note that all itinerary as above is depending on the local conditions.
DAY1 : KRABI - KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from hotels in Krabi, transfer to Khao Sok. En route glimpses of tropical rural life here in southern Thailand can be seen along the way. Arrive at the elephant camp, here you can see, touch and find out about the life of Thai elephants and about the elephant conservation project the company is running. Also the guide will explain about the life of the mahout, the man who takes care of the elephant. Trekking on elephant back is a unique experience here in the rainforest, what better way is there to get a bird’s eye view of the nature. Returning from the jungle with a huge appetite you will appreciate the buffet lunch that is served, a variety of Thai dishes cooked not too spicy. After lunch take a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok river. The canoes are very stable and safe, life jackets are provided as well as a local river guide to paddle the canoe. Drift along the jungle river passing limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill can be seen flying high overhead or reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. From the canoe you can experience a world that has changed little in thousands of years, some of the last areas of primary rainforest. After all this activity close to nature it is time for a hot shower and what better place than in the unique bathroom of your luxury safari tents. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle covered mountains, 100% real nature. A wide selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits are available at the “Jungle explorers club bar”. Afterwards its time for dinner in this unique location beside the rainforest, the sounds and atmosphere will make this a memorable experience. Overnight in luxury safari tents with comfortable beds, reading lights, hot water and western style toilets. Real luxury close to the heart of the rainforest. The tents doors and windows have mosquito netting as well as canvas flaps so insects and reptiles cannot enter. The temperature at night drops, the tents are well ventilated; blankets keep you snug in the cool of the night.
Overnight : Elephant Hills in luxury safari tents
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DAY2 : KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK - KRABI
Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes close to the tent. When the sun comes up and clears the mist over the mountains and jungle to the south of Elephant Hills the gibbons start to make their morning territorial calls that echo down the valley. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure. Having trekked on elephant back, been paddled by canoe along the river, now its time to come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. It is not a army survival exercise, there are no prizes for the fastest trekkers, snakes and spider do not jump out at you, it is just an opportunity to explore the ecology of the rainforest, to see a great variety of exotic plants, tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboos, mosses the variety is unlimited. Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbon can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or leaf monkey may be heard swinging through the branches, every day is different but it is truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life forms that co-exists together, this can only by experienced on foot, take it slowly, look, learn and listen then you too will start to discover some of the secrets of the rainforest. Weather permitting lunch will be served in the rainforest cooked in bamboo. Sadly in the afternoon its time to return to Elephant Hills then onward transfer to your hotel or the airport but you will always know how it feels to be close to nature in the jungle, some thing you will never forget.
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RATES [Valid 01-NOV-2010 - 31-OCT-2011]
Prices per person in Thai Baht
ACCOMMODATION Standard Class : - Elephant Hill Jungle Tent Camp, Khao Sok, Phang-Nga [En-Suite]
Hotel Reservation Term & Condition
>> Rates are inclusive of Breakfast, 10% service charge and 7% VAT
>> Hotel surcharge apply during peak tourist-season in some hotel
>> Reservations are on prepayment basis and subject to availability
>> Any special requests are not guaranteed and subject to availability upon arrival only
Inclusions: 2Days 1 Night hotel accommodation base on twin sharing occupancy Roundtrip transfer from/to Hotel in Phuket - Elephant Hills by air-con vehicle Meals (set menu) 1st day lunch & dinner Meals (set menu) 2nd day breakfast & lunch
Any air ticket Meals not specified in the itinerary Soft drink during tours Tips or Gratuities to guides or driver Other services not mentioned in the program Personal expenses
For children under 3 years old will be Free of charge
For children 4-12 years old we charge 50% of adult price
For children over 12 years old we charge normal price
Remark: Package not suitable for children under 4 years Third person sharing a tent using a portable bed same charge as twin share All guests undertaking a tour and staying at Elephant Hills MUST have insurance for the duration of their stay at Elephant Hills. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the tour departure. If a booking is made less than 30 days before departure date then full payment must be received before the booking will be confirmed. If payment is not made on or before 30 days prior to the tour date then the reservation will be cancelled. For bookings of roundtrip or module packages, we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category.