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Khao Sok National Park

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This National Park was, for me, difficult to get to. It took, from the Surat Thani train station (9 hours from BKK), 1 car + 2 minivans to get to the minibus terminal at the entrance of the road leading into the Park. An agency...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Poo Lin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful nature, dense plant life. The dam/lake trip was definitely worthwhile although expensive, as others have commented. The park layout is not very user-friendly if you would like to hike. The provided map is useless and once you hike 3.5 km to the headquarters, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in khao sok and I hiked in the part one afternoon from the town. The first part of the trail, 3k, is a hilly dirt road. After that is I’d single track trails that wind and change through the forest. It’s easy to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cyclingmaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a day trip from Khao Lak to have a jungle walk and bamboo rafting. Excellent value for money at 2200 THB per person. Jungle walk was amazing with a guide for 3 hrs. I hurt my knee and first aid kit was available in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank henri_s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two short unguided hikes. The first hike was a circuit with concrete paths covered in leaves and concrete steps that were rotten in places. We did not see any other visitors on this path, but strangely we didn’t see much wildlife either. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most stunning places I've been. Good time with mates, tour guide was a legend. It was easy going, pack lightly. The cave tour was cool, not for the faint hearted though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kyuloving
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

FYI, there are more reviews on the lake tour under “Cheow Lan Dam (Ratchaprapa Dam). I booked the 1 day lake tour through my hotel. Overall it was a very fun day but not an excellent day. We spent about 2.5 hours of the day...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank JMK_The_Wanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tours are Soo expensive! 150 us dollars for a three hour guided hike. (Family of 5) Plus another 45 park entrance fee. 6 dollars for 2km cab ride. The terrain and jungle are nice put not really all that special. And there are these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank c_talbert25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience!! The lake is beautiful, you can hear animals and it is just a once in a life time experience. We did the 2 day, 1 night modern comfort tour. The houses are basic, get over this. We even used the shower in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank maxine d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super walks to the waterfalls and swimming. Takes about 2 hours each way. Go early. Its cool then. We also used a brill guide from khao sok good view resort that took us even deeper into the forest. He found us lots of animals and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 18, 2019|
Response from willempie9 | Reviewed this property |
1200cc is enough. There is no steep road towards Khao Sok. We found Morning mist an excellent place to stay. If you only spend one night, then you should only visit the National Park.
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from NL_DINKS | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we recently visited Khao Sok, and stayed at the Riverfront Resort, we booked a 3 package through their website as well, including 1 day at the lake. Some of their packages include also visit of Elephant Sanctuary, we... More
November 14, 2018|
Response from kj71321 |
We booked through thainationalparks.cand did the 4 day three night. We are actually just finishing up our stay right now. We had an amazing time. Make sure you ask for Jakapong to be your guide. He was awesome and made our... More
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Honeymoon Itinerary - Bangkok - Khao Sok - Ko Phi PHI (6 Replies)
Starting to plan our honeymoon for March 2017. We will be there for a total of 11 nights. We are flying in business class so hoping jet lag isn't a factor and we can start exploring right away. We land in Bangkok at noon on day 1 and will stay there for just 1 night before departing. Right now I am thinking of splitting the remainder of the time between Khao Lak (with time in Khao Sok National Park) and Ko Phi Phi. If these end up being the 3 places we pick, is there an order that...More
April 19, 2016|
Response fromArandora|
Phi Phi presents the most difficulty with such a relatively short overall stay as it is furthest south and involves the longest transfers to and from whether at the beginning or end of your stay. So either Bangkok -> Phuket (just over an hour flight) -> Khao Lak (just over an hour taxi) -> Khao Sok (just over an hour by taxi if staying near Khao Sok Village where most accommodation is located or 2 hours taxi plus long-tailed boat if staying in a floating raft house on Cheow Lan...More
Surat Thani airport to Khoa Sok National park by Bus (2 Replies)
1. Re: Getting to Khao Sok National Park Please kindly advise >> I am planning a trip to the National park How to travel by public transport from Surat Tani airport to Khao Sok National Park (a)travel time and distance required (b)Approx.cost Thank you
December 11, 2011|
Response fromCassnu|
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Wildlife on my doorstep? (30 Replies)
Can anyone recommend a place to stay where wildlife is easily viewable? I mean free roaming wildlife, not tamed or 'owned'. I did have the Golden Buddha Resort in mind but it's closed during my stay. I've decided on Khao Lak for the week and am planning on taking a couple of trips out to see the turtle conservation centre & also Khao Sok National Park. Never been before and will be travelling there in the first week of September on my own.
July 02, 2017|
Response fromoutofhere|
Khao Lak town's are about Hotels and Pools, not the location for wildlife spotting except some Kingfishers, Egrets, snakes and spiders etc on the river in Bang Niang. Khao Sok National Park is about the views and scenery, again not the best National Park in Thailand for viewing wildlife, not bad for Birds though. Lak Ram National Park, was hard to spot anything except some nice large spiders. The turtle sanctuary was about 10 concrete and tiled tanks filled with several species of turtles of...More