If you’re in search of a vacation that promises to bring you closer to nature, Khao Sok National Park is the perfect island escape. Every turn is like a hallmark-esque image as the park is surrounded by massive rock formations, deep jungles, crystal waterfalls, and hidden caves.
In between, the calm waters and oasis-like site isn’t short on activities like day-long hiking trips, bird watching tours, night safari exploration, and kayaking that are sure to anyone at the edge of their toes in excitement and delight.
With so much to offer for every kind of tourist, it’s no wonder Khao Sok National Park is one of Thailand’s top destination spots. To that end, here are some activities you should include in your bucket list for the ultimate getaway trip.
Full-Day Khao Sok Lake Tour
One of the most visually arresting natural wonders in the world, Cheow Lan Lake, looks like a tropical vision with its hundreds of lush, scenic islands with towering limestone cliffs. Among the hundreds of beautiful islands are remote spots that are perfect for small floating bungalow resorts, a luxurious mode of accommodation that promises to bring heaven on earth just for your vacation.
You will need to ride a traditional Thai longtail boat to reach the lake, though the experience is a balance between thrilling and tranquil as it takes you on a picture-perfect tour of the water. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and get your camera ready to capture the breathtaking scenery.
If you get hungry, enjoy a dining experience like no other at Khao Sok Lake’s floating restaurant. Here, you will have a delicious taste of Thai staples. Meanwhile, those craving for more adventure may find a hiking trip to an ancient bat cave a satisfying ordeal.
The great outdoors often look picture-perfect under the sun, but it takes on a whole new magical meaning when you explore it in the dark. It’s an exotic and heart-racing experience as you venture into the night safari with an expert guide helping you find nocturnal creatures rising from their slumber. Keep an eye out for extraordinary beings like the world’s smallest deer, a civet cat, slow loris, tarantulas hidden in their caves, and more mysterious animals.
Elephant Retirement Sanctuary
For those who want to elevate their vacation, visiting the Elephant Retirement Sanctuary will do just the trick as you get to meet a 54-year-old, rescue elephant from a working camp. The lovely creature is widely known as Somboon, who now lives with a family that you can meet, greet, and feed.
While spending your time with picture-worthy as well as majestic animals such as Somboon, you will also learn all about Thai elephant culture. Of course, the best part of the activity is having the once-in-a-lifetime experience of bathing an elephant!
Khao Sok National Park is a fun, vibrant, and busy destination spot that caters to vacationers who are looking for a more intense, adventurous experience. It invites travelers who actively explore different cultures, making the park’s hub of scenery and activities the perfect place to be for nature enthusiasts.
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