3-Day Khao Sok National Park – Our Jungle House Bungalow: Group Discovery

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

Tour highlight:
· Lake is stunning, a real highlight.
· Ethical Elephant Experience included
· Spend the day hiking in the pristine jungle

    tour details

    Experience the stunning lake, smell and taste all that nature has to offer! Discover the first ethical, community-based Khao Sok Elephant Experience where you get to feed and bathe your own elephant and then you will sit down with your hosts to enjoy a typical Southern Thai lunch with the local community.

    Pick up from hotel/airport in Khao Lak/Phuket and transfer to Khao Sok National Park. Arrive at Our Jungle House and enjoy a delicious authentic Thai meal in our lovely open aired restaurant with cliff and river views. 15:00 Afternoon Canoe trip Transfer 20 minutes to the start of your scenic 90-minute canoe trip on the Klong Sok river. Let your guide do all the paddling as you sit back and relax on a journey that takes you past towering lime stone cliffs as you spot monitor lizards, kingfishers and monkeys along the way. Stop along the way for a dip in the cool waters and a coffee made from a bamboo cup! The canoe trip was initiated by a group of local villagers interested in sharing and preserving their special environment. Transfer back to Our Jungle House. Round trip including transfers 2-3 hours depending on river levels and speed of water. Tonight you will enjoy a serene night's sleep listening to natures orchestra.

    Accommodation at Our Jungle House
    Room type: Tree House or Bungalow
    This morning you will be collected from your Khao Sok hotel and discover the first ethical, community-based Khao Sok Elephant Experience where you get to feed and bathe your own elephant! Somboon was rescued from a trekking camp, where he worked long days carrying tourists in harsh conditions. Now he is the star of this intimate experience where he is lovingly tended by guests under the tutelage of a mahout (elephant trainer). This experience is ideal for guests who wish to learn about Somboon's story and interact with him on a more personal level. By participating in this program, you are helping to fund the rescue of more abused elephants and helping to send a clear message that these majestic creatures must not be exploited. You will meet the Family that is taking care of Somboom, prepare his food consisting of fruits, vegetables and handmade sticky rice medicine pies. Then bathe him by taking him to the Mud Spa and scrubbing him down with an organically made "coconut elephant loofah". The experience ends planting sugar cane for Somboon and his elephant friends to eat in the future. Then after waving goodbye to Somboon you'll be driven to a local hamlet reached via a picturesque hanging bridge that overlooks the Saeng River. Here there is a small collection of traditional Thai wooden houses set in the jungle surrounded by different fruit orchards. The area is home to a local community who are working together to protect the stunning environment that they live in (much of the proceeds of the tour go to them). You will be given a tour of the orchards (it's great fun to see which fruit you recognise!) and then you will sit down with your hosts to enjoy a typical Southern Thai lunch with the local community. After saying goodbye you will transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation at Our Jungle House
    Room type: Tree House or Bungalow
    Morning guided 4 hour guided rainforest hike. Following breakfast, slip on your hiking shoes and get ready for a fun half day hike in beautiful Khao Sok National Park. This undulating, guided walk will take you through bamboo groves following the river. The trail is easy and monkeys are commonly seen in the trees above. The guides show you the secret details of the jungle you would never see on your own; an amazing birds nest, an interesting stick insect or a delicate wild orchid in bloom Be sure to bring your swim suit for a dip in the local waterhole along the way! Return back for hotel checkout at noon and transfer to your next destination at Phuket or Khao Lak.

    includes

    · Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle with cold towels and drinking water to/from Khao Lak, Phuket hotel or airport but without guide
    · Accommodation in shared Twin/Double room with private bathroom
    · Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
    · Canoe trip and half day hike with local English speaking guides (joint activity with minimum 2 pax)
    · Elephant experience (joint activity minimum 2 pax)
    · All entrance fees, boat fees as mentioned in the program
    · National Park Fee to Khao Sok
    · Check in time: 14:00hrs and Check out time: 11:00hrs

      excludes

      · Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
      · Optional tours to Elephant Camp or massage
      · Surcharges for other language guides
      · Personal travel insurance
      · Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
      · Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
      · Drinks with meals
      · Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

        notes

        What to bring:
        · Change of clothes
        · Swim suit
        · Sturdy shoes /light hiking shoes/flip flops
        · Hat
        · Towel
        · Sunscreen
        · Waterproof bag
        · Insect repellent
        · Camera · Binoculars
          Tour code: URTDBKSPB

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