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Wildlife wonder in Khao Sok National Park

As you head deep into Thailand’s tropical forest, the birdsong is disturbed only by the gentle splash of oars as you row slowly down the Sok River. Surrounded by the calls and cries from the gibbons and macaques in nearby trees, your safari experience has just started. In the distance, flanked by the setting sun, distant limestone mountains emerge from the gently swaying treetops…

Welcome to Khao Sok National Park: southern Thailand’s beautiful and bio-diverse rainforest, centred on a stunning lake and a sanctuary for retired elephants.

Whether you choose to stay in a luxury safari tent, on a floating lake-side pontoon, or in a treehouse overlooking the river, you’ll be right in the heart of the action.

Jump into a kayak to explore the river, or hike on foot through the lush rainforest. Enjoy a massage under the dappled light of the canopy, and smell the spices sizzle as you take a Thai cookery class. Hop aboard a traditional longboat to traverse Cheow Lan Lake, and explore the caves hidden in the limestone towers. We haven’t even reached the elephants yet and we’re breathless!

The Elephant Hills sanctuary provides an ethical way to ensure former working elephants can live out the rest of their days in peace. Meet the local mahouts who care for the rescued elephants, and watch them bathe in a mud pool - but take one step back to avoid getting drenched!

Floating lodges on the edge of Cheow Lan Lake
Monkey yawning in a tree
Bird soaring over Khao Sok National Park
500 Rai Floating Resort
Elephant Hills
Floating lodge interior at Panvaree the Greenery
Panvaree the Greenery
Breakfast overlooking the hills at Anurak
Private terrace leading to the garden
Our Jungle House

Staying in Khao Sok

One of the delights of Khao Sok is that the accommodation is such an immersive part of the experience. With impressive eco credentials, and a commitment to preserving (and enhancing) the surrounding rainforest, each accommodation option brings you right to the core of this stunning protected landscape. Our specialists will help you choose the right rustic treehouse, superior safari tent or floating villa to suit you best.

For living the good life

The safari camps of Elephant Hills can be enjoyed within trumpeting distance of the elephants, or on floating pontoons moored to the shore of the serene Cheow Larn Lake. Expect beautiful furnishings and en-suites. Post your pics on social media comfortable in the knowledge that power here is generated solely from solar and wind energy.

500 Rai is also dedicated to ensuring higher-end comfort, and its floating rooms are surrounded by impossibly vertical mountains with an inviting lake only a quick dive from your veranda (or a hop into an awaiting kayak.)

For comfort in style

Set in six hectares of lush tropical gardens - and in easy striking distance of Khao Sok - Anurak offers beautifully appointed bungalows and swish safari-style tents. 

Panvaree the Greenery may have simpler rooms, but the views from its floating bungalows are unbeatable. The mist-draped mountains and views of Cheow Lan Lake receding into the distance make this one of our top locations in Khao Sok.

For the true jungle experience

Surrounded by rainforest, Our Jungle House offers a cluster of simple wooden treehouses and bungalows that are always a big hit with adventurous families. Each stand-alone property enjoys a spacious deck that brings nature up close and personal. Facilities are less lavish - there’s no air con, for example - but falling asleep to the lullabies of the forest each night is more than worth it. 

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Into the Hills

A journey through northern Thailand for an eco-focussed exploration of local Lahu traditions and culture in the hills of Chiang Mai. 

Price from: £2,190 US$2,490
Ideal length 12 days
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