Khao Sok Hikes

We’ve all watched TV wildlife programs about steamy rainforests with exotic birds and strange animals, but to actually find yourself hiking in one along trails, surrounded by 30-meter-tall trees, strange noises, and plants with thick fleshy leaves as big as a dinner table, is a thrilling experience.

Khao Sok National Park covers an area of 739 km² and much of the terrain is impenetrable jungle, rarely visited by locals or even forest rangers. On our journey into this strange natural world you will follow your guide along old hunting trails in terrain that is not too hilly, making the hike relatively easy. Being one of the oldest forest ecosystems in the world, Khao Sok holds some magnificent wildlife, so keep your camera at the ready.

Most of the park’s predators hunt at night, so you are unlikely to get a glimpse of larger animals, but if you’re lucky, you may come across the tracks or scat of elephants, wild boar, tapir, rhinoceros or even a leopard. However, there are many different species of birds, insects and monkeys, including macaques and gibbons, which you may have the chance to see. Your local guide, who has had plenty of experience observing wildlife, will point out animals and plants of interest along the way, including herbs and those with medicinal properties. You will also visit either a cave or waterfall, but this depends on the season and the amount of rainfall during your stay.

The hike will end at the park rangers’ station and from there you will transfer back to Anurak Community Lodge.

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Itinerary

Start time: 1.00 pm
Tour Length: 4 to 4.5 hours
Minimum: 2 people
Minimum Age: 8 years old

Tour includes:
  • Transfer to/from Anurak Lodge
  • Local guide
  • Drinking water
  • During the hike you will either visit Civet Cave or a waterfall, depending on the season and the amount of rainfall in the area
Not included:
  • Services not described in the program
  • 300 THB National Park entrance fee
  • Insurance
  • Tipping
What to bring:
  • Swim suite, or T-shirt and shorts you don’t mind getting wet
  • Hat and raincoat, or waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Towel
  • Camera/phone
  • Sturdy, comfortable boots or shoes
  • If you have it, we recommend to bring a waterproof bag and/or waterproof case for your phone and camera

What guests say about our Khao Sok Hikes

“"The first day we did a guided tour in Khao Sok national park. With a guide, we went off the beaten path to see monkeys and enjoy a swim in the river. The hike was slightly longer than expected but enjoyable."”

Jeanine PohlApril 6, 2017

“"A full day in the jungle. We really enjoyed it."”

Marvin JenkinsAugust 28, 2017

“"Great trekking in the Khao Sok rainforest. We saw a couple of hornbills. It was pretty muddy but we expected this. Great experience!"”

Paul and Tammy ForemanJuly 18, 2017