Surrounded by lush foliage and with 30 metre trees towering above, the old hunting trails of Khao Sok National Park meander deep into the forest and leave the modern world behind. Weaving through the 739km² park, hikers can explore one of the oldest forest ecosystems in the world under the expertise of a local guide.
The vast expanse of dense jungle is rich in natural beauty and teeming with exotic wildlife – have a camera within reach! Although many of the jungle’s larger animals are elusive during the day, it’s not uncommon to sight tracks or scat from elephants, wild boar, tapir or an Indochinese leopard. Guides are skilled at spotting wildlife, and exotic birds, insects and monkeys – including macaques and gibbons – are sighted regularly. Alongside native fauna, interesting flora abounds; towering trees, leaves as big as dinner tables, and even herbs with medicinal properties.
Season pending, there’s also the opportunity to visit a cave or waterfall. Khao Sok weather can be broken into wet (monsoon) and dry seasons. Monsoons deliver high rainfall and make some caves difficult to access, however this often means the waterfalls will be spectacular – that’s the untamed beauty of Khao Sok!