Khao Sok River by Canoe

The lifeblood of the jungle, rivers wind their way beneath the canopy of the forest and create a path where no footsteps travel. Buoyed by the waters of the Sok River and dwarfed by the sheer limestone cliffs and dense jungle, it’s easy to feel at one with nature. The river’s steady current provides the perfect pace at which to view the wonders of the forest via canoe. This isn’t a fast-paced exercise; the excitement emerges from the surrounding jungle in the form of stunning scenery and wild animals. Exotic birds, monkeys and even sleeping snakes await the astute eye.

Canoes carry two people along with the local guide, who skilfully paddles and guides the canoe down the river. A short stop halfway – which varies depending on the season – sees guides prepare tea and coffee over an open fire. Using a bamboo stem to boil the water, this is a hot beverage with a difference; the sweet tang of bamboo creates a taste like no other!

Back on the water, there is a final chance to spot wildlife, take photos or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque jungle; there’s no better way to explore the Sok River!


Start time: 9am, 4pm
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Group size: minimum 2 people
What’s included:

  • Transfer from and to Anurak Community Lodge
  • Local guide
  • Canoe
  • Drinking water
  • Tea/coffee

What to bring:

  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Camera
  • Waterproof bag and/or a waterproof case for your phone and camera