At Anurak Community Lodge, getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life and relax in the pristine jungles of Khao Sok National Park. As one of Thailand’s hidden gems, a 3-day 2-night package allows you to relax and unwind with plenty of time to explore the lush jungles of southern Thailand. Before going on your stress free vacation, cover all your bases with our packing list.
If you’re visiting Anurak Community Lodge to enjoy one of our packages, Anurak’s bungalows are spacious with plenty of room for your luggage. But if you are traveling from a major hub – like Bangkok or Phuket – and will return there before heading home, then it’s worth putting some of your larger suitcases in storage and traveling light for the few days at Khao Sok National Park. You won’t have to worry about purchasing extra baggage allowance for the domestic flights, or wait for hefty bags at the local airport.
A sturdy-lightweight 35-40L backpack should be the best option for your journey. It will be portable and easy-to-carry: ideal for carrying water on the short hikes. Additional items to consider include a good pair of binoculars, a stainless-steel flask to reduce plastic bottle waste, and bug spray. If you’re planning to do some washing, we recommend bringing some biodegradable detergent.
During your visit, it’s also worth noting that you may get wet or muddy while hiking, especially during the monsoon season, from June to September. Packing a couple of sets of clothing, including a pair of lightweight, quick-drying pants is a good choice.
A sun hat or bandana is also worth bringing along. Even with some overcast, the southern Thai sun can be quite strong. Sunscreen also helps prevent you from turning red and burning. For footwear, flip-flops or regular sneakers are good to wear around Anurak; but, for hiking Khao Sok, you’ll need a sturdy pair of closed-toe hiking shoes. A lightweight rain jacket is a good precaution, for the rainy season, as sudden downpours can occur.
While outdoors, don’t forget your camera and extra battery! Power banks for your phones and other electrical equipment are essential, especially if you’re out hiking or taking a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake, where electrical outlets are limited. While on the lake, a waterproof bag will help keep all your electronics safe.
With everything squared away, choose between our two packages:
Our first Khao Sok Getaway Package is for those who want a calm and tranquil break. While enjoying the peace and quiet in nature, you will bathe and feed the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary; cook a traditional jungle dinner at Anurak; and explore the crystal-clear waters of Cheow Lan Lake at a floating raft house.
The second Khao Sok Discovery Package is for people with a love of the outdoors. Explore one of the oldest and most biodiverse rainforests on earth. Our guide will take you hiking through the dense jungle to seek out the park’s amazing flora and fauna. This package also includes cycling through Khao Sok’s lush-green valleys, cooking a delicious-southern-jungle dinner, and visiting elephants at a nearby elephant sanctuary.
If you are yearning for a quiet break from the concrete jungle, away from the crowds and busy-touristy attractions, then our Getaway and Discovery packages are what you need. They will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle the world again.
For more information about these packages please get in touch with us or make a booking through our website.