Join our Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting Tour that will take you back in time to the day when the Sok River was an important route of transportation. Bamboo rafting is a great way to cool off, and have that ultimate relaxing experience! Join our Khao Sok River Bamboo Rafting Tour. This trip takes place very close to the lodge so little driving is involved. You can start this tour anytime between 0900 and 1500. Take your bathing suit because you might get! We will transfer you to the nearby Sok River only a couple of kilometers away from the lodge. The rafting trip lasts about one hour.
For centuries bamboo local people have used rafts on the Sok River. This tour will give you the feeling of going back in time. Anything that floats can be lashed together to make a raft. Only primitive cutting tools are required. Bamboo has been used as raw material, tied together with vines or palm fibers. Early bamboo rafts served as fishing platforms and transportation on the Sok River.
Floating down the gentle Sok River on a bamboo raft amid the magnificent views of the limestone mountains is a relaxing experience. Enjoy the lush tropical scenery and marvel at the stunning limestone cliff formations around. The landscape of the Sok River is part of the same limestone massif that runs from Phuket’s Phang Nga Bay to Guilin in South China, with outcroppings in Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam, Laos and throughout Thailand.
You will have the opportunity to spot wild life along the riverbanks and observe the lush flora. The one-hour tour includes a stop and short walk through the rubber tree forest. Here you will learn from your community guide a little bit about rubber tapping, practiced by many of the local people. Enjoy a cup of coffee prepared jungle style and served in a bamboo cup. We end our Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting Tour not far from Anurak Lodge. We will transfer you back to the lodge. This is really a fun experience for both children and adults alike.
Starting time: between 09.00 and 15.00
Length of time: 1 hour