Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Khao Sok - Private Tours

More of our custom made tours designed for independently minded travellers who want to side step
the big bus tours but don't want the hassle of organizing everything themselves. We take care of the
details while you enjoy the sights and the nature at your own pace. 

We believe that freedom during your valuable holiday time is the most important thing so there is no
fixed itinerary, we design it around what you want. These are the general guidelines and our
recommendations:

Day Tour to Khao Sok National Park



ilTubing at Sok River with Private Khao Sok Tours by Easy Day Thailand
Tubing at Sok River
Your driver and your English speaking guide will collect you at your hotel around 7:30am and start to drive north. After 1-1.5 hours, depending on your hotel location, we stop for a coffee break in a local place at Khok Kloy town, a few km after crossing Sarasin Bridge which connects Phuket to the mainland. Around 10:30-11:00 we reach Khao Sok and start an amazing canoeing OR "river tubing" experience on the river (your choice between the two), completely surrounded by the wilderness of the oldest rain forest on Earth. If you choose the canoe, pleasant and professional local paddlers are provided, but you can also paddle by yourself if you prefer.

For those who are not familiar with it, the river tubing is a mix of relaxation and fun as we go with the water flow sitting in the big doughnuts. Some sections of the Sok River are slow and quiet, while others have little rapids to make the descent more exciting. This is an amazing experience that makes you really feel as if you are part of the jungle itself and the stunning limestone cliffs nearby. If you are looking for a more action-packed tubing experience you can check the Kapong Tubing Safari Day Tour.

After about 1 hour descending downstream will stop on the riverside at "Tham Pla", a cave where you can spot a lot of local fish (Tham Pla literally means "fish cave" in Thai). Back on the canoe/tubing and further downstream will then stop for a special lunch at a little local restaurant by the river

Around 14:00 we arrive at the “pier” where the driver is waiting for us ready to start the way back
to Phuket; depending on time, weather and traffic, we have the opportunity for one more stop and
additional sightseeing or activity such as visiting  the Tsunami Memorial “Police Boat 813 ”, Turtle
Conservation Centre, short Elephant Trekking and more that you can decide with your guide.
We arrive back at the hotel around 18:30

*timing is approximate and might vary depending on hotel's location, logistics, weather etc.

Price:
1 to 4 person: THB 11,400 (in total)
Extra person: THB   2,900 / person

Children: 5-11 years THB 900 per child, kids below 5 years of age are free of charge.

Included: All transfers, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking guide, Lunch, soft drinks, local beers (two cans per adult), canoe OR tubing with related equipment, tax and insurance, National Park fees.

Note: Elephant Trekking available on request - Surcharge 1,000 THB per person

2D/1N - Khao Sok Overnight Tour

Look over Khao Sok from Cliff & River Jungle Resort
View at Cliff & River Jungle Resort

Two great days in nature, a good balance between adventure and relaxation.

DAY 1

Same itinerary as DAY TOUR, but after canoe/tubing we check in at Cliff & River Jungle Resort in
Standard Room (double/twin sharing) enjoy the place with SPA, pool and natural surroundings, relax in the wonderful atmosphere, dinner.

DAY 2

We recommend an early wake up to witness the mist that at night time came up from the humid
trees and hangs over the hills, the insects chirp, the birds are not angry and the wild gibbons call
through the jungle. Then mists slowly clear revealing the 300m vertical cliff that towers over the
resort.

Around 8:30am we enjoy the nice Thai-American breakfast and then we get moving for a very
nice scenic Jungle Trek that lasts approximately 3 hours (5-6 km). During the walk we see
several kinds of local flora and fauna, and sometimes there's also the chance to spot wild monkeys
and boars. At the end of the walk we reach a nice spot on the river where the water is clean and can
have a refreshing dip.

As an alternative to the Jungle Trek, for those who are not keen on walking or have different interests,
there is the opportunity to do Elephant Trekking instead. It takes place in a nice jungle area near
Khao Lak and lasts approximately one hour, here we also find a small  scenic waterfall.
After the activities we enjoy a tasty lunch and start to head back towards Phuket Island, on the way
we can do some additional stops for sightseeing like Tsunami Memorial “Police Boat 813 ”, Turtle
Conservation Centre, and more that you can decide with your guide. Just few minutes before
crossing Sarasin Bridge and enter Phuket Island we stop for a coffee break at 360° Andaman View
Point from where you have a stunning view over the Phuket and the Andaman Sea.
We arrive back to the hotel around 18:00.

Price:
1 to 4 person: THB 25,500 (in total)
Extra person: THB   5,900 / person

Note: Elephant Trekking available on request - Surcharge 1,000 THB per person

Included: All transfers, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking guide, Lunch (Day 1), soft drinks, local beers (two cans per adult), canoe OR tubing with related equipment, Dinner (Day 1), one night
accommodation in Standard Room (Double/Twin sharing) at Cliff & River Jungle Resort, Breakfast
(Day 2), Lunch (Day 2), tax and insurance, National Park fees.


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