Khao Sok Local Adventures

Are you looking for excitement outside the national park? Our Khao Sok adventures have lots to offer. How about a gentle canoe trip on the River Sok? You will be surprised at how much wildlife congregates around the river.

How about tubing? Depending on the state of the river you can enjoy a gentle drift downstream or a more exciting journey down the river. Strict safety measures are in force.

Get to know some elephants. There is nothing like visiting the gentle giants. Whats more our tours are cruelty-free and elephant friendly!

Khao Sok Adventures – Canoe Trip

Khao Sok canoe trip

This is an amazing, not to be missed, Khao Sok Thailand adventure.  Hop into a canoe and explore the river with a local guide. Since your guide will paddle the boat, you can relax.

  • Marvel at the abundance of wildlife you will encounter on the way. Check out monkeys playing in the trees, brightly colored kingfishers, and snakes snoozing in the trees above.
  • During your journey down the river you will stop on the banks for a coffee break and a swim in the cool water.
  • Continuing, you can soak up stunning views of the limestone cliffs and forested riverbanks.
  • Finally, you will stop at a fish conservation pond, where you will have the chance to explore a small cave on your own.
  • Duration: About one and one-half hours in the canoe, and fifteen minutes drive each way.

Tip: You will only get wet if you want to, yet it is a good idea to bring a plastic bag to store electronics during the rainy season.

Khao Sok Adventures – River Tubing

Khao Sok tubing

When the river is high enough, river tubing is a favorite Khao Sok Thailand adventure! Hop on a rubber tube at the ridge and ride the water. Since river tubing requires strong currents, guides will accompany you to make sure your ride is both fun AND safe!

  • You will find some areas where the water moves faster and you can rock and roll down the rapids. At these points, your guide will point the way for you and make sure you avoid obstacles.
  • In the calmer parts of the river they can point out monkeys, birds, and snakes sleeping in the trees. As a result, you can enjoy the clear, cool water, and let others do the work! For those who think they are too old for this kind of stuff, don’t be silly: be a kid again and tube the river!
  • Duration: 1-2 hours, depending on the speed of the river.

Tip: Because this trip encounters deep water and strong currents, it is recommended for people who are comfortable swimming.

Elephant Experience

Coco Khao Sok Hostel

We do not offer elephant rides. However, we have developed 2exceptional elephant-friendly experiences.

  • Elephant Retirement Experience – help Somboon the elephant retire from a life of hard work. Visit Somboon at a family farm, and learn what it’s like to own an elephant. This is a unique opportunity to feed, bathe, and care for one of nature’s most amazing creatures.
  • Elephant Bathing – if you want to spend a shorter amount of time with these gentle giants, this is a chance to see elephants at their most playful – watch out for splashing!
  • Duration: Retirement Experience – about 2 hours with the elephant, and 20 minutes drive each way. Bathing – about 45 minutes with the elephant, and 15 minutes drive each way.

Tip: both tours include a bathing activity, so bring a change of clothes and a towel!