Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more.
Khao Sok is perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand. It is a fantastic place to go on vacation. Close and personal elephant encounters, jungle trekking on foot, canoeing and Truck Safaris are all possible activities, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. We also recommend tours to visit various locations in Khao Sok. One of the most interesting areas is stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents – an absolute must-see!
In addition to recommended tours Khaosok.com features information on the vast variety of flora and fauna in Khao Sok, as well as facts and history about the area. We aim to promote and preserve Khao Sok by making you appreciate this beautiful area just as much as we do.
Have a wonderful time at Khao Sok!
Monsoon in Khao Sok
We have had many inquiries recently about the monsoon season in Southern Thailand. Fact is, that there is a higher probability of rain, which the statistically wettest months being September and October, but is exactly what makes the Rainforest even more authentic. Also, there are fair chances that the sun breaks through more often than you would think, and the rising mist unveiling stunning limestone cliffs is a sight to die for. Temperatures remain warm and Khao Sok is usually not affected by floods or similar, the National Park remains open and all our recommended tours are run all year round.
If you decide to visit Khao Sok on your own, please follow National Park safety instructions regarding the monsoon season that is about to start in May. Read more below.
Khao Sok’s best tours available around the year!
All our recommended tours are run normally around the year. Khao Sok National Park HQ is open all around the year with some exceptions to longer treks. During monsoon season the following treks and areas are closed: "The Rafflesia Trek" from 1st of May to 31st of October. Sip Et Chan Waterfall , Bang Lab Nam Waterfall , Tang Nam, Ton Kloi Waterfall , Tharn Sawan Waterfall, Nam Ta-lu Cave, Si Ru Cave and Khang Cow Cave from 1st of June to 14th of December. National Park authorities have decided to close these treks annually for safety reasons. Shorter 2-3 hour safe treks from national park HQ are available around the year.
Floating luxury tents at Cheow Larn Lake!
Home to wild Elephants, Hornbills, the rare Asian Ox, various monkey and ape species, a myriad reptiles, amphibians and floral species, Khao Sok including the Cheow Larn lake is one of the most unique and important rainforest habitats in South East Asia.
Explore the Amazing Cheow Larn Lake, swim in crystal clear waters and experience unforgettable moments in the heart of Khao Sok National Park. Don’t miss out on a night 12km off the closest road, sleeping in safe, luxurious tents floating on the water’s surface. All rooms are equipped with normal hotel room amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, hot showers and comfortable beds.
Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? We recommend the best-selling 3 Days 2 Nights Jungle Lake Safari and the famous extension – the unforgettable 4 Days 3 Night Jungle Lake Safari
Quality time with Asian Elephants
The Amazing Elephant Experienceis an extraordinary opportunity to get up close and personal with the endangered Asian Elephant. You will interact with these magnificent pachyderms and learn the secrets of their mahouts, before preparing and feeding them one of their daily meals. Add some dietary supplements for them that help with their digestion and overall well-being. Furthermore, you will watch them enjoying an extensive mud bath before they will kindly ask you to properly scrub and clean them with coconut fibers. Truly a unique chance to experience Asian Elephants, the largest land animals in this part of the world. The Amazing Elephant Experience is part of and available only on our recommended 2-5-day Luxury camping tours.
Spectacled Langur Monkeys
We have just added some more information of Spectacled Langurs. Spectacled Langurs are one of the most common monkeys seen at Khao Sok, especially at the Cheow Larn Lake.