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Khao sok is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Because of Khao Sok's equatorial position on Earth, it has been unaffected by the ice age and thus receives the highest level of rainfall in Thailand, which makes the adventure all the more exotic. Experience the enchantment of a guided tour on foot; a variety of routes are offered for all ability levels and ages.
you are looking for a tranquil canoe ride, Sok River is your best bet.
The river has a slow moving current allowing you to enjoy a scene filled
with limestone cliffs and wildlife. Let the guide do all the brunt of
the work while pointing out animals for you to marvel at. On the river
are herons, snakes, frogs, lizards, kingfishers and birds, plus the
locals doing laundry and fishing along the river.If
you are interested in paddling your own canoe, Cheow Larn Lake in Khao
Sok is the perfect spot to do so. Known for its stunning turquoise
waters, caves and floating huts, opt to stay overnight if you wish.
Stay in a Tree House Hotel
If staying in a floating hut does not strike your fancy, consider a treetop hut in the forest. Looking for a romantic getaway? Honeymoon tree houses are available for the utmost in privacy. Wake up to the call of the Gibbon Monkeys and sound of the rainforest for a truly unbridled experience. Various day and night tours are also available if a night in the jungle life doesn't tickle your fancy.
Taking a vacation is all about unwinding and relieving yourself from everyday stress and distraction. Why not kickback at a guesthouse and take in your surroundings? Whatever you choose to do while at Khao Sok, it is almost impossible to not enjoy yourself.
by Molly Nelson, Contributing Author