Khao Lak Jungle Experience
• Arrive at a small jungle temple near a waterfall in the hills overlooking Khao Lak.
• Trek into the thick rainforest and follow a jungle stream deep into the jungle.
• Along the hiking trail, our guide will show some key resources and skills used by local people in the jungle.
• Stop for a rest by the jungle stream for a cup of ‘jungle coffee’. Our guide will show you how to cook rice in the jungle using freshly cut bamboo.
• Emerge from the jungle and enjoy a Thai style lunch with the rice you cooked over the camp fire in the jungle.
• Take a look around the nearby community sustainable farming project and feed the animals while you learn more about the importance of the jungle in local life.
• Drive back to your Khao Lak hotel in time for cocktails by the pool.
Adult: 2,900 Baht
Child: 1,400 Baht
Tour Duration: Average 6-7 hours
Group Size: 2-8 people (larger groups on request)
This tour is not recommended for very young children.
• Entrance Fees
Things to Bring
• Sun Hats & Sunglasses
• Mosquito Spray
• Light weight, quick dry clothes
• Sensible Shoes
• Insight Into Bush-Craft & Jungle Skills
• Close To Khao Lak
Although Khao Lak is popular with tourists, the mountains and jungles surrounding the town are all but ignored by visitors. Most visitors automatically flock to the more famous Khao Sok National Park for a taste of life in the tropical rainforest. Often ignoring the fact that their hotel in Khao Lak is surrounded by lush jungle covered mountains, every bit as spectacular as the mountains in Khao Sok.
Join us as we take you away from the tourists and up into the mountains for an insight into jungle life! Exploring the jungles of Khao Lak means that there are no long drives and no wasting time. As there are less tourists disturbing the natural feel of the jungles in Khao Lak, wildlife in the jungles still behave in a much more natural way. This may mean that you are less likely to get an up-close encounter, but it does mean that you are also less likely to have your camera stolen by a monkey expecting to be fed!
The Khao Lak jungles have been sustaining life in this area for hundreds of years. During quiet times in Khao Lak, walks in the jungle are one of our favorite Khao Lak activities. You can always be sure of a beautiful day out followed by a good night’s sleep.
Discover the Khao Lak jungle
We will start the tour by picking you up from your hotel in Khao Lak with our local style ‘songteaw’ taxi. This style of transport is a great way to see the Khao Lak countryside as we take you a on a short drive up, into the hills.
After a short drive we arrive at a small jungle temple with a small but dramatic waterfall that is perfect for photos. From here we begin our jungle trek through the lush rainforest. As we walk our guide will point out some of the natural resources and foodstuffs that the local people forage for in the jungle. The trek is fairly gentle and usually lasts about half an hour to 45 minutes each way. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for Khao Lak wildlife along the way!
After a while we will arrive at a picturesque clearing by the stream where our guide will help you to make coffee and rice cooked in bamboo over a campfire, jungle style. After lunch we will take a drive over to the nearby sustainable community farming project to feed the animals and learn a bit more about the lives of the local people before heading back to your Khao Lak hotel.
Wildlife in Khao Lak
There are many exotic animals in Thailand. Khao Lak is home to a huge range of plant and wildlife. Including Asian tapir, wild boar, black giant squirrels, common tree shrews and southern red muntjac deer. If some reports are to be believed there is even evidence of tigers and Asia black bears. There is also over 80 species of bird around Khao Lak including great hornbills, great argus, red junglefowl and Malay brown barbets.
Although of course there is never a guarantee that we will see these animals on this tour, there is great pleasure in knowing you are in with a chance! For most visitors, the only chance to experience wildlife in Khao Lak is by visiting wildlife in captivity. There are many elephant camps in Khao Lak which allow customers to experience animals up close, with varying levels of animal welfare standards. Experiencing Khao Lak wildlife in the wild is always the best way, and the most exciting.
One of the most important and versatile plants growing in the Khao Lak jungle is bamboo. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, making it just as sustainable as it is useful. It can be used in almost any situation. From fire lighting, to building, to cooking and making clothes. You can even eat it and use it to harvest fresh drinking water.
As part of our Khao Lak safari and jungle experience, we try to educate our visitors in importance of the jungle eco-systems, both locally and worldwide. Just as with all of our Khao Lak tours, this day trip is well off the beaten track and has been specially designed to give you a day out you will never forget.