Soaring limestone peaks, deep valleys and breath-taking lakes.
Khao Sok National Park in the southern part of Thailand is truly a beautiful place. Covered by the oldest Evergreen rainforest in the world, this National Park is authentic Thailand, with its soaring limestone peaks, deep valleys and breath-taking lakes. Find yourself up close and personal with an elephant, trek through the dense rainforest or a kayak along Cheow Larn Lake with its floating raft houses will have you marvelling in wonder at the beauty that surrounds you.
For anyone seeking adventure and loves being out in nature, the untouched Khao Sok National Park is a must visit. It really is fa from the madding crowds of the temples of Bangkok and beaches of Phuket and so is ideal for recharging your batteries surrounded by amazing flora and fauna.
Luxury holidays in Khao Sok are full of nature and adventure and what better way to see the area than staying under canvas. Trekking through jungles where vines are wider than tree trunks, and the canopy is full of birds such as the Hornbill will really transport you to a different life and help you to switch off.
Sovereign recommends the fabulous Elephant Hills tented camps. They are Thailand’s first luxury tented jungle camps, combining the idea of an African safari with the tropical Thai climate.
Flight time from the UK is around 18 hours 30 minutes, inclusive of a change of plane. There are no direct flights here.
Transfer time from Chiang Mai airport to the hotels is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
It is best to visit during the cooler, dry season between November and April where the temperatures range between 28 and 34°C and the rain isn’t as heavy as in the summer months. Of course there will be showers daily, as it is a rainforest environment but that will add to the atmosphere of your luxury holiday.
UK citizens travelling to Thailand do not currently require a visa.
Tipping is not customary in Thailand and nor is it expected, however small gratuities for great service will be very much appreciated by the locals.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.