We know you’ll have some questions We’ve answered the most common ones below…

If you choose to holiday at Khao Sok, you’ll have a wide range of activities to choose from.

Jungle trekking, canoeing, cave exploration, bird watching, wildlife spotting, overnighting at Chieow Laan Lake’s floating rafthouses, boating, fishing, elephant riding, river inner tubing, visiting the many waterfalls dotted throughout the National Park…the list goes on and on.

There is something to suit everyone’s holiday tastes at Khao Sok and Chieow Laan Lake. Take a look at our Activities page.

Many visitors to Khao Sok spend at least a day or night at Chieow Laan Lake and maybe two to three nights at Khao Sok.

Here’s an example itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Chieow Laan Lake. Sightseeing from your boat with your English speaking guide, en route to one of the floating rafthouses where you will spend the night. After a delicious lunch, time for a swim before heading off on a guided jungle trek. Dinner is a mouth watering selection of local southern Thai specialties.

Day 2: Early morning wildlife spotting followed by breakfast and some time for a dip in the emerald green waters of Chieow Laan Lake before exploring on a guided canoe trip. After lunch, transfer by boat and car to Khao Sok where you will find your treehouse accommodation waiting for you in the jungle canopy. Time for some inner tubing in the Klong Sok River or perhaps a look around the National Park visitor’s centre, before returning for dinner and perhaps a walking night safari to discover creatures of the night.

Day 3: A full day jungle trek, visiting some of the many waterfalls Khao Sok is famous for. Maybe you’ll spot an Asiatic black bear, gibbon or some hornbills along your way. Or maybe you prefer to take it easy today, with a Thai massage and a gentle canoe trip down the Klong Sok River.

Day 4: Jungle elephant trekking after breakfast then return just in time for lunch, before heading off for one of the many other great locations Thailand is famous for.

Although we have a number of pre-designed tours and packages, Limestone Lake Rainforest Tours is more than happy to custom design a package according to your requirements & special interests. Be it longer stays, wildlife spotting or travelling with children, our staff will be happy to help you design your dream holiday.

No problem. We offer a range of tours with two or more nights at Chieow Laan Lake. Take a look at our Tours and Packages for more details.

There is something special about Khao Sok no matter what time of year you decide to visit. The best time to come will depend in part on your interests and preferred activities. Take a look at the Weather page for more information.

This unique flower, which can grow up to 80cm in diameter, blooms any time from December until March, with the most likely time being in January and February. We can arrange guided treks to visit the flower.

There are still wild tigers living in Khao Sok National Park, however, they are very private creatures who tend to stay well away from the main walking trails in the park. So, in short, you probably will not see wild tigers during your visit to Khao Sok, but you still have a good chance of seeing a myriad of other animals including gibbons, macaque & langur monkeys, civet cat, tapir, hornbill and other birdlife.

The Thais know the lake as both Chieow Laan and Rachabrappha. You will also find it listed in guidebooks under both names (with various spelling variations for each).

Before the building of the dam in 1982, the lake was called Chieow Laan. With the construction of the Rachabrappha Dam and the subsequent expansion of the lake, it was re-named to reflect the name of the newly constructed dam.

If you plan to do any jungle trekking in Khao Sok or at Chieow Laan Lake, make sure you bring a good pair of walking shoes with good grip on the soles. Some people prefer trekking boots, others trekking sandals – the choice is yours – but please ensure you pack at least one of these types of shoewear.

For everyday wear, flip flops or sandals will be all you need. It is polite to remove your shoes before entering Thai houses or accommodation, so shoes which are easy to remove are your best option.

In addition, you should pack a flashlight, insect repellent and a basic first aid kit.

After making a reservation with Limestone Lake Rainforest Tours we will email you all the details you need to plan your holiday with us, including a comprehensive packing list.

It is advisable to book your trip with us well in advance in order to ensure availability of accommodation, vehicles and guides. This is especially true during peak tourist season (from December till February) and during April (Thai New Year holidays). During these times, we advise you book your holiday with us at least two to three months in advance in order to avoid disappointment.

We will be happy to arrange your vehicle transfers to and from Khao Sok and Chieow Laan Lake. We are also happy to advise you on flights, trains and bus routes etc. Please advise us well in advance so we can ensure availability for transfers.

Yes. Thailand is a very safe country for children to travel in as long as you exercise the normal amount of caution you would at home or while travelling in any other country.

The Thai people adore children and will be happy to be impromptu nannies and playmates for your child, while you have a massage or soak up the sun.

We can accommodate children on many of our trips. We may need to modify parts of the itinerary to suit younger travellers, such as making a jungle trek shorter and easier (or substituting an alternative activity), however, we will do our best to make sure all members of your family have an enjoyable holiday with appropriate activities for all.

We also offer specific family oriented tours, which are more suitable for families with young children.

If you have particular concerns or questions regarding our tours and their suitability for your children, please contact us with your enquiry.

As visa requirements for Thailand vary greatly depending on your nationality, you are best to contact your local Thai embassy or specialist Thai travel centre for accurate and current visa information.

Also ensure you have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport when you enter Thailand.

Whilst not compulsory, we recommend all our travellers take out travel insurance before embarking on their trip to Thailand.

Also, ensure you take out extra cover for any valuable items you will be bringing with you, such as jewellery, cameras, videos, cellular phones etc. Please see our terms and conditions for more information and suggestions.

Malaria is a risk throughout most of Asia and Khao Sok is no exception. However, you can greatly reduce the risk of malaria infection by exercising a few precautions.

Malarial mosquitos are active between dusk and dawn, so during this period, wear light coloured, long sleeved clothing, spray with insect repellent, burn mosquito coils or sleep inside a mosquito net. Mosquito nets are provided at all destinations on our tours.

In addition, some travellers choose to take anti-malarial medication whilst travelling in Thailand.

There are no banks at Khao Sok or Chieow Laan Lake and only one ATM machine at Khao Sok. There are also several ATM’s located about 20 minutes from Chieow Laan Lake.

There are money exchange facilities in Khao Sok, however, due to the remote location, the exchange rates you are offered will not be competitive.

It is best to ensure you travel with enough cash to last you for the duration of your stay in Khao Sok.

Cash will work best for you at Khao Sok and throughout most of Thailand.

There are no banks at Khao Sok or Chieow Laan Lake and only one ATM machine at Khao Sok. There are also several ATM’s located about 20 minutes from Chieow Laan Lake.

There are currency exchange facilities at Khao Sok, which will change your travellers cheques and foreign currencies (some will even allow you to perform cash advances), however, due to the remote location, the exchange rates offered will not be competitive.