A full-fledged jungle safari can be experienced in Khao Sok National Park, 110 km north of Phuket, rivaling the jungle safari tours offered in Northern Thailand. Experience elephant trekking, walking jungle trekking, river canoeing, bamboo rafting, jungle or floating lodging, long-tail boat trips and lake boat night safaris in the jungle and in the tropical rain forest. Khao Lak National Park offers a lighter version of jungle safari.
Elephant riding into the tropical rainforest is a fun and exciting experience. The one hour trek will take you deep into the jungle amid the beautiful mountain scenery, passing a rubber forest, crossing a shallow river, to a majestic waterfall. When reaching the falls, you are allowed to get off the elephant and swim in the clear pool. A jungle canoe expedition along the Sok River is another highlight of this program. Many tourists say the route is a heaven on earth. With the limestone mountains covered with mist and thick evergreen forest along the riversides, you will never get enough time there. During the canoe ride you will enjoy fresh air and the well preserved nature, a home to various species of exotic wild flowers and plants.