Trip Rating: Easy : Adventure for everyone

Thailand TrekkingApplicable for: No minimum number An unforgettable adventure in Khao Sok National Park for the unique experience of a night in a tree-house in the midst of the southern jungle and in remote raft-houses by sleepy, beautiful Chiaw Lan Lake, so-called Guilin of Thailand, surrounded by spectacular limestone karsts. Day 1 : Khao Sok (-/L/D) Transfer from your hotel in Phuket by air-conditioned coach or from Suratthani train station by a private pick-up truck (Songthaew). Check in and after some refreshments it’s up to your tree house. After lunch go tubing down the Klong Sok in inner-tubes (depending on the season), passing dramatic mountain cliffs, with the possibility of observing the wildlife along the way and visiting a viewpoint and small waterfall.  Dinner and then overnight in your tree house.

Thailand Scenic beach retreatDay 2: Khao Sok – Lake (B/L/D) After breakfast transfer by open pick-up truck to Chiaw Lan Lake. Take a boat to the raft houses and then have time for some swimming and tubing in the lake before lunch. In the afternoon take a short boat trip to a local fishing village followed by a visit to a bat cave where you can go swimming. After dinner go on a short night safari to observe the natural nightlife of the rainforest. Overnight in your raft house. Day 3: Lake (B/L/D) Early morning wake-up call for a canoe trip to look for local wildlife. Coffee and tea will be available on the canoe. Return to the raft houses for breakfast.  Late morning take a boat trip to another part of the National Park for a 3-hour hike to a vantage point giving a dramatic and panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding limestone mountains. Return to the raft houses for a late lunch and the rest of the afternoon is free to relax, swim, tubing, etc. Dinner and then overnight in your raft house.

Thailand village Lisu LodgeDay 4:  Lake (B/L/-) After breakfast return by boat and transfer by Songthaew to Suratthani or your departure point for your onward journey to Phuket, arriving in the late afternoon. Packed lunch provided. End of services.

Departure day: Departs every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Charge for children: No discount available for children.

Remarks:

  • Special attention should be given to child care when at the raft houses
  • This itinerary may change according to weather or local conditions and may also occasionally be reversed with the trip starting at the lake.
  • During the dry season, if the water levels are too low, tubing on the Klong Sok whilst at Tree Tops may be replaced by canoeing.
  • There is no electricity at the raft houses so it is recommended that guests bring a torch.
  • Please bring some walking shoes which can get wet, flashlight, slip-on shoes, mosquito repellent a small back pack,
  • We reserve the right to adjust the price if there is any increase of the park fee.

TOUR COST

All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £150. Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary  Please ask for confirmation of the current Tour Cost Standard Hotels 2008 Price Per Person  UDS221.00 In addition there is an Acceptance Fee/Deposit of £150.00.

PLEASE NOTE: The Acceptance Payment is only payable ONCE.  There can be a combination of more than one tour in more than one country for the same Acceptance Fee.

Single Room Supplement   USD32.00

Charge for children under 12 years of age: 50% of tour rates when sharing same room with 2 adults and no extra bed is required. 75% of tour rates when sharing same room with 2 adults and one extra bed is required.

Payment:

1. On acceptance£150 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”.

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in Thailand, ETC, Bangkok, to whom payment for the tour is made.

2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in Thailand or on Acceptance – 50% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to ETC, Bangkok.

3. On arrival in Thailand – The balance of 50% payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash.

Please Note:  A credit card charge may apply in certain countries. Cancellation Charges 35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount. Acceptance Payment non refundable

Services included in the price

  • Transfers to/from Phuket by public bus or private pick-up truck (Songthaew) to/from Suratthani train station,

Pick up/drop off in: Phuket town or at Kata, Karon or Patong beaches. Surat Thani train station. (Transfer to/from airport in Phuket or airport, pier in Surat Thani not included)

  • The Tree Houses are non-air-conditioned with double bed with mosquito-net, cold water shower & toilet (an extra single bed is available in triple rooms).
  • The raft houses are non-air-conditioned and twin-bedded with mosquito-net. The toilet facilities are a short distance away for environmental reasons.
  • Meals as specified in the program.
  • Services of local English-speaking guide.
  • Admission fees where applicable.

Services not included in the price:

  • Drinks & meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Tips for guide & drivers.
  • Personal expenses.