From the back of an elephant, jungle visitors explore unspoiled nature of Phang Nga’s national parks, on a trek through a spectacular jungle valley surrounded by limestone cliffs and mountains. Longer trips incorporate a river canoe trip down the Sok River through a lush, beautiful, and unpolluted environment.
Khao Sok National Park is located about 85 kilometers northeast of Khao Lak, and a one hour drive from the resort. Named as one of the World's Top 10 Parks and Reserves by Lonely Planet in 2011, Khao Sok National Park is one of the country's best known national parks. Its dramatic limestone scenery and jungle covered mountains rise up to 1,000 metres in amazing peaks, pinnacles, and cliff faces, giving the feeling of a lost pre-historic world. A beautiful reservoir of wildlife, including some of Thailand's last remaining tigers, wild elephants, monkeys, flying foxes, and a variety of insects, that still live in this hidden and untrammeled place. Walking trails lead to spectacular viewpoints, and over 180 species of birds have been recorded in the park. The region's flora includes the world's largest flower, the Giant Rafflesia, which can measure up to a metre across.
A full-day Jungle Safari is available for visitors to explore Khao Sok national park land other national parks nearby the resort. Trips can be arranged at the resort's tour desk.