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Khao Sok Lake and Village and Local Life

Get to know Khao Pang Village And Experience the Local Khao Sok Way Of life!

Thailand is a tapestry of tightly woven villages and communities. As with much of Southeast Asia, the more popular the area, the more touristic it becomes. This is why we work closely with the locals to develop inclusive programs that highlight community culture and lifestyle, instead of forcing it out in the name of mass-tourism. Khao Pang is one of the region’s oldest villages and home to many of the locals who inhabited the region before the dam was built. It is also the village with the second largest population of people displaced by the construction of the dam.  Visiting as a cultural explorer, you’ll be able to see that way of life that predates the lake, as well as how the lake has changed the area.  This unique experience allows you to be more than a tourist!
The Khao Sok Lake and Local Life experience will give you the chance to see both sides of the lake.  It includes seeing the temple and hanging bridge, visiting the orchards, going for a swim in the river, and making a traditional Thai meal together with your host family. After a breakfast with your homestay family, head out and explore the lake with a local guide. You’ll get picked up at the temple and continue with a shared group trip for an overnight trip to Khao Sok Lake.  If you prefer, we can also arrange for a private trip to the lake.

You’ll start with a longtail boat ride out to your floating bungalow where you’ll get to eat fresh fish, go for a hike in the world’s oldest jungle and spotting for wildlife by boat in the evening and early morning.  This new and unique program shows you what life is like on both sides of the dam, making for a meaningful and beautiful visit to Khao Sok.

 

3 Day / 2 Night –  Tour Details

DAY 1 – Tour Details

  • Check in at our Ta Khun Office and meet your guide
  • Take a short journey to the nearby village of Khao Pang
  • Meet your local host and hop on a 3-wheel motorcycle
  • Tour the local Temple and get a firsthand look at Ta Khun’s oldest place of worship
  • Enjoy the view from the hanging bridge that sits at the foot of the temple
  • Check in to your homestay
  • Join your host and guide for a trip around the local mixed orchards to learn more about the area’s farming practices, pick some veggies (and fruits) for your dinner
  • Go for a swim in the Phra Saeng river
  • Return to your host home to help prepare dinner and eat together

DAY 2 – Tour Details

  • Rise early to pick some herbs to make some tea or add local flavor to your coffee
  • If you’d like to get some more farming experience, you can help plant a tree or tap rubber
  • Breakfast with your homestay family
  • Meet your guide and join with a group (if group option), make your way to Cheow Lan Lake’s Rajjaparaba Pier
  • Board your long tail boat & enjoy a scenic tour of the “Guilin of Thailand” on your way to the raft house
  • Have a delectable Thai lunch overlooking Cheow lan lake
  • Depending on the season, your guide will lead you through the jungle to either the Coral Cave, the lake Viewpoint, or the Nam Talu Cave
  • Evening safari by boat
  • Return to the raft house for Dinner

DAY 3 – Tour Details

  • Rise early and have tea or coffee before boarding your longtail boat for the Morning Mist safari
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai or western breakfast while floating above Khao Sok Lake
  • Take a swim, explore the surroundings with a kayak, or just sunbathe in your free time until lunch
  • Tour concludes between 1-3 pm at the pier

2 People

from 4,300 BAHT PER PERSON

3 People

from 4,000 BAHT PER PERSON

4 people

from 3,800 BAHT PER PERSON

5 People

from 3,700 BAHT PER PERSON

6 People

from 3,600 BAHT PER PERSON

7 – 8 people

from 3,550 BAHT PER PERSON

4 Day / 3 Night –  Tour Details

DAY 1 – Tour Details

  • Check in at our Ta Khun Office and meet your guide
  • Take a short journey to the nearby village of Khao Pang
  • Meet your local host and hop on a 3-wheel motorcycle
  • Tour the local Temple and get a firsthand look at Ta Khun’s oldest place of worship
  • Enjoy the view from the hanging bridge that sits at the foot of the temple
  • Check in to your homestay
  • Join your host and guide for a stroll around the local mixed orchards to learn more about the area’s farming practices, pick some veggies (and fruits) for your dinner
  • Go for a swim in the Phra Saeng river
  • Return to your host home to help prepare dinner and eat together

DAY 2 – Tour Details

  • If you’d like to get some more farming experience, you can help plant a tree or tap rubber
  • Breakfast with your homestay family
  • Spend the morning checking out some local projects, which may include the local weaving collective, sourfish and salted egg workshops, and maew cave.
  • Return for lunch with your homestay family
  • Depending on the conditions, you can go on a canoe trip down the river or a hike in the community forest up to a cave and viewpoint
  • Evening dinner at homestay

DAY 3 – Tour Details

  • Rise early to pick some herbs to make some tea or add local flavor to your coffee
  • Breakfast with your homestay family
  • Meet your guide and join with a group (if group option), make your way to Cheow Lan Lake’s Rajjaparaba Pier
  • Board your long tail boat & enjoy a scenic tour of the “Guilin of Thailand” on your way to the raft house
  • Have a delectable Thai lunch overlooking Cheow lan lake
  • Depending on the season, your guide will lead you through the jungle to either the Coral Cave, the lake Viewpoint, or the Nam Talu Cave
  • Evening safari by boat
  • Return to the raft house for Dinner

DAY 4 – Tour Details

  • Rise early and have tea or coffee before boarding your longtail boat for the Morning Mist safari
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai or western breakfast while floating above Khao Sok Lake
  • Take a swim, explore the surroundings with a kayak, or just sunbathe in your free time until lunch
  • Tour concludes between 1-3 pm at the pier

2 People

from 6,500 BAHT PER PERSON

3 People

from 5,800 BAHT PER PERSON

4 people

from 5,400 BAHT PER PERSON

5 People

from 5,300 BAHT PER PERSON

6 People

from 5,100 BAHT PER PERSON

7 – 8 people

from 5,000 BAHT PER PERSON

    24 Hour Swimming Area
    Air Conditioning
    Bar/lounge
    Complimentary Kayak
    Diving Platform
    Electricity 18:00-9:00
    Electricity 6 pm - 11 pm
    Fans
    Fishing Poles
    Hot Showers
    Meals Included
    Mobile Service
    Mosquito Nets
    Nearby Hike to Viewpoint
    Private bathrooms
    Shared bathrooms
    Snack Shop
    Towel Service
    No offers available
    Get to know Khao Pang Village. One of the region’s oldest villages and experience the local way of life on our Khao Sok Lake and Village Tour