Our second destination to visit during our stay in Thailand was Khao Sok National Park. We flew into Surat Thani, which was the closest airport near the resort we were staying at. We chose this location because we wanted to get a sense of nature in beautiful Thailand, and because it’s rated top 10 places to visit.
We stayed at Khao Sok River Home Resort,
(check their Instagram page @kate.khaosok or webpage khaosokriverhomeresort.com) about an hour away from airport, literally in the jungle. They have about 7 rooms, which are actually villages – which included breakfast & lunch/dinner, at an additional cost. It cost us $48 dollars (approximately $1,600 Baht) per room, for 2 nights total, per couple. In here you will literally be disconnected from the world but connected to nature. Kate who’s the owner was amazing and very attentive. She helped us arrange the excursions we had planned during our stay in Khao Sok.
During our day trip to Cheow Lan Lake, we paid $1,800 baht per person (approximately $50 p/person) – which included transportation (there and back), fruits and refreshers, Thai boat ride, lunch, jungle trekking (pretty much a 2 hike through the jungle), coral cave (don’t forget to bring a flashlight & be ready to get wet), kayaking and swimming in the lake. The sightseeing in this lake is breathtaking- highly recommend going here for those who enjoy nature.