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This activity begins with a beautiful canoe trip with brightly colored birds and wild fruit hanging from jungle trees along the riverbank. Your guide will point out unusual sights, such as giant toads and, if you are lucky, monkeys playing in the trees. After 20-30 minutes in the canoe, pull over to side of the river and get out of the boat for a hike.
Walk through a traditional Thai rubber orchard and then into the jungle. Your guide is a Khao Sok resident and he will show you wild plants that can be eaten and used to build shelters. Continue on up the hill to the base of a huge limestone cliff and explore a very unique cave. The cave is quite large and, as you wander through it, you will discover incredible hanging rock formations. Discover sparkling waterfalls and even a stalagmite in the shape of a Buddha! You will also learn how people used to cook in the cave during olden times.
Leaving the cave, hike along the base of the cliff and back into the jungle. The trail leads to a Buddhist temple and cave lined with statues. The “Cave of the Good Disciple” is a great place to soak in the spiritual tradition of Thai forest temples. The tour ends with a short drive back to your resort. Tours are on a join-in basis, up to 8 people per group.
Canoe & Jungle Tour Details
Difficulty: Moderate hike (short, steep hill & uneven rocks).
What to Bring: Good shoes, bug spray, flashlight for the cave, plenty of water.