Team Building in Khao Sok Thailand
Khao Sok as your team building and MICE destination
Perfectly situated on the mainland alongside Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui and Khao Lak and one of the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand is the wondrous Khao Sok. Activities such as elephant trekking, trekking on foot, canoeing and jeep safaris are all are available for those seeking the experience of a lifetime. After such an intense experience, you may want to kick back in one of the most stunningly beautiful areas of the district, Cheow Larn Lake. Set in the heart of the National Park and featuring floating raft houses and luxury tents, this tranquil setting is sure to appeal to event attendees seeking some respite. Khao Sok National Park hosts one of the largest tracts of prime virgin rainforest remaining in southern Thailand. It is believed to be older and more diverse even than the rainforests found in the Amazon Basin.
There are a number of small resorts and boutique style hotels and camping areas in and around the park. These accommodations are varied though so you will surely be able to find something that suits your tastes and your budget. For certain you will be able to find lovely Thai style properties with the accompanying friendly Thai hospitality. A visitor can also get some good information about Khao Sok park from the locals and many of these small hotels can arrange guided hiking trips and other adventure tours through the park.
Khao Sok park is easily reached from either Surat Thani (located to the east) or from Phuket (to the South). Despite it’s convenient location, Khao Sok is often passed-over by many tourists who are more inclined to travel to the easily recognisable popular resort areas. This works in the favour of this beautiful park as it ensures there are not crowds of people and the area can be enjoyed peacefully in all of its unspoiled natural splendour.
Weather in Khao Sok
Hot Season (March to May)
In Bangkok and more northern parts of Thailand, the weather in the hot season (March to May) can be extremely hot .
In the south, however, the cool sea breezes and lush rainforest vegetation combine to cool things down, you'll generally find that even during the hot season, the weather in Khao Sok and the other southern seaside destinations is much more pleasant.
This season is also relatively dry, so jungle trekking, elephant riding and other outdoor activities are widely available. Wildlife spotting is also usually more rewarding at this time of year.
The jungle can be very humid at this time of year, so jungle trekkers should remember to drink plenty of water and take frequent rests.
Rainy Season (June to October)
This, in some ways, is the best time to visit Khao Sok & Chieow Laan Lake. During the months of June through to October, the rainforest is at it's most lush and beautiful and the many waterfalls are at their most magnificent.
The temperature is at it's mildest during this time of year, with days that feelcomfortably warm and nights which are generally cooler.
For those looking for some thrills, this is the perfect time of year for canoeing and inner tubing on the Klong Sok River and also for relaxing and experiencing the rainforest atmosphere at one of the floating rafthouses on Chieow Laan Lake. Elephant trekking is also available.
Due to high rain levels, jungle trekking can be a slippery and slow process, and cave exploration may unfortunately not be an option due to the high water levels in and around the caves.
Dry Season (November to February)
The dry season (November to February) is also the peak tourist season in Thailand and for good reason. The weather is generally both cooler than in the hot season and dryer than in the rainy season.
Jungle trekking, caving and elephant riding are all very popular options. The giant Rafflesia flower also blooms during this time and you must try and get a photo with one of these giants of nature.
Water levels in the Klong Sok River are usually quite low, so inner tubing and canoeing on the river may not be available. Should this be the case, canoeing at Chieow Laan Lake is available all year round.
What to do?
Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, sports huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep verdant valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. Khao Sok is perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui and Khao Lak, and is one of the most popular destinations in southern Thailand. It is a fantastic place to go on vacation. Elephant trekking, trekking on foot, canoeing and jeep safaris are all popular activities, and are sure to give you the experience of a lifetime. One of the most interesting areas is the stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents.
Tours can include tubing down the river, spelunking, kayaking and zipline riding in the canopies.