Travel Budget for Khao Sok National Park

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How much does it cost to travel to Khao Sok National Park?

How much money will you need in Khao Sok National Park? ฿2,569 ($83) is the average daily price for traveling in Khao Sok National Park. The average price of meals in Khao Sok National Park for one day is ฿769 ($25). The average price of a hotel in Khao Sok National Park for a couple is ฿1,302 ($42). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple

How expensive is Khao Sok National Park?

How much does a trip to Khao Sok National Park cost? Is Khao Sok National Park expensive? The average Khao Sok National Park trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Khao Sok National Park prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Khao Sok National Park

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Typical tour prices for Khao Sok National Park

How much do tours to Khao Sok National Park cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
  • Busabout Hop-on-hop-off tours
    5 days
    $ 750
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Khao Sok National Park On a Budget
In the south of Thailand, visitors will find a gorgeous getaway of pure nature. The Khao Sok National Park is a jungle reserve that covers over 700 square kilometers, and described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in the country.

Many say this jungle is over 160 million years old making it one of the world's oldest rainforests. The lush environment of limestone, waterfalls and thickets of vegetation will make any wanderer eager to discover more. Keep your eyes peeled for bears, boars, gaurs, tapirs, gibbons, deer, marbled cats, wild elephants and more. Look to the sky for over 300 species of bird and 38 different types of bats.

You'll find the best time to book is from December to April, better known as the dry season. From June to October there is significantly more rain and the threat of monsoons. Not only does it rain on your parade, but also it causes the leeches to emerge.

To enter the park is a 300 baht fee for foreigners, 40 for Thais. If someone tries to sell you a ticket for more than that, simply buy one at the park entrance. When you're planning your stay remember that your entrance fee is only valid for 24 hours. If you're staying multiple days, you'll need to pay up front. Often if you're with a tour, the entrance fee is included in the tour price.
The Khao Sok National Park is breathtaking no matter where you look, but there are some notable sights worth visiting. In all of Thailand, the only place you'll find the Rafflesia flower is Khao Sok, and it is a sight to behold. At 80 centimeters long, this is giant flower is in bloom around late January to early February. It is the province's official flower. If you happen to be there when it's in bloom, do yourself a favor and make the trek.

The Ratchapbrabha Dam, also known as the light of the kingdom, is the perfect spot to get the best picture on your trip. With gorgeous viewpoints over the lake and hillsides, you won't be disappointed you visited.

And while you're there, go just a little further to see the Chiaw Lan Lake a little closer. This artificial lake was created in 1982 by the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand, and is offered in most tour packages.

While it may be tempting to hike and wander on your own, the longer trails require a guide be with you. This may be a blessing in disguise, as several longer trails aren't marked very well. Some of the smaller trails for independent wanderers include the 3 kilometers to Wing Hin Waterfall, or the similar distance to the Bang Hua Rat Waterfall.

There are nine different trails, and many tour packages offered. Some of them will even come with inner tubing trips, caving, kayaking, or zip lining. Many will also include drinks, food and some sort of accommodations. If you have the opportunity, sign up for a tour that includes at least one night in a floating raft house. It's quite a unique experience.

When hiring a tour be aware that some tour operators use guides without a license and many do not have proper insurance. To avoid this just look for the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) sign and be sure to ask about insurance.
Food and Dining
Most guesthouses within the park will have a restaurant that serve Thai and European dishes. They will all have fresh fruits and juices. Even the convenience stores will sell the freshest local fruits. Some of your selections will include rambutan, longan, pomelo, mango, mangosteen, bananas, papayas and guavas. Grab any of these plus snack s and cold drinks at any of the small shops to stock up for your day of hiking,

Some of the best and most authentic Thai food will be found in the Khao Sok River Lodge Restaurant. It can get busy, but it's worth the wait. If the Thai spice is getting to you, though, try the Thai Herb Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant is known for selling Thai dishes with a western spin – which is a nice way of saying, "less spicy."

For shorter routes to and from Khao Sok National Park, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in Thailand can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

The favored mode of transportation in the park is walking. Mountain bikes can also be rented, but cars and motorbikes are not allowed on park trails.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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