Phuket National parks

Our most recommended Phuket National parks

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

1. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. Your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

From Phuket: Full-Day Private Tour to Khao Sok Highlights

2. From Phuket: Full-Day Private Tour to Khao Sok Highlights

Embark on an adventure and spend a day venturing north to Khao Sok. Join this full-day Khao Sok tour full of activities and sights to complete your Thai vacation. Get the day started with a quick stop by the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s beautiful bridges with its shining elevated gazebos, it rose to fame due to the tragic story of two lovers who jumped off the bridge.  Stroll along the pedestrian bridge while taking photos of the beautiful scenery. Head towards Khao Sok National Park and trek through the jungle, taking in the lush greenery and local flora and fauna if you select this option. Have a hearty lunch before proceeding to the next activity, rafting or canoeing down the Khao Sok River, which is a great way to take in the surrounding scenery. Your next stop is The Wat Panturat or “Monkey Temple”, located within the park and built on a limestone plateau. See the temple that is appropriately nicknamed because of the large number of monkeys that have taken residence in or near the temple. Make sure to keep your valuables with you at all times as the monkeys aren’t known for being shy.  Visit the Khao Sok Viewpoint before making your way back to Phuket. Take in the amazing rainforest terrain of the park. Don’t forget to take out your cameras or phones to take some great photos to serve as souvenirs for a memorable day spent at Khao Sok.

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

3. Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  Next, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

Phuket: Khao Lak Rafting, Elephants, and Turtle Center Tour

4. Phuket: Khao Lak Rafting, Elephants, and Turtle Center Tour

Visit Khao Lak, an elephant sanctuary, and a sea turtle center on this adventurous day trip from Phuket. Try bamboo rafting, elephant bathing, and Thai food during lunch at a local restaurant. Swim and relax at Lampi Waterfall. Following pickup, take off from Phuket and head north to Khao Lak, passing Sarasin Bridge and entering Phang Nga Province. Enjoy sightseeing from the car along the 1.5-hour drive. Arrive at Kiang Koo Creek for peaceful bamboo rafting downstream. Enjoy the natural surroundings along the creek, then drive to Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park. Stop for swimming at the Lampi Waterfall and visit the Sea Turtle Center at Tablamu Navy Base, where sea turtles are taken care of. Refuel with a Thai lunch at a local restaurant. Later, arrive at an ethical elephant camp (no riding allowed). Watch and join in the natural behavior of elephants, including bathing and feeding them. Learn more about these unique creatures while getting closer to them like never before. After another drive through Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park and a final swim at Lampi Waterfall, head back to Phuket for hotel drop-off.

From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

5. From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

Explore Ao Phang Nga National Park by boat on a day tour from Phuket. Swim in emerald waters, kayak around Hong Island, and cruise through Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy a hotel pickup in Phuket and board a boat in Phang Nga Bay. Cruise to Ao Phang Nga National Park, enjoying views of small islands and limestone rocks. Stop to jump in a kayak with your guide and explore mysterious sea caves and internal lagoons. Rejoin the big boat, and sail around the towering rocks of Khao Phing Kan, famously known as James Bond Island. Return to your kayak to paddle around Hong Island, explore lagoons, and observe the local wildlife. Enjoy a freshly prepared Thai buffet lunch before relaxing on a sandy beach or swimming in the refreshing, emerald water. If you wish, paddle around in a kayak on your own or search for brightly colored fish as you swim before returning to Phuket.

Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

6. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

7. Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

Prepare to experience the pleasures of the 500Rai Floating Resort. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool, partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Chiew Larn Lake. Join a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Then enjoy a buffet lunch upon arrival at the 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in to your room and then start exploring the lake on a kayak. Enjoy coffee, tea, and fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Enjoy bird watching in the rainforest canopy, before heading back to the resort for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool, swimming in the lake or exploring a small island on the lake with the kayak. Enjoy lunch at the resort, before departing from the resort and driving back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

8. From Phuket: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

Stay overnight at the 500Rai Floating Resort in Cheow Lan Lake on this full-board tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Phuket. Partake in exciting activities like kayaking, seeing the Gui Lin rock formation, and visiting the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Ridein an air-conditioned van and snap a picture at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat once you arrive at Cheow Lan Lake. Go for a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and have free time to explore Coral Cave. Get your picture taken at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Tuck into a Thai set buffet lunch at one of the nearby raft houses. Travel to the idyllic 500Rai Floating Resort to check into your deluxe room. Take on a self-guided adventure with a kayak on the lake. Sip on coffee, tea, and fruit juice and snack on seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Visit the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary by longtail boat and have a chance on seeing different wildlife such as elephants, gibbons, and hornbills. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Wake up early and have a coffee or tea before going out on another longtail boat ride. Search for colorful birds in the rainforest canopy before heading back to the resort for a hearty breakfast. Have the rest of the morning to relax by the pool, go swimming in the lake, or explore a small island with the kayak. Pack up your things to depart to the resort and have lunch at a local restaurant on the mainland. Ready your camera and phones for the Cheow Lan Lake's viewpoint. Be amazed by the vast horizon covered by the shimmering water of the lake. Return to your hotel in Phuket.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 255 reviews

From start to finish this trip has been amazing and our guide, Jum, and our driver, Banglock, were so nice and friendly and knowledgeable. We started off with the Elephants and we were totally in awe of these beautiful animals … They loved being fed and washing them in the River was just out of this world ! The Elephants were so happy and so well looked after it was a real pleasure to see. Onto a temple where we lucky enough to see a group who were performing a ritual in traditional costume which was very humbling. Next a very refreshing swim in a waterfall and then bamboo rafting which was just spectacular. We were very hungry by then and food was arranged for us which was so tasty and so much of it ! Last stop was at a Turtle Conservation Centre and to see what these guys were doing for the Turtles was incredible, from 1 week old babies, hatched at the centre to looking after injured adults ! We can’t thank everyone enough

The tour was amazing. The driver was prompt and on time. The guide through the jungle was super friendly and told a lot. The boat tour was the absolute highlight. Private tour for 2 people, off season and hardly any people around. We were very happy to have done this tour

We had a wonderful day. The canoe ride was fabulous. We really enjoyed the cooking class. Our lunch was fantastic , one of the best we had. We really enjoyed the elephant park, we were not rushed and had plenty of time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind.

this trip was one of the best trips of our holiday. the whole elephant experience was amazing and after that the day was filled with other activities. our guide was so helpful and couldn't do enough for us. definitely worth the money

The guide was very nice Spoke English well and was very helpful