The next leg of our trip took us to Khao Sok national park. We spotted this guy walking an elephant on our way there.
It was a pretty long ride to Khao Sok, and this was to the entrance. From here, we had an hour and a half longtail boat ride to our destination
The boat ride out was a large part of the trip. The scenery was pretty breathtaking. The lake is huge, and is manmade.
This was taken from the “front step” of our floating bungalow. Not bad for a front view.
Taking a dip in the lake, right from our doorway
The water was cool and refreshing.
The sounds the bugs would make at night was unlike any we’d heard. It was hard to capture in video, particularly how loud they were.
Views on the lake before sunset
Headed back to the bungalows on Khao Sok
Sunset on Khao Sok lake
Sunrise on Khao Sok Lake
These are the floating bunglows that we stayed in. It was very remote. It was pretty cool to be out in the middle of the jungle.
The next day, we had a “jungle hike.” The boat took us to a hiking trail, where we hiked out to a cave.
A large spider at the beginning of the hike.
The jungle was super dense
The hike went through several rivers/creeks
Our hike actually went inside the cave. It wasn’t too far in, but it was all in water. There were points that you had to swim. There have been some deaths/accidents here (some pretty high-profile), so it was a little unnerving, but fun.
Outside the cave, after our venture in. I had my first leech coming out. I didn’t even notice it until the guide peeled it off.
Outside the entrance to the cave
We had another sunset boat tour on the lake on our second night.
It really does look like this at Khao Sok. It seems to be off the radar of a lot of the big tourist destinations… hopefully it stays that way.
The sun setting over Khao Sok lake
Arriving back to our bungalows (it was really more like camping than anything)
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