Khao Sok Lake Adventures -- Thailand's Bamboo Huts Part One
I know that I am blogging Thailand completely out of order, but I have a deep fear that I will never get the whole trip blogged. Consequently, I’ve decided to blog my absolute favourites from the trip first so that they will FOR SURE make it up. This way, if someone asks me for Thailand travel tips(which happens quite often), I’ll have a place to send them for the highlights.
We had seen the photographs of this place online, but nothing prepared us for the absolute beauty of being there. We signed up through this website (the link has the exact spot we visited):
And we did the 3 day, two night tour. It was out of this world. We heard monkeys—all sorts of monkeys—all day and night. We saw all sorts of animals and even heard an elephant(although it never came down to the water to see us…we could see the tops of the trees that it was knocking down). The food was amazing and the pace was slow. As a group of travellers, we are not good at slowing down. The idea of sitting on a beach and reading a book all day does not appeal to any of us—okay, it might appeal to Jack, but he loses out since no one else agrees. Here, with only the basics to keep us occupied, we read, we kayaked, whenever we were hot, we just jumped in the lake. It was bliss.
For anyone interested in doing this tour—we were picked up in Krabi(they arranged this with us beforehand). In a really nice, large van and brought straight to the tour office where we met our guide and walked down to the pier. It was one of the more expensive things we did while we were in Thailand, but worth every single penny. If you cannot manage the 3 days, 2 nights—do the shorter tour. I think it would be sufficient for most people. We stayed in one of the more ‘rustic’ options. They do have nicer huts if you need a little more luxury when you travel.
There are so many images from this part of our trip that I have decided to split it up and will post the rest in a separate blog post…but, don’t you agree? It looks amazing!!!