Thai National Parks

Khao Sok National Park

Private Tour | Khao Sok herping tour in HQ area

Khao Sok is situated right south of Isthmus of Kra, in an area where many of Thailand's northern and southern species can be found. In south Thailand, there are few places with such a great diversity of animals like in Khao Sok. The national park is also easily accessible by public transportation from Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Surat Thani, Ko Lanta and other towns in the area.


This tour is for mainly snake enthusiasts. If you are after a regular "nature tour", you can arrange other guides from the visitor center on arrival for a very cheap price.

This day-tour in Khao Sok targets mainly reptiles and amphibians. The tour will be led by an experienced English speaking guide who is specialized in finding herps. If you are aiming to target a specific type of species, let's say only amphibians, we can inform the guide in advance for planning reasons.

Where & when?

The tour will start by foot either at the national park entrance or from your resort. No transportation will be offered. For additional cost, we can arrange taxi service from the nearby towns.

The tour will start around 6 to 6:30 pm right after your dinner and end at the park gate around 11 pm. If the guide is not booked for the next day and you are not tired, for an additional 200 Baht per hour the tour could continue longer into the night.

Tropidolaemus wagleri, Wagler's palm pit viper
Trimeresurus fucatus, Banded pit viper
Brachytarsophrys carinense, Burmese horned frog
Acanthosaura phuketensis, Phuket horned tree agamid

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,100 - 3,800 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: none
  • Start: 6 pm to 6:30 pm
  • End: 11 pm

What to bring:

  • Flashlight
  • Extra RECHARGEABLE (!) batteries for the flashlight
  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Insect repellent

How much?

The prices listed below are for a day tour and per person. The prices include national park entrance fees (300 Baht per person), insurance required by T. A. T. No water or meals will be provided, every participant will take their own water or snacks with them.

If the participants already paid entrance fees during the day of the tour and still hold the valid tickets, the entrance fees will be deducted from the totals.

See includes/excludes further below.

When booking a herping tour with us, it is good to know there is always risk for finding snakes in lower numbers and it happens now and then once a while that no snake is found. In an average night around 3-5 snakes can be found a night.

Pax Rate per person
1 3,800 THB
2 2,300 THB
3 1,800 THB
4 1,500 THB
5 1,300 THB
6 1,200 THB
7 1,150 THB
8 1,100 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (300 Baht per person)
  • An English speaking guide
  • Insurance

Tour rates doesn't include:

  • Meals
  • Water or other refreshments
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus, Striped bronzeback