RAINFOREST HIKE PHUKET
Discover the tropical rainforest with this adventurous half-day hiking tour in the Khao Phra Taew National Park, right in the heart of Phuket. Hike along beautiful Tonsai waterfall, while admiring the extraordinary tropical vegetation. Hangers, sliders, creepers, giant palms and huge trees make you feel like an adventurer discovering a lost world.
The first half of the forest trail is rocky and goes slightly uphill along lovely Tonsai waterfall. Our expert guide leads the way and is constantly on the lookout to spot red crabs, sweet water shrimps, giant spiders, frogs, snakes, iguanas and so much more. Rince off the sweat with a refreshing jungle shower under the waterfall, a great photo opportunity and a lasting souvenir of your trekking adventure.
While you advance hiking higher up the Khao Phra Taew mountain range, you will be rewarded with world unique giant palm leaves, one of the reasons this tropical rainforest is now Phuket’s largest and most important national park.
The second half of the trekking leads you smoothly downhill through giant bamboo corridors and jungle so dense that it looks as if you are walking between two green walls. Admire the colossal termite nests left and right, while our guide will happily explain you the hierarchy of the termite world with its soldiers, workers, queens and kings.
If you are lucky, then you might spot a white-handed gibbon, member of one of the several gibbon families living in the Khao Phra Taew national park. Gibbons are beautiful small apes that live high up in the trees and are considered the loudest mammal on earth. Gibbon calls can be heard in the rainforest from miles away.
This 3.5 km or 2 hour hiking adventure in the heart of Phuket is your perfect introduction to the tropical rainforest.
Included: transfers from and to any hotel on Phuket, 200 THB per person national park entrance fee, local snacks, water, soft drink and a light lunch, licensed Thai guide, accident insurance.
RAINFOREST HIKE EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY
PHUKET RAINFOREST HIKE ITINERARY (2 hours)
|08:30 / 09:30||HOTEL||Pick up from your hotel, transfer to Khao Phra Teaw National Park|
|10:00||Koh Phra Teaw National Park||start of the jungle trek along the multi-level trail of a lovely tropical waterfall and deep into the jungle of the Khao Phra Teaw national park, known for its world unique palm trees, giant bamboos, gibbons, sweet water crabs, giant spiders etc.|
|12:30||PICK UP||end of the jungle trek, refreshment with water and soft drinks, snack|
|12:45||TRANSFER||transfer back to the hotels|
|13:15 - 14:15||HOTEL||Arrival at your hotel|
1,500 Adult / 1,100 Child THB /2 Hours
Maximum 14 PersonsMinimum 2 Persons
- All transfers
- Fresh fruit and water during the trekking
- Soft drink after the trekking
- National Park fee of 200 baht per person
- English speaking, licensed Thai Guide
|ADULT PRICE||CHILD CONCESSIONS||GROUP SIZE|
|1,500 THB||Children from 6 years old to 16 1,100 THB||Maximum 14 Persons|
What to Bring...
- Sports shoes or strong sandals for the Jungle Walk - shoes fit for walking on challenging terrain ( flip-flops not allowed)
- Light clothes
- Swimming costume for those who want a refreshing shower under the waterfall
it is a rocky and in the beginning also steep jungle trail, expect conditions to be steamy and hot. However, the limited distance ( ca. 3.5 km), slow pace and regular stops make this trip also accessible to participants with a very average level of fitness. And remember: no sweat, no glory!