Khao Sok National Park is one of Thailand’s most stunning natural locations in the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and features one of the oldest evergreen rain forests in the world, limestone cliffs that stretch to the sky and amazing lakes, great for taking a boat trip to explore the scenery as well as an abundance of flora and fauna and wildlife to be seen. Khao Sok National Park attracts visitors to explore its outstanding natural beauty and provides a relaxing environment for corporate incentive trips with a difference.
Why Khao Sok?
With its proximity between Krabi, Phuket Surat Thani and Koh Samui, Khao Sok is within easy reach of these MICE locations and is perfect for a full day excursion or an adventure team building event. For those looking for a more relaxed corporate escape and being close to nature, then consider staying in Bamboo huts alongside the lake or in tree houses perfect for an executive retreat combined with outdoor activities, adventure team building and trekking adventures.
Flexible and Ideal Group Sizes – Small to Large
Choose from a variety of accommodation options for your executive retreat, jungle style huts and tree houses offer good accommodation and are particularly recommended for the smaller groups, larger sized groups can choose to stay in shared dorm accommodation inside the National Park and for high end retreats, executive tented accommodation with modern comforts is the perfect choice.
MICE Hotels (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) in Khao Sok and Accommodations
Khao Sok is a relatively new MICE destination and is recommended for those groups looking for a get away from it all experience and relaxing retreat environment. Compared to Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui nearby, there are no large meeting rooms or conference facilities here however, Khao Sok is perfect for informal discussions, small to mid-group management seminars and some resorts will allow the use of their covered restaurant facilities for corporate meetings and training sessions.
There is a fabulous choice of accommodation and resorts to select from with prices per room per night starting from as low as 600 baht – 6000THB/per room per night for a luxury tented camp depending upon season and group size. Choose to relax in a bamboo hut or wooden house by a river or among the jungle, a tree-house high above the ground or by one of lakes in hut style rooms or camp out under the stars, you are sure to find peace and tranquility in Khao Sok National park! For more information, please click this link to visit our Khao Sok hotel partner page or click on the individual links below.
Khao Sok Flight Connections
There are a variety of ways to reach Khao Sok National Park and all will require some road travel. The closest airport is Surat Thani airport. Located 109 kilometers from the park, travel time is approximately 2 and half hours. With over 16 flights a day from Bangkok, cheap fares are normally always available from Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air.
Phuket International Airport and Krabi International Airport are 143 and 138 kilometers from the park which is reachable in around 3 hours. Koh Samui is the furthest away an includes a trip by ferry to the mainland and then a journey by road, taking around 5 hours in total therefore we recommend an early start to make the most of your trip to Khao Sok.
Flight time to Surat Thani from Bangkok is about 70 minutes with the earliest flight arriving at 7.20 am. Ground transportation can be arranged in advance by Making Teams and you would arrive at Khao Sok in plenty of time for lunch, and we recommend an afternoon of adventure team building in the jungle. There are also overnight rail services from Bangkok to Surat Thani and local coach and minivan connections from other cities in the South which provide options for regional budget and domestic groups.
Khao Sok Weather
Being a natural rain forest means that it is normally guaranteed to rain at some point during the day. The best time of the year to visit here may also depend on which side of the coast you are coming from due to the coastal monsoons. Temperatures in the day remain around low 30’s dropping to a cool 20 or 21 degrees in the evenings. Generally, the high season and driest months tend to be from Mid-December to April, which make Khao Sok perfect for outdoor adventure team building , from May to August be prepared and expect a heavy shower last about an hour or two in between splendid sunshine, September and October sees the heaviest rainfall due to the East and west coast monsoons which crossover this area at this time of the year, however, it is still possible to visit Khao Sok then and enjoy outdoor team building.
Team Building Activities in Khao Sok
Making Teams offers an exciting range of outdoor adventure teambuilding activities in Khao Sok so you can easily find activities that best suit your group or we can work with you to customize activities that meet your specific requirements. We give teams the ability to explore the national park’s stunning natural beauty with our Adventure and Outdoor Teambuilding activities which include exciting options including Jungle Survivor and outdoor Adventure. Khao Sok is also perfect for a mix of a team management seminar retreat and a combination of events such as outdoor with fun, Jungle Adventure. Choose to incorporate with evening programs as well including Top Chef , and Cocktail Shakers Thailand and enjoy a 2 or 3 night incentive package in the Jungle. CSR events are also possible with many rural schools and villages nearby which would benefit from one of our Environmental CSR and Community CSR activities.
For a group of about 50 people, team building packages run from as low as 1000 THB per person for outdoor or indoor activities up to around 3500 THB per person for a full day of Survivor-style inclusive of entrance to the National Park and one adventure activity.
Other Activities in Khao Sok
Khao Sok National Park offers a superb outdoor executive experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is an excellent choice of locations for your base and a full range of adventure and outdoor activities, waiting to be explored. Choose from one of the numerous park treks and see up close the natural environment and wonderful flora, fauna and nature, home to many wild animal species. Take an exhilarating trip along lakes and rivers, choose to canoe, kayak, or take a relaxing bamboo raft trip, where all the paddling is done for you! Not to be missed is a boat trip on Cheow Son Lake, with its Limestone peaks soaring high above the ground, this is a dramatic experience more than comparable to the peaks of Halong Bay in Vietnam.
Evenings are generally spent relaxing in your cabanas, tree houses or tents at your resort under the stars however, Making Teams facilitates an exciting range of evening entertainment programs such as Casino Royale and Cluedo murder mystery to spice up an evening and we can arrange special gala dinner at your resort to celebrate your stay in this wonderful environment.