Khao Sok Guide Training Update

As the old saying goes, time flies, and this past month has been no different. It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the Guide Training course. There is so much that the guides still need to learn. But having said that, there is so much that they have already learned.  The month


A Surprise Around Every Corner – Khao Sok’s New Trail

Judging by the trail of smiles that greeted us along the dirt road, I felt we were off to a good start for our first hike at Bang Mahn, home of the newest trail at Khao Sok National Park.  The road isn’t fully paved and people actually smile and wave when you ride by.  Thailand’s


Khao Sok Wildlife – What You Can See at Our Jungle House

It is not always necessary to trek into the darkest depths of the forests in order to see Khao Sok’s wildlife. Our Jungle House is located right on the park’s perimeter, and so a good number of the animals can be seen in and around the resort. This is one of the quieter and least


Which Khao Sok Trail Prevails? Sip Et Chan or Ton Kloy

Guests of Our Jungle House that venture into the park on foot have a choice of two Khao Sok trails that they can follow from the National Park’s headquarters. Both trails offer a great insight into the natural wonders of the area but the wildlife experience on each of these trails is by no means


Khao Sok Local Guide Training – Bringing the Forest to Life

Khao Sok currently has 38 resorts; nine of them were built in the last two years and three are currently under construction.  This explosion in popularity is mainly because of its proximity to tourist hotspots such as Khao Lak, Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Samui.  But no tourist visits a place simply because it’s convenient to


Taking the ‘Stain’ Out of Sustainability – Make Your Own All-Natural Cleaning Supplies

At Our Jungle House we are always looking for new and exciting ways to make our resort more eco-friendly.  We recently took the next step by making our own chemical-free, sustainable cleaning supplies.  By doing our own sustainable cleaning, we greatly reduce our use of chemicals at the resort and ensure a healthy future for


Discovering Krabi

With KhunAnat, who later became Thai Minsiter of Agriculture, our heads rotated in circles as we stared at the swirls of rust and yellow pigment on a 600 foot vertical cliff in front of us.  In 1985 there was nothing at all on Railei Beach, Krabi.  A few weeks later I went with some friends


Burmese Learning Center – Support Campaign

The North Andaman Region of Thailand is home to a large population of Burmese migrant workers who come with the hope of finding a living wage and a better way of life. Burmese children find themselves living as second class citizens without money to afford basic fees for enrollment, uniforms, and transportation to school. Their


Tan Sawan Waterfall – Khao Sok’s Paradise Falls

If you’re looking for the ultimate Khao Sok Trek, this is it. The world’s largest flower, Khao Sok’s most beautiful waterfall, and some of it’s most stunning views can all be experienced in one day’s hike to Tan Sawan Waterfall. Translated from Thai, it means Paradise River, or Paradise Falls. The hike takes many hours