Rafflesia – Journey to the Giant Flower (seasonal: November - March)
Khao Sok National Park has a secret....and it smells a bit funny!
The Rafflesia is the largest flower in the world – normally blooming in November and December. The giant red flowers have a diameter of up to 1 meter and smell of rotten meat to attract flies for pollination. The plant is a parasite that grows only on wild grape vines of the genus Tetrastigma.
There are various species of Rafflesia and one of the most famous populations grows in the Khao Sok National Park: the Rafflesia Kerrii. The flower was named after Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, a British statesman, who is famous for founding the city of Singapore.
Join the adventure and find this mysterious flower accompanied by one of our guides. This 4-5 hour challenging hike goes deep into Khao Sok National Park.
Please note that the entrance fee for the national park is not included in the price.
To bring: sturdy shoes.