Khao Sok Cave Tour - Nam Talu Cave
An option on our Khao Sok National Park tour is a visit to the Nam Talu Cave. The cave trek starts with about an hour's worth of walking on a lovely trail that meanders through the thick old-growth jungle.
Once you reach the mouth of the Nam Talu cave, you put all of your gear into dry bags as the cave has a river running through it. Note: we do not go into this cave if it is raining. Before actually entering the cave, we will show you some big honey combs that are located very high up on a limestone cliff.
The first half-hour worth of cave is very volumous. The ceiling is high and there are no tight spots. You will see some incredible cave creatures such as spiders (not dangerous), crickets, whip scorpions (not dangerous), cave catfish, frogs and toads.
Once you reach a certain area, the cave gets more narrow. This increases the speed of the water, but again, we only go in when it's safe to do so. There are some slightly tricky sections. Ropes have been placed in these areas to help you get through safely.
There are two short stretches where you will be in deeper water. Just relax and enjoy the cool water and the uniqueness of the experience.
Shortly after that, you'll emerge from your adventure, feeling like you accomplished something special... which you did!
A short walk puts you back on the same trail that you were on earlier, but much closer to the start of the trek.
All in all, this is a wonderful and exciting experience that will leave you feeling very satisfied and happy.
Click here to see some interesting cave creatures.
Check out these nice Khao Sok photos taken by a former guest.
WARNING: Be aware of budget tour operators who don't put safety as their top priority. People have died in this cave! Do NOT enter this cave if it's raining. If your guide does not carry a comprehensive first aid kit, spare flashlights, spare batteries and doesn't stay with the group at all times, do not enter the cave.
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