Thai National Parks

Khao Sok National Park

Private Tour | 2-days/1-night private tour in Khao Sok Lake

Situated between Khao Sok National Park and Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Cheow Lan Lake has one of the most beautiful scenic views in Thailand.

Why?

The lake deserves more than one night of stay, but if you only can stay one night, you will still be able to enjoy a few activities with this tour.

What?

With the 2-days/1-night tour in Khao Sok you will be able to see scenic rock formations, hike to a viewpoint, visit a cave, hike in the jungle, kayak, swim and drive around for wildlife watching. The tour includes a stay in a raft house of your choice, a private guide and a private boat with driver. No others will share the guide or the boat with you during the tour.

Raft house options

Phupha Waree Raft House (deluxe)

Phupha Waree is set back in a private alcove just inside Klong Pey. It features modern rooms with queen size beds. Equipped with private bathrooms, a/c, balconies and can accomodate 2-4 people.

For the dates concerning high season months, week-ends (Fri-Sat nights) and public holidays, rooms at Phupha Waree should be booked well in advance. The rooms are available for booking a maximum 3 months in advance.

Phupha Waree rooms (deluxe option)
Phupha Waree rooms (deluxe option)
Phupha Waree Floating Houses (deluxe option)
Phupha Waree Floating Houses (deluxe option)
Laguna Cheow Lan (deluxe)

Laguna Cheow Lan is located in Khlong Long tributary, in the middle of the lake. It features wooden rooms with queen size beds. Equipped with private bathrooms, a/c, balconies and can accomodate 2-4 people.

Laguna Cheow Lan
Laguna Cheow Lan
Laguna Cheow Lan
Laguna Cheow Lan Raft House rooms
Canoeing around Laguna Cheow Lan
Canoeing around Laguna Cheow Lan
Sai Chon Raft House (wooden)

Sai Chon Raft House is a cheaper alternative compared to deluxe ones, located in Khlong Long tributary of the lake, in the middle of the lake. The quality is somewhere between bamboo and deluxe options. The rooms can accommodate 2-4 people with queen beds, equipped with fans and has rooms with both private and shared bathroom facilities. As default we will try book private bathroom options, if not available we will book shared bathroom options.

Sai Chon Raft House
Sai Chon Raft House
Sai Chon Raft House
Sai Chon Raft House
Krai Son Raft House (bamboo option, basic stay)

Krai Son is perched at the entrance to Klong Yee at the remote end of the lake. It is equipped with traditional style bamboo bungalows (2 pax, double beds), no fan, with shared bathroom facilities on land next to the raft house. It is the only raft house on the lake with a view of sunrise and sunset. Local attractions include a viewpoint hike which overlooks the entire lake, and it is close by to the Khlong Saeng wildlife sanctuary not too far from Phupha Waree.

Krai Sorn floating houses (basic bamboo option)
Krai Sorn floating houses - basic bamboo rooms
Krai Son Raft House
Krai Son Raft House
Krai Sorn floating houses - basic bamboo rooms
Krai Sorn floating houses - basic bamboo rooms

Itinerary

The following itinerary is just an example. Depending on weather conditions, your suggestions or eventual shorter/longer time you may decide to spend at attractions may change the planning. Example; you may decide to do more kayaking, skip some activities for the other, or simply just decide to relax and spend some time with friend(s)/family at the raft house.

Day 1

Day 2

Where & When?

The tour starts at Cheow Lan Lake Pier (Rajjaprabha Dam), 65 km from park headquarters. It is easy to get to the nearby Ban Tha Khun Town with buses operating from various destinations like Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi or Surat Thani. Private transfers by taxi or minivan can be arranged on request. This tour is operated all year round.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 2 days/1 night
  • Type: Private
  • Price: * see price table *
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy
  • Transport: Long-tail boat
  • Start: 10a m (day 1)
  • End: around 12 pm (day 2)

What to bring:

  • Rain clothing, specially on rainy season
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimming clothing & towel
  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion

How much?

The tour will be led by a private guide which means no others will join you while exploring the lake and surrounding areas. The price for this tour package depends on the choice of accommodation and number of people, please see price per person further down.

The prices below do not include entrance fees to the national park.

The listed prices for Phupha Waree below are valid until October 2022, newer high season prices will apply from November onward.

Price per person
Pax Krai Son (bamboo) Sai Chon (wooden) Laguna (deluxe) Phupha Waree (deluxe)
2 5,000 THB 5,500 THB 7,100 THB 6,300 THB
3 3,900 THB 4,300 THB 5,500 THB 4,700 THB
4 3,250 THB 3,600 THB 4,600 THB 4,100 THB
5 2,950 THB 3,250 THB 4,500 THB 3,900 THB
6 2,700 THB 3,050 THB 4,200 THB 3,550 THB
7 2,600 THB 2,900 THB 3,900 THB 3,400 THB
8 2,450 THB 2,800 THB 3,650 THB 3,300 THB

Displayed prices are per person

Tour rates include:

  • Lodging; basic bamboo, wooden or deluxe
  • English speaking guide
  • Long-tail boat transportation & boat driver
  • All meals & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Canoeing
  • Accident insurance during the tour (covering hospital costs)

Tour rates doesn't include:

  • Entrance fees to the park

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.71/5 based on 14 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 2 Oct, 2022 | Laguna (deluxe)

5/5 stars

The tour was very well organized. Everything was as expected and promptly on time. Junn made an effort to make sure we see everything according to the plan. We enjoyed the night on the floating cabins and the morning safary very much.

By: | posted Fri 23 Sep, 2022 | Phupha Waree (deluxe)

5/5 stars

Junn was the best tour guide!! The national park was beautiful and the hike was such an adventure (make sure to brunt hiking shoes, it was a challenege!), but the highlight was definitely our tour guide, Junn. Her positivity and her attentiveness to our group just made it such an enjoyable trip. She was flexible around the weather and shared stories about her life and her connection with the park. Was overall a good time. If you do go make sure to ask for Junn!

By: | posted Wed 7 Sep, 2022 | Krai Son (bamboo)

4/5 stars

It was a lovely experience.

Our guide Junn was incredibly nice and open to share all her knowledge and experiences with us. It was a pleasure to meet her, what a great person.

Khao Sok is an incredible place, and the food included with the tour had great quality.

To improve, more knowledge about wildlife, better price and more kayak paddles available.

By: | posted Sat 13 Aug, 2022 | Krai Son (bamboo)

5/5 stars

Absolutely fabulous trip. Everything about it was brilliant. Our guide, Bee, really looked after us. We stayed in the bamboo huts which had an amazing view. The kids loved it. A real highlight of our holiday. Would highly recommend,.

By: | posted Wed 10 Aug, 2022 | Sai Chon (wooden)

5/5 stars

Was a very nice trip to Khao Sok! Very nice goed (Ruam) and a very nice boat trip to the various parts of the park. We also saw some elephants, which was a nice bonus!

The resort was basic, but the food was good

By: | posted Mon 8 Aug, 2022 | Laguna (deluxe)

5/5 stars

Really amazing, tailored experience! Our driver was fantastic and so knowledgeable and our guide Bea was also fantastic, knew the area and animals so well.

Would absolutely recommend and wish we would have stayed longer.

By: | posted Sat 9 Jul, 2022 | Krai Son (bamboo)

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful trip, our guide was super nice and we came back with a lot of memories. Food was so good!

By: | posted Sat 18 Dec, 2021 | Phupha Waree (deluxe)

5/5 stars

They absolutely organized everything for us on this trip! They give REAL prices (rather than having their costumers overpay). The experience at Khao Sok Cheow Lan Lake was unbelievable and the best part of our trip to Thailand! I recommend Thai National Parks more than any agency I‘ve experienced in Thailand. Thanks again for all your help!

By: | posted Wed 17 Nov, 2021 | Krai Son (bamboo)

5/5 stars

It was a fabulous trip. Ruam was the perfect guide and we couldn’t have asked for a better host.

It was sad to hear that we were their first guests since Covid hit but what a magical experience to be there on our own.

Everything about the trip, the food, the hosts, the scenery - even the weather was just perfect.

The only feedback I would offer is to add ‘bring a towel’ to the packing list - luckily we brought ours otherwise would would have been without.

Thank you for providing such a wonderful trip. I will certainly be recommending it to all my friends here in phuket.

Please pass our gratitude onto Ruam.

Many thanks

Kathryn

By: | posted Sun 22 Dec, 2019 | Phupha Waree (deluxe)

5/5 stars

The tour and experience were both awesome! Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and capable, and did an awesome job of looking out for us and for the wildlife. The food and accommodations were excellent and I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to see the wilder side of Thailand.