Thai National Parks

2-days/1-night tour in Cheow Lan Lake

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Situated between Khao Sok National Park and Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Cheow Lan Lake has one of the most beautiful scenic views in Thailand. The lake deserves more than one night of stay, but if you only can stay one night, you will still be able to enjoy few activities with this tour. The tour includes stay in raft houses on remote areas of the lake.

What?

A 2 day tour includes boat tours to scenic rock formations, hiking, wildlife watching and kayaking.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrive at Rajjapraba Dam, board your longtail boat
  • Scenic tour of Guilin rock formations on the way to floating bungalows (deluxe or standard)
  • Check in to raft house. Enjoy a traditional Thai Lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables with mangos, pineapple and watermelon for dessert.
  • Guided hike (guests' choice)
  • Return to the raft house for a swim, relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy a delectable Thai dinner of steamed or fried fish fresh from the Andaman sea, dark green Asian kale, spicy Thai soup, and a delicious omelet topped with baked garlic.
Day 2
  • Rise before breakfast for the morning mist safari, the best time to see gibbons, macaques, and dusky leaf monkeys
  • Return to raft house for breakfast
  • Explore the surrounding area by kayak
  • One last lunch before heading back to the pier

Where & When?

The tour starts from Rajjapraba Dam, 65 km from park headquarters at southeast of Cheow Lan Lake. It is easy to get there with buses operating from various destinations like Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi or Surat Thani stops at nearby Ta Khun where our partner's office is located. Private transfers by taxi or minivan can be arranged on request. This tour is operated all year round.

How much?

The private option of this tour will be led by a private guide which means no others will join you while exploring the lake and surrounding areas. It is also possible to join a group tour with other guests. The price for this tour package depends on the choice of accommodation, type of tour and group size, please see price per person further down.

Raft houses

Krai Son Raft House (traditional bamboo)

Krai Son is perched at the entrance to Klong Yee in the center of the lake. It is equipped with traditional style bamboo bungalows (2 pax, double beds) and has 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 Klong Saeng wildlife sanctuary which has the best possibility for seeing gaur, gibbons and even wild elephants.

Keerree Warin Raft House (deluxe)

Keeree Warin is set back in a private alcove just inside Klong Pey. It features 2 story villas with a queen size bed on the ground floor, and 3 single beds in the upstairs loft. Equipped with private bathrooms, hot showers, and front and rear balconies and can accomodate 2-5 people. This raft house is nearby to Bang Hoi waterfall, the viewpoint hike and Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

We currently don't take any inquiries for Khao Sok packages until further notice. Please try other web sites.

Tour rates include:

  • Lodging, bamboo or deluxe
  • English speaking guide
  • Longtail boat transportations
  • All meals & fruit
  • Drinking water
Rate per person
Group size Bamboo Deluxe
1 2500 THB n/a (group tour)
2 5100 THB 6700 THB (private tour)
3 4700 THB 6000 THB (private tour)
4 and up 3700 THB 4850 THB (private tour)

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Thu 14 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was amazing. I have no idea how he was able to spot some of the animals hiding in the thick canopy, without him we would have seen very little wildlife. We also knew there was a chance we might not see elephants but our guide was determined to try and find them for us (coordinating with other tour guides and park officials to see if there were any sightings) and at the very end of our trip we finally got to see them! Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Travis!

Glad to hear you were lucky on your day trip!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

Our family enjoyed the trip very much. The ranger, Kan is very caring and sensitive. She took great care of my kids and mum. She is also very sensitive to the surroundings and always ready to search for wild animals without compromising our safety!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Evelyn for your nice review!

We will thank our guide Kan for her good work.

I tiny correction, our guides are not park rangers ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

We are Expats in Bangkok. It was the best what could happen to us going to Khao Yai National Park. We enjoyed our trip and Safari very much. And Tata and his Cousin Jay are outstanding guides. We have seen so much wildlife and everything was well explained. Tatas English language skills are outstanding (he also speaks some German). He was extremly Patience with us and our two Girls (9 and 13 years old). We highly recommend them and a trip to Khao Yai National Park.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Sylvia for the kind words!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 6 Dec, 2017

The trip went smoothly, the guide Lek was early, and managed to point out several animals for us which we would have missed. The ride was smooth-sailing as well,excellent driving skills. We finished the treks earlier than expected and the guide brought us to the top of the mountain and an elephant home.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 4 Dec, 2017

a perfect trip !

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Singapore | posted Fri 1 Dec, 2017

We had a great time! Our guide, Dui, was thoughtful and knowledgeable.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017

Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.

Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.

The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.

I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 27 Nov, 2017

Tata was one of the best guide we could ever asked for! We were really impressed with his service provided, to his extensive knowledge of the park and wildlife, as well as his photography skills where he captured many beautiful and national geographic like shots for us! Throughout the day, Tata really did his best in listening for and pointing out wildlife, while also introducing and explaining the fauna in the park. However, we understand that the park may be overcrowded on a Saturday, hence we did not see as much wildlife as expected. Nonetheless, We look forward in joining Thai National Park tours again! :)

Tour operator's response

Dear Clara,

Thank you for you praise for our guide. Good to hear you enjoyed his guidance.

You are always welcome to return ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Sweden | posted Fri 24 Nov, 2017

The visit to Kao Yai was very good, filled with emotions. I came to see wild elefants and that I got, 15 of them, 5 cubs. Although the interaction from other humans was at times devastating it was well worth the trip.

Our Guide "Beer" was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye, together with the driver "Nat" they spotted several animals for us. Top grade on this.

P.S. Beer was supposed to send me some photos of the elefant encounter. If possible, I would greatly appreciate it. (r****en.se) Kap kun kap!

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear our guide did his best to show you the wildlife. Even lucky to see elephants!

I will ask Beer to sent some pics. I guess it is our fault he has not sent any yet, as he has been in the jungle pretty much every day after your trip ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Type: Private or group tour
  • Price: 2,500 - 6,700 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy
  • Transport: Longtail boat
  • Start: 10am (Day 1)
  • End: 1pm - 2pm (Day 2)

What to bring:

  • Rain clothing, specially on rainy season
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimming clothing
  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
Krai Son floating bungalows

Krai Son floating bungalows

Krai Son floating bungalows

Krai Son floating bungalows

View from Krai Son floating bungalows

View from Krai Son floating bungalows

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)

Keeree Warin floating bungalows (deluxe)