Thai National Parks

Private Tour | 2-days/1-night private tour in Cheow Lan Lake

This is a private tour offer, for the group tour option, please visit following page.

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.


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


Day 1
  • Drop off at local market for 15 minutes shopping (optional)
  • Arrive at Rajjapraba Dam, board your longtail boat
  • Scenic tour of Guilin rock formations on the way to Kraisorn Raft House
  • Check in to raft house (deluxe or basic bamboo with shared bathrooms). Enjoy a traditional Thai Lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, delicious local vegetables, and fruit for dessert.
  • Guided hike to see viewpoints on dry season or to a waterfall on rainy season (optional)
  • Afternoon wildlife safari by boat
  • Return to the raft house for a swim, relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy a delectable dinner of fish, Thai soup, and veggies. 
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
  • Checkout from hotel 10 am

Where & When?

The tour starts in Takun town, near 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. Private transfers by taxi or minivan can be arranged on request. This tour is operated all year round.

Raft houses

Krai Son Raft House (traditional bamboo, basic stay)

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.

Phupa Waree Raft House (deluxe)

Phupa Waree is set back in a private alcove just inside Klong Pey. It features modern rooms with 2 queen size beds. Equipped with private bathrooms, hot showers, and balconies and can accomodate 2-4 people. This raft house is nearby to Bang Hoi waterfall, the viewpoint hike, and Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please note that groups of 3 must share 1 room or pay a 2,500 Baht supplement for a single room.

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. 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 does not include entrance fees to the national park and VAT.

Rate per person
Group size Bamboo Deluxe
1 n/a n/a
2 5,300 THB 6,700 THB (private tour)
3 4,000 THB 5,400 THB (private tour)
4 3,300 THB 4,700 THB (private tour)
5 3,000 THB 4,400 THB (private tour)
6 and up 2,800 THB 4,200 THB (private tour)

Displayed rates are per person

Tour rates include:

  • Lodging, bamboo or deluxe
  • English speaking guide
  • Longtail boat transportations
  • All meals & fruit
  • Drinking water

Tour rates doesn't include:

  • Entrance fees to the park
  • VAT

Reviews from our guests

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

Rated 4.4/5 based on 5 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 22 Dec, 2019

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.

By: | posted Mon 22 Jul, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a nice trip with a good guide. The stay on the the rafthouse was good.

Tour operator's response

Dear Bjorn,

Thanks for your kind words - we are glad to know you enjoyed the program and the raft house.

Kind regards,


By: | posted Wed 5 Jun, 2019

4/5 stars

Location is exceptional in terms of scenic beauty. Guide is very friendly and reliable.

Size of the room is quite small and bathroom doesn't have much accessories.

Food is below average. Except for guide, hardly anyone understands English in the hotel.

By: | posted Wed 26 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

What to say ... amazing trip, beautiful people....unique places,would stay more next time !

A special thank to Nam, dedicated to make people feel home in such a paradise!

Tour operator's response

We are so glad you had a good time at the lake - and appreciate the positive feedback.

By: | posted Sat 6 Oct, 2018

3/5 stars

The park itself was very beautiful and peaceful however the service could have been much better. We were told that we would be having basic accomodation but I do expect clean sheets, toilet paper, towels and soap even in basic accomodation. The food provided wasn't bad however other tours living in the same accomodation had much better food. The wildlife safari included in the tour wasn't what one might expect either. We only saw a couple of monkeys in the distance.

Tour operator's response

Dear Justine,

I a very sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the service on your trip, and it did not meet your expectations. I agree that the standard of the bungalows could be improved, but they are owned by the national park, so we don't have a final say in the matter.

As for the wildlife, I apologize that there were not so many animals during your trip - normally, the ability to see animals can change with the weather and time of year.

I appreciate your honest and open feedback, and we will improve the website to better explain the difference between a private and group tour.



Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Type: Private
  • Price: 2,800 - 6,700 Baht 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
Hiking in the jungle
Longtail boat trip in the lake
Sunset in the lake

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