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.
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.
A 2 day/1 night tour includes boat tours to scenic rock formations, hiking, wildlife watching, kayaking and staying in raft houses on remote areas of the lake.
The following itinerary is just an example. Depending on weather conditions, your suggestions or the eventual shorter/longer time you may decide to spend at attractions may change the planning. Example; you may decide to do more kayaking and skip some other activities.
- 10 am pickup from Cheow Lan Lake Pier to board your long-tail boat
- Scenic tour of limestone karst formations on the way to your rafthouse
- Check in to the raft house (deluxe or basic bamboo). 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.
- 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 10:30 am, tour ends around noon at the main pier
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.
Raft house options
Phupa Waree Raft House (deluxe option)
Phupa Waree is set back in a private alcove just inside Klong Pey. It features modern rooms with two queen size beds. Equipped with private bathrooms, hot showers, balconies and can accomodate 2-4 people. This raft house is nearby to Bang Hoi waterfall, the viewpoint hike, and Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary.
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 Khlong Saeng wildlife sanctuary which has the best possibility for seeing macaques, boars, gaurs, gibbons and even wild elephants.
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: 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
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE #1 - The displayed prices are for Mon-Tue only. For Fri-Sun and any public holidays, up to +500 Baht per person will add depending on which rafthouse is booked.
IMPORTANT NOTE #2 - Because of frequent price changes, we only accept bookings for up to 3 months ahead.
|Price per person|
|1||9,100 THB||10,200 THB|
|2||4,700 THB||6,100 THB|
|3||3,600 THB||4,600 THB|
|4||3,050 THB||4,000 THB|
|5||2,750 THB||3,800 THB|
|6||2,600 THB||3,500 THB|
|7||2,500 THB||3,300 THB|
|8 and up||2,500 THB||3,200 THB|
Displayed prices are per person
Tour rates include:
- Lodging, bamboo or deluxe
- English speaking guide
- Long-tail boat transportation
- All meals & fruit
- Drinking water
Tour rates doesn't include:
- Entrance fees to the park
Reviews from our guests
By: Kathryn Amey | posted Wed 17 Nov, 2021
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.
By: Zachary Bills | posted Sun 22 Dec, 2019
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: Bjorn Grenness | posted Mon 22 Jul, 2019
We had a nice trip with a good guide. The stay on the the rafthouse was good.
Tour operator's response
Thanks for your kind words - we are glad to know you enjoyed the program and the raft house.
By: Rahul Bose | posted Wed 5 Jun, 2019
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: Francesca Magno | posted Wed 26 Dec, 2018
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: Justine Parnis | posted Sat 6 Oct, 2018
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
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.