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: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (rainy season)

By: , Australia | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

We loved the trip. Even with bad weather we had a lot of fun being able to trek through the jungle and see cool sights.

Chai was a great guide and super knowledgeable and Joe looked after our friend when she was unable to come trekking.

About: Kui Buri overnight elephant tour

By: , Germany | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

Our trip to Kui Buri National Park was absolutely fantastic. We stayed at bungalows, which are situated very close to the National Park. The bungalows are very nice, and in the morning from our balcony we saw no less than eight (!) hornbills! Bill served us a very large and very good breakfast with rice and eggs and pineapple and toast and sweets and freshly ground coffee in front of the bungalow on the balcony, incredible. Bill is a pineapple farmer, and he was also our guide, the best guide ever! Thank you very much for everything! During the tour we saw around 40 (!) elephants and a large, large herd of gaurs! A real adventure! The next day, we met very early in the morning. We saw many coloured birds, many large hornbills, one elephant (to say goodbye ...), and even a viper! Thank you so much! We recommend this trip to Kui Buri National Park! Stay with Bill, if possible!

Tour operator's response

Dear Heidi,

Wow, that's quite a number of animals!

We will pass your comments to our guide Bill, I am sure he will be very happy to hear that.

Thanks for your time and for booking with us.

About: Erawan Waterfall tour from Bangkok

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 3 Oct, 2017

Ms Oi was the best tour guide we could ever ask for!

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Spain | posted Mon 2 Oct, 2017

We loved the jungle tour! Our guide was excellent and very patient with us. We saw a great deal of animals thanks to him. We had a great time. Thank you!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Cristina!

Glad to hear you had a great time.

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

By: , Austria | posted Sun 1 Oct, 2017

We had a great day with our tourguide "apple". He was always looking for us, in close contact with everybody of us and always caring about our well-being.

Moreover, we had much fun with him.

The tour itself was a bit damaged by the ongoing rain, but nevertheless, we had a good day and really appreciated "appleĀ“s" presence.

We can really recommend a guided tour in this national park!

Bettina, Rosalin, Simon, Reinhard

Tour operator's response

Thanks Bettina!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , China | posted Fri 29 Sep, 2017

Jay is very nice and professional .We really enjoyed the jungle tour .Jay has an eagle eye which can see the small or remote animals. And he has a very cool pickup truck which has a 360 vision .He also has a wide knowledge about the jungle .He can tell us almost everything about the jungle.What a very nice experience and beautiful park.

Tour operator's response

Dear Wang,

Thank you for your review!

Always good to hear when the guests have enjoyed the trip ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Tue 26 Sep, 2017

The trip in kao yai with Jay was great

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

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Tata was excellent.

Very passionate and knowledgable (both plants and animals) and speaks good English. The private tour (whilst more expensive) was defiantly worth it.

We were very fourtunate and saw some great wildlife - Jungle Cat, Elephant, Great Hornbill, Scorpion, Monitor Lizard, Gibbon...lots of highlights!

Tour operator's response

Thanks William for your comments. Sounds like you had quite a bit of luck indeed!

And that for only one day.

It got me excited to read 'Jungle Cat' but even though it is indeed a cat living in the jungle, I just confirmed with Tata that the actual species you got to see was a Leopard Cat. Which is certainly exciting as well, seeing any cat species in Thailand requires a lot of luck. Though due to the rarity of the Jungle Cat in Thailand, that would have even been more amazing.

Actually Leopard Cats are inhabiting more proper 'jungle' areas like the evergreen forests in Khao Yai, than the actual Jungle Cat which to my knowledge prefers dry deciduous forest and open grass plains. The Jungle Cat had not been seen in Thailand, even not on camera traps for quite some years until recently when it was captured on camera trap in the North of Thailand. It seems that species has been extirpated in much of its range in Thailand. Such a shame. Several of the 9 cat species in Thailand are not doing too well. Habitat destruction and poaching have taken their toll :( .

The Leopard Cat is still found in many parks in Thailand, though being primarily nocturnal (your sighting is even more special as it was in daylight, in the morning) it is certainly not commonly encountered. Night activities are very restricted, in most areas not possible at all, so that strongly reduces the chance of a sighting.

So congratulations with this sighting!

Thank you for booking with us!

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

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Very much enjoyed the day in the park

Lovely to see animals in their natural habitat

We saw different birds, macac monkeys and gibbons playing above our heads

No elephants anywhere. Not even heard in the distance.

Our guide was very good very informative and made our day very enjoyable

A little disappointed in the evening tour as only saw deer in the park

Very please we just didn't bring raincoats but coats with hoods as it was cold and a little rainy this time of the year!!!

Overall very enjoyable

Kind regards

Gillian and Howard Lewis

Tour operator's response

Thanks Gillian and Howard for your review.

A shame the weather was not at your side.

For that reason we always recommend rain poncho and sweater. It often surprises people that it can get chilly in Thailand. The forest mountains are cooler, and even more so when sitting in the back of a driving vehicle in evening hours.

IN the wet season it varies a lot though. But better to be prepared than cold and/ or wet ;-)

A shame the elephants did not show up. That's why in the emails we always recommend Kui Buri if elephants are the main target. Even though not uncommon in Khao Yai, it still requires quite a bit of luck, even more so if only visiting for one day.

Thank you for joining us!

About: 3-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Wed 20 Sep, 2017

Our guide in the first day was khan and in the second and third day was tata.

We had a perfect time in the national park.

A big part of it thanks to our guides. They were just fantastic. Showed a lot of knowledge in many different subjects. Were very flexable and kind. Very happy with an amazing attitude .

Also the park is pretty impressive.

The hotel we stayed was beautiful with great breakfast.

Thank you so much!

Tour operator's response

Dear Rotem,

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with our guides.

Thank you for booking with us!

Hope to see you again ;-)

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)