Thai National Parks

Private Tour | 3-days/2-nights private tour | 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 tour includes stay in raft houses on remote areas of the lake.

What?

A 3 day tour includes boat tours to scenic rock formations, hiking to viewpoints, hiking in jungle for 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 bamboo)
  • Check in to raft house. Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, vegetables, and pineapple and watermelon for dessert.
  • Depart for a guided hike to Khao Sok's highest viewpoint, cameras are a must! If the weather is rainy, go for a jungle hike in a different location.
  • Return to the raft house for a swim, relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Afternoon wildlife safari by boat
  • Enjoy a delectable dinner of fish, Thai soup, and veggies.
Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Board long tail boat for a morning wildlife safari by boat
  • Return to the rafthouse for free time
  • After lunch, guided jungle hike
  • Return to the raft house to for a swim, relax
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai dinner
Day 3
  • Rise before breakfast for the morning mist safari, the best time to 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 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)

Krai Son is perched at the entrance to Khlong 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 the 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 gaur, gibbons and even wild elephants.

Phupa Waree Raft House (deluxe)

Phupa Waree is set back in a private alcove just inside Khlong 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 Khlong 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?

This is a private tour which means you will explore the lake and surrounding areas with a private guide, no others will join you. The price for this tour package depends on the choice of accommodation and group size, 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 7,700 THB 10,300 THB
3 6,000 THB 8,600 THB
4 5,200 THB 7,800 THB
5 4,700 THB 7,300 THB
6 and up 4,400 THB 7,000 THB

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 4.56/5 based on 9 customer reviews

By: | posted Fri 21 Feb, 2020

4/5 stars

The cabins are very rustic and hot inside due to no fans. Beds are hard and OK for a single or couple but not so much room the 2 singles. Don't expect a 3 star hotel, but it's better than tent camping. The meals were fabulous; tasty and large portions! The setting can't be beat. The ranger was very helpful and friendly. Our guide M was awesome. He went out of his way to locate elephants in the wild, which we saw on the last morning. I highly recommend the Private 2 night trip booked through Khao Sok Riverside Cottages.

By: | posted Tue 4 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

If you are a nature lover, this place is wonderfull.

The National park service tool care of everything from we came till we left on the 3rd day. We had a very good guide and boat driver that took us to exiting places and good experiences

Tour operator's response

Dear Per,

Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to host you, and we are glad you have fond memories of your trip to the lake.

Best wishes,

Bee

By: | posted Fri 27 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

It was amazing and we got the best tourguide! I never learned his name fully but I would like to say thank you to " A " ( that was the name he said to everyone ) for the amazing tour!

By: | posted Mon 23 Sep, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful trip experience with our guide Chai. We will recommend your services to our friends and your future customers. The tour with a personal guide was definatly the best decision for us and worth the significantly higher price. Our guide spoke a very good English. He showed us some very interesting places and adapted the schedule according to our wishes. Because we are an active family and wanted to see as many animals and as many interesting places as possible we started very early in the morning with our safari trips by boat. Especially the small wonders of the jungle, explained to us by our guide on the trip to the mountain, were worth getting up early and being the first on the trip. We would like to thank our guide Chai and the organizing team at Thai National Parks.

The Muench Family

Tour operator's response

Thanks so much for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we will certainly pass on your compliments to your guide. And yes, early morning on the lake is a magical time!

By: | posted Sun 5 May, 2019

4/5 stars

Amazing nature! We were with a family and stayed in a floating house. We had a guide arranged which was great. To see Thailand on its best, a stop at the National Park is a must.

By: | posted Tue 16 Apr, 2019

5/5 stars

Remakable stay in this wonderfull site. A huge thank you to our guide and our boat pilot who were very good professionnals and very courteous.

Tour operator's response

Dear Odile,

Thanks for your kind words.

We are glad you enjoyed your trip.

All the best,

Bee

By: | posted Sun 7 Apr, 2019

3/5 stars

The scenery was beautiful and our guide took great care of me when I fell as did our boat captain. The raft houses were ok but didn’t care for the swimming pool in our bathroom after a shower and no top sheet for the beds.

We felt that our guide was friendly but didn’t really spot much of any wildlife, our boat captain was better. We were under the impression we would go out at first light in the morning and also go out in the evening of which neither happened and we always stayed very close the the rafthouses instead of venturing out. We saw more kayaking on our own!

Tour operator's response

Dear Michelle,

Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to host you, and we are glad you have fond memories of your trip to Khao Sok.

I am sorry to hear that the guide and the wildlife safari was disappointing, and I will speak with the guide about taking longer excursions, and also about the morning safari.

Best wishes,

Bee

By: | posted Sat 2 Mar, 2019

5/5 stars

Loved it

By: | posted Mon 24 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

The guides on the trip were great.

Tour operator's response

Thanks for your kind feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the trip :-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 4,400 - 10,300 Baht per person
  • Group size: 2 or more people
  • Grade: Easy
  • Transport: Longtail boat
  • Start: 10am (Day 1)
  • End: 1pm - 2pm (Day 3)

What to bring:

  • Rain clothing, specially on rainy season
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimming clothing
  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
Basic raft houses
Kayaking
Longtail boat trip
Sunrise in misty mornings
Sunset

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