Thai National Parks

3-days/2-nights private tour in Cheow Lan Lake

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 tour includes stay in raft houses on remote areas of the lake.


A 3 day tour includes boat tours to scenic rock formations, hiking to viewpoints, hiking in jungle for wildlife watching and kayaking.


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 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?

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 choise 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.

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
Rate per person
Group size Bamboo Deluxe
1 n/a n/a
2 10,000 THB 13,800 THB
3 7,800 THB 11,200 THB
4 6,600 THB 10,000 THB
5 5,900 THB 9,400 THB
6 and up 5,500 THB 9,000 THB

Reviews from our guests

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews
About: 3-days/2-nights private tour in Cheow Lan Lake

By: , Iceland | posted Sat 2 Mar, 2019

5/5 stars

Loved it

About: 3-days/2-nights private tour in Cheow Lan Lake

By: , Denmark | 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: 5,000 - 13,000 THB 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