Thai National Parks

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

We currently don't take any inquiries for Khao Sok packages until further notice. Please try other web sites.

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 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.
  • Depart for a guided hike to Khao Sok's highest viewpoint, cameras are a must!
  • 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
  • Breakfast
  • Relax, swim, shower, free time
  • Board long tail boat for a guided tour of Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary. During the dry season, this is the best place to see gaur, water buffalo and even wild elephants.
  • Pack lunch on the boat
  • Return to the raft house for 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 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?

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.

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 n/a n/a (group tour)
2 7900 THB 10900 THB (private tour)
3 7200 THB 9700 THB (private tour)
4 and up 6400 THB 8400 THB (private tour)

Reviews from our guests

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

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Germany | posted Sun 18 Mar, 2018

Good Atention and excellent service level. The guide is really friendly and have good knowledge.

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , Poland | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

Visiting Kui Buri National Park with our 2 kids (1 year and 3 years) was an amazing experience and definitely highlight of our holiday in Thailand. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with spotting animals. In fact, we believe that he was the reason why we were able to see 10 elephants and several other animals during our trip. Additionally we highly assess their flexibility. They knew that we’re family with little kids so they sugessted we can make our trip shorter as March tends to be hot and animals would probably show up only later in the afternoon. This way we saved our kids an hour waiting in the sun while still saw many animals. Our kids were crazy about this trip!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Marta for your kind words.

Good to hear you and your kids enjoyed the trip in Kui Buri.

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , Romania | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We loved the day trip to Doi Inthanon - we had nice weather, enjoyed the beautiful view of the 2 pagodas, the amazing waterfalls and also got a chance to see rice paddies and a coffee plantation.

Our guide was really nice, friendly and patient. Everything went super smooth and

We recommend the tour full heartedly.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We had 1.5 day trip and it was amazing. In the first day we saw millions of bats, really crazy. The second full day was inside the park with very nice and super professional guide that took us into the wild jungle of the National Park and knew exactly where to find all the wild life. I’ve had perfect English and we were only 4 people in the tour so it was just perfect. Thank you Jay (we called him “National Jay-ographic” 😝) and thanks for Thai National Park tours. It was really nice organized!

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Lithuania | posted Fri 16 Mar, 2018


The trip was awesome! First, we had the best guide Ghaan. Her english was perfect, she was always on time, full of energy, well informed, helpful. She made sure that we had the best possible experience! Transport service and the driver were very good, as well as the food that we had. I was also positively impressed by the park itself. I have beet to a number of national parks in the US, India and China and Khao Yai is one of the best. I will certainly recommend the part and your firm to others. If you want more information about our experience, do not hesitate to ask :) Best regards! Audrius

About: Day tour - Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & more

By: , France | posted Thu 15 Mar, 2018

We enjoyed a lot our excursion.

The schedule were respected.

The guide was very kind and clear in his explanation and the driver was also very good.

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 11 Mar, 2018

We had the 2,5 days trip. It was very great! We haven seen a lot of wild animals and our guides told us many about the animals and the trees. It was fantastic!

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , United States | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

We loved our hike! Our guide was informative and helpful. The Park was lovely too.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

Really excellent two days with Tata. He was a brilliant guide and found thinks we would never have found on our own. One of the best guides I have had and very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw lots of wildlife in two days including both types of gibbon, elephants, 4 pit vipers, hornbills (pied and great). Serpent eagle. Indo Chinese water dragon, water monitor, samba deer and lots more.

Such a great few days. Will do it again next time.

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

By: , Germany | posted Wed 7 Mar, 2018

All in all it was very nice! It is a very special experience, especially when the tours are private! The booking was fairly easy and the responsibility of the staff were excellent.

But for a nationalpark that supposed to be left naturally and untouched it was pretty crowded. But this is an issue for the Nationalpark itself, less your’s.


Dana & Regina

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback.

Glad to hear the trip was nice.

Indeed the park gets a lot of visitors, and that is a complicated problem. After all, you also wished to see it, just like many other people ;-) . So we are all part of this 'problem'.

Managing the amount of visitors is complicated. All visitors have their own ideas of how such a visit and area should look like, and what facilities should be provided or not for the visitors. And the park management has to try to make decisions.

At the same time, wildlife populations in Khao Yai seem to do fairly well. Not all, tigers have pretty much been extirpated, though that is partly maybe still from the time before the tourism grew. However species like elephants, deer and gibbons all seem to do fairly well in Khao Yai, often better than in other parks. It does look like a crowded park, but when looking on the map it becomes clear that it is still a relatively limited area with human disturbance. Surprising, the wildlife populations near the visitor areas seem to do maybe even better than those away from the visitor areas. The visitors also form some sort of protection. It won't be easy to go out hunting when there are many people around that could hear or see this. Often poaching is a bigger problem in parks that see far less visitors.

But obviously there are two sides of the story. As mentioned not everybody has the same idea about how to visit a park. Some just literally race to the waterfalls and back. Traffic victims especially deer and macaques but also elephants, cats, snakes and other wildlife are common. They get hit by cars that are not careful enough/ drive way too fast.

The park authorities are not equipped to fight this problem.

But all in all it is a complicated problem. We all would like to be alone in a remote place, but we can not block other people from access. Also part of the reason Khao Yai is the easiest park to see wildlife, is exactly because of the visitor number. The animals get more habituated to people and are less likely to flee.

From our extensive experience in the various larger parks in the country, none provides as consistent results when it comes to wildlife watching as Khao Yai. Surely it is not a zoo, but it is definitely one of the best options in the country.

Thank you for booking with us and enjoy your further travels. And who knows we will see you another time in one of the other parks ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 6,400 - 10,900 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
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)