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Cheow Lan Lake: Our most recommended tours and activities

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

1. Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

This all-inclusive overnight stay takes you one step closer to the jungle. Sleep in a stylish treehouse and gain insights into the diverse nature of Khao Sok National Park, one of the oldest national parks worldwide. Your tour includes meals and round-trip transportation from Khao Lak. Pack your bags and prepare for a jam-packed multi-day trip that includes canoeing and elephant bathing (no riding) in the valley of the rainforest as well as taking a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake, visiting a cave, and jungle trekking. You’ll have the chance to get to know Khao Sok from different sides to experience its diversity to the fullest. Being at the right time at the right place, you might see blooming orchids or even the biggest flower in the world. With a bit of luck, you might see gibbon monkeys crossing your path. On your first day, explore the riverside of Khao Sok by canoe and meet some gentle elephants to play and have a bath with them. Have lunch and dinner at the Rock and Treehouse Resort and later have enough time to explore its surroundings. After an unforgettable night in one of the unique bungalows in the middle of nature, wake up for a fresh breakfast before beginning the second day, which will be spent at the barrier lake. Sightseeing by longtail boat, get the chance to easily enjoy the unique landscape. Later, join a 1-hour jungle trek with a local ranger. He’ll take you deep inside the jungle to explore untouched nature. A cave visit will also be part of the trip and, after having an authentic Thai lunch at the bamboo raft houses, you’ll have some more time to swim and relax. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel, riding again through the lush landscape of Khao Sok.

Khao Sok Lake 2-Day Wildlife Safari

2. Khao Sok Lake 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Day 1 In the morning, get picked up from any address in Khao Lak, and head to Khao Sok National Park. Stop for capturing photos of morning mist and lush evergreen forest of Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at Sok River, and board a canoe, paddled by a local paddler. Enjoy river surroundings and beautiful landscapes. Sok River is one of the best spots to view picturesque limestone mountains, birdlife, and some reptiles. Get on the vechicle and continue driving to Khao Sok Lake or known as “Chiew Lan Lake”, board a private boat, have a sightseeing along the way. Stop at one of the lake’s most scenic spots because of it’s breathtaking limestone cliffs. Take a minute, take a photo, or even take a swim right off the boat. Arrive to a restaurant on the lake for delicious Thai lunch. Relax or swim after lunch. Continue boat journey to deeper of the lake, arrive to Klong Mon Ranger Station. Check in and register, get a room at the lake side, no air-con, no luxury villa, just a simple private room with pillows, mattress and blankets, with shared toilets and bathrooms outside. Time of hi-lights, late afternoon, board a boat for sunset safari for wildlife watching and get a great chance to see animals foraging. The areas you have chances to see ; Wild elephants, Indian Bisons, Wild Boars, Barking Deer, Dusky Langurs, Great Hornbills, lots of birds, reptiles, Civets, Gibbons and other species that run free in the wild. Our guide and boat man will help you to spot them. Enjoy sunset moments in nature. Back to the house for dinner and spend the night under the stars and enjoy the sound of nature in this truly unique place. * Accommodation : the ranger's huts, located on the island, no air con, simple equipped with mattress, pillow and blanket, (with electricity), shared toilet. See photo Day 2 Wake up for coffee. Get prepared for another wildlife safari by boat. Morning hours are the best chance for wildlife sightings along the shore, as many animals come down to the lake to get water and food from trees close to the Lake. Enjoy sighting the beautiful scenery of sunrise behind the mountain peaks over the jungle. Back to the raft house for just simply relax, swim to beat the heat, or kayak by yourselves to explore the area. Have lunch and pack up, board a boat back to the pier in the late afternoon. Get on the coach and drive to Khao Lak.

Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

3. Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

Meet your guide and head to the National Park entrance together. Then, start breathing in the fresh mountain air as you stretch your legs and marvel at the unique limestone formations surrounding you. On this 4.35 mile (7 km) hiking trail, enjoy the opportunity to spot wild animals such as wild elephants, serow, tigers, Malayan sun bears, and over 180 bird species. After a delicious lunch, take a long-tail boat ride across Cheow Lan Lake, an artificial dam reservoir. Head to the northern side of the Ratchaprarop Dam to take in picturesque views before heading back.

Phuket: Private Van Transfer to Cheow Lan Lake or Vice Versa

4. Phuket: Private Van Transfer to Cheow Lan Lake or Vice Versa

Take the hassle out of getting to Cheow Lan Lake from Phuket, or the other way around, with this private van transfer. Drive for 2 hours with a professional driver in a comfortable van and admire the scenic views out the windows. If traveling from Phuket to Cheow Lan Lake, enjoy convenient pickup at your accommodation anywhere in the Phuket area, the pier, or the airport. Meet your experienced driver who will be carrying a sign with your name, then begin your journey. Drop-off is at the Cheow Lan Lake Pier only; drop-off to the Khao Sok National Park area is not included. If traveling in the other direction, make your way to the meeting point on Cheow Lan Lake then take the 2-hour transfer to Phuket. Stay refreshed in both directions with complimentary bottled water aboard.

Cheow Lan Lake: Private Surat Thani Airport Transfer

5. Cheow Lan Lake: Private Surat Thani Airport Transfer

Make the most of your trip to Thailand and ensure your holiday is stress-free from start to finish with a pre-booked airport transfer service. Don't waste time looking for taxis and negotiating prices before your holiday, by booking your transfer in advance you can enjoy peace of mind when you land, especially if language is a barrier. After arriving at Surat Thani Airport meet your driver in the arrivals hall, who will be waiting with a name board, then board your air-conditioned van and enjoy a refreshing bottle of water as you travel to your destination in Cheow Lan Lake. During the 1-hour drive to Cheow Lan Lake, sit back, relax, and admire the views, rest assured that you and your luggage will arrive hassle-free. This service can also be booked for your return trip to the airport, so you can end your holiday just as peacefully as you started it!

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What people are saying about Cheow Lan Lake

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

This trip was one of the highlights of our trip through Thailand. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel we were treated very well. The crew is super cool and my compliments for the enthusiasm and knowledge that everyone has for the jungle. They are small groups and a lot of thought is given to what you want to see as a customer. The food was also very tasty and the accommodation was also in a prime location. You have to keep in mind that you get the real wildlife experience, buy leech socks for the hike and make sure you have sturdy shoes and a waterproof bag. We also expected that it would be a kind of safari, like in Africa. But because the forests are sheltered, the chance that you will see an animal is very small. We have seen an elephant, monkeys, birds and many impressive insects. The wildlife is also amazing. My compliments to the staff and I would definitely recommend this to anyone! Greetings from Bart and Loes

Es war einfach unglaublich..die Naur ein Traum, alles bestens organisiert..das Resort so schön, das Essen toll sowie die dazugehörigen Snacks und immer Getränke...und das beste: unser Guide ;) Absolut zu empfehlen...das nächste Mal werde ich min. 2 Nächte im Tree House verbringen

Those were great experiences! The 2 days cleaning/bathing with elephants, by boat on the river and lake, cave/rainforest hike and the spectacular overnight stay in the tree house were very well organized. We can only recommend the tour. Marion and Rainer

Great tour with great experiences. A lot of information. Individually responded to queries and organizational matters. More offered than expected :-)

It is a very nice tour through this area. Just make sure you have good shoes that can get dirty!!