Cheow Lan Lake

Cheow Lan Lake: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife Tour

1. From Khao Lok: Full Board Cheow Lan Lake 2-Day Wildlife Tour

Enjoy an overnight tour to "Cheow Lan Lake," located in the "Khao Sok National Park." Visit the"Nam Rad Watershed Forest" to marvel at its unique jungle and crystal clear creek. Sleep on a beautiful floating raft house on the lake, discover the landscape and wilderness by boat. Take part in a leisurely jungle walk and explore a cave. Day 1: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from an address in Khao Lak. Kick back and relax in an air-conditioned van on the drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Stop to snap photos of the morning mist and lush evergreen forest from the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Arrive at the Nam Rad Watershed, a unique watershed forest where you can swim in a crystal-clear creek and soak up the greenery. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake for a boat tour to highlights like the Three-brother Pillar. Have the chance to swim from the boat. Dig into a local lunch at the raft house and check in to the charming floating bungalows with breathtaking views of the lake. In the late afternoon, board a boat and admire the stunning area in the glow of the setting sun. Look for bright birds, reptiles, and some mammals. Return to the raft house for dinner and have free time to gaze up at the stars and breathe in the fresh air. Get some rest for your next adventure-filled day. Day 2: Wake up with a cup of coffee and the view, or take a kayak out to soak up the morning scenery as the sun rises from behind the mountain peaks which loom over the jungle. Fill up with a hearty breakfast before packing up and checking out. Cruise to a jungle trail where you can admire lush views of the rainforest. Set off on an easy, guided jungle walk around the island. Be introduced to flora and fauna along the trail by your guide. Explore the cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch, with a 270-degree view of the lake. Spend some free time just simply relaxing or swimming to beat the heat. Get back on the boat and head to the pier for your transfer back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

2. 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 Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

3. Khao Lak: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

Discover Thailand's natural beauty on a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake and Klong Seang National Park from Khao Lak. Experience two traditional forms of transportation; bamboo rafts and longtail boats, trek through the jungle, and enjoy dinner at a bamboo raft house. Be picked up early morning at your hotel lobby and start your day with a scenic drive. Along the way, make your first stop at Ban Ta Khun Market where you can observe the daily life of the locals. Stop for a photo opportunity at Cheow Lan Lake Viewpoint before boarding a longtail boat towards the lake's hidden lagoon. Take in breathtaking views of the dramatic limestone mountains and emerald-green waters as you sail. Upon arrival at Klong Seang National Park, start the adventure with a 1.5-kilometer jungle trek. Admire native Thai wildlife as you stroll. Next, board a traditional bamboo raft to reach Coral Cave, where you can admire spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Continue to a bamboo house for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, enjoy some free time to relax, swim, or kayak. On the way back, stop for a photo at Khao Sam Kloe, the iconic rock formation on the lake. Upon arrival at the pier, hop back on the van and get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

4. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Cheow Lan Lake with Cave Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, enjoy some bamboo rafting along the Khao Sok River. Relax on the raft and reach Cheow Lan Lake. Marvel at the beautiful scenery of amazing limestone formations. Make a stop at the river bank to enjoy a bamboo cup of morning coffee in front of the grotto. Later, taste a delicious lunch served at an authentic floating raft house. Head to the lake's pier to board a traditional long-tail boat for more lake exploration. Discover the Rajjaprabha Dam before spending about 2 hours at your leisure, relaxing and swimming at Khao Sok Lake.

Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

5. 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.

Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

6. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. Partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

Khao Lak/Khlong Sok: Cheow Lan Lake Sunset Cruise w/ Drinks

7. Khao Lak/Khlong Sok: Cheow Lan Lake Sunset Cruise w/ Drinks

Sail by a traditional long-tailed boat on Cheow Lan Lake on a guided day trip from Khao Lak and Khlong Sok, with hotel transfers included. Pass by limestone cliffs, lush rainforest, and Khao Sam Kloe nature reserve. Take in the serene sunlight views and swim in the lake's emerald green water. Start your trip with a hotel pickup, and make your way to Khao Sok National Park. Be driven through the rainforest to the edge of the lake. Continue to the Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint, then head to the Ratchaprapha Marina Pier to hop aboard a traditional long-tailed boat. Cruise past the iconic rock formations which stabilize the lake. Stop at Khao Sam Kloe to take photos of limestone karsts from different angles. Enjoy swimming in the clear waters of the lake. Onboard, enjoy sparkling wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and fruits. Watch the sunset on Cheow Lan lake as you sail back to the pier, before returning to the city.

Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

8. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

9. Khao Sok: Chiew Larn Lake Luxury Overnight Stay with Meals

Prepare to experience the pleasures of the 500Rai Floating Resort. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool, partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Chiew Larn Lake. Join a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Then enjoy a buffet lunch upon arrival at the 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in to your room and then start exploring the lake on a kayak. Enjoy coffee, tea, and fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Enjoy bird watching in the rainforest canopy, before heading back to the resort for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool, swimming in the lake or exploring a small island on the lake with the kayak. Enjoy lunch at the resort, before departing from the resort and driving back to your hotel.

From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

10. From Khao Lak: Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake Tour with Kayaking

Discover the paradisaical Khao Sok National Park and explore Cheow Lan Lake by traditional long-tail boat on a tour with pickup from your hotel or address in Khao Lak. Take a dip in the lake’s emerald-green water and take in the beauty of the lush tropical forest.  After pickup, make your way to Khao Sok National Park (entry fee not included). See local life in the south along the way. Continue to Cheow Lan Lake's vast panoramic viewpoint, then head to the pier to hop aboard a traditional long-tailed boat. Be camera-ready as you visit the iconic rock formation which stabilizes the lake, referred to as the Gui Lin of Thailand. Visit Khao Sam Kloe for a photo stop and enjoy time for kayaking and swimming.  To round off your trip on the lake, head to the nearby raft houses where you can enjoy a quick visit for a refreshment. After relaxing at the raft house, return to the pier for your transfer back to your hotel.

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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!!