Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan Tours

Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan is the highlight of Khao Sok National Park and one of the most scenic places to visit in all of Thailand. Riverside Cottages arranges several Khao Sok lake tours. These include a day trip with a visit to a cave, some trekking, time for a swim and lunch at a raft house. You can also opt for an overnight Cheow Lan lake tour on which you will sleep in a floating bungalow. Khao Sok Riverside Cottages has selected the best accommodation on Cheow Lan Lake for you. Here you will have a better chance of spotting wildlife in the early morning and late afternoon. We are also experts at arranging “wildlife explorer” safaris with private guides as well as traditional Thai fishing tours.

Due to physical and movement requirements, some activities on the lake may not be appropriate for every guest.  We recommend guests with smaller children, and guests with difficulty moving contact us prior to booking a lake trip.

Lake Cheow Lan is also referred to as Rajaprabha Dam, and sometimes spelled Chiew Larn. To visit this amazing place, book a room or a tour package.

Full Day Lake Trip
Wildlife Explorer
Overnight Lake Tour
Fishing Trip

Full Day Khao Sok Lake Trip

Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan
With fairy-tale scenery of towering limestone cliffs and over 100 islands jutting skyward, Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan is one of the most striking places on earth. Start the day with a drive from Khao Sok to a colorful local market.  Then cruise the lake in a traditional longtail boat. Swim in emerald green water. Choose between kayaking, hiking with a guide, or hanging at the raft houses to relax and swim.

For those looking for unique animal watching opportunities, you can see gibbons and hornbills with greater ease than anywhere else in Thailand. You can book a 3 day tour that includes a visit to the lake – please see our Rainforest Adventure package.

Duration: 8:30am to about 6:00pm, with lunch and optional 2 hour trek.

Tip: This is the most family-friendly of the lake trips, especially if you sit out the hike. You’ll want your camera to record the scenery, along with money for entrance to the National Park.  You can find more expert tips and useful information on the day trip to Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan on our blog page!

Wildlife Explorer Special

Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan Wildlife explorer tour
Go deep into Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan and stay at a Wildlife Sanctuary raft house in the heart of the jungle. After a two hour boat ride to your floating bungalow, take a jungle hike and marvel at the giant trees overhead. At sunset, set off in a slow boat with local spotters.  You are likely to see sambar deer, hornbills, and the wild gaur – a massive wild Asian buffalo conspicuous for its white socks and curled horns. Spend the night in a floating bungalow at one of the raft houses.

In the morning you can choose to explore more of the lake by boat or trek into the jungle in the footsteps of elephants. This is a good trip for people who are willing to forego some comforts for the joys of being in such a remote place.

Duration: 1-2 nights, with a private guide and boat to accompany you.

Tip: February-May is the best time to see big animals.

Overnight at Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan

Khao Sok Lake Overnight Tour
The best way to really appreciate the Khao Sok lake is on the overnight tour. You will have plenty of time to take in the beauty and tranquility. Your first day will include everything in the 1-day trip. This will be followed by an evening safari by boat to spot wildlife such as giant hornbills, the Red Bull (wild ox), and Sambar deer. Enjoy a fresh dinner including fish from the lake and other Thai dishes. Spend the night under the stars in your own private floating bungalow.

The next day, go for an early morning safari followed by breakfast at the raft house and time for relaxing, swimming, or kayaking. After a delicious lunch, your journey back to Riverside Cottages by boat and car will be filled with stunning views of towering limestone cliffs.

Duration: The trip starts at 9:00am on Day 1, and ends at 3:00pm on Day 2 at the resort.

Please note that the overnight lake trip requires you to share a room with another person, no single occupancy rooms are available.

Tip: You can book two packages that include one night at the lake and one night at our resort – the Riverside & Rafthouse Tour and the Grand Jungle Tour.  You can find more expert tips and useful information on the day trip to Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan on our blog page!

Fishing Trip

Khao Sok Lake Cheow Lan Fishing Tour
Head out to the Khao Sok lake for a fishing expedition with incredible scenery. The lake is known for calm water and a variety of prized species of fish. The trees submerged in the lake are ideal habitat for large fish populations.

Common species include jungle perch, river catfish, mahseer, and three types of snakehead fish – the giant, the striped, and the rare cobra snakehead. Learn traditional Thai methods for finding the best spot as well as local techniques for baiting and luring. You can bring your own rod, or rent one at the pier.

Duration: 1-2 nights, with a private guide and boat to accompany you.

Tip: We recommend Tam Gia raft house for fishing

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