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From Khao Lak: 2-day Cheow Lan Lake & Wildlife Tour

1. From Khao Lak: 2-day Cheow Lan Lake & 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.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

2. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

Be picked up from your accommodation on Samui Island and enjoy a scenic ride by air-conditioned minivan. Take a speedboat ride to your first stop at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow and observe the vibrant world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Continue to the Emerald Lagoon, known as Talay Nai, and learn about the area from your guide. Admire the dramatic views of the cliffs that surround this saltwater lake before tucking into a Thai buffet lunch with fresh seasonal fruits after your meal. Hike to the top of the island for breathtaking panoramic views of Angthong Marine Park. Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just soak up the sunshine on the white-sand beach. Embark on a kayaking tour around the Emerald Lagoon.

Khao Sok National Park: Overnight Treehouse Trip with Meals

3. 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.

Koh Samui: Elephant Sanctuary and Jungle Tour with Lunch

4. Koh Samui: Elephant Sanctuary and Jungle Tour with Lunch

Begin your day by visiting the beautiful Namuang Waterfall to cool off in the pool or just relax next to the mighty water stream. Next, travel to the Samui elephant home to participate in creating their supplement food for elephants together. This food includes banana, pumpkin, sticky rice, and sea salt. Throughout this experience, learn about how elephant's receive their vitamins before taking a picture with them. Afterwards, explore the magic garden (secret garden ) where you can stroll through the many stone statues. Afterwards, savor a delicious lunch and marvel at the great views of the island. Last but not least, go up to the temple peak viewpoint of Koh Samui, known as Teepangkorn Temple. Your tour then concludes with you transferring back to your accommodation.

Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

5. Khao Sok Jungle Hike and Canoe Tour

Get back to nature at Khao Sok National Park with this combo activity. After getting picked up from your hotel in Khao Lak, make your way to the park. Stop along the way at the Khao Sok Viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the morning mist over the rainforest. Upon arrival at the park, set off on your hike through the jungle. Follow an easy 3-kilometer trail and get acquainted with the native flora and fauna along the way from your guide. Stop at a freshwater stream to freshen up and cool down before beginning the return journey (3 kilometers). Later, sit down to a delicious traditional Thai lunch then board a canoe rowed by a professional paddler for a tour along the Sok River. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the river and stop at a riverbank for a cup of tea or coffee served in a bamboo cup that you can take home as a souvenir. Finally, visit Khao Sok View Point to capture a panoramic view of the rainforest before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

From Phuket: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

6. From Phuket: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight Resort Stay with Meals

Stay overnight at the 500Rai Floating Resort in Cheow Lan Lake on this full-board tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Phuket. Partake in exciting activities like kayaking, seeing the Gui Lin rock formation, and visiting the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Ridein an air-conditioned van and snap a picture at a scenic viewpoint on the way. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat once you arrive at Cheow Lan Lake. Go for a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and have free time to explore Coral Cave. Get your picture taken at the famous Gui Lin rock formation. Tuck into a Thai set buffet lunch at one of the nearby raft houses. Travel to the idyllic 500Rai Floating Resort to check into your deluxe room. Take on a self-guided adventure with a kayak on the lake. Sip on coffee, tea, and fruit juice and snack on seasonal fruit as you relax by the pool in the afternoon. Visit the Khlong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary by longtail boat and have a chance on seeing different wildlife such as elephants, gibbons, and hornbills. Then return to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Wake up early and have a coffee or tea before going out on another longtail boat ride. Search for colorful birds in the rainforest canopy before heading back to the resort for a hearty breakfast. Have the rest of the morning to relax by the pool, go swimming in the lake, or explore a small island with the kayak. Pack up your things to depart to the resort and have lunch at a local restaurant on the mainland. Ready your camera and phones for the Cheow Lan Lake's viewpoint. Be amazed by the vast horizon covered by the shimmering water of the lake. Return to your hotel in Phuket.

Khao Sok: 2-Nights in Treehouse Resort & Private Jungle Trek

7. Khao Sok: 2-Nights in Treehouse Resort & Private Jungle Trek

Enjoy a 3-day, 2-night stay at a treehouse-style accommodation in the Baan Khao Sok Resort and go on a full-day private guided trek at the Khao Sok National Park, which includes a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake. Day 1: Check-in at the accommodation at 1.00 PM and spend your free time exploring the lush grounds of the Tree House Hotel. Visit the resort’s restaurant and try local snacks, drinks, and a delicious dinner. Day 2:  After your complimentary breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide at the lobby at 9:00 AM, and drive to the Khao Sok National Park. Marvel at the forested surroundings, high limestone mountains, and steep cliff terrains as you enter the park.  Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you set off on your hiking adventure. See unique flora and if you’re lucky catch a glimpse of rare colorful birds or even elephants strolling through the forest.  Take a break for a hearty lunch, and then continue your trek to catch a longtail boat ride on the Cheow Lan Lake to the north side of Ratchapraparop Dam, whose emerald water gives it a magical atmosphere. Finish your day at a central viewing point in the dam where you can admire the national park’s impressive landscape. Afterward, travel back to the resort to relax for the rest of the day. Day 3:  Wake up to another tasty complimentary breakfast and spend more free time relaxing or exploring before checking out by noontime.

From Ko Tao: Samui & Koh Nang Yuan Day Tour Speedboat Ticket

8. From Ko Tao: Samui & Koh Nang Yuan Day Tour Speedboat Ticket

Start your journey with a pick-up service at your hotel on Samui Island by air-conditioned van. Enjoy a light breakfast at the check-in point before departure from the pier by speedboat. Arrive at Ao Muang, Mango Bay, Koh Tao, for an hour of swimming and snorkeling, and relaxing on the beautiful beach. Make the most of your memory on this the wonderful islands while enjoying lunch on Koh Tao itself. After lunch, depart for the scenic Nang Yuan Island. Enjoy your paradise from relaxing on the beach, swimming, and snorkeling. Hike up the mountain of the island for one of the most beautiful views of Koh Nang Yuan.

Khao Sok: Private Hike with Cheow Lan Lake Cruise

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

Pick up from your hotel in Khaosok area 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: Khao Sok, Cheow Larn Lake, and Coral Cave Day Trip

10. 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 lunch 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.

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4.3 / 5

based on 164 reviews

Absolute recommendation for this tour! Our guide Kob was fantastic. We were in a small group of eight people away from the tourist hustle and bustle and were able to see monkeys, snakes and numerous spiders, lizards etc. The short hike through the rainforest is more worthwhile than on your own, as you often wouldn't find the paths and wouldn't discover the animals. Instead of the canoes, our guide organized the much more comfortable bamboo rafts for us, the trip was a dream!

Fabulous two day trip, breathtaking scenery, overnight stay on the lake, trekking in the jungle, visit to a cave and so much more, Mong our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledge and nothing was too much trouble, he never stopped making sure we were OK and having a great time, can highly recommend this trip, ❤️❤️

Very well organized and professional. The guides were precious and kind and passionate about what they do. I would recommend it's a very unique and beautiful experience. Great for families to.

Great experience. Our guides made sure we maximized the experience and helped take great pics to keep the memories forever.

See great experience, great experience and very good organization.