Khao Sok + Cheow Lan Lake

The Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake tour is a great chance to see the beauty of the wild jungle, tranquility of Buddhist temples, swim in the largest lake in southern Thailand, ride elephants and have a lot of fun.
Programs and prices
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Khao Sok + Cheow Lan Lake Tour
Every day 12 h
06:00-08:00 Pick-up from your hotel by minibus
  • Wat Suwan Khuha Temple (the Monkey Temple) with stalactites and Buddha statues in it. There, you have a chance to feed monkeys
  • Cheow Lan Lake Viewpoint
  • Long-tailed Thai boat riding
  • Lunch time at the floating restaurant
  • Free time, swimming in the lake, canoeing
  • Bang Thong Temple
19:00-20:00 Arrival at your hotel


Important information


  1. adult 11+
  2. child 4-10 year
  3. infant 0-3 year
Natural conditions:
Program is subject to change based on weather and tide conditions.

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

  1. 24 hour free cancelation
  2. Any cancellation less than 24 hours before the program starts - charge 100%
  3. Full charge will be applied for a no–show
  4. In case of partial payment of the ticket and absenteeism on the tour, the tourist undertakes to pay the agent the remaining part of the cost of the tour (cash on tour)
  5. In bad weather conditions, the marine police may not allow tour boats to leave the pier - a full refund will be given


  • Hotel transfer 
  • English speaking guide, experienced driver 
  • Lunch National park entrance fee 
  • Accident insurance 
  • Elephant trekking, a baby elephant show and bathing 

Not included

  • Transfer from remote areas of Phuket 
  • Temple entrance fee 
  • Food for elephant and monkeys 
  • Souvenirs

What to bring

  • Drinking water
  • Swimsuits, swimming trunks
  • Clothes to change
  • Sun cream (is better with protection 50)
  • Hats, long sleeved shirts, pareos
  • Photo and video cameras
  • Money for souvenirs and tips
  • Beach towels
  • Coral shoes
  • Waterproof phone case

Tour details
Khao Sok + Cheow Lan lake
Would you like to see Thailand in all its glory? The trip around Khao Sok Reserve and Cheow Lan Lake is a good opportunity to enjoy the natural environment. Forget about your gadgets for one day and enjoy the picturesque beauty of the best places in Thailand.
The first part of the activities
A comfortable minibus takes you from your hotel to the Khao Sok National Park.
Elephant trekking
The first stop is an elephant base where you ride this animal through the jungle and along the river bank. The mahout always stays by your side. You can also lend him your phone to take a few nice pictures of you. Having returned to the base, you can buy bananas to feed your elephant.
Elephant trekking gives you an unforgettable feeling. If you have never tried it then, you are sure to feel the power and grace of this great animal.
Monkey Temple
The next stop is the Wat Suwan Khuha Temple, also known as the monkey cave. The holy place was built inside a huge rock. Near the cave, you see the old Bodhi tree. . The legend says it was this very kind of tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.
At the entrance, you see the fifteen-meter golden statue of reclining Buddha and a big number of other statues. Going further, you see a wide staircase leading to the next cave - a light cave. There are royal family seals on the wall there. The next cave is named a dark cave where you can take great photos of stalactites.
After visiting this place inside, you can enjoy a company of monkeys, which are glad to take sweets from tourists at the entrance to the cave. These little creatures come down from the trees to get goodies.
Attention! Do not try to take away food or things from monkeys. Cute at first glance, they can bite or scratch you.
The second part
Having finished the land part, we are moving to the water part of our excursion. It all starts from the viewpoint that offers unforgettable scenery of Cheow Lan Lake. This artificial reservoir of 165 km^2 is the largest in the southern part of Thailand.
After a spectacular view on the top, it is time to go down.
Heading off to the houses on the water
Going down to the pier, we take a seat on a long-tail boat. There is a local highlight on the lake - 3 rocks appear from the water named Guilin where you can get a fantastic photo.
The landscape is fascinating. The large size of the reservoir gives the impression that this is a small sea. Its structure, in the form of corridors separated by high cliffs, is also enchanting. The way takes about 50 minutes. Upon arrival, you have lunch.
Restaurant on the water
The active part of the trip is ahead of you so it is time to have a good meal. There is a restaurant serving traditional Thai dishes and drinks. What’s more, any time you like, you can drink a cup of tea or coffee for free.
Free time
On the floating base you have 3 hours to relax. You have an opportunity to choose how to spend this time. You can go canoeing to explore the area nearby, jump from the pier and swim in the cleanest water, or you can get on the pier and admire the beauty of untouched nature while sunbathing.
Back to hotel
The Khao Sok and Cheow Lan Lake trip is ending. You return to Phuket with plenty of positive emotions and bright memories.
If you want to spend a night on the lake, enjoy rafting down the river, swim in hot springs and visit more unique places, book the two day Khao Sok and Cheow Lan trip which You will remember for the rest of your life. Book the trip right now via our website. New experiences are awaiting for you.


2 feedbacks

Olivia 03.08.2019
We went on the Cheow Lan program. The service was great and the views incredible. Kayaking down the river, elephant trek in the jungle all great experience.
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Connor 21.07.2019
This is a very good tour for families. Highly recommended. Gives you a tour around the area of the most significant attractions. Our guide pointed out some interesting facts along the way. You get to stay long enough at each location to absorb the view, take pictures, ask questions, and leave with a memory.
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