Cheow Lan Lake Trip (Day Trip)

Cheow Lan Lake, also known as Ratchaprabha Dam Reservoir, is a beautiful 165 km² body of water in Khao Sok National Park that is a major attraction for visitors to Khao Sok. At the lake entrance, it is possible hire local boats for day trips, as well as to stay in overnight accommodation at one of the many floating raft houses located on the lake itself. These government and privately owned raft houses are an ideal way to enjoy the lake’s spectacular natural surroundings and observe the diverse variety of wildlife.

There are all sorts of activities to take part in, from trekking to visiting waterfalls and caves, kayaking and even rock climbing. We offer full-day and overnight (2 days/1 night) programs to Cheow Lan Lake that include trekking into the pristine jungle along local trails. During both the day and overnight trip, you will visit a raft house where you will have time to swim and relax, or rent a kayak and explore the lake’s beautiful surroundings.




Start time: 8.30-9.00 am
Tour Length: 7.5 to 8 hours
Minimum: 2 people
Maximum: 9 people

Tour includes:
  • Transfer to/from Anurak Community Lodge
  • Drive (45 mins) with your guide to the lake, stopping off at a local fresh food market to buy drinking water and snacks
  • At the lake pier, board a long-tail boat for a one-hour trip to a floating raft house
  • Relax, swim, or rent a kayak and explore the surroundings on your own
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch at the raft house
  • Take a 2.5-hour trek with your guide into the jungle to observe the flora and fauna
  • Return by boat to the raft house to relax and enjoy a refreshing fruit plate
  • At 4.30 pm board the boat for the one-hour trip across the lake
  • Arrive at the pier and transfer back to Anurak Lodge
Not included:
  • Services not described in the program
  • 300 THB National Park entrance fee/150 baht per child (under 12 years of age)
  • Insurance
  • Tipping
What to bring:
  • Swim suite, or T-shirt and shorts you don’t mind getting wet
  • Hat and raincoat, or rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Towel
  • Camera/phone
  • Comfortable shoes (flip flops for the boat and sturdy shoes for the hike)
  • If you have it, we recommend to bring a waterproof bag and/or waterproof case for your phone and camera

What guests say about our Cheow Lan Lake Trip

We also did the Cheow Larn Lake tour. I highly recommend doing this! The lake was a color green I have never seen. Pack light, bring your camera, wet bag, shoes to get wet and maybe a set of dry clothes as we got rained on in the boat on the way back.

Jeanine Pohl

The full day lake tour is a must-do if you are here. Will definitely come back if we visit Khao Sok again.

Max Jennings

Certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. One of the must-see sights. Amazing!

Maya de Graaf