The Khao Sok Lake Day Tour is a great adventure that will take you to the Cheow Lan Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Thailand. Your guide will meet you at Anurak Lodge between 0830 and 0900 for your Khao Sok Lake Day Tour. This is a join-in adventure. There will be other people traveling with you. Drive to the Cheow Lan Lake which will take about 45 minutes. On the way we make a short stop at a local market. After arrival at the lake we board a local longtailboat for an exhilirating trip over the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake, taking in views of the wonderful limestone scenery. The Cheow Lan Lake, also called the or Rachaprabha Dam Reservoir, is located in Khao Sok National Park. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand constructed the Rachaprabha Dam in 1982 as a source of electricity, creating the 165 sq. km lake. The landscape of the lake is part of the same limestone massif that runs from Phuket’s Phang Nga Bay to Guilin in South China, with outcroppings in Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam, Laos and throughout Thailand. This is the most scenic lake in Thailand. The landscape truly is spectacular.
Apart from the fascinating limestone cliffs and lush evergreen rain forest jungle, the national park area is inhabited by a large range of mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapirs and many monkey species. You might observe birds such as hornbills, banded pittas and great argus, a species of pheasant. The reservoir area includes the Khlong Saeng, Khlong Nakha and Kaeng Krung wildlife sanctuaries where rare animals can be found.
After this boat ride we arrive at the raft houses where we will have lunch. After lunch there is time for a swim before we embark on a jungle hike to the Nam Talu Cave. Weather permitting, and if you are fit, you can join the guide for a cave exploration. We return to the raft houses. We will board the long tail boat for the return trip to the Rachaprabha Dam. From here we return to Anurak Lodge where we arrive at about 1730. Say good-bye to your guide and fellow travelers. It is the end of your Khao Sok Lake Day Tour.
This is a join-in trip! Private lake trips can be arranged at a premium price to a number of different locations on the lake.
Starting time: 0830
Length of time: approximately 8 hours