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Enjoy a trip to marvelous Cheow Larn Lake, a wonderful trip in Khaosok National Park and spend a night at Raft House, including the back-to-basic stay on the floating hut is a really touching experience – and of course meet our lovely elephants.
Families with children younger than 12 as well as young couples love our 2-day Lake Explorer:
Phuket : Thailand
Cheow Lan Lake Discovery Tour Overnight Raft House 2D1N Trip
About raft house
Known widely as Floating Bungalows, these authentic Thai raft houses are popular accommodation for worldwide travelers visiting Khao Sok National Park. Sit back and enjoy the surrounding views of Cheow-Larn- Lake whilst enjoying a fabulous lunch of Thai dishes which are prepared directly on the property.
Generally serene and charming, spending a night in a floating bungalow is a great way to commune with the abundance of nature surrounding this scenic area.
We pick you up at the hotel in the morning to leave Phuket with our guide who will take care of and provide you information. When the bus crosses Sarasin Bridge Phang Nga Province, you can feel the lifestyle of the local communities and their livings as well as the scenery of mountains, rubber and palm which are economic plants around the area. Take a short break for a cup of coffee while enjoying beautiful scenery at Khao Lak. Khao Lak has been hit by Tsunami. Now, there is no mark of damage but only the painful memory of the tragedy. As well as good memory of people who give help to others without discrimination to class, color, nation and religious such like “one world together”.
We then take you to Suratthani where the evergreen forest of Khoa Sok National Park is located. While we are on the mountainous and wonderful route, you will see the self-sufficiency lifestyle of the local people which makes us feel envy. Arrive at Khaosok for an excited Excited Elephant Bathing Program, you can enjoy giving the elephant a refreshing bath, where you can scrub them, play with them and, get on their back without saddle (approximately 20 minutes). After the bathing, you can buy some bananas to feed the elephants to show your appreciation if you wish.
We lead you to Khao Sok Discovery Camp with the scenery of spectacular hills and mountains which will give you a wonderful and unforgettable memory. Khoa Sok Discovery Camp is a riverside restaurant with easy and natural atmosphere with home grown plants like chilly, corn, etc. You will be enjoying Thai and non-spicy lunch. After lunch we take you to Ratchaprapa Dam which takes about 40 minutes to arrive the pier. We will take long-tailed boat, operated by a professional boatman who knows the route very well, to reach the accommodation Raft House Bungalow (Floating Bungalow). The boatman profession is reserved only to the local people who were affected by the construction of the dam. To sit in a long-tailed boat is another experience you will enjoy with the beautiful scenery while passing through the limestone mountain that set along the way. Some of the mountains are the habitats of the gibbons and birds. After 1.30 – 2.00 hours of the fresh and watering trip, you can feel how the time is passing so rapid. We lead to the accommodation made of natural materials with separated bathroom. The exciting atmospheres of the floating raft house bungalows are surrounded with mountains and vast space of emerald water. At the raft, we provide bamboo for you to adventure the lake and watch beautiful view at your own direction. In the evening, the scent of water and noise of creatures will make your dinner more enjoyable. After dinner, we will take you to “Night Safari” another boat adventure by watching the living of gibbons, monkeys, snakes and other creatures. Taking the boat adventure during rainy season will let you see more other wildlife such as wild hog, bison, schomburgk’s deer, etc. As they will live in deep forest during dry season. When completing the adventure, you will enjoy your sleep on the floating raft-house.
07.00-08.30 Pick up from your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, (Pick up time varies by hotel location.)
09.00 Dropped by Sarasin Bridge to take a little relax or toilet.
09.30 Visit Tsunami Memorial Site.
10.45 Excited Elephant Bathing Program, you can enjoy giving the elephant a refreshing bath, where you can scrub them, play with them and, get on their back without saddle (approximately 20 minutes). After the bathing, you can buy some bananas to feed the elephants to show your appreciation if you wish.
12.15 Stop at Khaosok a scenic viewpoint. (great panoramic view of Khaosok)
12.30 Visit Monkey Cave temple.
13.00 Lunch at Khaosok Discovery Restaurant.
14.30 Arrive at CheowLan Dam and travel by Long-tail boat
15.30 Check in at floating hut
16.00 Free at leisure. Self-paddle bamboo rafting adventure around the floating hut, nature watching relax, swimming in the fresh water lake.
19.30 Early evening we will take you for safari by boat. Back to the floating hut for dinner and overnight. The most pleasurable time of all the national parks is admiring the star-encrusted sky and the tree-silhouetted jungle while listening to the chatter of insects, and breathing in the moist, earthy smell of mother nature.
In the morning, you may swim or bamboo and enjoy the eminent mountains alongside that are hidden behind the river of fog. Let’s say that it’s a very romantic time. After breakfast, we will take you to another adventure with bamboo rafting after experiencing a long-tailed boat on previous day. The “Tham Nam Talu” and “Ha Roi Rai” caves are the destination. Inside the cave you will be excited with stalagmite, stalactite, darkness and the noise of bats. When you leave the cave, there is a track to watch the beautiful scenery of Ratchaprapa Dam (Cheao Lan Dam). After the adventure, we will take you to the accommodation for lunch and prepare for the leaving with the pleasant memory. If you have some spare time, please take a visit to the dam. There are many unseen things in Thailand.
07.30 Enjoy bamboo rafting by yourself through the spectacular scenery and the early morning calm is hard to beat. Breakfast then head for the trail about 1 km. trail enchanting plants, flower, butterfies, birds, squirrels, reptiles, etc. await. Then get on the bamboo raft to cross the 500 rai lake After a short walk and boat ride We change to a raft to cross The river to the cave, take a bamboo raft to Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave). The stalagmites have a similar shape to coral which is how the cave came to be named (Easy access for children) Spend 30 minutes cave exploring (a small cave but great formations).
13.00 Return to floating hut for lunch
14.00 Return back by long-tail boat to the Pier
18.00-19.00 Arrive back at Phuket hotel
Highly Recommended Tour Package @ Phuket / Suratthani, Thailand