Cheow Lan – Day tour
Cheow Lan Lake in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rain forest in the world huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more.
Khao Sok Lake is locally known as Cheow Larn Lake (occasionally spelled Cheow Lan Lake – without the ‘r’). It is a stunning place to visit, lying in an ancient rainforest, and is the location of some of the most unique accommodation in Khao Sok including floating hotels.
Khao Sok Lake stretches over an area of 165 km2 within the 739 km2 park. The water is a beautiful emerald color, which further adds to the vibrant greens of the rainforest. The lake is vast and is dotted with over one hundred limestone karsts which jut up from the still water, remnants of what were once mountain peaks.
Since its construction in 1987, Cheow Larn Lake has escaped undisturbed by the pollution that comes with industrialization and has been kept protected by the communities and organizations that value both its beauty, and its function. The lake is also home to a variety of freshwater fish, making it a valuable source of food for the local bird population, which number as many as 311 different species.
Cheow Larn Lake is one of the many stunning elements that make up Khao Sok National Park. The scenery of towering limestone cliffs, lush rainforest, and of course the emerald lake, as well as the vast array of wild mammals, amphibians, birds and insects, create a destination like no other.
The forest is home to many large mammals including clouded leopards, tigers, wild elephants, gaurs, tapir, Malayan sun bears, and gibbons, just to name a few! While these animals are frequently spotted, we do not interfere with their habitat or try to artificially attract them to the area, so sightings always depend on the luck of the day – as with all wildlife.
|06.00 AM.||Pick you up from your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle..|
|Stop at the monkey cave, visiting Suwanna Khuha temple and cave, exploring stalactites and bats.|
|Visit to the observation platform with a stunning view of the Cheow Lan lake.|
|Arrive at the Cheow Lan Lake Pier, where the long-nosed boat (traditional Thai style boat) is waiting.|
|Beginning of the safari on the lake.|
|Walk through the jungle. Opportunity to see wild animals. Visit a beautiful secret cave overlooking the lake.|
|Continuation of the safari on the lake. Visit the famous Guilin Rocks.|
|Lunch at the floating restaurant. Free time. Canoeing, swimming.|
|16.30||End of the safari on the lake. Arrival at the pier.|
|Visit to the temple of Bang Riang. The most beautiful temple complex located on the top of Khao Lan mountain. It is an architectural combination of Thai and Chinese Buddhist traditions.|
|19.30 PM.||Arrival at the hotel.|
NOTICE: The program may change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen situations. While visiting temples entrance donation is paid by all tourists, by themselves. In case tourist is not dressed properly (bare shoulders, knees) proper clothes is provided by the temple for additional fee.
Included in Tour
|Transfer round trip from your hotel in Phuket.
|Soft drink, coffee or tea.|
|national park fee, boat.|
|English and Russian speaking guide|