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  • Inside the bungalows at Khao Sok National Park.
  • Swimming in Cheow Larn Lake, Khao Sok.
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  • Our exquisite bungalows at Khao Sok National Park.
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  • The amazing limestone karsts of Cheow Larn Lake, Khao Sok.
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  • Long tail boats at Khao Sok National Park.
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  • Arriving at Floating Bungalows in Khao Sok National Park.
  • Our first glimpse of Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.
  • A local market near Cheow Larn Lake, Khao Sok.
  • Kids playing in Khao Sok River
  • Canoeing on Khao Sok River
  • The comfy beds at Coco Hostel, Khao Sok.
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Khao Sok Floating Bungalow Trip | 3 Days | KHAO SOK, THAILAND

(17 customer reviews)
95.29% of travellers said they loved this activity.


  • Spend a magical night in a floating bamboo bungalow on Cheow Lan Lake in the heart of Khao Sok National Park!
  • Enjoy jungle trekking, kayaking, caving, canoeing, swimming in the lake and long-tail boat trips amongst the limestone cliffs. Wake in the morning to the blissful sounds of nature.
  • Accommodation, meals, English-speaking guide, all activities and transport included.
  • The tour departs every day. Choose your preferred start day below.

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Khao Sok Floating Bungalow Trip Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Khao Sok for check in and be shown to your room at the lovely Coco Hostel.
  • After nightfall, we head to the National Park for a night safari, where we’ll look for nocturnal animals.
  • On this day your activities start at 7pm in the evening so we advise that you arrive at Coco Hostel in the afternoon to give you time to check in and relax before your adventure begins.

Day 2:

  • 9am – Kick off the day with a full breakfast and then set off for an overnight trip to Cheow Lan Lake. Stop along the way at a traditional morning market to look around and buy some snacks for the boat trip.
  • 10am – Arrive at Rachaprabha Dam and hop aboard a long-tail boat.You’ll be awe-struck by the incredible scenery on the boat ride to the raft house and floating bungalows – a fairytale landscape that you will never forget!
  • 12 noon – Enjoy a tasty lunch of fresh fish from the lake, and delicious vegetables. (Vegetarian options available).
  • 1:30pm – After lunch, take a hike through the pristine jungle, where you will explore a secret cave that is decorated with fantastic rock formations and sparkling waterfalls. 
  • 5pm – After returning to the rafthouse, go for an afternoon wildlife safari by long-tail boat to explore more of the amazing scenery and karsts. Swimming involved.
  • 7pm – Enjoy a delicious dinner and then overnight on the lake in floating bungalows. Fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the forest.

Please note: The floating bungalows are very rustic and do not offer private bathrooms.

Day 3: 

  • 6:30am – After an early morning wake up, you’ll go on a morning mist safari! Head out for a guided kayak trip (or long-tail boat ride) to see langurs leaping from trees and giant orchids in the canopy. Spot giant hornbills, monkeys, and gibbons feeding in the trees before breakfast.
  • 8:30am – Breakfast followed by your choice of kayaking or relaxing and swimming in the emerald green waters.
  • 12 noon – Lunch.
  • 1pm – Travel back across the lake. Along the way, your boat driver will show you some more hidden bays and rock formations that make the lake so special. Arrive at Rachaprabha Dam and take a car back to Khao Sok village.
  • 2pm – Arrive at Coco Hostel where the tour finishes.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation: 1 night in Coco Hostel. 1 night in the floating bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake.
  • All meals on Day 2. Breakfast + lunch on Day 3. (Vegetarian and vegan food available)
  • English speaking guide.
  • Transport to Cheow Lan Lake.
  • All activities – trekking, caving, kayaking etc.

What’s Not Included?

  • Entrance fee to Khao Sok National Park – Must be paid upon entrance to the national park (currently 320 THB).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Dinner on Day 1.

What to bring

  • Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, long sleeves
  • Swimsuit
  • Plastic bag for clothes and other dry items
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Hiking clothes – these will get dirty!
  • Hiking shoes (we recommend tennis/running shoes)
  • Mosquito repellent for hiking
  • Extra clothes to wear in the van (it can get cold with the A/C)
  • Towel – the floating raft houses can’t always guarantee they’ll provide one.

Special Requirements: If you have any special requirements (dietary, physical, etc.) please include these in the “additional information” box when you place your order.

Please note: The above price is per person, based on a minimum of 2 people. For single travellers, a single supplement of 900 THB applies in the very unlikely scenario that there is no one else to join the activity. (P.S. In 2 years we have never had a situation where a traveller has paid the single supplement as we have always managed to get groups together for this very popular and amazing trip!)

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.


Coco Hostel Khao Sok

Coco Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Khao Sok with backpackers. Their tours around the park and nearby Cheow Lan Lake are great value for money and are absolutely raved about.


Can I leave my luggage at the hostel while I visit the lake?

Yes, we recommend that you leave your luggage at the hostel and take a small overnight bag with you for the night in the floating bungalow.

Is the accommodation private or a shared room?

You will spend the first night of the tour in a shared room and the second night in a shared floating bungalow.

How long does it take to get to Khao Sok from the closest airports?

Surat Thani – Approx 1.5 hours

Krabi – Approx 2 hours

Phuket – Approx 2.5 – 3 hours

How can I get to the hostel from Surathani?

From the Airport

From Surathani Airport, when exiting the baggage claim area, there are often staff from Phantip Travel asking travellers where they want to go. Please tell them you are going to Khao Sok and they will put you on the next available shared van. 

As a last resort, you can find a private car upon arrival at the airport – there are taxis as you exit the building, or you can order a Grab taxi.

From Surathani Bus Station
From Surathani city, there are shared vans to Khao Sok leaving at roughly 9:00, 11:00, 15:00, and 17:00. They depart from the bus station at Talad Kaset. Please note these times change frequently, so it’s best to double-check.
From Surathani Train Station
From Surathani train station, walk across the street from the station to Wut Travel (or Phantip travel) and they will help you arrange a shared van.

How can I get to the hostel from Phuket?

From Phuket at 09:30 there is a public bus (bound for Surat Thani) that gets to Khao Sok at around 13:30. This departs from Public Bus Station #2. Please check to make sure your bus goes through Khao Sok, as there are also Surat Thani bound buses that do not go through Khao Sok. Please note these times change frequently, so it’s best to double-check.

Is it possible to get a transfer to my next destination?

Yes, there are public minivans that run daily to Surat Thani, Krabi and Phuket. If you prefer a private car, the hostel can organise one for you.

17 reviews for Khao Sok Floating Bungalow Trip | 3 Days | KHAO SOK, THAILAND

  1. S. Hanssen

    This tour was absolutely amazing. The guides were very friendly, spoke english well and knew a lot about the nature and animals. The food was good: nice thai curries and fish for dinner, pancakes for breakfast. We loved it, would recommend!!

  2. Alice

    An incredible experience 10/10 recommend it

  3. Anna O Connell

    This trip is amazing value for money! The night safari was an amazing experience. Staying in the floating bungalows was once in a lifetime and the trek was very cool. Easy enough but muddy in the rain so bring old shoes if you have them. We absolutely loved this trip and the guides were amazing. 10/10 would recommend.

  4. Pete Fairhurst

    An incredible experience! The guide was great, very fun and enthusiastic. The scenery is stunning and the night in the floating bungalow was serene. We had a thunderstorm which made the jungle trek pretty exciting.

  5. Yrsa Sjöstrand

    We really enjoyed the trip! It was amazing waking up to the sound of pure nature and jungle. We just sat outside of our bungalow for 30 min in the morning, everything was so peaceful and quiet. The hike to and inside the cave was absolutely our favourite part of the trip, so cool!! The only thing we missed was more information and facts from the guide. It felt like he knew very much about the wildlife and the lake but he mostly sat quiet if you didn’t ask him questions. We had lots of time to relax and chill by the water which was nice but some more exploring would’ve been nice too! Other than that it was a magical trip and we definitely recommend everyone who’s looking into this trip to go! The accommodation at the coco hostel was also really nice, a great hostel with super nice staff!

  6. Seb

    Absolutely fantastic trip, couldn’t recommend this more! Amazing experience to be floating in a lake in the middle of the jungle with good people and delicious food.

  7. Aisling

    Fantastic trip! So relaxing and the scenery is insane! If you’re thinking of it, just do it!
    The accommodation is basic but far more comfortable than I imagined. It was amazing to wake up on the lake to the sounds of the jungle. A piece of paradise!
    The food was delicious and plentiful – no-one went hungry! I was nervous about the hiking and caves so gave them a miss and had some relaxing time at the lake, swimming and kayaking, instead. There was no pressure to do anything. My group said the activities were not that difficult and they all had an amazing time (even though they were jealous of my chill time!).
    Amazing trip! Highlight of my trip so far!

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