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

(12 customer reviews)

$115.00

  • 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.
  • This trip has been reviewed in an article here!
  • 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 – (300 THB) must be paid upon entrance to the national park.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Dinner on Day 1.

Optional extra: If you would like a transfer from Surat Thani Airport to Coco Hostel, the cost will be an extra 350 THB per person (paid on the day) and there will be someone holding a card with your name on and waiting for you at the airport. To book this transfer, please type the request in the ‘Additional Information’ box when booking the tour through this page.

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.
  • 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, 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.

Operator

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.

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

  1. Ashley Carr

    Amazing amazing and amazing!! Myself and my Fiancé traveled from koh samui which was only 5hours in total once we got off the bus there was a free shuttle bus to the hostel. This was our first time staying in a hostel and it was quite good very clean staff were super friendly and food was cheap and tasty. That night we went on the night safari personally we were very tried and we just weren’t in to it but the guide was fantastic knew his stuff and again very friendly.

    The following morning we had our breakfast which was included and then set off for the day transport was good and the lake was amazing!!! Perfext weather and once we got to the bungalows they were so stunning and we swam in the lake which was like a hot tube so warm. We done the activities listed for it and they were amazing. Food was amazing night sleep was good it is very basic so be prepared it was perfect for us we didn’t mind it was peaceful. We had a great group and played games and drank beer which was fun.

    All together it was an amazing trip and value for money was amazing!!

  2. Devon

    Not worth the money. Our guide was rude, and physically forceful. We did not do the night boat safari because of rain and were not offered anything as compensation. The hike was very muddy ( which was okay, just dangerous) to get to a cave that was closed (because of water conditions i think.) We could only just go into the cave and not see everything we were promised. We were told we had to have head lamps for the cave, and were forced to buy them at the stop at the market on our way. When we would have been fine without it because the cave was closed. Food was good. Could not kayak because of too many people, not enough for everyone.

  3. Sophie

    The tour is full of activity’s and defiantly worth it.
    We started with a night safari, which is a walk through the National Park. My interpretation of a safari is in a van but we didn’t mind, great to see the park at night. Remember a torch you will need it. There was a confusion at the hostel with wether we had to pay entry for the National Park or not, but it was quickly sorted out and the staff were really helpful. They also helped us get transfers to Koh phangan at the end of the tour.
    The lake stay was amazing, very simple little huts on the lake and good food was served. The hike through the jungle to the caves was eventful, it was raining so there was a lot of mud, water and obstacles which we encountered.
    Great experience, thanks!!!

  4. DeeAnn

    Coco hostel was AMAZING, such wonderful people working there took great care of us, and when I lost my prescription glasses they had them waiting for me after the bungalow tour. We really enjoyed the nocturnal hike through the jungle with Jaja(I don’t know how to spell his name?) who got us prepared for the creatures we would see when we went on the overnight bungalow trip. The overnight trip in the bungalows was beautiful in so many ways, for any nature lover this is a must. Be prepared though that the hike to the waterfall is extra challenging now being in the rainy season, was lots of forging through the river, aka have good shoes for water and slippery muddy sections. Thanks for the incredible experience!!!

  5. Ruby van der Walt

    My friend and I recently did the floating bungalow trip, and it exceeded both our expectations. Communication with the team at South East Asia Backpackers was excellent and really helpful. Coco Hostel was clean, friendly and cosy – everything you would want from a hostel! The trip was incredible, it was amazing to experience the Thai Jungle at night and then even more so during the hike to waterfalls and caves. The lake and national park as a whole was so beautiful, I would honestly recommend this to anyone coming to Thailand. Of course staying in the cute huts was a huge bonus! We would do this again and I will definitely booking through this website in the future!

  6. Chandler

    We booked this tour because we were not familiar with Khao Sok and wanted to get the best experience while we were there. This booking exceeded our expectations. Coco Hostel was clean and inviting. The employees were welcoming and the food was great. Our trip to the lake was more than we could have asked for. The long tail boat rides, kayaking, and hikes through the rainforest could not have been any more perfect. Our tour guides were exceptional and knew the land well. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity! We will be back !

  7. Topaz Glazer

    we had an amazing time on the koh sok trip. Koh Sok is one of the most beautiful and under rated places I’ve been to on my six month trip around the world. The lake, cave and boat rides are simply amazing and being able to swim in the lake first thing in the morning was a surreal experience. The guides, food and fellow travellers were also a big thumbs up. Highly recommend for anyone looking to explore a different side of southern Thailand.

  8. Kylar Engelmann

    An experience you don’t want to miss! I almost skipped it because it was a more expensive tour (but it’s actually not too bad since meals and accomodation are included) and the park is out of the way of my other destinations but I’m so glad I decided to do it. The lake was so beautiful and staying on the bungalow to jump into the water whenever and see the stars at night was amazing. The cave tour was really cool too and it was interesting that we had to swim through part of it. Had a great swim in the blue lagoon and the foggy lake in the morning was an amazing sight. Our guide and helpers were so nice and happy! I went alone but had so much fun with the rest of the group and even hung out with them after the tour. An experience you won’t easily forget!

  9. Kristen

    The Khao Sok Floating Bungalow Trip was the perfect introduction to Khao Sok. In the span of 3 days we got to experience a canoe ride on the Sok River, a stay at the charming Coco Hostel in town, two cave explorations, a night in an awesome floating bungalow, swimming in the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake, and many rides on a longtail boat! Waking up to the view of the incredibly blue Cheow Lan Lake was surreal. The experience was one that I’ll never forget.

  10. David

    The Floating Bungalow trip was awesome! A great way to explore Khao Sok National Park especially if you only have a weekend. The cave tour was unbelievable, unlike anything I have ever experienced not what I was expecting at all. Waking up in the bungalow and diving straight into the lake was another awesome experience. Our tour guide, Lek, was the best – very nice and helpful. I accidentally left my phone at the hostel on Friday and he personally made some phone calls to make sure I got it back!

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