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4 Days Sangklaburi Lake Safari on Khao Laem Lake,
The lake of thousand islands offers a world class adventure. The area is protected and we literally got it all to ourselves.
The houseboat has two floors. Upstairs you will find six double rooms with a beautiful view. The speed is 5-7 kilometers an hour but you are the one who sets the pace. You can relax in the sun, catch a fish or go by kayak as you like. The brave ones can dive from the jumping tower. During the trip there will be elephant-riding, rafting down a river and you will be walking through dense jungle.The cook will serve delicious Thai food three times a day.
Day 1 : From big city to lake adventureWe will meet at your hotel and drive to the houseboat in car or minivan.After a two hours drive we will make a break at one of Thailands major attractions. The bridge over the river Kwai. We will enjoy a delicious lunch with a view to the famous construction. The bridge can be crossed by food. The last part of the tour is done quickly and at about 3 PM we reach our destination. The houseboat is anchored up in a tranquil small fishing village. We sail out through this peaceful environment. The rest of the day you are free to relax as you like. Take a swim, enjoy the sun or take a nap in a hammock. The cook will prepare a great dinner. The breeze of the lake secures a comfortable temperature.Day 2 : Waterfall and coconut islandAfter breakfast we paddle a short tour in kayak to the bottom of a small bay. You can hear the waterfall from the distance and we arrive after 20 minutes walk through the jungle.Back on the houseboat the course is set towards coconut island. We will have lunch during the two hour trek and there will also be time for a couple of swims. Coconut island is one of few inhabited islands. A small village consisting of seven people make a living out of their rare kind of coconuts- and cacao as well.Of course we will taste the local coconut and bring a couple back. We will cross the island and the boat will pick us op on the other side. Sailing slowly up the lake we will pass some tall cliffs dropping directly into the lake.We will take a break here before moving further on and find the perfect spot for the night.
Day 3 : The Elephant campTake a ride on the elephants and sail on a bamboo raft down the river.After breakfast we will use the kayaks to reach five small caves not far from the houseboat. Its possible to sail into them and if you are lucky you will see bats flying above. Back on the boat we will head north.After lunch we will be picked up by a longtailboat that will take us up river. At the Karen village the elephants will be waiting for the ride lasting about an hour. They will take you through unique jungle and end with a light lunch in the open, before we do the bamboo-rafting. You can try to steer the raft or just lean back and enjoy the scenery. During the monsoon this part of the tour is only for the adventurous as it takes a good balance in the roaring river.Back on the boat have a glass of wine to the sight of the sun setting behind the mountains. The locals sail out to put up their fishing nets. The starry sky feels very close to earth and you will get the chance to count shooting stars in the tropical night.
Day 4 : Arrival in SangklaburiEnjoy the day swimming, fishing or bathing.After lunch and an hour of sailing its time to say goodbye. The houseboat will anchor up in Sangklaburi where Karen, Mon and Laos people live in harmony with the Thai and Burmese people. We will start exploring the magnificent temple, which you until now only have seen from the lake. On the way we pass the lively Burmese market with jewelry trading, art crafts and cheap Burmese cigarettes.
We will continue to the main town Sangklaburi via the longest wodden bridge in Thailand. Here the car/minivan will wait and drive us back to Bangkok Already having experienced so much you can look out of the window and enjoy one of Thailands most beautiful road stretches. The first part is untouched jungle with dense rainforest on both sides, mountaintops with panorama view to the Khao Laem lake, where you have just been sailing. The tour to Bangkok or Hua Hin is about five to six hours.Expected arrival at your hotel is about 8 PM.
The tour is suited for all also families with children.
Season : We sail all year around. The period from November to February is popular with dry weather and lower temperature at around 30 degrees. From march to may the temperature is generally higher. May to November the weather is ever changing and tropical rain is expected but just a couple of hours a day.The price is inclusive of transportation back and forth to your hotel in Bangkok by minivan or car.Breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by own cook. Beverage is offered at reasonable prices. Water is free
Accomodation:Three nights in own double cabin with panorama view, beds with linen and mosquito-net. New shower facilities and nice bathrooms on share basis. The houseboat offers : Eating area in shadow on lower deckFree kayaks to rentSundeck with sun-bedsComfortable sitting-chairsHammocksJumping tower (1,80 meter high)Free coffee/the and waterFree fruitBooks and games for rentFishing gearLife wests
Remember to bring :Comfortable clothing for a hot climate Clothing for cool nights Swimsuit Sandals Trekking-shoes are not needed Sunhat Sunglasses and sun crime Mosquito-repellent Camera Pocket money Personal travel-insurance Important: Passport as it is a border-area The tour starts every Tuesday at a minimum of two adults. In high season from December to March the tour will also depart on many Fridays. Please check schedule
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOAT CAN BE CHARTERED. CONTACT US FOR MORE.
Time: 08.00 am - 8.00 pm on day 4
Starting Price: 16.400 THB / 8.200 THB (Children under 11 yrs)
Including : Full Board. Return Transfer from Bangkok
Remarks: Transfer to & from other destinations than Bangok can be arranged for an additional fee.
How to book: Email / Phone