Getting back to nature is the best way to describe this 4 Day Elephant Hills Nature Safari. Interact with the endangered Asian Elephant and be hypnotized by the virgin wilderness of southern Thailand's rainforest. Re-awaken your soul each morning as you start your day with the sounds of the inhabitants of Khao Sok National Park. Combining these activities with canoeing on the Sok River and cruising on Cheow Lake, this 4 Day Elephant Hills Nature Safari is not to be missed on your itinerary to Thailand.
Elephant Hills Camp is located close to the jungle of Khao Sok National Park and provides luxurious tents. These tents have been tailor-made and feature comfortable solid beds, fan, tea & coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Tents are spacious and are well protected against the natural elements with the interiors being furnished with handcrafted furniture. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a tent, however single supplements are available on request. For a third person sharing a tent, portable beds will be used.
Day 1 Overnight - Elephant Hills camp: Includes Lunch & Dinner
Today will commence with you being collected from your nominated departure point, before travelling through rubber and oil plantations and smaller farming communities to the province, Phang Nga. Boarding a speedboat weave through the complex channel network in the mangrove forest before hopping on a Burmese Junk. Make your way to a deserted beach for a relaxing paddle in a canoe or swim. Stop at a local market on the way to Elephant Hills camp.
Arriving at Elephant Hills luxury tented accommodation, refresh before the evening entertainment and activities commence. Serving a range of wines, beers and cocktails (at own expense) The Jungle Explorers Club Bar provides a hub to chat about your days adventures. Alternatively, you may like to participate in a cooking demonstration, a traditional Thai dance performance by local school children or a movie presentation. Dinner is served around 8.00 pm. Enjoy the sounds and atmosphere of the rainforest, as you dine in this unique location .
Day 2 Overnight - Elephant Hills camp: Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Elephant Sanctuary is first on the itinerary this morning. This is an incredible experience where you get to touch, see, prepare their nutritionally balanced meal and feed the elephants. Learn and interact with their mahouts (the elephants caretakers) whilst you gain an appreciation of the works involved into the conservation project.
A Thai buffet lunch is served at noon. After lunch relax aboard a jungle river canoe trip on the Sok River. Here you will see towering Limestone Mountains and cliffs wrapped with lush tropical foliage, whilst catching glimpses of the local fauna on the river banks and of bird life swooping above. Drifting downstream marvel at some of the last remaining areas of the primary rainforest, to wonder at a world where little has changed over time.
Return to your tent before dining out at another amazing night, sharing stories at Elephant Hills camp.
Day 3 Overnight - Elephant Hills camp: Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This morning is spent exploring Cheow Larn Lake aboard a local long-tail boat. This man-made lake covers an area of 60 kilometres from north to south and has over one hundred little islands. During the 1970's the region was a hide-out for students and communists against the military dictatorship, which today can be thanked for helping to preserve the unique wilderness from development. With such beautiful surrounds take the opportunity for a refreshing dip in the emerald waters of the lake before enjoying lunch. Before returning to camp stop at the local market to sample the local way of life.
Day 4: Includes Breakfast & Lunch
After a relaxing night rest, awake to the sounds of the rainforest and take time out to watch the sun rising as the mist clears over the mountain. Breakfast is available at your leisure.
The tour then makes its way into the rainforest to explore on of the world's oldest habitats. There is an amazing variety of flora and fauna on display. Be quite, go slow, look and listen as the rainforest comes alive around you. Hornbills, gibbons, macaque can be seen as you trek through and discover the magic of the rainforest. Weather permitting your bamboo cooked lunch is served in the rainforest.
Returning to Elephant Hills camp, you will have time to refresh before departing to your next location (hotel or airport).
Pick up and onward transfers are available from: Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Surat Thani, Khanom and Koh Samui. Transfers are include in the tour price. The closest and exact location of pick up and drop off will be advised on confirmation. Note: flight delays many result in private transfers being arranged which will incur surcharges. Times subject to change.
|Pick-up Location||Approximate Pick-up time||Duration|
|Khao Lak||8.00am-9.00am||2-2.5 hours|
|Surat Thani||8.00am-10.00am||2 hours|
|Don Sak Pier||8.30am||3 hours|
|Koh Samui||5.30am-6.00am||5.5 hours|
Guests must accept the risks of taking part in an adventure tour package. A disclaimer is issued to guests to sign in at check in and an accident insurance policy is held; any valid claims can only be considered within the limits of the stated amount of the policy and under the laws of Thailand. People are advised to buy their own travel insurance to cover for accidents, injuries, sickness, cancellation and repatriation.
Please note: Tours are subject to change and dependent on local conditions.
Children: Elephant Hills Tours are not recommend for children under the age of 4. Children 4 - 15 years are charged at the child rate.
Important Information: Elephant Hills accepts no responsibility for children under the age of 4 years staying at Elephant Hills and under 7 years at the Lake Camp, pregnant women, people of ill health or anyone suffering from any congenital disease, sickness or injury unknown to Elephant Hills on arrival. Under these circumstances Elephant Hills cannot be held responsible for any refund or consequential charges the guest may incur.
What to Bring: Towel, water bottle, torch, small pillow, toiletries, personal medication, mosquito repellant, hat, sturdy walking shoes, swimmers, sun screen, binoculars, camera, warm clothing in cooler months, wet weather gear.
Elephant Welfare: Elephant Hills prides itself on animal welfare and operates an Elephant Conservation Project which sees part of the profits from this tour used to ensure animal healthcare and to provide proper nutrition of elephants that are not as well taken care of as the Elephant Hills elephants.
Operated By: Elephant Hills