When you embark on this adventurous 3 Day Elephant Hills Jungle Safari, not only will you experience the beauty of southern Thailand but also be able to have an intimate interaction with the magnificent Asian Elephant. Relax as you canoe on the Sok River or explore the rainforests of southern Thailand by foot. Accommodation on this tour is at the Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp in Khao Sak National Park.
Elephant Hills Camp is located close to the jungle of Khao Sok National Park and provides 30 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 hand crafted 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
Leaving from your chosen departure location, travel through the scenic southern Thailand to your destination - Elephant Hills camp, arriving in time for a buffet lunch offering a variety Thai dishes. Following lunch relax on the Sok River aboard a jungle river canoe trip. This area is impressive and tranquil with soaring cliffs draped in tropical foliage and limestone Mountains. Catch glimpses of the basking reptiles on the river banks and of incredible bird life swooning above. As you paddle downstream you enter some of the last remaining areas of the primary rainforest, to wonder at a world where little has changed over time.
Leaving the canoe, visit the Thailand`s, must see Elephant Sanctuary. This truly amazing experience provides you with the opportunity to see, touch, prepare a daily meal and feed the elephants. As Asia’s largest land animal, learn and interact with their mahouts (elephant caretakers) all whilst gaining an insight into the conservation project. The visit ends as you watch the elephants bathe before you get up really close and personal and scrub and wash them clean.
Head back to your luxury tent to relax before enjoying the evening activities. The Jungle Explorers Club Bar serves a selection of wines, cocktails and beers (at own expense) or other optional activities include a traditional Thai dance performance by local school children, a movie presentation or a cooking demonstration. Dinner is served around 8pm. As you dine in this unique location enjoy the sounds and atmosphere of the rainforest.
Day 2 Overnight - Elephant Hills camp: Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Awaking refreshed after your first night in the rainforest, 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 3: 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.
Extra nights are available staying at Elephant Hills Camp pre or post your tour. Ask your consultant at time of booking.
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.
|Pick-up Location||Approximate Pick-up time||Duration|
|Khao Lak||8.30am-9.00am||1.5 hours|
|Surat Thani||8.00am-10.00am||1.5 hours|
|Don Sak Pier||8.30am||2.5 hours|
|Koh Samui||5.30am-6.00am||4.5 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 Rainforest 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