Elephant Hills are Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camps, combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment. On this itinerary you’ll get to spend one night at the amazing luxury safari tents and one night at the unique floating Rainforest Camp. You’ll be in the company of expert guides who are passionate about the conservation of the Asian Elephants and the Kao Sok Rainforest. Due to ethical reasons they DO NOT offer elephant riding at Elephant Hills. Instead, you will get an amazing opportunity to feed, wash and interact with Asia’s largest land animal during the unique, award-winning Elephant Experience.
This 3 day itinerary makes an amazing addition to your Thailand itinerary.
Pick-up from your hotel or the airport in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, or Koh Samui and transfer to Khao Sok. Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp, buffet lunch is served at 12:00pm. After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. After, head over to the elephant park. Here you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills conservation project. While participating in the amazing Elephant Experience you will get very close to and even get your hands on these magnificent animals. You will prepare and feed them ethically one of their daily meals, including their dietary supplements that help with their digestion and their overall well-being, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children and a cooking demonstration, where you learn how to properly prepare Thai specialities. Spend the night in your luxury safari tent. (LD)
Today you will explore Cheow-Larn-Lake by local long-tail boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the “Guilin” of Southern Thailand. The Cheow-Larn-Lakeis home to wild elephants, the rare Asian ox, hornbills and hundreds of other tropical birds, various monkey species, amphibians, reptiles and even tigers and leopards. Head to the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park, where staff will check you in to your luxury tent. Come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. It is not an army survival exercise, there are no prizes for the fastest, it is just an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Take the expert's advice: Walk slowly. Look, learn and listen. Tonight watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent. (BLD)
Wake up to the sounds of Gibbons calling high up in the trees, whilst the clearing mist unveils the true beauty of the lake. Don’t think twice: As the jungle starts to stir, you could already be out there exploring prehistoric beauty in your canoe! Or do you wish to submerge into the glassy surface of the lake first? After breakfast your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow-Larn-Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the tree tops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates. Before travelling on, the last lunch is served at the floating tented camp. (BL)
Holiday Price Overview
Part of a Fully ATOL protected package
Transfers from Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi & Koh Samui
1 night in Elephant Camp
1 night in floating Rainforest Camp
Activities as specified