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Elephant Hills Jungle Lake Safari

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 599
  • Sok River
  • Khao Sok National Park

Spend 2 nights at the Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp staying in luxury safari tents. Come close to elephants at the camp and explore the surrounding jungle by boat and on foot. Marvel at the unparalleled exotic tropical beauty of the region.


Starting from Khao Lak in Phan Nga Province in south east Thailand, travel to Khao Sok National Park. The park is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world with huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more.

Begin with participating in the “Elephant Experience” at the elephant camp where you get into close contact with these magnificent animals including feeding them. Later take a jungle river cruise down the Sok River through exotic tropical landscapes including primary rainforest. Then relax in your luxury safari tent and perhaps have a drink at the Jungle Explorers Club Bar.
The next morning, go by local boat to explore a lake in the park surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs. The lake is 60 kilometres/38 miles in length from north to south with over100 islands. There will be time for a swim here.

The third day brings time to explore the jungle on foot. Be amazed at the plethora of exotic plants, orchids, ferns and bamboo trees as well as many birds and monkeys. Have lunch in the rainforest cooked in bamboo. Return later to Khao Lak.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 599

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Elephant Hills

This morning, transfer to Elephant Hills Camp, catching glimpses of tropical rural life along the way. Upon arrival at the camp, enjoy a delicious Thai buffet lunch. After lunch, relax on a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River, passing limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill birds can be seen flying high overhead, as well as reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. Continue to the elephant sanctuary, where you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. You will prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, including their dietary supplements that help with their digestion and overall well-being, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. Afterwards, enjoy some time at leisure in your luxury tent. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children and a cooking demonstration. At 8:00pm, dinner will be served amidst the sights and sounds of the surrounding rainforest.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp

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  • Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp



    The Elephant Camp offers 35 luxurious tents with comfortable solid beds, a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. Furniture is handmade by local craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would ...

    The Elephant Camp offers 35 luxurious tents with comfortable solid beds, a fan, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. Furniture is handmade by local craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would normally find in a hotel room. The tents are well protected against mosquitos and other possible intruders, offer plenty of lighting and are the perfect place to reflect on the day's observations and activities. At night, an outdoor campfire creates a warm atmosphere. In the main area, amenities include a semi-open-air restaurant, well-stocked bar, swimming pool with superb view of the spectacular limestone cliff backdrop, a small souvenir shop, maps/newspapers/info boards, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Elephant Hills - Cheow Lan Lake - Rainforest Camp

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in your tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure. Later this morning, explore Cheow Lan Lake by local long-tail boat. Surrounded by Limestone Mountains, the lake has more than a hundred small islands, and the scenery has been compared to Guilin in China and Halong Bay in Vietnam. In the 1970s, the area was a hide-out for communists and students opposing the military dictatorship. Continue to the floating Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park, and check in to your luxury tent. After enjoying a delicious Thai lunch overlooking the lake, set out to explore the jungle on foot. This is an opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rainforests, including hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboo and mosses. Gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, you might spot macaque or leaf monkeys swinging through the branches, and beautiful butterflies abound. You will have the chance to walk slowly and really listen, to discover the secrets of the rainforest. Return to the rainforest camp, where you are free to take a refreshing dip in the water and perhaps watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent. The evening is at leisure for you to really absorb the peace of this magnificent natural setting.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Rainforest Camp

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  • Rainforest Camp



    Rainforest Camp is one of the only floating tented camps in the world, located on Thailand's spectacular Cheow Larn Lake and surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains. Powered by wind and solar energy, and using responsible waste management, Rainforest Camp offers 20 luxury safari ...

    Rainforest Camp is one of the only floating tented camps in the world, located on Thailand's spectacular Cheow Larn Lake and surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains. Powered by wind and solar energy, and using responsible waste management, Rainforest Camp offers 20 luxury safari tents with ensuite shower and WC.

    Facilities

    • Bathrooms with hot/cold shower
    • Bathrooms with hot/cold shower

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Day 3

Rainforest Camp - Depart

This morning as the mist clears, you are free to canoe or swim in the lake. After breakfast, join your guide on a short safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy lunch at the rainforest camp before returning to the pier and transferring onwards to your next destination.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Safari tented accommodation as indicated with attached shower and toilet
  • Meals as indicated
  • Joint transfers to/from Phuket, Krabi mainland, Khao Lak and Koh Samui
  • Guided activities as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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21 Oct 2017
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