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Elephant Hills Jungle Safari

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 580

A unique experience in a luxury jungle camp in Khao Sok National Park, a tropical rainforest in Central Thailand, See amazing bird and animal life and enjoy camping in beautiful surroundings.


Want to experience a luxury jungle camp experience which combines the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical rainforest? Elephant Hills is Thailand's first luxury jungle camp located in Khao Sok National Park situated in the centre of southern Thailand within easy driving distance from Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi and Ko Samui. Khao Sok is one of the wettest areas in Thailand with an average annual rainfall of around 3,500 mm between the months of May and November. At other times of the year the area is generally dry apart from the odd day of rain which helps to maintain the lush surrounding rainforest. Khao Sok is made up of hundreds of limestone Karst Mountains which vary in height from around 400 metres/1300 feet to 960 metres/3100 feet at their highest peaks. Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes close to the tent, and sit by the campfire at night to share travel tales of the rainforest.

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by road to Khao Sok. On arrival, participate in the “Elephant Experience” interacting with the animals and feeding them. After a buffet lunch, take a Canoe trip down the Sok River past limestone mountains and cliffs. Later, settle into your luxury safari tent. Perhaps then simply relax or enjoy the wide selection of drinks at the “Jungle Explorers Club Bar” followed by dinner and overnight.

The following morning brings a boat trip to a lake surrounded by mountains and cliffs covered in tropical rainforest. The lake which is 60 kilometres/37 miles long has more than a hundred islands. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, perhaps swim. Return later to the camp.

The next day is the opportunity to explore on foot the rainforest with its magnificent flora and fauna. Lunch (depending on the weather) will be prepared cooked in bamboo.  Later it is time to return to the camp and then return back to your hotel.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 580

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
Duration2 Nights
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 - Elephant Hills

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. Bring your swimwear; towels are provided at the local raft house, where you will stop over for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon return to Elephant Hills for dinner and overnight in your luxury tent.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Elephant Hills - Jungle Trek - Depart

Start the day with a wholesome breakfast before setting 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. Lunch will be served in the rainforest (weather-dependent), cooked in bamboo - an old tradition of jungle explorers from past centuries. Return to your tent for a refreshing shower, then transfer onward to your next destination.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Safari tented accommodation as indicated with attached toilet and shower
  • 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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30 Oct 2018
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