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Elephant Hills Nature Safari

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 856

Elephant Hills is Thailand's first luxury tented jungle camp, located in Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand. Instead of riding these magnificent animals, guests get to feed, wash, learn about, and interact with them, in addition to exploring the surrounding rivers, lakes, and rainforest.


This 4-day package is ideal for wildlife lovers, including accommodation, activities, meals as well as the services of a full-trained and licensed tour guide.

For ethical reasons, elephant riding is not offered. Guests instead get to feed, wash and interact with Asia's largest land animal when visiting the elephant sanctuary. In addition, guest's can expore a breathtaking landscape of rivers, jungle lakes, mangrove swamps, and primary rainforest from the camp. A stay at Elephant Hills is all about immersion in nature, with opportunities to explore on land and by boat. Included is a visit to the spectacular Cheow Lan Lake, with limestone karsks that have earned comparisons to Vietnam's Ha Long Bay.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 856

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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
Duration3 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 - Mangrove Forest - 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, transfer to the west coast and board a speedboat near Takua Pa to explore a mysterious maze of channels inside a mangrove forest - it really feels like a primeval swamp. Your guide will keep a well-trained eye out for wildlife that might be spotted along the way, like mangrove cat snakes, reticulated pythons and red-tailed racers. Cruise through the channels and eventually meet up with a classical Burmese junk boat; climb aboard, then continue to explore the nearby mangrove creek in a self-paddled canoe. This silent journey into a dense, green world allows you to fully unplug and recharge. Panoramic views of distant mangroves and banyan trees stretch to the horizon. Lunch will be served on board the junk, and on your return trip back to Elephant Hills you will stop at a local market.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

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 4

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 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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