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Elephant Hills

Khao Sok, Thailand
Elephant Hills is set in the lush rainforest of Khao Sok National Park and is Thailand’s first luxury tented camp which allows you to trek through the jungle, swim in the lakes and rivers of the National Park and enjoy an unforgettable elephant experience where you meet, feed and even bathe these gentle giants.

Elephant Hills offers two to four day tours exploring the fascinating rainforest in Khao Sok National Park and offering the opportunity to interact with Asia’s largest land animal. Guests can watch the elephants enjoy an extensive bath in the big mud pool, and then use coconut fibers to scrub the elephants clean, before preparing and feeding them one of their daily meals. After which, the elephants are released back into the huge free roaming pen, where guests can watch them in their natural environment.

The elephants welfare is the top priority for Elephant Hills and as well as their own elephants, they are also dedicated to the conservation of the rest of Thailand’s endangered Asian elephant population.

Getting there
Flight time to Phuket International Airport (HKT) from the UK is approximately 15hrs, via a transit through different worldwide hubs including Bangkok with Thai Airways.

From Phuket, the transfer time to Elephant Hills is approximately 3hrs by car.

Guide price: 3nts / 4 days from £415pp*
Includes: Accommodation in a twin/double luxury tent at Elephant Camp, return airport transfers from Phuket, various activities, local guide, full board meal plan and Elephant Experience.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Quick Guide: Elephant Hills

  • Eco-Friendly
  • 2-4 days nature adventure tours
  • 2 luxury tented camps; Rainforest Camp and Elephant Camp
  • Full board meal plan
  • Phuket pickups
  • Unique elephant experience

Accommodation
Get some rest
Elephant Hills has 2 luxury tented camps to choose from, the Elephant Camp and Rainforest Camp.

The Elephant Camp is on the edge of the rainforest and the luxury, tailor made tents feature comfortable solid beds, fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a luxurious bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower.

The Rainforest Camp was opened in 2011 and is situated in the center of Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park. There are 20 Luxury Safari Tents that float on the lake from a platform with amazing lake and jungle views. The tents are spacious, have comfortable beds, wooden floors, electricity and en-suite bathroom with hot showers, toiletries and hairdryer.

Facilities
Enjoy your stay
The Elephant Camp has the stunning backtrop of limestone cliffs and is located on the border of the rainforest. The main area consists of the reception, a semi-open-air restaurant, a well-stocked bar, a small souvenir shop, a fireplace, maps, newspapers and info boards as well as a swimming pool with incredible views. Despite being in the wilderness there is even free Wi-Fi to share all your pictures and experiences with the rest of the world while sipping ice-cold beer or a freshly prepared Piña colada.

You will also find a local herb garden with tropical plants like pineapple, papaya, peppers, galangal, chilies and much more. Fish can be fed in our little fish pond or you may head to the Sok River with all its wild fish just behind the camp.

The Rainforest Camp allows for swimming in the emerald waters of Cheow Larn Lake, youcan also kayak through its khlongs and channels in search of monkeys and birds and trek through the rainforest before watching the sun set over the jungle.

Tour Itineraries

Jungle Safari – 4 days/3 nights

3 nights at The Elephant Camp, day trip to the floating Rainforest Camp

Guide price: GBP £415* per person

Includes: Accommodation, full board, activities as per chosen itinerary, a fully trained, TAT-licensed English speaking Thai tour guide as well as joint transfers to and from Elephant Hills as per our transfer options.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share basic hotel accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Day 1 – The Amazing Elephant Experience

  • Transfer from the airport or hotel to Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok.
  • Elephant Hills Elephant Experience: Feeding, washing and interacting with Asia’s largest land animal. A really touching experience in an almost untouched environment.
  • Canoe Safari down the Sok River. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Khao Sok.
  • Evening Activities: movie presentation, dance performances and cooking demonstration.

Day 2 – Marvellous Mangroves

  • Explore the fig tree channel by speedboat.
  • Canoe through vast mangrove channels.
  • Have lunch and relax on a classical Burmese Junk boat.
  • Dance performances, cooking demonstration and movie presentation.

Day 3 – Spectacular Cheow Larn Lake

  • Visit a local market in Takhun to experience Thailand’s rural lifestyle
  • Boat Trip. Sightseeing in a traditional longtail boat on Cheow Larn Lake
  • Lunch and free time at the Rainforest Camp. Self paddle canoes are available to explore the spectacular surrounding. Return to Elephant Hills in the late afternoon.
  • Movie presentation, dance performances and cooking demonstration

Day 4 – Fabulous Rainforest

  • Jungle trekking by foot through Southern Thailand’s unique rainforest environment.
  • Return to Elephant Hills and onward transfer to your next hotel or the airport.
Jungle Lake Safari – 3 days/2 nights

1 night at The Elephant Camp, 1 night at the floating Rainforest Camp

Guide price: GBP £512* per person

Includes: Accommodation, full board, activities as per chosen itinerary, a fully trained, TAT-licensed English speaking Thai tour guide as well as joint transfers to and from Elephant Hills as per our transfer options.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share basic hotel accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Day 1 – The Amazing Elephant Experience

  • Transfer from the airport or hotel to Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok.
  • Elephant Hills Elephant Experience: Feeding, washing and interacting with Asia’s largest land animal. A really touching experience in an almost untouched environment.
  • Canoe Safari down the Sok River. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Khao Sok.
  • Evening Activities: movie presentation, dance performances and cooking demonstration.

Day 2 – Spectacular Cheow Larn Lake

  • Visit a local market in Takhun to experience Thailand’s rural lifestyle.
  • Boat Trip. Sightseeing in a traditional longtail boat on Cheow Larn Lake.
  • Lunch at the Rainforest Camp. Canoes are available to explore the spectacular surrounding.
  • Jungle trekking on foot through southern Thailand’s unique Rainforest environment.
  • Overnight at the Rainforest Camp.

Day 3 – Flora and Fauna in the Fabulous Forest

  • Guided canoe safari and Wildlife spotting.
  • Lunch at the Rainforest Camp and chance to swim before return transfer to hotel or airport.

Ready for your next adventure?

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