Elephant Hills Jungle Lake Safari

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Duration (in days): 3

From: Southern Thailand

To: Southern Thailand

From

£640

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Elephant Hills Resort is located in Khao Sok National Park, part of southern Thailand’s largest stretch of primary rainforest. Made up of two luxury tented camps Elephant Hills takes you on a journey through Khao Sok, spending one night within the trees and another sleeping on a lake in a floating camp. Experience magnificent Asian elephants up close during your visit to the private elephant camp and float along the river on a guided canoe safari!

Animal welfare award winner Elephant Hills is a perfect add on to your southern Thailand adventure. With collection available from Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani & Koh Samui you can easily combine this experience with a beach stay or an island-hopping adventure, get up close and personal with nature whilst enjoying your creature comforts

This itinerary can be extended to create a longer trip, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    Highlights

    • Interact with Asian elephants at Elephant Hills jungle camp
    • Take part in a Thai cookery demonstration
    • Watch a traditional Thai dance performance
    • Sleep on a floating camp on Cheow Lan Lake
    • Spot the local wildlife as you head out on a guided canoe safari
    Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive at Elephant Hills Resort jungle camp

    You will be collected this morning from either your accommodation or the airport, Elephant Hills provide transport from Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani & Koh Samui.

    As you travel to Khao Sok National Park you will get to witness life in rural southern Thailand before arriving at Elephant Hills Resort, just in time for a delicious Thai buffet lunch! After lunch it’s time to head down the Sok River in a canoe, witness the wildlife that live in this tropical vegetation as you travel to the jungle elephant camp.

    Once at the camp you will get to spend time with these magnificent creatures and the mahouts that look after them from birth, you will get the chance to feed and wash the elephants and learn about the ongoing Elephant Hills conservation project.

    Once back at camp you will have time to relax in your luxury tent, complete with hot water shower and comfortable bed! This evening there will be a selection of activities you can take part in including a cooking demonstration, a traditional Thai dance performance and a movie presentation.


    Day 2: Cheow-Lan-Lake

    Be awoken by the sounds of the jungle for your first morning here in camp, enjoy a cup of tea in your tent once you awaken and head to breakfast at your leisure.

    After breakfast you will head out on a longtail boat to explore Cheow Lan Lake, float down the calm emerald waters and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the local residents, wild elephants, monkeys and hundreds of tropical birds. On arrival at the floating camp you will settle into your luxury tent situated right on the lake before enjoying a Thai lunch cooked fresh at the camp.

    After lunch it’s time to explore the jungle by foot, here you will get the chance to explore one of the world’s oldest rainforests, and spot a whole host of exotic plants and wildlife such as hornbills, gibbons and macaque monkeys to name just a few!

    After watching the sun go down from your deckchair and a last swim in the river, dinner is served and a chance to chat with your fellow guests about what you have seen that day.


    Day 3: Depart Khao Sok National Park

    Wake to the sounds of the rainforest on your 3rd day and relax on your lake side balcony or go for a refreshing morning swim! After breakfast head out with your guide on a canoe safari spotting birds and monkeys high up in the trees whilst marvelling at the silence of your surroundings.

    Enjoy a last meal at your floating camp before being collected and transferred to your next destination.


     

    Info

    Khao Sok National Park is a nature reserve in southern Thailand containing dense virgin jungle, towering limestone karst formations and the man-made Cheow Lan Lake. Its home to rare species such as the giant parasitic Rafflesia flower, hornbill birds, gibbons and tigers.

    The best time to visit is the December-to-April dry season. During the June-to-October monsoon, trails can get slippery and flooding sometimes occurs. This can be the best time to spot the big animals however!

    We've done a similar trip...

    If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post Why you should add the Elephant Hills jungle lake safari to your Thailand trip - written by one of our consultants who's been there.

    This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

    What's included: 

    • All transport
    • Accommodation in luxury tents
    • All meals
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

    Not included: 

    • International flights
    • Additional beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities
    Accommodation

    2 nights in luxury tented accommodation.

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