Book by 30 September 2021 and save up to 20% on your stay at Elephant Hills when you travel by 31 October 2022.
You won’t find anywhere else quite like Elephant Hills in Thailand or across South East Asia. Modelled on an African safari camp, it offers the comfort of a hotel stay in the heart of an ancient rainforest. You’ll drift off to sleep in the evening to relaxing sounds of the jungle and rise to see the mist lifting from the limestone peaks, the distant call of gibbons in the air.
Your luxury tent has a canvas roof and walls, but wooden floor, large windows, a king size bed or twin beds, an en suite bathroom with shower and flushing toilet, and electricity to power a fan, reading lights and hairdryer. You won’t want to leave.
Day 1 - Elephant Experience & Canoe Safari
This morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel or the airport for the scenic drive to Elephant Hills, giving you a glimpse of life in rural Thailand.
Your experience starts with a sumptuous buffet lunch, setting the bar for the delicious food you will enjoy throughout your stay.
Your first activity is a guided canoe trip on the picturesque Sok River, soaking in the majestic mountain scenery whilst looking out for hornbills and other birdlife, as well as reptiles sunning themselves by the water’s edge.
After tying up the canoes, it is time to meet the Elephant Hill’s star residents! As well as watch them bath in their large mud-pool, you’ll get the chance to prepare a fruit-based meal to feed to an elephant yourself and take photos with these most gracious land mammals. You will also witness the unique bond the mahouts who work on site share with the elephants.
This evening you can head to the jungle bar, enjoy a cooking demonstration or local dance performance, or simply relax in your tropical surroundings.
Day 2 - Takua Pa Mangroves
Awake to watch the mist rise from the rainforest canopy, then enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
Today, you head out of Khao Sok National Park to explore the mangrove forests on Thailand’s West Coast. You’ll first board a speedboat to travel to a traditional Burmese junk, moored deep within the wetlands, with your guide pointing our wildlife and birdlife en route.
After lunch on board, the afternoon is spent exploring a mangrove creek by self-paddled canoe, enjoying the pure tranquillity of nature, in an area almost untouched by humankind.
Your journey back to Elephant Hills includes a short stop at a local market. Dinner is served at 20:00.
Day 3 - Cheow Lan Lake & Rainforest Camp
After breakfast, pack your swimwear for a day at Cheow Lan Lake.
Stretching almost the entire length of Khao Sok National Park, the lake’s northern shoreline forms the border with the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary.
You’ll ride in a traditional Thai longtail boat across Cheow Lan Lake to the floating Rainforest Camp, where lunch will be served. In the afternoon you can swim in the lake or borrow a kayak to explore a little further. The scenery is simply stunning, with steep-sided, limestone cliffs rising from the water. Look out for primates in the trees by the banks of the lake.
After more delicious Thai food back at Elephant Camp, you can enjoy the evening entertainment or just find a hammock in a quiet corner of the camp.
Day 4 - Jungle Trek & Farewell Lunch
Listen out for the gibbons again this morning, after another comfortable night’s sleep.
Then pull on your walking shoes to head into the jungle with an expert guide to learn about the flora and fauna of the National Park. You’ll likely see macaques or leaf monkeys swinging through the branches and multi coloured butterflies flitting between plants. Tropical hardwoods rise to the canopy and orchids, ferns and bamboo crowd the forest floor.
Enjoy a final buffet lunch before your transfer to Phuket or Surat Thani Airport or your next destination in southern Thailand.
4 day Unique Experience - from £619 £491
*Special Offer* Book the Rainforest Nature Safari by 30 September 2021 and save up to 20%. Valid on travel dates until 31 October 2022. Subject to availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Valid on new bookings only. Price quoted includes discount.
Shared transfers available from 11 locations in southern Thailand including Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khanom, Surat Thani and Koh Samui. If you would prefer to travel in a private vehicle please speak with your Travel Consultant.