Our Team

Elephant Hills employs around 150 staff, including management, tour guides, drivers, bar staff, paddle men, maintenance workers, housekeepers, office staff and, of course, our mahouts. Since all of them contribute a great deal to making your Elephant Hills experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible, we would like to dedicate this page to our hard working employees and introduce those persons to you you are most likely to be in touch with and might meet in person before, during and after your Khao Sok adventure.

In case you would like to get in touch with any of our team members, please simply email us to booking@elephanthills.com, and state in the headline who we may forward your message to.

Your Tour Guides

Bua

Bua

The sweet and always laughing Bua or Tippawan Kongjan as her full name is, has an incredibly contagious smile, which you have probably seen if you have visted Elephant Hills already. “Bua” means Lotus flower in Thai. She studied tourism at the Rajamangkala University of Technology Sivijaya, Trang. After her studies she chose to apply as a guide at Elephant Hills because she loves the nature, the service and the chance she gets to improve her English skills.

Om

Om

Om, or Omduan Germuth, as her full name is, is our German speaking tour guide in the team. After having lived in Germany for two years and being married to a German, she always takes big pride in taking the very best care of any German speaking guest arriving at Elephant Hills.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Ten years ago Bamboo decided to start working at Elephant Hills because she wanted to improve her English – and yes, she has succeeded big time! Bamboo loves the nature and the environment and enjoys a lot to work with all kind of people. With her great humor Bamboo makes any Elephant Hills activity to an unforgettable experience. Bamboos favorite activity at Elephant Hills is meeting our elephants. And you know why? "Because I will look smaller than them."

Kong

Kong

Miss Prakong Maikeaw started working at Elephant Hills eight years ago. She is from the Phatthalung province in Southern Thailand and has a Bachelor degree with a major in tourism. Kong loves to listen to the “Jungle Music”, the sounds from the animals around our camps, such as cicadas, gibbons and birds. Her favorite activity is to kayak at the lake. It is so peaceful and quiet and you never know which kind of animal you might see.

Nong

Nong

Nong or Miss Suwalai Katkaew studied tourism management and is a big nature lover. Spending time outside, being surrounded be plants and animals makes her feel happy. Besides sports and exercise, Nong loves to observe the wildlife, she keeps on looking around and enjoys the beautiful nature, it makes her relax. Nong’s favorite month is April, the month of the Thai New Year (also known as Songkran). She always enjoys celebrating it with her family and friends.

Sam

Sam

Sompong Kongchuan, who’s nickname is Sam, comes from the Trang province in the Southof Thailand. He started working at Elephant Hills three years ago after finishing his Bachelor degree with a major in tourism. After formerly having been a hunter, he is the perfect wildlife spotter, and came to realize that animals are so much cooler as long as they are alive. Sam will be able to show you and explain to you the most amazing things found in the nature which surrounds our camps.

Vim

Vim

Panthipa Wiranghmoo, also called Vim, is a girl from northern Thailand who studied Tourism at the Chiangrai Rajabhat University. Vim came to Elephant Hills because she wanted to learn about the cultures, places and traditions of Southern Thailand. Cooking is her favorite hobby, the Northern Sausage (Sai Va) is her favorite food and the most special thing about Elephant Hills is for her the unique location as it is so peaceful, quiet and full of wonders.

Saow

Saow

Miss Supreeya Sanson, or Saow, as guests call her, comes from the Songkhla province in the South of Thailand. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree at Prince of Songkla University in Trang in Tourism Management, Saow started working at Elephant Hills in July 2016.
The driving force behind her decision was to further develop her English skills, while presenting the miracoulous nature of Khao Sok to her guests.
Despite being lively and talkative, Saow also enjoys the silence of the forest. And she would love to see you fall in love with it as well.

Pang Pond

Pang Pond

In case Kittiya Rartniyoum is too hard to remember, you may call this lady Pang Pond.
After growing up in the Yala province, she successfully studied Social Science and Tourism at the Songkla Rajabhat University. She joined our team in May 2016, as she is very keen to further improve her English, and learn about new countries and cultures.
Pang Pond has never been in such close contact with nature before coming to Khao Sok, but admits it absolutely relaxes her. And it will relax you, too…

Linda

Linda

Linda delights both our English and German speaking guests, as her mom is German and taught her from young years on. As she loves languages, she currently practices Dutch, as it is quite close to German.
After graduating from Chiang Mai University in journalism (and minor subject ‘theater’), Linda began her guiding career in Northern Thailand, before moving to Khao Sok.
She loves children, elephants, white chocolate and taking tons of photos of everyone and everything.
In her spare time, she watches ‘Great Expectations’ for the xxxth time, ghosts movies, or listens to Indy music. Buy her a cold chocolate, and she will tell you even more about herself!

Kluay

Kluay

Jirawan Mapa’s nick name is Kluay, which translates into ‘Banana’ in English. You best ask her yourself where that nickname came from.
After graduating in tourism from Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya in Songkhla, close to the Malayan border, Kluay came to Khao Sok, as she loves clean air, far away from pollution. She especially adores the karststone cliffs, and how they are all overgrown with thick vegetation.
Besides nature Kluay enjoys singing, swimming and traveling. Oh, and eating, of course, as so many Thai people. With food she follows the Thai rule “Mai ped, mai aroy”, which roughly translates into “Serve it spicy, or leave me alone”.

Meaw

Meaw

To facilitate remembering ‘Patcharee Rodtua’, you may call her Meaw. Meaw comes from the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, bordering Surat Thani province to the South East – hence she is not far from home.
Like others in our team, she graduated from the Prince of Songkhla university in Trang in Tourism Management. After previously having been a trainee guide at Elephant Hills for four months, she applied for a full-time position, and was warmly welcomed back to Khao Sok.
Meaw loves nature, and wants to learn more about the rain forest and its inhabitants. And, of course, practicing her English skills with our guests was amongst her reasons to return as well.
Her favorite food is Som Tam, the Thai papaya salad, as she loves spicy food. Would you like to challenge her on a chili contest?