Thailand’s First Luxury Tented Camps

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Thailand’s First Luxury Tented Camps

Elephant Hills – Elephant Park Thailand

Elephant Hills are Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camps, combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment of our elephant park. We offer 2-4 day nature soft adventure tours in and around the stunningly beautiful Khao Sok national park area with luxury tents for nighttime accommodations.

The Elephant Camp comprises tailor-made luxury tents and has successfully been operated for over 10 years, becoming a popular destination for family vacations. The Lake Camp, one of the world’s only luxury floating tented camps, was opened in 2011 and is situated on the emerald green waters of Cheow Lan Lake.

Both camps are situated in the Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand, approximately two hours apart from each other, close to famous beaches and honeymoon destinations like Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, and Koh Samui. To facilitate travels to Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camps and elephant park, all transfers to and from Elephant Hills are included in the tour packages and honeymoon packages. For further information on this, please read our Transfer Policy.

In addition to transfers, all Elephant Hills tours are fully inclusive of luxury tents accommodation, activities, and meals as well as the services of an English-speaking, fully trained, TAT-licensed tour guide.

Due to ethical reasons, we do not offer elephant riding at Elephant Hills. Instead, you will get to feed and interact with Asia’s largest land animal during our unique, award-winning Elephant Experience at our elephant park.

When visiting Elephant Hills’ nature park, please also consider participating in our Children’s Project. Hundreds of local schoolchildren will be absolutely delighted if you do.

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Thailand Elephant Camp

Families with children younger than 7 love our 2-day Jungle Safari: 1 night at The Elephant Camp, including our unique ethical Elephant Experience. A really touching experience in an almost untouched environment, a perfect pick for a family vacation.

Adventurers of all ages love our 3-day Jungle Safari: 2 nights at The Elephant Camp, including a full-day trip through Khao Sok National Park to marvellous Cheow Larn Lake – but usually, it’s the ethical Elephant Experience the little ones never forget.

Our 4-day Elephant Nature Safari is a soft adventure, showcasing the best Southern Thailand has to offer: Explore a Jungle Lake, cruise through mangrove swamps within Khao Sok National Park – and of course meet our lovely elephant herd.

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Why Choose Elephant Hills?

Elephant Hills is the most responsible and sustainable Soft-Adventure Tour Operator in Southern Thailand. We not only respect and value our elephants (there is no elephant riding at our elephant park!), but we also take excellent care of the environment at Khao Sok national park.

We put great emphasis on recycling and resource-saving as well as cooperating closely with the local community by sourcing staff locally and improving education in the area with our Elephant Hills Children’s Project.

Besides this, we pride ourselves on splendid value-for-money elephant tours – many international awards and loads of fantastic press reviews prove the concept right. Come on and find out for yourself!

What our guests say…

Elephant Hills Reviews

Elephant Hills 5 Star Reviews

Super experience – organised well

“We spent two nights here in luxury tents, with a proper bathroom. We arrived and met our guide Deen – about 12 of us in a group. We went on a boat ride and saw monkeys, snakes and birds – local villagers were our guides. We then met the elephants and learned about their history and habitat. Back to camp for shower and dinner. All meals are buffet still – great selection and great staff. The entertainment was a documentary film (we were still in shower so didn’t watch), a Thai dancing demonstration ( local children from a dance school) and a quick cookery demo. The next day we met at 9.15 for a fantastic visit to a reservoir and floating camp – boat ride and swimming/kayaking. And more amazing food. On our final day, we went for a jungle trek complete with walking pole- this was more hard-core than I thought it would be – it was slippery and my feet got wet! But had a superb cooking demonstration and lunch in the jungle. This is a bit like a luxurious scout camp but it is a fantastic experience!!”

Life long memories

“This was such an amazing experience. Definitely the most luxurious tent I’ve ever stayed in! Even had a hairdryer!
It was lovely hearing all the jungle sounds surrounding you and seeing lots of smaller wildlife such as lizards, butterflies and giant centipedes.
The quality and range of food was good. Enough so that you didn’t end up with a random dinner of various cuisines as you sometimes do with buffets! They catered so my for my shellfish allergy and gave me my own separate dishes of anything that contained fish sauce, which was very unexpected but greatly appreciated. I can’t thank you enough!
Seeing the elephants was brilliant. Yes, you only get two hours but it was enough time to spend with them. For those people that moan about this, just think about the elephants- they don’t want to be pestered by tourists all day!
All the other activities were great and everything was very well organised. We were lucky with the weather and all the amazing wildlife we saw!
The thing that particularly made our excursions so good was our leader, Chief. She was so knowledgable and organised. Her English is superb!
What a brilliant time we had! Thank you!
Jason, Lisa and Katie x”

Wonderful Glamping Experience

“We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Elephant Hills. We were paired up with two other families and had Sam as our guide. All of the trips we went on were very well organised and really enjoyable.

We really liked the ambience at the camp. The tents can be a little warm at night, but they do provide fans. This is jungle glamping at it’s best. Lots of jungle sounds at night…….which we really liked!

Dinner and breakfast are served in a communal eating area with lots of space for everyone regardless of how sociable you want to be. Lunches are provided on the trail (or wherever you are visiting for the day). Lots of bugs, reptiles and mammals to see! The guides are excellent at spotting the wildlife for you.

I have seen a few negative comments about the lack of variety in the dance performances in the evenings. These events are pretty short and give a great opportunity for the local schools to give the kids experience of performing in front of an audience. You don’t have to attend but the performers really seemed to get a lot out of it.”

Absolutely amazing exceptional beautiful and wonderful experience!!!

“Our trip to the Elephant Hills exceeded all of our expectations. We really enjoyed each and every single thing there. First, we got picked up at the airport by a guy who drove us to the Elephant Hills. Here, we got introduced to everything by our guide Tam, who was very friendly, knowledgeable, and with very good English. The complex itself is very big, with a nice lobby, restaurant, pool, and most importantly with lots of tents to stay in. The place feels natural and luxurious at the same time. We loved it so much. The food was delicious, and they also had really lots of vegan options (which were labeled), and if you have a specific diet, such as gluten-free, they prepared food specially for you.

We had a 4-day adventure, which was loaded with adventure! We experienced:
– Guided canoeing on the calm river with amazing views
– Elephant sanctuary where we could touch and feed beautiful elephants
– Fast-speed boat ride with the wind in our face, self canoeing through mangroves where we saw snakes, monkeys, and lizards
– Cheow Larn Lake long-tail boat ride where we saw amazing limestone cliffs, swam, and canoed
– Jungle trekking on foot with a cooking demonstration (again, your food options were respected!) in the jungle hut

Every day we had lunch on our trip, and we could also refill our water bottles (that can be borrowed) at every station we visited.

This was probably the most beautiful nature experience of our whole Thailand trip. We recommend it to everyone!”

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Elephant Welfare Is VERY Important

Elephant Hills is home to the well-known, respected elephants of Thailand. During our amazing elephant experience, you will have the opportunity to get a look at their daily lives and interact with the endangered Asian elephants in a unique way. This is your chance to get close to the adorable pachyderms, feel their thick skin and interact with them and their mahouts, the elephant caretakers.

Chop, prepare and feed these special creatures one of their daily feeds, watch them play in our giant elephant bathe and use coconut fibers to polish muddy wrinkles back to a majestic grey afterward. This elephant encounter is one-of-a-kind, an experience you will certainly not forget! Learn more about our elephant park.

We can guarantee that our animal welfare is our top priority at our elephant park. Our elephants are treated with respect.

Elephant Hills has achieved a 100% rating for its animal welfare from Global Spirit –  Animals in Tourism auditing. We are the first worldwide animal attraction and elephant park to reach a 100% rating within the two-week audit period.

“It isn’t easy to achieve 100% of minimum requirements, especially within the two week audit period. They are not only the first elephant camp to achieve this rating but the first worldwide animal attraction to reach 100% within the two week audit period. Global Spirit has been impressed with Elephant Hills engagement in the whole process and their ongoing commitment to continue making positive improvements.”

Global Spirit Award
Hayley LynaghDirector - Global Spirit Animals in Tourism Ltd.

We look forward to welcoming you to Elephant Hills and hope you have a wonderful experience with us here in Southern Thailand!

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Book 4 days Nature Safari tour for the price of a 3 day tour!

Booking period: Until 29 Feb 2024
Travel period: Anytime