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Jungle Lake Safari 3 Days

Overnight at the Lake

Mix it up and spend one night at the Elephant Camp and one night at the Rainforest Camp

Award-Winning Nature Adventure Tours

Jungle Lake Safari 3 days

3 Days and 2 Nights | All-Inclusive | Award Winning Tours

Ethical Elephant Experience

Our 3-day Jungle Lake Safari has you spending your first night at the Elephant Camp and your second night at our unique floating Rainforest Camp. This tour gives you the best of both worlds, you will get to experience the highlights of the Elephant Camp such as the ethical Elephant Experience and the Canoe Safari as well as transfer to the Cheow Larn Lake region to spend your second night on the floating Rainforest Camp and experience our breathtaking jungle hike which will also have you explore the Diamond Cave.

This is a true escape from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you relax in our camp and clear your mind on a mesmerising paddle around the lake among the wildlife of the jungle.

Two night stay including activities

“This was the most amazing place and we couldn’t fault it all. We were so well looked after and the ‘tent’ we stayed in was very luxurious. We were fed three times a day with beautiful food, smiley faces and the most friendly people you could ever meet…” Read more >

Whats Included…

Open all year round, experience Elephant Hills any time of the year

Full board buffet meals included for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

2-night accommodation in a luxury safari tent. The first night at the elephant camp and second night at the rainforest

All itinerary activities and tour guides are included

Standard transfers to and from major destinations in Southern Thailand are included

Tour Highlights!

Day 1 Ethical Elephant Experience

  • Transfer from the airport or hotel to the Elephant Camp in Khao Sok
  • Elephant Hills Ethical Elephant Experience: Feeding, washing and interacting with Asia’s largest land animal (No chains, no riding, approx. 2hrs)
  • Canoe Safari on the Sok River: Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Khao Sok
  • Evening Activities: movie presentation, local kids’ dance performances and cooking demonstration

Day 2 Rainforest Camp Tour

  • Visit a local market  in Takhun to experience Thailand’s rural lifestyle
  • Sightseeing in a traditional longtail boat around Cheow Larn Lake
  • Lunch and free time to swim and relax at Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp
  • Self-paddle kayaks are available to explore the diverse environment of Cheow Larn Lake
  • Hike to the Diamond Cave at Cheow Larn Lake’s spectacular rainforest environment
  • Overnight at the Rainforest Camp

Day 3 Kayak Tour

  • Guided Kayak Safari and wildlife spotting
  • Lunch at the Rainforest Camp and chance to swim before return transfer to hotel or airport

Tour Prices (THB)


*Minimum age for the Rainforest Camp is 7 years old
*Child rate valid for ages 4 – 15 years old

Day 1: THE AMAZING ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Elephant Hills

Your experience will begin with your included standard transfer to Khao Sok National Park. Where we can pick you up from any hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani and Koh Samui. We also pick up from selected flights at Phuket, Surat Thani or Krabi airport. En-route to the camp, you can catch glimpses of tropical rural life here in Southern Thailand. Once you arrive at the Elephant Hills Camp around 12 pm a delicious buffet lunch is served with a variety of traditional cooked Thai dishes.

Canoe Safari through the Sok River

After lunch, you can relax during the canoe safari down the Sok River. The canoes are very stable and safe, life jackets are provided as well as a local river guide to paddle the canoe so you can sit back and enjoy the scenery. As you float down the river you will see the limestone mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. Sometimes hornbill birds can be seen flying high overhead or reptiles basking in the sun on the riverbanks. From the canoe you can admire some of the last areas of primary rainforest, a world that has changed little in thousands of years.

Our Ethical Elephant Experience

After our Canoe Safari, your next stop will be the Elephant Park. Here you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. You will prepare and cut up fruit to feed the elephants as part of their daily meal routine which will give you a chance to get up close and personal to these gentle giants. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really experience the Asian Elephant, the world’s largest land animal! The duration of the activity will be about 2 hours, as we want our elephants to have little human interaction and still get to be elephants roaming free for the rest of the day.

Evening Activities

In the late afternoon, you will return to the Elephant Camp for dinner and overnight stay in your luxury glamping tent. During the evening there will be a variety of activities you can participate in from movie nights and dance performances by local children to a cooking demonstration where you can learn to cook traditional Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Som Tam salad. If you would prefer a quiet evening you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings on the deck of your tent or have a few drinks at our jungle bar.

DAY 2: SPECTACULAR CHEOW LARN LAKE

Transfer to the Rainforest Camp

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling, the beauty of glamping in the rainforest. You will have tea and coffee facilities in your tent for early risers so you can enjoy a warm brew before you will hear our ‘gong’ to let you know that breakfast is served.

Today you will explore Cheow Larn Lake and make your way to the Rainforest Camp by local longtail boat to stay with us for your second night. Your larger suitcases will be securely stored at the Elephant Camp so make sure you pack an overnight bag. The freshwater lake is surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs covered in tropical rainforest that rise up from the shore of the lake and disappear somewhere in the far distance.

Lunch at the Rainforest camp

Once you arrive at our Rainforest Camp, situated in the heart of the national park. Our staff will check you in to your luxury tent, where you can sit back and enjoy the surrounding views of Cheow Larn Lake. A buffet lunch will be served with delicious Thai dishes freshly prepared at the Rainforest Camp.

Jungle Trekking and Cave exploring

Enjoy an afternoon adventure as we take you into the jungle to explore the ecology of one of the world’s oldest rainforests and see a great variety of exotic plants. You will also see a number of different bird species such as the hornbill or monkeys such as gibbons, a macaque or a leaf monkey. We will also make our way to the Diamond Cave, the full hike takes about 3 hours return but not to worry its soft-adventure and we take it at a comfortable pace. Every day is different, but it is always truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life forms that co-exist here. Walk slowly, observe, learn and listen, there is a lot to see and uncover while our tour guides take you on these magical trips.

Time to unwind and relax

Watch the sun set behind the towering limestone mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent or cool off by taking a dip in the emerald green waters. Dinner will be served shortly and you can enjoy a chat or board game with other guests before it is only you and the intriguing sounds of nature under a starlit sky.

DAY 3: RAINFOREST CAMP

Wake up to the sounds of Gibbons calling high up in the trees, whilst the clearing mist unveils the true beauty of the lake. Don’t think twice: As the jungle starts to stir, you could already be out there exploring prehistoric beauty in your kayak! Or do you wish to submerge into the glassy surface of the lake first?

Kayak Safari

After breakfast, your guide will invite you to join in on a guided kayak safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow Larn Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the treetops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates.

Lunch and departure from the Rainforest Camp

Before leaving the Rainforest Camp lunch will be served, then around noon, you’ll transfer to your next hotel or the airport. All good things come to an end, they say, but luckily this unique experience will remain in your memory for the rest of your life!

Tour Packages

All Elephant Hills tour packages are fully inclusive of 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.

Not included are soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, tips and gratuities as well as personal acquisitions from our souvenir shop or the local markets.

Itineraries:

All activities as stated in our itineraries are subject to change in the order they are undertaken, depending on the local conditions on the day. Please note all activities are subject to change due to local circumstances.

Payment:

100% pre-payment is necessary in order to confirm the tour. Payments are most easily made by credit card. In case of a cancelation, cancelation fees may apply as follows:

Cancelation up to 30 days before tour departure: 10% of total package price; 30-15 days before: 50% of total package price; less than 15 days before or no-show will result in a 100% cancelation charge.

What to bring:

Please bring non-slip shoes like sturdy sandals or trainers, loose comfortable clothes, sun protection and a rain coat (disposable raincoats are available to buy at our camp), swim wear for use at the pool or in the river and personal toiletries. Please also remember to bring your passport for the check in process.

Luggage:

It is possible to bring your entire luggage to Elephant Hills for your tour if you are changing hotels when your tour program is finished; there is plenty of room in our tents. However, if you are returning to the same hotel, it may be advisable to just bring a small overnight bag for the duration of your stay and leave your main luggage at the hotel.

Please note:

All guests undertaking a tour and staying at Elephant Hills MUST have personal travel insurance covering them for the duration of their stay at Elephant Hills.

Children’s ages: 7 -15, for children under the age of 7 parental discretion is required if you wish to bring them on our tours.

Elephant Hills does not accept responsibility for children under the age of 7, pregnant women, people of ill health or anyone who is suffering from any congenital disease, sickness or injury unknown to Elephant Hills prior to arrival.

Sales prices are based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplements may be applicable in the event of only one person booking. For a third person sharing a tent portable beds will be used, this is charged at the same rate as twin share prices.

Reviews

Jurassic Park Setting: Up Close & Personal with Elephants

“True confessions, I am an elle fanatic. I have stayed at Elle camps in Africa over the years so when I put a trip together to Thailand, staying here was a no brainer. This place is well run but is very structured. You get put into a group of 10 and that is your group for the visit…”

Highlight of our Thai Vacation

“My wife and I booked the 3 day, 2 night Jungle Lake Safari tour. It was wonderful and easily the highlight of our trip to Thailand. The tour was incredibly well organized. I always say the best events are the ones where everything runs smoothly and you don’t even realize the logistics going on in the background. This was definitely the case. The transfer from our resort in Krabi was seamless…”

Wonderful Elephant Hills

“We stayed at Elephant Hills March 2020 for the 3 days 2 nights. 1 night in main camp and 1 night in floating tent rainforest camp. We cant fault anything we absolutely loved this part of our holiday. The food was the best of our holiday with excellent choice and quantity…”

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