First-Time Explorers: JUNGLE SAFARI – 2 Days & 1 Night

Tour code EH-JS2 (Daily departure all year)

1 night at The Elephant Camp

1st Days Activities: The Amazing Elephant Experience.

  • Transfer from the airport or hotel to Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok. (Please see our transfer page for details.)
  • Elephant Hills Elephant Experience: Feeding, washing and interacting with Asia’s largest land animal. A really touching experience in an almost untouched environment.
  • Canoe Safari down the Sok River. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Khao Sok.
  • Evening Activities: movie presentation, dance performances and cooking demonstration.

2nd Days Activities: Fabulous Rainforest.

  • Jungle trekking by foot through Southern Thailand’s unique rainforest environment.
  • Return to Elephant Hills and onward transfer to your next hotel or the airport. (Please see our transfer page for details.)

Full Itinerary

Please kindly note that all mentioned activities depend on the weather and local conditions and may be subject to change!

DAY 1:   THE AMAZING ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Elephant Hills Camp

Pick-up from your hotel or the airport in Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani or even from Koh Samui and transfer to Khao Sok. En-route, glimpses of tropical rural life here in southern Thailand can be caught. Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp, buffet lunch is served at 12:00pm, a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you.

Time travel on a canoe trip

After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip 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. Drift along the jungle river passing 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 experience some of the last areas of primary rainforest, a world that has changed little in thousands of years.

The amazing Elephant Experience

Get out of the canoe and head over to the elephant park. Here you can see, touch and learn about the life of Thai elephants and about the Elephant Hills elephant conservation project. Your guide will also teach you about the mahout, the elephant caretaker. While participating in our amazing Elephant Experience you will get very close to and even get your hands on these magnificent animals, you will have the chance to interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. You will prepare and feed them one of their daily meals, including their dietary supplements that help with their digestion and their overall well-being, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really experience the Asian Elephant, this part of the world’s largest land animal!

The laid-back evening you deserve

After all this activity close to nature it is time for a hot shower in the unique bathroom of your luxury safari tent. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-covered mountains – this is 100% real nature! A wide selection of cocktails, wines and spirits is available at the “Jungle explorer’s club bar”. Optional evening entertainment includes a movie presentation, a traditional Thai dance performance from local school children and a cooking demonstration, where you learn how to properly prepare Thai specialties. At 8:00pm it is time for dinner in this unique location beside the rainforest, the sounds and the atmosphere will make this a memorable meal. Spend the night in your luxury safari tent with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water and a western-style toilet. This is real luxury so close to the heart of the rainforest!

DAY 2:   A LITTLE JUNGLE ADVENTURE

Good morning Khao Sok!

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes next to the tent. By the time the sun comes up and the mist over the rainforest-covered mountains to the south of Elephant Hills clears, gibbons’ territorial morning calls echo down the valley. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in your tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure.

Modern era jungle explorers

Having experienced the Asian Elephant and been paddled by canoe along the river the day before it is now time to come face to face with the jungle by exploring it on foot. It is not an army survival exercise, there are no prizes for the fastest, snakes and spiders do not jump out at you – it is just an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world’s oldest rainforests, to see a great variety of exotic plants, tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, orchids, palms, ferns, bamboos, mosses… the variety is huge. Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or a leaf monkey may be swinging through the branches, beautiful butterflies buzz around – every day is different, but it is always truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life-forms that co-exists here together. Walk slowly. Look, learn and listen. Then you too will start to discover some of the secrets of the rainforest.

Memories for a lifetime

Sadly around noon it is already time to return to Elephant Hills, and after a refreshing shower the onward transfer to your next hotel or the airport awaits you. 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!

Please kindly note that all mentioned activities depend on local conditions and may be subject to change!

 

Important information

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

Elephant Hills tours are not recommended for children under the age of 4. Elephant Hills does not accept responsibility for children under the age of 4, 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.

Booking Conditions

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: 4 -15.

Elephant Hills does not accept responsibility for children under the age of 4, 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.

VIEW OFFERS

Please find below our latest promotions. When booking online at www.elephanthills.com, we will automatically apply any correspondent of the below promotions to your booking, unless otherwise stated in the promotion text. Should you have any questions or queries on our tours or on our promotions, please feel free to contact us.


1
REAL RANGERS BOOK ONLINE
— Valid all year round —

When booking online, we give a free Elephant Hills Rainforest Safari Shirt to each adult in that booking. You will receive this stylish Safari Shirt upon check-in, so you are perfectly prepared for your Elephant Hills Rainforest Adventure!


2

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IN THE GREEN SEASON!
— During the months of May, June, Sep and Oct —

Conditions:

  • Valid for ALL TOURS
  • Valid for all our single travelers staying at The Elephant Camp and the floating Rainforest Camp.
  • Own tent guaranteed.


3

FREE KIDS AT ELEPHANT HILLS
— During the months of May, June and September —

Conditions:

  • Valid for ALL TOURS
  • Valid for all new family bookings for tour dates starting in May, June and September.
  • Valid for all children up to and including the age of 15 (at day of tour departure).


4

ELEPHANTASTIC FAMILY FUN
— With any full paying adult, children will receive up to 75% discount on our sales rates —

Conditions:

  • Valid for both The Elephant Camp and our floating Rainforest Camp.
  • 50% discount based on our recommended sales price – valid for tours between 01st November to 30th April and 01st July to 31st August.
  • 75% discount based on our recommended sales price – valid for tours between 01st May to 30thJune and 01st September to 31st October.
  • Children under 8 years of age must share a tent with their parents.
  • Children from 4 years of age are welcome to visit Elephant Hills.

*Valid all year round. Subject to tent availability*

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.

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PERIODADULT
RATE
CHILD
RATE
SINGLE
SUPPLEMENT
1 May 19 – 31 Oct 1913,210 THB6,605 THB
1 Nov 19 – 30 Apr 2016,520 THB8,260 THB6,300 THB
1 May 20 – 31 Oct 2013,875 THB6,938 THB

Kids between 4-15 years profit from our sensational kids’ discounts. Please understand that we cannot welcome children younger than 4 years of age.

To support local school kids in Khao Sok, please take a look at our Children’s Project.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have prior to booking, you can also send us an email at [email protected], or call us on +66 5200 1186 / +66 5200 1196

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