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When to Visit

When is the Best Time to Visit Elephant Hills, Thailand

We are open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year!

Elephant Hills is located in Khao Sok National Park, one of the most beautiful and lush rainforests in Thailand. It’s also home to some of the friendliest locals and the most diverse wildlife you could ever imagine.

The park is full of activities and attractions. You can hike to hidden waterfalls, explore lush jungle trails, interact with Elephants and stay in our floating bungalows on Cheow Lan lake.

There are so many things to do that you’re going to want to visit us again and again.

But when is the best time to visit?

That’s a great question! With varying climates throughout the year, are there specific times when each activity is more enjoyable than others? If you’re planning on visiting us anytime soon, read along for our insider tips on when you should go!

It rains in the rainforest

Khao Sok is one of Thailand’s wettest places, with about 3,500 millimeters of precipitation every year, it may rain at any time and also the sun might shine any time of year! It usually only rains in heavy showers for one or two hours, and thanks to the temperatures staying around 25°C during the day, this is usually a pleasant experience.

Elephant Hills activities are specifically geared toward rainy days, so we run our tours all year long.

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Tips for Visiting Elephant Hills

Peak times

We have 66 luxury tents at the Elephant Camp and 20 floating tents at the Rainforest camp, and because Elephant Hills is very popular with families, the few tents we offer tend to sell out quickly during the school holidays and other peak times.

If you are not tied to school holiday dates then we always recommend trying to travel outside of those weeks. Groups will be smaller, your experience will be even more intimate, and you’ll have the chance to book one of our great promotions!

Green Season

May marks the start of the monsoon season, which runs from May to October. This is the perfect time to travel: Temperatures drop slightly during the day, nature looks lush and green, and there is a greater chance of seeing wildlife.

Book well in advance

We recommend that you book with us as early as possible, you can book over a year in advance to make sure that you don’t miss out. Especially if you are booking for a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary or Honeymoon.

What to do now

Take a look at our 2-4 day soft adventure tours and choose the one that suits you best. You can check availability, book and pay online by credit card.

After you receive your confirmation be sure to look through our transfer information and our ‘what to pack’ guides as well as our main FAQs

Some afterthoughts….

What happens after your amazing Elephant Hills Experience? If you have extra time in Thailand after your visit with us, you might want to relax near the famous beaches of Phuket or Krabi, tour the thousand-year-old temples in Ayutthaya, or cool down in the mountains of Chiang Rai – whatever you decide we can help you on your way, all transfers are included in our tour packages already!

Check the Weather Before You Go

Most travellers don’t realize how different each region within Thailand can be when it comes to weather. The climate across this vast country can range from humid and hot all year round (like in Southern Thailand), to dry and hot during certain times of the year (like in Northern Thailand).

So before you plan your trip to any part of this amazing country, it’s always a good idea to check the weather report in the places you’re planning to visit. This way, you’ll know what to expect and what you’ll need to pack during your visit.

There are many websites that offer real-time weather information, such as Weather Underground and AccuWeather. You can check the average temperature and precipitation for any month of the year.

Dress lightly

It’s usually best to pack light clothes that are made of 100% cotton. This is because cotton is very breathable and helps keep you cool and dry, which is very important in Thailand’s tropical climate.

Stay hydrated

Another important factor to keep in mind when travelling in Thailand is to stay hydrated, as the climate here is warm and humid year-round. You can stay hydrated by drinking water often throughout the day, even if you’re not feeling thirsty.

You can also add a little bit of fruit juice or a slice of lemon to your water to make it more refreshing. Drinking plenty of water is important because it helps prevent you from getting dehydrated. Dehydration can make you feel extremely tired, which is something you want to avoid while travelling and exploring Thailand.

We provide several complimentary refill stations for drinking water on all of our tours. Please bring your own water bottle and help us preserve the environment.

Cheow Larn Lake
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Now that you know what to expect when travelling in Thailand, you can make the most out of your trip and better plan for the climate and weather. So what are you waiting for? Book your Elephant Hills experience now!

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Travel period: Until 31 Oct 2023

Get An Extra Night For FREE!

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

Conditions:
Booking period: Until 28 Feb 2023
Travel period: Until 31 Oct 2023

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Elephant Hills Promotion

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for FREE!

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

Conditions:

Booking period: 01 Aug – 31 Oct 2022

Travel period: Anytime

*Combinable with free kids’ promotion in May, June, September

** tour price of the 3 day-Jungle-Safari