Get up close and personal with cared-for elephants in a lush tropical setting, with a stay in Thailand's first luxury jungle camp.
It isn't enough that Elephant Hills is Thailand's first ever luxury tented jungle camp - you will also have the opportunity to feed and interact with friendly, cared-for Asian elephants along the way!
There are no tricks, chains or elephant rides offered here, as Elephant Hills is rated 100% for its animal welfare, as well as being the recipient of a World Legacy Award for Sustainable Tourism. You can truly relax and indulge your senses at the visually captivating Elephant Hills, safe in the knowledge that your tropical surroundings and their friendly inhabitants are fully taken care of.
Located in protected rainforest at Khao Sok, your journey begins with an easy transfer from a number of Thailand's airports and hotels at major beach destinations, including Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Surat Thani and even Koh Samui. Beautifully tucked away in lush exotic greenery, the Elephant Camp comprises a range of luxury, hand-crafted African safari-style tents.
Reminiscent of a hotel room set right in the middle of the rainforest, inside your spacious and well-lit tent you'll find a downy bed, a bathroom with Western-style toilet, a shower with running hot and cold water, a hairdryer and even free WiFi! Meanwhile, the way your tent is constructed makes it completely mosquito-proof and free of any other jungle critters too.
By evening, drink in the romantic atmosphere as you swap stories with all those friends you haven't met yet. Meals are provided at the camp's restaurant, which also includes a well-stocked bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool complete with breathtaking limestone cliff backdrop. Can you imagine a more spectacular setting for that holiday piña colada?
As if that wasn't enough, a Western-style breakfast is served every morning, complete with a delicious omelette station and freshly baked bread to set you up for the day ahead.
The sparkling Sok river lies just beyond the camp, teeming with wild fish. And of course there are plenty of elephants you need to meet, too! There is a wonderful selection of tours that last between two and four days, led by a licensed, English-speaking guide and suitable for children from 4 years of age and upwards.
You will get to view these magnificent animals up close, with the chance to feed, interact and get to know them. Sit back in the elephant café with a cold beer and watch these gentle giants roll around in their mud pits and play with their friends.
Marvel also at the awe-inspiring landscapes as you are paddled through the river in a canoe, exploring mangrove swaps and deserted beaches. Later on, why not set out on foot to visit the local markets and explore the rainforest in ever more detail?
Elephant Hills also offers a sister camp, the floating Rainforest Camp in the centre of Cheow Larn Lake, which is also equipped with a bar and additional facilities.
Wherever you choose to rest your heads, we can all but guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the tropical paradise you'll find at Elephant Hills. With so many new elephant friends looking forward to meeting you, what are you waiting for?
Things to note
Stays are includes as part of two or three night tour experiences, either solely at the Elephant Camp in Khao Sok or including the floating Rainforest Camp and are fully inclusive, on full board and include all activities as per the chosen itinerary. Enquire for more details. Activities are subject to changes at the camp's discretion, according to local conditions. Third person rollaway beds are charged at the same rate as twin sharing rates.
Prices start from £314 for the 2 day Jungle Safari, including transfers, overnight, all activities, meals and the English-speaking tour guide.
Region: Khao Sok, Surat Thani
Cost (from): £314 (2 night jungle safari)
Sleeps: 2-3 per tent
Bedrooms: 1 king size bed
Bathrooms: 1 per tent
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 901
FacilitiesTents sleep 2, king size bed, bedding & towels provided, ensuite bathroom, hot water shower, western-style toilet, hairdryer, toiletries, wood furniture, storage, heating, table & chairs, outdoor terrace & seating. A family tent set up is also possible with one extra rollaway bed, and one child sharing with parents.
Elephant experience, canoe safari, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, jungle trekking, swimming, cooking demonstrations, dance performances, kayaking, boat trips, local markets.
At a glance
first luxury tented jungle camp, comprising hand-made natural tents in a
tropical rainforest paradise, together with a chance to meet
- Choose from Elephant Camp, or the sister Rainforest Camp, all equipped with generous facilities and an on-site restaurant with bar.
- Direct transfers from a number of Thailand's airports, such as Phuket, are included in your booking. Transfers from your hotels' doorstep in Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and even Koh Samui are included as well.
- Each tent sleeps a maximum of 3 people, and includes a bathroom with Western-style toilet, a hot water shower, free WiFi and a hairdryer.
- The selection of elephant tours last between 2-4 days, are led by a licensed English-speaking guide and are suitable for all ages.