Elephant Hills Holidays

Established as a national park in 1980, Khao Sok National Park stretches for 250 square miles and is one of Asia's premier natural wonders. While much of the park is carpeted in verdant rainforest, it's also comprised of vast limestone mountains that dominate the view at every turn, deep valleys, tumbling waterfalls and breathtakingly beautiful lakes. The park is filled with an incredible array of wildlife such as wild elephant, monkeys, gibbons, bears, porcupine and deer; many of which are quite elusive. Reptiles and insects are in abundance along with several species of bird, including the hornbill, and rare flora including the world's largest flower Rafelesia.

Each tour includes buffet meals during which you get to share the day’s adventures with fellow guests. Evening activities at the Elephant Camp also include cookery demonstrations and dance performances from local schools.

With animal welfare and conservation at the heart of what they do, Elephant Hills has received numerous awards and accolades from worldwide associations such as Global Spirit and National Geographic.

4 day Itinerary

Day 1 Phuket/Khao Sok: Early morning transfer. On arrival, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a relaxing canoe trip down the Sok River during which you can admire the rainforest and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Afterwards, head to the elephant park to learn about the elephant conservation project and have the chance to prepare and feed the elephants one of their daily meals, then watch them bathe before you scrub and wash them clean. Return to camp for dinner.

Day 2 Khao Sok: Morning transfer to the west coast to board a speedboat and explore the mysterious maze of channels in the mangrove forest. Cruise through the channels to meet and board a classical Burmese junk, where lunch will be served, but not before you explore the nearby mangrove creek in a self-paddle canoe. En route back to camp there is a stop at a local market.

Day 3 Khao Sok/Cheow Larn Lake: Today you will explore Cheow Larn Lake by local longtail boat. This little-known, man-made lake is surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs that rise up from the lake shore and is likened to Guilin in China or Halong Bay in Vietnam. After lunch at the Rainforest Camp there's time to swim in the lake before returning to the Elephant Camp.

Day 4 Khao Sok/Khao Lak: This morning take a guided hike through the jungle. It's an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rainforests, to see a great variety of exotic plants, trees, and ferns as well as watching out for wildlife. Weather dependent lunch will be served in the rainforest. Return to the Jungle Camp at around midday and then leave for your next hotel or the airport.

    Why visit Elephant Hills?
  • Outstanding natural scenery
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Soft adventure for all ages
  • Unforgettable experiences


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Essential facts about Elephant Hills
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Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Khao Sok National Park. Fly from Bangkok to Phuket and then travel onwards by road for approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Khao Sok National Park is also accessible from Khao Lak, Krabi, Koh Samui or Surat Thani.

Best time to go

Elephant Hills is very much a year round destination. Whilst the dry season is officially considered to be December-April, Khao Sok's rainforest location means that rain may still occur at any time. Most activities are available in all weather.

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