Two of Elephant Hills' camps (Elephant Camp and Rainforest Camp) are set within Khao Sok National Park, which was established as a national park in 1980. Stretching for 250 square miles it 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.
Elephant Hills are Thailands first luxury tented camps and include a variety of award-winning soft-adventure nature tours. The symphony of the birds and animals calling each morning is an ideal alarm clock to rouse you for the day’s activities which may include a canoe safari, jungle trek or, memorable ethical elephant experience, where you get to meet the elephants at the natural elephant park.
Elephant Camp is situated close to the jungle of Khao Sok National Park while the Rainforest Camp is located on one of Thailand's most spectacular lakes which is surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains. At each camp, you'll stay in luxury tents featuring ensuite bathrooms and handmade furniture crafted by local artisans.
From November 2022, Elephant Hills will also have a third camp, Bush Camp, which will sit on the Ping River near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.
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.
GMT +7 hours
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.
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.