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Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

Khao Sok: Private Elephant Day Care and Bamboo Rafting

From US$ 97.57 per person

Explore the world-class, untouched tropical rainforest of Khao Sok National Park on a private tour. Interact closely with the gentle elephants at an elephant sanctuary. Enjoy a tranquil bamboo raft ride on the Sok River and discover the local wildlife.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Please show your mobile confirmation when approached by your guide. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the stunning landscapes of the ancient jungle in Khao Sok National Park on a private tour
  • Take in panoramic views of Khao Sok National Park at Khao Sok Viewpoint
  • Interact with the elephants at a sanctuary while also learning about their rescue stories
  • Make medicinal supplements for the gentle giants as well as bathe them in a river
  • Hop on a bamboo raft and explore Sok River on a centuries-old method of transportation
Full description

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, the Khao Sok Viewpoint. Once there, delight in a unique photo opportunity with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids.  Next, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Lastly, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your Instagram. From here, head to a local restaurant to savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and enjoy fresh coffee made from bamboo. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van and make your last quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall before transferring back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phuket, Khao Lak, or Khao Sok area (depending on option selected)
  • Thai set lunch
  • Refreshments (water and cola)
  • Elephant sanctuary experience
  • Bamboo raft experience
  • Fresh coffee made from bamboo
  • Cooking class lesson for one dish
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Extremely helpful and knowledgeable guide Wonderful personal experience with the elephants and excellent treatment of them Monkeys were a bonus experience Food at lunch and cooking demonstrations fantastic Highly recommend for all travellers young and old. A great day out and very memorable

June 8, 2022

Fantastic

January 3, 2020

Product ID: 304238