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From Phuket: Elephant & Sea Turtle Conservation Private Tour

From Phuket: Elephant & Sea Turtle Conservation Private Tour

From US$ 134.95 per person

Reconnect with the spirit of nature on a private trip to Khao Lak from Phuket. Enter the Sea Turtle Conservation Center, play with elephants, and drift past Wang Kiang Koo waterfall on a rafting tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
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.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Sea Turtle Conservation Center for a close turtle encounter.
  • Make medicinal supplements for the gentle giants as well as bathe with them
  • Hop on a bamboo raft and explore a centuries-old method of transportation
  • Interact with the elephants at a sanctuary while also learning about their story
  • Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant at the waterfall
Full description

Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. Wang Kiang Koo waterfall, where our local paddlers await us at the river bank. With their gigantic bamboo raft waiting for us to hop on, see our paddler in action maneuvering the raft along the stream of Kiang Koo waterfall. After the unforgettable experience with the bamboo rafting with a blast from the past, enjoy playing in crystal clear refreshing water. Next, visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center for a close turtle encounter. Hear about their species and how they were rescued. Explore the conservation center and meet different sizes of turtles, species, and colors. Then, visit Wat Lak Kaen. One of the oldest and most significant temples in the area, hear the story of the Buddha's holy relic. From here, head to a local restaurant located at Wang Kiang Koo waterfall and savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Then, set off on your next adventure visiting an elephant sanctuary and meeting the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Interact with them by giving a meal for the elephants with 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. After your adventurous day, hop back on the van transferring back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phuket area
  • Thai set lunch
  • Temple Visit & Fee
  • Bamboo raft experience
  • Refreshments (water and cola)
  • Elephant sanctuary experience
  • Sea Turtle Conservation Center Entrance Fee
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Passport, copy accepted
  • Sarong

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Bring extra set of clothing
  • Visiting a temple - Temple clothing required
Customer reviews

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The best tour ever!!! we saw so much in one day! Dum, our tour guide, did a great job and explained a lot, we had a lot of fun with her. We even saw snakes, turtles and lizards during Bambo Rafting, we were the only ones with the elephants so no mass tourism which was great and the turtle sanctuary is also a must, it was really interesting.

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December 6, 2022

A private tour that was well worth the money and effort to get to. Although 1 hour 40 minutes from Patong, the drive is scenic and the vehicle is comfortable. Our guide was local to Khao Lak and was very proud of the sanctuaries that we visited. He was knowledgeable and informative. The day was full and each activity was different.

October 28, 2022

Brilliant day trip to Khao Lak. 2 hours from Phuket but worth it. So many turtles and great work being done at the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre. The bamboo rafting was beautiful, very calm and clear water surrounded by jungle. Saw snakes, frogs, fish, monkeys and a water monitor lizard. The absolute highlight though was the Elephants - amazing!!! Very well cared for and no exploitation happening. Getting in the water with them was so much fun, gentle giants. Cannot say enough good things about the Elephant experience, it was the best activity we did in Thailand without a doubt. Great Thai lunch too.

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 429426