28 November 2019
Elephant Hills offers guests the experience of a lifetime: one that for many, has simply been a dream until now. A secluded escape surrounded only by the magnificence of nature and the beautiful creatures that call it home. On their Jungle Lake Safari, guests can disconnect from the hectic pace of modern life and be at one with the stunning forest of Khao Sok and its majestic jungle inhabitants throughout a 2-night 3-day adventure tour.
Elephant Hills offers guests ample opportunity for guests to get out and explore the lush surrounding they find themselves in and really get a feel for what Thailand is really like. The highlight of most people’s trips is the encounter with the local Asian elephants, as they wash, feed and interact with them in their natural environment. This moving experience is made possible thanks to Elephant Hills’ dedication to animal welfare which has been recognised by several organisations including National Geographic and Global Spirit.
Another unforgettable section of the trip is the canoe safari down the Sok River where guests can spend time admiring their surroundings from a unique perspective and keep their eyes peeled for the interesting and sometimes bizarre animals that are known to appear along the river banks.
When night falls and it’s time to retire to the camp, the evening activities begin. Movie presentations, dance performances and cooking demonstrations are all included and provide an excellent opportunity get to know your fellow campers.
The second day begins with a flavour of rural Thailand. Guests are taken to visit the nearby market in Takhun where they can see first-hand what the local lifestyle is really like.
Following the market trip, a sightseeing trip on board a traditional longtail boat follows, within the serene surroundings of Cheow Larn Lake, before lacing up your walking boots and venturing into the jungle with your expert guides to experience this distinctive environment for yourself.
The final activity in this wondrous location is one to remember, a guided canoe safari and wildlife spotting excursion where guests can spend their final few hours in the jungle spotting the final remaining creatures that have eluded them up until this point. Spectacled Langur, Clouded Leopard, binturong, white-crowned hornbill and Asian water monitors have all been known to wander the forest and pop up along the riverbanks, giving guests a memorable moment. Savour the sights and sounds as you pass through large stretches of untouched forest and create memories to last a lifetime.
Camping out in the wilderness certainly doesn’t mean you will be sleeping rough. The glamorous camping facilities at Elephant Hills provide comfortable surroundings for you to relax in after a day full of activities. Tents come with electricity, proper beds, wooden floors, en-suite bathrooms, and a mosquito net to ensure you don’t receive any unwelcome visitors.
On the 3 days & 2 nights Jungle Lake Safari, guests will spend each night in a different camp. The first night is spent at the Elephant Camp in the thick jungle, while the second is at the floating camp on Cheow Larn Lake. This is one of the only luxury floating tented camps in the world and sits on the emerald green waters of the lake. Accommodation across both camps is created to the same incredibly high standards and is designed sustainability to protect the pristine natural environment in which it sits.
"Elephant Hills is amazing, and I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Grant, Travel Counsellor
To book your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Elephant Hills, contact your Travel Counsellor!