Elephant Experience and Hot Springs
On our Elephant Experience you will have the unique opportunity to really get in touch with the Asian Elephant. We have chosen the Elephant Camp carefully and have helped designing this ethical program. For the Mahouts (Elephant caretakers), and everybody involved in running the elephant camp, the animals welfare will always be more important than tourists satisfaction.
Our program is designed to make this encounter as enjoyable and intimate as possible for everybody, for you and for the elephants.
You will have the opportunity to prepare some special elephant food and to feed the gentle giants as an introduction. After that, you will have a mud bath with them, which is kind of an Elephant Spa treatment, as it is beneficial to their skin and they enjoy it a lot. After the mud bath, you will walk down to the river together where the mud will be washed off and you can brush your new friend and play together in the fresh river water.
After leaving the Elephant Camp, you will continue your tour to the local hot springs. The man-made pools are filled with naturally heated water. It just puts a perfect ending to an adventurous day!
Elephant tourism is a very difficult topic. we have chosen the elephant camp carefully. In our opinion it is the best camp around Khao Sok. But that does not mean that there is no room for improvement. If you have any suggestions, questions, or if you are interested in talking about the general situation of elephants in Thailand, please share your thoughts with us. The tour is kept short on purpose in order to keep the stress levels of the elephants as low as possible.
We do not support elephant saddle riding, because the elephants spine is not build to carry weight. If you are, however, sitting on the elephants neck, the front legs are easily capable of supporting your weight and it will not hurt the animals.
What is included
- drinking water
- 50 Baht entrance fee to the hot springs
What to bring
- swimwear, towel
- extra money for souvenirs at elephant camp (optional)
Duration & Itinerary
- 3 hours
- Depart: 09:00, 12:00 or 15:00
Price per person
- 2 people: 1400 Baht
- 3 people: 1300 Baht
- 4 or more: 1200 Baht