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It is our pleasure to present the first community-based Khao Sok Elephant Experience where you get to feed and bathe Somboon the elephant!   

Somboon used to work at a trekking camp, where he endured long days carrying tourists in harsh conditions. Now Somboon is the star of The Khao Sok Elephant Experience where he is lovingly tended by guests under the tutelage of a mahout (elephant trainer).  

This experience is ideal for guests who wish to learn Somboon’s story and interact with him on a more personal level at the Sonchana Family Farm.

We are currently working to expand the project,  providing a space where mahouts can bring their elephants to interact with guests in a gentle and respectful way.

By participating in a care-based elephant program, you are helping to Provide an ethical alternative to local mahourts and tour operators.

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Day 1 - Khao Sok Elephant Experience

Check into your boutique jungle resort in the village of Khao Sok

Jungle Bamboo cooking class & Lunch:

  • Meet Somboon's family!

  • Learn the ancient practice of cooking meat and sticky rice in bamboo over an open flame

  • Eat what you cook, just as the Thai people have done for centuries

  • Enjoy the homespun hospitality of this local family dining experience

  • *Note - late arrivals may not have time for this section (refund-300 baht per person)

Khao Sok Elephant Experience:

    • Prepare Somboon’s lunch, consisting of fruits, vegetables and handmade sticky rice medicine pies

    • Bathe Somboon by taking him to the MudSpa and scrubbing him down with an organically made “coconut elephant  loofah”

    • Plant a sugarcane for Somboon and his elephant friends to eat in the future

    • Dinner at your hotel (included)

Day 2 - Khao Sok Lake Tour

Pick up from your hotel at 9:00

      • Meet your guide and board a traditional long tail boat for a morning ride out to the floating bungalows of Khao Sok lake.

      • Enjoy a traditional southern Thai lunch, prepared with fresh local ingredients, including fish from the lake at your bungalow

      • Explore the lake

      • Jungle Trek: Depending on the season, your guide will lead you through the ancient rainforest and possibly a cave

      • Evening activities at the Rafthouse

      • Swim, relax, and enjoy the peace and charm of Lake Cheow Lan from the comfort of your own private bungalow .

      • Rafthouse dinner followed by a night swim in the warm lake or simply relaxing with a beverage … we suggest both!

Day 3 - Khao Sok Morning Mist Safari

Morning Mist safari

    • Rise before breakfast and enjoy tea or coffee before boarding your long tail boat for a morning Mist safari, the best chance to catch the Gibbon and Macaque Monkeys eating breakfast.


    • Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the rafthouse

    • Lounge, swim and explore your Khao Sok Lake rafthouse

    • Lunch southern Thai style followed by a scenic long tale boat ride back to pier

    • Tour ends at 14:00 at our office in Ta Kuhn

    • 2 People

      11,500 baht per person

      3 People

      9,800 baht per person

      4 People

      8,300 baht per person

      5 People

      7,800 baht per person

      6 People

      6,800 baht per person

      Join Group option

      7,200 baht per person

    24 Hour Swimming Area
    Air Conditioning
    Complimentary Kayak
    Diving Platform
    Electricity 18:00-9:00
    Electricity 6 pm - 11 pm
    Fishing Poles
    Hot Showers
    Meals Included
    Mobile Service
    Mosquito Nets
    Nearby Hike to Viewpoint
    Private bathrooms
    Shared bathrooms
    Snack Shop
    Towel Service
    No offers available
    Joining a Group Tour is a great way to maximize your budget without sacrificing exciting nature explorations like touring the Coral Cave and more!