KHAO SOK LAKE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
It is our pleasure to present the first ethical, 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 this program, you are helping to fund the rescue of more abused elephants. Taking part in a care-based elephant program, you are helping to send a clear message to local tour operators that these majestic creatures must not be exploited.
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
11,500 baht per person
9,800 baht per person
8,300 baht per person
7,800 baht per person
6,800 baht per person
Join Group option
7,200 baht per person
24 Hour Swimming Area
Electricity 6 pm - 11 pm
Nearby Hike to Viewpoint
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!