ITINERARY: This half day tour is highly recommended for elephant lovers. The family run camp is in the borders of the National Park at Phanom Bencha, and treats their animals comparatively very well.
You will start the tour with a one hour trek through the forest, following the river for part of the way. Then you will stop and learn about the elephants and be given instruction on their bathing habits. Then it’s time to go into the river with them! The water is shallow and you can be as “hands on” as you like. The mahouts will help you to climb on their back if desired; the elephants are very gentle and relaxed, as they look forward to their daily shower time and enjoy a good scrub. Note: there is a 40 – 50 min (approx.) transfer time each way for this trip.
Expected group size: 2 – 12 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
Round trip hotel transfers (see "Pick Up Info" for details)
Fruit; bottled drinking water
Licensed local guide
National Park entry fee
Basic accident insurance
What to bring:
Swimming gear and / or change of clothes
Appropriate footwear (non-slip shoes)
Adequate sun protection (cream, glasses hat)
Your own snacks (if required)
PICK UP TIMES AND PLACES:
(Morning) Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 08.00 || Ao Nang @ 08.30 || Ao Nam Mao @ 08.45 || Krabi Town @ 09.00
(Afternoon) Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 13.00 || Ao Nang @ 13.30 || Ao Nam Mao @ 13.45 || Krabi Town @ 14.00
Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is in Railay, Centara Grand, or not in one of the listed pick up areas, you will need to come to a convenient meeting point within the zone (further directions will be provided following booking). For further info about pick-up, see also "What to expect on a group tour".
Due to the visit of HM King Rama X to Krabi, there will be no hotel pick up available from Krabi Town on 9 December.