AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round, except 13 – 14 April, hourly from 11.00 – 17.00 (last trek)
MODE OF TRANSPORT: Minivan
APPROXIMATE TIMING: Approximately 2 hours round trip (depending on where you are staying).
ITINERARY: Perfect for a short morning or afternoon excursion, this has a round trip time of approximately 2 hours (may be slightly more or less depending on where you are staying).
The elephant camp is located around 7 minutes drive from Ao Nang Beach, in a shady palm oil plantation. The gentle trek will take you around this area at the elephant’s pace – they often stop to munch on leaves and fruit. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the circuit through the plantation and along the river. After the ride you can feed the elephants, including a baby. There are bananas for sale (currently 60 baht a basket) and they will happily take these – one of their favourite foods – from your hand.
Expected group size: 4 – 12 pax, depending on the day and time of year. Each elephant can sit up to 2 adults and 1 child or 2 infants.
Cash to buy banana treats for the elephants (optional)
Your own snacks (if required)
PICK UP AREAS:
Tubkaek & Klong Muang || Ao Nang || Ao Nam Mao || Krabi Town
Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is in Railay, 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). Pick up will be approximately 10 - 30 minutes before your session start time, depending on how far away from the camp (located in Ao Nam Mao) you are staying. 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.