AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round, except 1 Jan and 13 – 15 April inclusive
MODE OF TRANSPORT: Covered pick up truck
APPROXIMATE TIMING: 09.00 – 12.30 (morning) OR 14.00 – 17.30 (afternoon)
ITINERARY: This highly recommended half day tour takes you far away from the tourist crowds to a tiny, family-run trekking camp in the borders of the national park at Phanom Bencha. It’s a 40 – 50 minute drive, but we feel it is worth it for the setting, and the relatively high levels of care the animals receive.
The one hour trek will take you through the forest at the foot of Phanom Bencha mountain, following the river for part of the way. After the trek, spend some time with the elephants with the option to purchase locally grown bananas to feed them as a treat. Then it is on to the National Park for a short, 1.5km trek (on foot) to visit the seven level Huay Tho waterfall (3 levels easily accessible). Swimming is possible. Note: the order of events may be reversed according to the day.
Expected group size: 2 – 12 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
– More info on elephant trekking in Krabi.
– Detailed trip report
– General info on booking tours via this website.
Last updated: December 5, 2016
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".