• Interacting with gentle elephants
  • An ancient rainforest to explore
  • A wildlife adventure between beach and Bangkok
  • Luxurious tents and enticing local food
  • Animal welfare awarded destination

Magnificent elephants are always just a moment away at this exclusive tented camp in Thailand’s tropical rainforest, which provides a perfect contrast to a Bangkok and beach trip. Elephant Hill Camp consists of atmospheric canvas tents to linger in and a commitment to the conservation of the Asian elephant - having become the first elephant camp to achieve a 100% rating for its animal welfare, the level of care that the elephants receive here is unprecedented. So expect to splash about with these gentle giants as they bathe and enjoy feeding them before sitting down to your own indulgent dinner in the leafy and luxurious surroundings. 

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Thailand’s Khao Sok is a national park of great tropical splendour. It includes the largest rainforest in the south, large lakes lined with lush foliage, and dramatic mountains with a scaffolding of jungle. This is the perfect habitat for the Asian elephant, and a stunning setting for Elephant Hills Camp, a small collection of canvas tents, some tucked into romantic rainforest, a few floating on the lake. All are en suite, with hot showers and all are tailor made for comfort.

The main attraction however, is the chance to get up close and personal with the elephants. Their mahouts – or trainers – have strong bonds with their charges and are on hand to help with feeding and bathing them. Out of concern for their welfare, rides on elephants are not on offer, but guided treks through the forests are a great way to explore. Tracks wind through vibrant foliage and flowers, dense with birds and monkeys as well as shy deer. A leisurely canoe trip down the Sok river reveals similar riches, and the nearby villages are intriguing to visit.

Back at base, the decks outside the tents and the swimming pool are the perfect places to relax after adventurous days out. The food, including delicious jungle curries cooked over hot coals, is another treat in this tropical hideout.     


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