Elephant Hills | Thailand | If Only

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The two camps, the Elephant Camp and the floating Rainforest Camp, are both situated in Khao Sok, part of Southern Thailand’s largest stretch of primary Rainforest. Despite being tucked away in the Rainforest, these camps are easily reachable from popular beach destinations like Phuket, Khao Lak, Khanom, Krabi and even Koh Samui.

Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African-inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid rainforest covered mountains and limestone cliffs. Guests can spend a few days getting close to nature and experience the Asian Elephant, discover the lakes and rivers of the National Park in a canoe and trek into the forest to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique destination.

Due to ethical reasons Elephant Hills does not offer elephant riding. Instead, guests will get to feed, wash and interact with Asia’s largest land animal.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 4 Star
  • 55 rooms



Each spacious, African-inspired tent offers a luxurious glamping experience. Each tent features a comfortable bed, wooden floors, electricity and an en-suite bathroom and is finished with handmade furniture created by skilled craftsmen, using natural materials.

Stay in the Elephant Camp for a unique jungle experience. When the temperatures drop, gather round the campfire and share travel tales as the rainforest inhabitants form an exciting concert.

In the centre of Cheow Larn Lake, the Rainforest Camp is one of the only floating tented camps in the world and boasts stunning views of the surrounding rainforest and limestone mountains. Powered by wind and solar energy and using responsible waste management, this camp is designed to be at one with nature. This is one of the most unique and responsible ways to experience the beauty of southern Thailand’s endangered rainforest habitat.



The main area at of each camp consists of a semi-open-air restaurant and a well-stocked bar. Each meal offers a selection of international and local dishes all served in a buffet style format. In the evening, discover the secrets of the traditional Thai kitchen at the cooking demonstration as one of the experienced chefs shows guests how to create a famous Thai dish.

After an exciting day, sip on an ice cold beer or a freshly prepared piña colada at the Jungle Explorer’s Bar while exchanging travel tales with other guests.

Additionally the Elephant Camp is also home to a local herb garden, growing plants like pineapple, papaya, peppers, chilies and much more.



The Elephant Hills Elephant Experience offers an interactive and respectful way to interact with these fascinating animals.

As part of each soft adventure tour package, guests will watch the elephants enjoy an extensive bath in the giant mud pool and then use coconut fibres to scrub these gentle giants clean again, before preparing and feeding them one of their daily meals. After the experience, the elephants are released back into their large free roaming pen, where guests can watch them plan, interact and graze in their natural environment.

The most popular tour, the three day/two night Jungle Lake Safari Tour, allows guests to experience both the Elephant Camp and the Rainforest Camp and a whole lot more! Begin the adventure with an elephant experience before canoeing down the Sok River and enjoying evening dance performances and cooking demonstrations, then stay overnight in the Elephant Camp.

On day two transfer to the unbelievable tranquillity of the Rainforest Camp – a true escape from the modern world. Guests will visit a local market, enjoy a sightseeing trip in a traditional longtail boat and a guided canoe safari before spending the night in a floating tent in the unique Rainforest Camp. Before leaving on day three, guests will also trek through southern Thailand’s unique rainforest on foot.



Children over the age of four are more than welcome at the camp and the Family Jungle Safari Tour has been created with families in mind. Stay for one or two nights in the Elephant Camp and enjoy all of the activities on offer – elephant experiences, canoeing, jungle lake explorations and rainforest walks. Every day is different and there’s always something new to explore.


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Phuket International Airport


Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Khao Lak, 3 hours from Krabi, 3 hours 30 minutes from Phuket and 5 hours 30 minutes from Koh Samui


Generally, November to March/April sees the best weather, when the dry season brings little rainfall, calm seas and less humidity - it's also the busiest time to visit. Between April and August it's wetter but with a good chance of sunshine between showers. Rainfall is highest in September and the beginning of October before the high season commences at the end of month.



Khao Sok National Park