10 Best Places for Elephant Trekking in Phuket: Prices & Timings
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Elephant Trek Phuket

Browse through a wide range of Places for Elephant Trekking in Phuket are Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting, Phuket Elephant Rides, Kok Chang Elephant Camp - Kata Noi, Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn, and many more.

Elephant trekking in Phuket is one of the most popular things to do here. Make your vacation in Thailand more special by trying this exciting elephant trekking along with your friends and family and as you know that elephant is considered as one of the most important and holy creatures in Thailand, they are the best while you enjoy trekking with them. Enjoy Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting (Flat 22% off) in Phuket. 

The interesting thing is that for many people riding on the back of these creatures and exploring the different sites in one of the things on their bucket list. Your vacation would not be complete without you riding an elephant in Thailand. If you want to know more about elephants visit Khao Sok National Park (Flat 27% off)

Climbing on an elephant and touring different places is something different. Admire the beauty of this place from a totally different perspective. The best thing is that you will witness the sites from the top of the elephant from where you can get a clear view of the whole scenery.

Check out the list of best elephant trekking in Phuket:

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About Elephant Trekking In Phuket With Bamboo Rafting:
You will be picked up from your hotel in selected area by 7.00-7.30 in morning. After a short drive, you will reach pineapple plantation and enjoy being in laps of nature in morning sunshine.
- From here, get ready to reach E
lephant camp, where elephant show and baby monkey show will greet you well bringing smile on the face.
Just before lunch, you will visit the Monkey Cave Temple. Wat Suwannakhuha as it is locally known and has monkey outside roaming freely. It also has boulders inside which you can climb on to see the rest of the cave.
Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant. It is near the river where you'll try bamboo rafting post meal.
After bamboo rafting, you will be on your way back to the hotel. You will stop by and animal conservation project and a local fruit shop if you want to do some shopping.

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Pick up/Drop off: Hotel/Place of accommodation
Type of transfer: Shared
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Starting Time: 07:00 AM
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Phuket Elephant Rides

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One of the most relaxing places on earth, Thailand offers a deep dive into the lush green forests on the back of an elephant. A trek of about 30 minutes makes you feel as if you are on the top of the world, giving you a chance to admire and capture the natural beauty all around you in its purest form.

Various packages will be offered to you for elephant trekking in Phuket and you may choose the one as per your choice and convenience.

Highlights: Different packages with or without food, monkey show, snake show, elephant show, ox-cart riding, fish spa, a Thai boxing show, Thai cooking show, baby elephant massages, and many other local activities.

Location: Travel Agency on Sakdidet Rd., M.6 T.Vichit A. Muang Phuket with various combos-packs as foretold in and around Patong beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach.

Prices: Different prices for different packages ranging from INR 1730/Adult and INR 1300/Child to upto INR 4300/Adult and INR 3,450/Child. 
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Kok Chang Elephant Camp - Kata Noi

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Started in 1993, Kok Chang Elephant Camp is one of the popular trekking companies in Phuket. Since the camp is located close to Kata Viewpoint, it has a scenic environ with no construction, which itself provides a huge pleasure to the minds of people visiting.

Since the background is filled with mountain views and dense vegetation, the stunning sea view at the front seems more arresting in contrast. The company has seven elephants kept for trekking schedules and there are several tour programmes customized according to visitor’s preference.

One of the cheapest yet warm and friendly elephant trekking company, Kok Chang guarantees excellent experience unmatched with other elephant tours. One can enjoy exclusive Thai food at Kok Chang restaurant located close by.

Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Price: The approximate price for 20 minutes is INR 2700, 30 minutes is INR 3130 and 50 minutes is INR 2050 and children till 11 years half rate.

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Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

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A very recent addition to the elephant trekking companies based in Phuket, Sea View Elephant Camp is known for its excellent service and good deals. Opened in 2010, this camp is based close to Kata viewpoint and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. Elephant trekking in Thailand is a famous activity.

The scenic beauty of the location of the camp is quite an eye-arresting. There are about 12 elephants in the camp all having excellent arrangements for their good being. The tour programmes organized by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.

81, Wiset Rd, Tambon Rawai, Chang Wat Phuket 

: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

The approximate price for 30 minutes is INR 2040 for adult and INR 1360 for children
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Camp Chang Kalim - Kalim Beach

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If the idea is to do elephant trekking in Phuket and enjoy the best sea view, then the best option undoubtedly is Camp Chang Kalim, in Phuket. Based on a hill which overlooks the beautiful eye-arresting scenic extravaganza of twin Kalim and Kamala beaches, this location provides the best sea views which are worth a visit for every traveler.

Having started its operation in early 2007, this company has in total eight elephants where seven is used for trekking purposes and the baby elephant is for viewing or photographing pleasure. The trekking program is free for children below four years of age. Enjoy the trekking on elephants and check out some tourist sights in Phuket with the amazing view of the sea. 

Soi Phabaramei 9, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket

Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The approximate price for 30 minutes is INR 1360 for adult and INR 680 for children for 20 minutes ride
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Kinnaree Elephant Trekking Tours

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Another great tourism company in Rawai offers a wide variety of packages and combos as suited for the tourists. With facilities to pick up and drop the tourists from their hotel to the elephant camps, at highly decent rates, their customer service is at the best.

Take the time to take in the serene atmosphere of Thailand on your journey. Understand the animals, especially the elephants and treat them with love and care. Elephant trekking being the major hotspot of Thailand tourism, do enjoy a good trek and treat the animal with respect.

Highlights: Amazing combos available for families or solo; elephant trekking, elephant baby feeding, river rafting etc.

143/7 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 

Prices: A varied range of decent and fair prices as per the combo opted. Different prices for adults and children. 
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Phuket Trekking Club

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Established in 1992, Phuket Trekking Club is one of the oldest leading travel-tour companies in Phuket, Thailand. On the demands of the customers, they have collaborated with Khao Sok River Lodge, which provides various exciting offers for a memorable stay. Surrounding forests and the mighty elephants urge you to stay.

Highlights: Trekking through the jungles on foot; Elephant trekking in the very deep of the mighty jungles; canoeing and kayaking on the canoes in the river; jungle cabins with the artificial voices of animals around your lodge.

55 / 779 - 780 Villa Daowroong Village, East Chaofah Rd., Tambon Vichit Muang Phuket 

Price: With the opportunity to acquire a lifetime experience for the adventurous soul, Phuket Trekking Club is a place where the expenses are worth it. 
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Elephant Trekking with Whitewater rafting

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The exquisite opportunity to witness the might of the largest forces on the earth, this tour provides you with a chance to wave along during the white water rafting and then be the king of the world on the back of an elephant as it takes you to the scenery that you only saw in the pictures.

Southern Thailand offers only the best combinations of the activities, these including this wonderful package to river rafting and elephant trekking.

Highlights: 5 kilometers of adventurous yet Safe River rafting, 45 minutes of a wonderful experience on an elephant takes you on a trekking path.

Location: This tour serves its purpose in Southern Thailand's lush Phang Nga province. With lush green forests on the outskirts of the river, the location is definitely a one that catches your eyes and soothes your soul.

Price: INR 3850 for Adult INR 2400 for Child. The unique combination of these two activities is definitely worth spending some. 
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Safari Elephant Club - Patong Beach

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The oldest and the most authentic elephant club in Phuket is the Safari Elephant Club at Patong Beach. The positioning of this camp makes it quite popular among the visitors. Close to the entrance of Patong Beach, this is a bit shabby yet prominent location with multiple high rise buildings encircling the place.

The company has limited tour options with only day trips to the mountains where one can cover the scenic view of Patong Bay. The number of elephants used for trekking by the company is only six so it’s always better to have early bookings to avoid confusion in allotment or timing. There is one baby elephant too which is mostly used for clicking pictures.

: Kathu, Patong Beach, Phuket

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

The approximate price for 30 minutes is INR 2,160 and for 45 minutes INR 2,600 and 60 minutes INR 3,250.

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Siam Safari - Chalong

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When it comes to elephant trekking in Phuket then the best option undoubtedly is the most reputed Siam safari. With the first venture in 1994, the company schedules several tours in the north of Phuket like Khao Sok and even in Chalong where one can gather the essence of local life and live in southern part of Thailand.

There are several tours designed by the company to entertain visitors. They have small tours of 30 and 45 minutes overlooking Chalong Bay and there is elaborate long tours like full day tour named as “4 in 1 safari” and overnight tours called “Elephant Hills Safari” for the enthusiastic adventurous visitors.

All these tours are designed with a sufficient number of entertaining activities to make the ride more charming. 

: Chao Far Road, Chalong, Phuket

Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for 30 minutes tour is INR 3,130 per adult, child: INR 2,050, for 45 minutes INR 3,650 per adult, child INR 2,480
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  1. Where can you ride elephants in Phuket?

    1. Patong Beach: For wildlife enthusiasts, the area around Patong Beach is one of the most sought-after spots for elephant trekking.
    Being one of the longest-running trekking routes you will ride across forested hills that overlook the stunning Patong Bay. Another special feature of this safari is you can take pictures and selfies with baby elephants.

    2. Chalong: The excursions take you through the areas of northern Phuket in Chalong and Khao Sok and allow you to get an insight into the local culture of the Thai people.
    From short 30-45 minutes’ hurricane tour to full-day tours (4 in 1 safari) and overnight safaris (Elephant Hill Safaris), all are combined with several enjoyable activities for the adventurous tourists.

    3. Kata Noi: The exotic location of the camp in close proximity to the Kata Viewpoint with great mountain and forest views in the backdrop draws hoards of adventure lovers during the high season.
    The elephant safaris allow you to know about Thai culture and the history of Thailand’s national animals through interactive sessions with them. You can go for short treks on the elephant’s back into the core jungle through scenic trails and ocean views.

    4. Kathu: Trek along the Chalong Bay on an elephant's back and experience the unfiltered charm of tropical forests. There are twelve healthy elephants that are taken good care of and will take you comfortably through the scenic jungle terrain.

  2. Which are the famous hiking trails in Phuket?

    1. Kathu waterfall: A series of small tarns and a short waterfall which gushes with water during monsoon is the highlight of Kathu. It is the hike up to the waterfall through forest trails and drop pools which draws tourists to visit the place.
    Atop the waterfall the stunning panorama of the forestland bewitches every eye that beholds the sight.

    2. Khao Sok National Park: Go for a hike along a forest terrain with thriving flora and fauna and several scenic lakes and reach the core jungle area. The biodiversity of the park consists of Rafflesia gibbons, tigers and others which offers a visual treat to the hikers.

    3. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint: Located in the outskirts of Phuket, Samer Nangshe offers views of Phang Nga Bay like no other place in Phuket.
    You can feast your eyes on limestone islets surrounded by mangrove forests throughout your hike. If you start your journey in the wee hours, you can witness one of the best sunrises of your life from this viewpoint.

    4. Kata Beach to Big Buddha: A steep hike from the Kata Beach takes you to the Big Buddha statue which is perched atop the Nakkerd Hill.
    The unique feature of this statue is it is visible from various points of the island. The sunrise and sunset views from the hilltop are simply breathtaking and worth capturing in your camera.

  3. What is the best time to visit Phuket?

    The best time to visit Phuket is between the months of November and April. During these months the climate is cool and sunny and average temperature varies between (23- 30) ?C. Tourists looking for relaxing on the stunning beaches or participating in wide array of water sports in the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea plan their trips to this tropical island during this time.

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