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  • Make your vacation in Thailand more special by trying this exciting elephant trekking along with your friends and family. 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.

    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.  

    Elephant trekking in Phuket is one of the most popular things to do here. 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 this amazing list of Elephant Trekking in Phuket and enjoy the ride:


  • 01Siam Safari - Chalong

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    When it comes to elephant trekking then the best option undoubtedly is the most reputed Siam safari. With the first venture in 1994, the company schedules several tours in 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 45minutes 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 sufficient number of entertaining activities to make the ride more charming

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    Location
    : Chao Far Road, Chalong, Phuket

    Timing: 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for 30 minutes tour is 1,450 THB per adult, child: 950 THB, for 45 minutes 1,690 THB per adult, child 1,150 THB

  • 02Safari Elephant Club - Patong Beach

    Safari Elephant Club - Patong Beach
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    The oldest and the most authentic elephant club in Phuket is the Safari Elephant Club, Patong Beach. The positioning of this camp makes it quite popular among the visitors. Close to the entrance of Patong Beach from Karon 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 trip covers the scenic view from Relax Bay and the other overlooking 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.

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    Location
    : Kathu, Patong Beach, Phuket

    Timing: 
    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Price: 
    The approximate price for 30 minutes is 1000 THB and for 45 minutes 1200 THB and 60 minutes 1500 THB

  • 03Kok Chang Elephant Camp - Kata Noi

    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.



    Location
    : 500m before Kata View Point, Phuket

    Timing
    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Price: The approximate price for 20 minutes is 600 THB, 30 minutes is 800 THB and 50 minutes is 1000 THB and children till 11 years half rate.

  • 04Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

    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 view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. 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 organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



    Location
    : 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

    Timing
    : 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

    Price
    The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.
  • 05Camp Chang Kalim - Kalim Beach

    If the idea is to do elephant trekking 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 best sea views which are worth a visit for every traveller. 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.



    Location
    : 2km from Kalim Beach towards Kamala beach

    Timing: 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM

    Price: 
    The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.

  • 06Phuket Elephant Trekking Tours

    Experience the magic of Thailand in its fullest with the offers and combos provided by the Phuket Elephant Trekking Tours. With non-replicable customer services and exciting offers provided by them, they emerge to give the tourists an experience that is hard to forget. With various plans of elephant trekking, elephant baby shows and a ride on the ATV bikes, they sure give fun at their zenith.

    Highlights: Various offers available, Elephant trekking, elephant baby shows, ATV bike rides, ride to and from the hotel and tailor made combos for customers who find these packages unsatisfactory.

    Location: Sightseeing tourist operator at Muangthong-Kaokard Road, Muang Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket with their tours settled in and around the lush green forests and hill sides. Prices: Different ranges of prices for adults and children as per the packages selected. From 700 BAHT to 1900 BAHT, the price varies as per the package. 
  • 07Kinnaree Elephant Trekking Tours

    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 the 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.

    Location: Travel Company located at 82/9 Moo 4, Patak Road, Rawai, Phuket with their packages offering a pleasant journey to the most beautiful places of Thailand. Prices: A varied range of decent and fair prices as per the combo opted. Different prices for adults and children. 
  • 08Phuket Trekking Club

    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.

    Location: The club is situated in Villa Daowroong Village, Phuket while the Khao Sok River Lodge offering their accommodations is situated near the river Sok, offering a great scenic beauty of the river in the forests.

    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. 
  • 09Whitewater rafting and Elephant Trekking

    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 the 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: 2,390/- THB Adult, 2,040/- THB Child. The unique combination of these two activities is definitely worth spending some. 
  • 10Phuket Elephant Rides

    On the 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 minute’s 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 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, 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. Mueng Phuket with various combos-packs as foretold in and around Patong beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach. Prices: Different prices for different packages ranging from 800 THB/Adult and 600 THB/Child to up to 2,000THB/Adult and 1,600THB/Child. 

Attractions

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Splash Jungle Waterpark

When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.



Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
  
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price
The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids
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Patong Beach

Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and transgender cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Paradise Complex. This destination is an astonishing combination of breathtakingly beautiful white sand beach edged by the glittering Andaman Sea.



Activities: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

Location: Phuket
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Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon is a hushed and isolated beach located between Panwa beach and Cape Panwa. This quiet beach has a long stretch of warm sand and clear blue water with tropical setting. Set between tall palm trees, this place is a great place to relax under the sun alone or with your family. There are a few restaurants in the beach that serve you delicious meals. On several occasions the locals practice the Dragon Boat race which is quite a sight to behold. Just take a barefoot stroll on the warm sand or relax under the shades with refreshing drinks.



Highlights
: Enjoy the lively Dragon Boat race by the locals on occasional weekends. Rent a longboat to explore the islands. You can also drive a little further to see the small cascading waterfall or have a panoramic view of the area at Panwa View Point or go to Panwa Aquarium.


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Go Go Bars

A visit to the Go Go Bars is one of the prime attractions of Phuket’s nightlife. When it comes to enjoyment for the adults these bars are absolutely worth a visit. Though the bars are majorly directed for the men but couples also visit more to experience the show and to have something to talk about back home. Most of the Go Go Bars are present on both sides of Soi Seadragon almost in the central part of Bangla Road.



Some of the popular Go Go Bars here are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go which is famous for its punch marvelous ambience and complete entertainment, Harem, a relatively new addition with excellent interior décor and lovely drinks and Devi’s Playground, a place to enjoy sizzling dance performances. All three of these Go Go bars along with others usually remain open for 4 hours from 10pm till 2 am in the morning.


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Phuket Aquarium

One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded byy breathtaking scenic beauty.


Location: Mueang Phuket District

Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

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Bangkok River Cruise

A river cruise along the incredible Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and a few trenches on the Thon Buri side is the loveliest approach to explore the city that was once named "Venice of the East". The glorious appeal of the Chao Phraya adds viewpoint to your exploration of the city's head attractions.Visitors can book slots through various travel specialists or ca even rent a vessel at Tha Chang, a pier close to the Grand Palace. At the point when the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782, trenches were the prime medium that connected the capital with the rest for the places, thus, earning the title ‘Venice of the East’ by European visitors.Nowadays, despite the fact that Bangkok has turned into an advanced city, the Chao Phraya River and the channels are yet beguiling option for tourists in search of exploring the true Bangkok.

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Best Time: Throughout the year, however, afternoon is the best time of the day for a river cruise. If you wish to go for night river cruise, you can opt for a dinner river cruise that provides you with good food and good time.

Location: 2.5 hour long cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Things to keep in mind: Visitors are provided with the option of choosing from river cruise and dinner cruise, the timings for both are different. Thus, if you wish to avail just the river cruise make sure you know about the timings as the latter is usually conducted at nights. Also, owing to its popular demand the cruises are populated with overwhelming crowds – ensure that you 
reach earlier than the time slot so as to enjoy a hurdle free cruising experience.
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Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

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 view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. 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 organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



Location
: 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

Timing
: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

Price
The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.
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Khao Rang Hill View Point

When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the north western side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the south eastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.



 Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area. Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
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Rustling Palms On Ko Raya

A perfect place to unwind yourself and soak in the sun, Ko Raya Island, a stunning coral island is located towards the south of Phuket. A considerably remote island with white-shiny beaches that is still untouched by the overwhelming tourists.The postcard perfect bays, shimmering beaches and the crystal clear blue waters further adorned with coconut palms are some added features that make this island a ‘Must-visit-place’ in Thailand.


Things to Do: Once you reach Ko Raya, get ready to unwind yourself as this treasure box offers an array of water adventures. Explore the beautiful aquatic life by participating in snorkeling adventure. You can also enthrall in Scuba diving as the rocky reefs make this place an idyllic destination for diving. Apart from these activities, well, you can easily relax and calm your strained muscles on the sandy beach.

Getting There:This hidden slice of paradise can be easily accessed via chartered boat from AoChalong and Rawai. If you wish to spend maximum time on the beach then prefer travelling via speedboat which will take you to this bounty of joy within 20-25 minutes.



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Patong

The party capital of Asia, Patong is best known for its nightlife and an array of activities that it holds for the regular as well as first-time travelers to this place. Comprising of primary restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourists hot spot, Patong, has both good as well as notorious reasons that make this place a hit among tourists from all over the world. This mysterious place lights up as the night approaches, while Bangla Road is the hub of the night parties, the eastern part of the beach, on the other hand, is well known for its neon lights, hot streets, and erotic massage parlors.


Things to Do: There is no second opinion that majority of the crowd come to Phuket just for partying. However, if you are looking for some other entertainment sources apart from partying you ca head to the ever-so-famous massage parlors in the region. Adventure seekers can indulge in an array of water adventures available at the Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach.

Getting There: Patong is easily reachable via a bus that connects to Phuket town every 30 minutes. However, if you are coming by flight, you can opt for a taxi from Phuket International Airport which is just 35 km to the north of Patong

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Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, for those who love to spend time with azure water, golden sand, and backdrop of thick palm trees on a sunny day. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches on the west coast, this stunning beach seems hidden beneath the thicket of palm trees with large boulders scattered around.

There are several restaurants serving Italian and Thai delicacies to indulge your taste buds. Those who are looking for water sports can enjoy snorkeling, boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and even banana boat ride. Don’t forget to relax your body after a full day of adventure with Thai massage beneath the canopy of lovely palm trees.



Highlight: Enjoy the delicious Italian and Thai food and exotic seafood, satisfy your adventurous soul with multitude of water sports like water ski, Jet Ski and sooth your body with Thai massage.
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Pansea Beach

Set between the beautiful tropical backdrop with long stretch of white and soft sand and turquoise water, Pansea Beach is an isolated beach on the west coast of Phuket. A small cape isolates the beach from the livelier Surin Beach. The beautiful coconut and other exotic trees this beach is a perfect example of tropical beaches. There are water sports centre, restaurants which serve delicious meals and drinks, massage huts and sun loungers in the beach for you to spend enjoyable moments with friends and family. The lapping ocean offers great snorkelling opportunities for those who love water sports. Inflatable airbeds are also available on rent to soak yourself in sun while floating on azure water.



Highlights
: An ideal place for enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. The beach also offers snorkelling and jet skiing opportunity. Do not forget to experience the special oil massage to rejuvenate your senses.


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Freedom Beach

Freedom beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and the least accessible too. If you are in a mood for beach trek through the thick jungles near the beach, you can only reach via boat. The whole beach is elongated on a private bay and consists of beautiful powdery white sand, a perfect place for long beach walks.  The beach is surrounded by the hills and thick jungle, giving you a feeling of a hideaway on the beach.



Highlights: No sports activities are done here to spoil the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. On the south end of the beach, there are various authentic restaurants to carve your hunger. You can even rent a lounger and relax on the top of the beach under the coconut palms.

Getting There:
The only option to reach Freedom beach is via boat. You can catch a long-tail boat from the south end of Patong Beach.



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Surin beach

Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.



Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.
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Kamala

This is one destination that is still unspoiled and remains virgin for a majority of visitors. The calm stretch of the white sands with no sign of overwhelming crowds are some factors that make this place all the more interesting. A favorite destination among the retiree, Kamala has its fixed bunch of visitors who are regulars to this place.


Things to Do: Kamata is known for providing calm environs. The sprawling stretches of white snow and azure water are best for evening strolls and leisure moments. Elephant trekking is another thrilling activity that enables you to enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes.

Getting There: The sole mode of transportation to this quieter location is public transport via blue songthaews that commute between Kamala to Surin and then Phuket town. However, you can even opt for a taxi if travelling from the airport
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, boasts a vast stretch of sand lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centers. While the area around the beach is a major hub of activity, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded – there's always a patch to spread your towel over. The bay can get quite busy with long tail transfers, so keep a keen ear out for boat engines while frolicking. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome. For resort comforts, privacy without total isolation and convenient snorkeling, head north where the coastline gets rockier but the silence makes it worthwhile. 



Activities: Apart from snorkeling, Haad Sairee is a top spot to watch the sunset in Koh Tao, and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail as the golden orb dips is a great way to round off a hectic day.

Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

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