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  • Location:Phuket, Thailand
  • Duration:5 - 6.5 hours

Phuket Half-Day Safari Tour

This Phuket half-day safari tour is perfect for the whole family. Climb atop a friendly elephant and explore the lush tropical landscapes of this popular island destination. Canoe in peaceful turquoise waters and take a ride in a local farm cart to catch a demonstration of traditional Thai cooking before savoring a tasty buffet lunch. Opt for a coconut-picking lesson or a junk boat cruise to round out your day and enjoy the best of Phuket’s island vibes. 


  • Trek on an elephant's back in the Chalong highlands with greats vews over Chalong bay and out to Phi Phi island
  • Thai Cooking demonstration
  • Optional junk boat Chalong Bay cruise (to be selected at time of booking)
  • Thai-style buffet lunch
  • Buffalo wooden cart ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Phuket Half-Day Safari Tour

Phuket Elephant Safari Half-Day Tour

Your friendly driver and local guide will collect you from your Phuket hotel and transport you in the comfort of an air-conditioned four-wheel-drive vehicle to the Chalong highlands. Pay a visit to Siam Safari Elephant Camp and learn about these gentle giants. You’ll see how the young are trained and learn about impressive conservation efforts to protect these animals and how you can help. This elephant camp is the only in southern Thailand to have attained the Thai government standard award. Feed them bananas and sugarcane before climbing atop their towering backs and making your way into the thick forests of the Chalong highlands. You’ll see impressive views of the scenic bay as well as Phi Phi Island.

Next you’ll watch local farmers as they teach you how to tap rubber trees and process coconuts. You’ll learn how spicy jungle curry is made and take a ride on a traditional wooden cart bulled by a working buffalo. Opt for an exciting junk boat ride (additional cost) on the Chalong Bay for even more impressive views for Phuket Island. Your tour ends with a full buffet lunch prepared with local produce and traditional ingredients. You’ll travel back to your hotel with your driver and guide after a memorable day exploring. 


Customer Reviews

Nathan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I had mixed minds before this tour, however I am very pleased I did it and the elephants are very well looked after, I think anyone would enjoy this tour so I would recommend.

Fay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent day, loved the elephant ride, the elephants were very entertaining, i was delighted to be able to feed them. there was also some educational things throw in which was very interesting


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommend this trip. Very informative and our lunch was fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organized and worth the time and money! Learned a lot about elephants, Thailand, food, nature. Well worth the experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of the best tours really


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Educational and fun event - time well spent.

Lynda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very impressed with the conditions and treatment of the elephants. Great learning experience. We loved the guide and the ride on the elephant. Tour guide was fun, easy to understand and make the whole experience enjoyable. Lunch was quite good -- even for someone that doesn't like Thai food!

Patrick D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

Kirsten C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent guide and varied tour.

Alexander M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Informative and fun!

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