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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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • 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

Govind S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fab tour - highly recommend the trip.
Very interesting trip and guide and staff on the tour were excellent

ncrc04

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful!!! A great day with wonderful people and animals!!

Ghofrane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

i would go again in a heart beat !!!
food/stuff/entertainment could not be better than that ...
stuff are really friendly and kind and lovely ...

Shawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This multi-cultural experience was first class all the way from hotel pick up to drop off. Of course the highlight is riding the elephants, but the rice, coconut, tea, farming demonstrations were informative, interactive and fun for all. You will not be disappointed. Includes a great Thai lunch.

Winnie Chow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very education tour, our guide was very friendly, we got to try a few thai food such as rice with curry and coconut pancake! The elephant ride was a wonderful experience too!

Maximillian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome! nice tour and lots of happy elephants, fun and informative

asbhopal1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour, guides were amazing and gives a real insight into thai culture

james b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Loved every minute! Very educational. The elephants were majestic and gentle. Added boat lunch was very good.

DAVID K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our favorite tour! Our tour guide was excellent, the tour was informative, and riding the elephant was a whole lot of fun!

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.

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