Elephant Hills Tented Camp

Situated right on the border of the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, the luxury tailor-made tents are set in the largest protected area of rainforest in Southern Thailand. Each tent features comfortable solid beds, fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a luxurious bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. The furniture is handmade by skilled craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would normally find in a hotel room, a perfect choice for a family vacation.

The tents have ample space, are well protected against mosquitos and other possible intruders, offer plenty of lighting and are the perfect place to reflect on the day’s observations and activities. A night at Elephant Hills is a unique experience, the temperatures drop and the campfire creates a romantic and warm atmosphere in which to share travel tales as the rainforest its inhabitants form an exciting concert for on of the top honeymoon destinations in Thailand.

The main area at The Elephant Camp consists of the reception, a semi-open-air restaurant, a well-stocked bar, a small souvenir shop, a fireplace, maps of Khao Sok national park, newspapers and info boards as well as a swimming pool with superb view of the spectacular limestone cliff backdrop. It even offers free Wi-Fi to share all your vacation pictures and experiences with the rest of the world while sipping ice-cold beer or a freshly prepared Piña colada.

Furthermore you will find a local herb garden with plants like pineapple, papaya, peppers, galangal, chilies and much more. Fish can be fed in our little fish pond or you may head to the Sok River with all its wild fish just behind the camp.

Elephant Hills comprises two Luxury Tented Camps: The Elephant Camp and Rainforest Camp. While the setting and the activities on the schedule of both are entirely different (hence we created the Jungle Lake Safari for you, a tour package combining both nature park camps into one unique soft-adventure), the standard of the tents of the luxury tents is equally high in both camps. All tents are equipped with proper, comfortable beds, wooden floors, electricity as well as an en-suite bathroom. (Note: Electricity at Rainforest Camp might be limited at times, since the camp is powered by solar and wind energy.) At either location all that separates you from the superb nature around you are mosquito nets, which ensure the entire tent is bug- and insect-proof – but all the fascinating sounds from your fascinating surroundings will sing you to sleep (yes, we mean you, Asian toads & cicadas) as well as wake you up in the morning (listen out for those tantalizing whooping gibbon calls).

All bathrooms come with all amenities you might expect from a normal hotel room: Hot and cold water shower, western-style toilets, and Elephant Hills shampoo collection, and, at The Elephant Camp, they even include a hairdryer for you. Yes, you will certainly not be roughing it during your stay in Khao Sok.

All furniture is crafted by our own, skilled craftsmen at our elephant nature park, and often all the small little details earn much praise by our valued guests. Or have you seen a light switch in the shape of an elephant before?

The luxury tents are all of the same size and standard. The only thing you might want to think about is the bed configuration – most likely depending on who you are traveling with. But don’t worry, we have the perfect solutions for honeymooners and couples, single travelers, friends staying together or even for a whole family on tour.

From your base at The Elephant Camp you will uncover the secrets of Takuapa’s mangrove swamps, a lost world of beautiful banyan trees and emerald green channels. Explore these mangroves by speed boat before relaxing on our traditional wooden Junk. Combined with our epic Elephant sanctuary experience, canoeing on the Sok River, exploring Cheow Larn Lake and a jungle walk, this tour is a combination of all our classic adventures!

Elephant Hills offers two to four day soft adventure tours in and around the breathtakingly beautiful nature area of Khao Sok National Park. All our tour packages are fully inclusive of accommodation, full board, activities as per chosen itinerary, a fully trained, TAT-licensed English speaking Thai tour guide as well as joint transfers to and from Elephant Hills sanctuary as per our transfer options. (Not included are soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs) as well as tips and gratuities.)

All tours are suitable for most levels of fitness; the age range of our guests is usually between four and seventy years, but occasionally we also do have the pleasure to welcome even more senior adventurers to our luxury tented camps. We recommend combining this camp with the Elephant Hills Floating Rainforest Camp.

Children's Project
Elephant Hills sanctuary’s Children’s Project was founded over twelve years ago, to help less fortunate children by supporting their quality of education and thus providing them with the freedom to make their own choices in life. We are helping the schools in Khao Sok and Mae Hong Son by donating books, stationery, musical instruments, seeds and gardening equipment, sports and playground equipment and have also coordinated building a library, bathroom renovation, installing water filter system and arranged English teaching. In addition to various other activities, we run a project called Trees Can Talk, which teaches the young children the importance of conserving the forests and wildlife, and encourages them to think out of the box when it comes to respecting the nature in their everyday life. Every year on Children’s Day we arrange a writing contest for the students and reward the best essays on nature conservation.
As a result, we have brightened up the faces of hundreds of children by giving them access to scientific and technical knowledge, modern teaching methods as well as improved school facilities.

Elephant Conservation

Elephant Hills is currently looking for individuals and companies to co-operate with our Elephant Conservation Project through corporate sponsorship. Together we can help to conserve the wild populations by helping the National Parks and Wildlife Reserves with their continuous efforts in reducing the human-elephant conflicts. Possible projects include donating material and funds for salt licks, drinking and bathing ponds, grass planting, bee hive fences, electric fences and other kinds of barriers. The hard-working rangers are also lacking equipment such as hammocks, flash lights and binoculars, as well as food supplies for their long nature park patrol treks. 
Together with the National Park we came up with a plan to plant trees to increase food supply of the wild elephants, trying to eliminate the need to seek food outside the forest borders. We were also looking into ways to offset carbon emissions caused by our international marketing flights. What would be a better way to do this while at the same time helping the wild elephants and the local community!