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Phuket Elephant Safari & Junk Cruise

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Key Highlights
  • Close encounters with gentle giants in the jungle on Phuket′s best elephant trek
  • The perfect adventure for families with older children
  • Learn how to make a jungle curry!
  • Explore Chalong Bay in an authentic Burmese junk
  • Delicious buffet lunch included
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours 30 minutes

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am). Please plan to meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time
    Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    The lobby of your hotel in Phuket.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your hotel after the tour

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Imagine moving in a stately fashion through deep green jungle high up on the back of an elephant. From this vantage point you’ll be at just the right height to watch birds flitting through the forest and monkeys bounding through the treetops. You’ll also see stunning views of lovely Chalong Bay far below.

    This thrilling adventure brings you into the amazing world of the tame Thai elephants. Meet the gentle giants, talk to them and feed them and find out how they are trained to work with humans.

    Also learn about the way humans use the jungle, how rubber is tapped, how coconuts are used and how to make a jungle curry. Meet friendly water buffaloes and ride in a buffalo cart.

    Leaving the forest behind, travel on to beautiful Chalong Bay where you board a traditional Burmese junk for a delightful cruise and a delicious lunch.


    For your exciting Phuket Elephant Safari & Junk Cruise experience you will be picked up from your hotel in a jeep at around 0800h (8:00am).

    Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will drive into the beautiful Chalong highlands.

    You will arrive at Siam Safari elephant camp, picturesquely located on the top of a mountain. Here you can meet the elephants and learn about them and the mahouts who take care of them. You will also find out about Thai elephant conservation and how you can contribute.

    See how young elephants are trained – you can touch them and feed them with fruit. The elephants will put on an entertaining show for your benefit, including painting and playing music. They will even kiss you on the cheek!

    Climb onto your elephant and trek through the forest, enjoying magnificent views over Chalong Bay and out to Phi Phi island.

    In the forest, you will be shown how Thai jungle curry is made and can try some – if you dare! See how rubber trees are “tapped” to produce natural rubber latex and discover how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil. Learn about the Thai water buffaloes, and enjoy a ride on a wooden cart pulled by one of these sturdy creatures.

    Leaving the elephant camp you will be driven to the coast to board a traditional wooden junk. The Burmese-style junk will set off across Chalong Bay, giving you delightful views of the various islands and the Giant Buddha statue. The adventure ends with a delicious buffet lunch on the boat, a selection of succulent Thai dishes specially prepared so that they are not too spicy.

    After the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel at around 1300h (01:00pm).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a jeep and traditional junk
    • English-speaking guide
    • 45 minute- elephant show and safari
    • Approx 1 hour Chalong Bay junk Cruise
    • Thai and Western-style buffet lunch
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please contact the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to your tour date to ensure your reservation and confirm your pick-up location and time. (You do not need to dial 011 to contact the activity operator when dialing from within Thailand.)

    On the day of your tour, plan to meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

    Please present your tour voucher to the guide before starting the tour.

    Pick up outside the center of Phuket (for example Layan, Nai Thon, Nai Yang, Mai Khao Beach, Paresa Hotel at Kamala Beach and Westin Siray Bay Resort Maple) is possible at an extra charge. Please contact the local activity operator’s office for pick up time and extra charge if any

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    Siam Safari is Phuket’s best elephant trek and the elephants are cared for to a high standard. It is the only elephant camp in southern Thailand to have attained the Thai government standard award.

    The local activity operator is covered by insurance as per the regulations of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

  • reviews
    • Not to be missed

      Thank you for a great day. The staff were incredible. The food for lunch unbelievable ... A great ride on an elephant. Really well run and organized. Great value....

      Sharon Kelly, Australia, 23/Oct/2013
    • Awesome experience, memories forever!!!

      This was an awesome and very educational tour. We were so excited to just ride an elephant, which is one of the most loved animals there are. Then when we realized everything...

      Gary D Coard, United States, 29/Jan/2013
    • Well worth it , highlight of Phuket tours

      excellent tour, well worth it, hassome many things packed into the tour....

      Bryan Johnson, Australia, 13/Jul/2013
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