Khao Sok Ethical Elephant Experience with Community Lunch

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Meet the Family that is taking care of Somboon at the Sonchana Farm
  • Prepare Somboon's lunch, consisting of fruits, vegetables and handmade sticky rice medicine pies
  • Bathe Somboon by taking him to the Mud Spa and scrubbing him down with an organically made coconut elephant loofah
  • Plant a sugar cane for Somboon and his elephant friends to eat in the future

tour details

The first ethical, community-based Khao Sok Elephant Experience where you get to feed and bathe Somboon the elephant!. Somboon was rescued from a trekking camp, where he worked long days carrying tourists in harsh conditions. Now Somboon is the star of The Khao Sok Elephant Experience where he is lovingly tended by guests under the tutelage of a mahout (elephant trainer).

tour description

This morning you will be collected from your Khao Sok hotel and discover the first ethical, community-based Khao Sok Elephant Experience where you get to feed and bathe your own elephant! Somboon was rescued from a trekking camp, where he worked long days carrying tourists in harsh conditions. Now he is the star of this intimate experience where he is lovingly tended by guests under the tutelage of a mahout (elephant trainer). This experience is ideal for guests who wish to learn about Somboon's story and interact with him on a more personal level. By participating in this program, you are helping to fund the rescue of more abused elephants and helping to send a clear message that these majestic creatures must not be exploited. You will meet the Family that is taking care of Somboom, prepare his food consisting of fruits, vegetables and handmade sticky rice medicine pies. Then bathe him by taking him to the Mud Spa and scrubbing him down with an organically made "coconut elephant loofah". The experience ends planting sugar cane for Somboon and his elephant friends to eat in the future.

Then after waving goodbye to Somboon you'll be driven to a local hamlet reached via a picturesque hanging bridge that overlooks the Saeng River. Here there is a small collection of traditional Thai wooden houses set in the jungle surrounded by different fruit orchards. The area is home to a local community who are working together to protect the stunning environment that they live in (much of the proceeds of the tour go to them). You will be given a tour of the orchards (it's great fun to see which fruit you recognise!) and then you will sit down with your hosts to enjoy a typical Southern Thai lunch with the local community. After saying goodbye you will transfer back to your hotel.

includes

Meal included: Lunch
    Tour code: URTKLEEL

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