Enjoy a half-day tour that will show you some of the traditional culture of Phuket, take you to an elephant conversation center, and include delicious local cuisine.
What to Expect
After collection from Phuket, drive to one of the only Royal Thai Government certified elephant camps in Phuket and southern Thailand. Each visitor will receive more information about the work that has been set in motion to protect the elephant. This is Phuket’s best place to see elephants being appropriately treated and cared for. There is of course the possibility to get up-close to these grey gentle giants before heading with them deeper into the highlands with great views over the Chalong Bay and surrounding islands.
After this encounter, follow your guide to a local farm where demonstrations are given in traditional means of farming, which continue to play an important part of the daily lives of the locals. Buffalo are still used to plough the rice paddy fields, and you will get a deeper insight into harvesting rice in a traditional way. Try a ride on a wooden cart pulled by buffalo before sampling local coffee and tea.
Not too far away you can learn how to make Thai curry, and try some for yourself. As rubber is one of the main sources of income on the island, there will also be a short stop at a rubber farm to see how rubber trees produce natural rubber latex, and learn how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil.
The tour ends with a delicious buffet meal at the camp, a selection of Thai dishes. Return transfer to hotels is included (conditions apply: see additional information for more information) after an active, educational and rewarding adventure.
- Tours and transfers from and to your Phuket Hotel with driver (only from the central main beaches of Phuket - see exception list for beaches where supplements apply)
- All taxes and service fees
What's Not Included
- Other entrance fees and expenses, such as meals (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
- Supplements for transfers from and to Phuket hotels/resorts located along Naithorn, Ao Por, Nai Yang, Maikhao and Ko Sirey
- Hotel accommodation in Phuket
- Tips and gratuities
Your booked Phuket hotel (conditions apply)
Know Before You Go
Joined transfers are with driver only, no guide included. Pick-up and drop off from Naithorn, Ao Por, Nai Yang, Maikhao and Ko Sirey is available on request only at a surcharge. All tour itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions; it is advised to wear non-slippery shoes during this excursion. This tour only operates in the morning.