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Khao Lak: Rafting, Elephant Bathing & Sea Turtle Center Tour

1. Khao Lak: Rafting, Elephant Bathing & Sea Turtle Center Tour

Depart Khao Lak for a friendly elephant camp and spend some time with the gentle giants, bathing and feeding them. Continue the 5-hour tour with a visit to Sai Rung Waterfall, the rainbow falls, and enjoy some refreshments. The waterfall cascades 20 meters from a ledge in the tropical rainforest into a lagoon. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the area around the falls also hosts an abundance of local wildlife. Hop on a bamboo raft poled by a local boatman and float along the river for a calm and relaxing ride through the rainforest. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center to learn about projects aimed at increasing the number of sea turtles in the region.

From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

2. From Phuket: Khao Lak Highlights Full-Day Tour

Venture north of Phuket to Khao Lak, known for its stretches of beach and lush jungle scenery. Explore this peaceful slice of Thai paradise on a full-day tour. The first stop is the Sarasin Bridge, one of Thailand’s most beautiful and famous bridges. It connects Phuket to the province of Phang Nga and has gained renown due to the tragic Romeo and Juliet-style story associated with it. It'll be a quick stop here to view the surrounding bay and take photos of the gazebos and elevated turrets. Then, head to the Andaman View Point, where you can admire a 360-degree view of the surrounding fields, hills, and mountains. Head to the river for the bamboo rafting activity. Board a small yet sturdy raft made out of bamboo and cruise down the river, admiring the calm waters and the abundant greenery of the area. Next, you'll make your way to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Located across the Khao Lak National Park in the Thai navy base, learn about the efforts the navy is going to to rehabilitate the turtles. Catch a glimpse of the numerous turtles and other endangered marine life. Take an hour to have lunch and relax near the conservation center. After lunch, head to the International Tsunami Museum and discover how the effects of the 2004 tsunami greatly affected the Khao Lak area. See the Thai navy boat that was washed ashore by a massive wave. The final destination is the Lampi Waterfall. Head over to this multi-level waterfall, walk through the rainforest trail, and even take a dip in the chilly pool before making your way back to your accommodation in Phuket.

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What people are saying about Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Overall rating

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great trip to locations where people actually help the animals - the tourist activities did not seem to bother the elephants at all, super guide who did explain a lot (thanks Ran!), make sure to tip not only the overall guide but also the raft driver or the elephant mahout

We had a great guide in Aod! All program points were a lot of fun and the time flew by. We were traveling with our 6-year-old daughter and can fully recommend the tour! Be sure to book!

Our guide Joy was amazing! She taught us lots of things about Thailand and her English is amazing! Loved seeing the turtles and how they’re cared for and had fun in the waterfall!

It was a really great, very full day out. The raft trip was incredibly beautiful and could have lasted 2 hours according to our taste. The guide was great. Everything perfect.

This excursion is worthwhile for young and old. Absolutely recommendable. The welfare of the animals is very important here.