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Our most recommended Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast Jungle Tours

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

1. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Koh Samui Elephant Home was established to care for and conserve elephants as well as returning them to their natural habitat to increase the Asian elephant population in Thailand. The center offers the ability to take part in a morning or afternoon visit, to see just what the program is about.  Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or villa around the island arriving at Koh Samui Elephant Home. Meet with your guide who will offer a warm welcome and receive a welcome drink. Listen as your guide explains to you the plight of the center, and how you can help. After your introduction, take part in the harvesting of organic food for the elephants and even get to feed them up close. Make sure to bring your camera along for some truly remarkable holiday memories.  Afterwards, watch them as they play in the mud spa as they cool themselves down. During your tour, you'll also get to walk with the elephants into the jungle over 10 acres of land. See their real habitat and enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature.  Continue on your journey to visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui. Have fun whilst you feed them, rub their skin and take photos with them before you set them free to enjoy nature by themselves.  To complete your fabulous outing, enjoy some vegetarian food and seasonal fruits whilst you watch a surprise video before being transferred back to your hotel.

Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

2. Koh Samui: ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour

Experience the lush landscapes of Koh Samui combined with the thrill of a quad bike ride on this guided tour. The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel anywhere on the island, and a quick safety briefing with your guide. Then hop on board your authentic Japanese quad bike and travel into Koh Samui’s lush green jungles. On the 1-hour tour, explore the vibrant jungle and visit a selection of panoramic viewpoints that overlook the mountain and ocean. Drive along the river across various terrains on this exhilarating experience that gives you a taste of the 2-hour itinerary. For those opting for the 2-hour tour, ride along dirt tracks winding under lush coconut groves, rubber plantations, and rivers to reach one of the island’s secret waterfalls. There’s also time to visit an epic mountain viewpoint and enjoy some light refreshments to recharge for the rest of the adventure. The waterfall is seasonal only (wet season).

Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

3. Phuket: White Water Rafting and Jungle Adventure with Lunch

Feel the excitement of white-water rafting in the heart of one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This 5km white water rafting tour is a great way to discover Thailand's lush jungles. Take your adventure to the next level add optional ATV, zipline, and elephant bathing experiences. Each raft is led by a trained trip leader and safety is covered in a comprehensive briefing prior to the tour. You'll practice safety drills before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun and safe experience for everyone. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the camp before heading out for the next activity. If the full-day option with elephant bathing, ATV, and zipline option is selected, enjoy a 30-minute ATV ride through the jungle at maximum speed. After the ATV ride, walk to the river, see the friendly elephants, and help them cool down together. Climb up above and experience a zipline in the middle of the jungle that will present you with amazing views. Then visit the unique Monkey Cave and head up to the waterfall for a refreshing swim to finish off the day.

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

4. Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water.  Be picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories. Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors.  Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  Walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

5. Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation and will drive for approximately 40 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories.  You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their stories, lifestyle, and behaviors. Most of the elephants are rescued show or riding elephants, but they are now safe and well cared for at this no-riding sanctuary. After you have met all the elephants, you will watch them enjoy their mud spa and also be able to join them. The elephants apply mud on their skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  Next, you will walk with the elephants, shower them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, you will be able to enjoy some freshly cooked Pad Thai, delicious snacks, and seasonal fresh fruit. Then enjoy the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to the hotel.

Phuket: ATV Mangrove Jungle & Hidden Beach Tour

6. Phuket: ATV Mangrove Jungle & Hidden Beach Tour

Explore the natural wonderlands of Phuket during this unique adventure tour on an all-terrain ATV vehicle. Enjoy a fun and safe ride through winding untamed rainforests as you discover local villages, palm plantations, dense mangrove forests, and a hidden unspoiled beach. Beginners from age 8 and up are welcome to join and all ATV bikes are fully automatic, safe and easy to operate so no prior riding experience is needed. After an informative safety briefing, get geared up with all the necessary equipment to ride. Then, practice handling the vehicle on an easy track to get a feel for the ATV quad bike. Once everyone is ready to use the bikes, hit the tracks and begin your adventure, supervised by professional staff and guides. Choose from the 1 or 2-hour ATV tour and combine the ATV program with other activities, such as the challenging rope bridge with the flying fox. At the end of the tour, feel an appreciation for the unseen side of Phuket having now explored the region from a new perspective and leave with unforgettable memories.

Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

7. Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

Hop on your own ATV and head off-road through mountains, rubber trees, and lush greenery on this guided ATV tour in Phuket. Enjoy glistening sea views and make an optional stop at the must-see Big Buddha Temple. Choose between a 30-minute or 1-hour ride. After pickup, head to the starting location where you’ll take off on your own ATV. Drive through the mountains surrounding Phuket and visit some of the best viewpoints in the area for a selfie or two. Choose the 1-hour ride to end your trip with a visit to the famous Big Buddha. A must-see whilst in Phuket, take some time to admire this 45-meter-tall white marble statue. Snap some rare photos and choose to make a donation as many visitors do before finishing your tour. 

Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

8. Krabi: Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon, and Tiger Cave Temple

Get picked up at your hotel on Krabi and enjoy your first stop at the stunning Emerald Pool. Beat the morning heat in the middle of a lush forest and swim in the clear blue-green waters of the mineral pool. Walk along the path to your next stop at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy this gorgeous gem surrounded by large, overhanging trees with roots that extend across the water. Have a break for lunch at a local restaurant and then take some time to relax at the Hot Springs Waterfall. Soak in the soothing feeling of the warm water as it swirls around you. Finish off your tour with a visit to the majestic Tiger Cave Temple. Brave the walk up the stairs and be rewarded with spectacular views at the top.

Khao Lak: Elephant Bathing and Feeding Tour with Waterfall

9. Khao Lak: Elephant Bathing and Feeding Tour with Waterfall

Get up close and personal with Thailand's national animal on this tour: The elephant. Learn about elephants from expert mahouts — elephant keepers — while you bathe, scrub, feed, and play with the gentle pachyderms in a clean shallow stream. Marvel at the elephants' delicate ability to use their long and strong trunks to grab a small banana directly from your hand. Enjoy their playfulness as they toss water onto themselves, and you, as they cool off in the water. After your elephant visit, stop at the cascading Sai Rung Waterfall in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation and crystal-clear waters. Then, sit back and relax as you're dropped back off at your hotel. Best of all, choose to join the morning or the afternoon tour, depending on your preferences.

From Khao Lak: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

10. From Khao Lak: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

Observe free-roaming elephants in a safe and ethical environment on a tour from Khao Lak that includes hotel transfers and Thai lunch. Enjoy the rural landscape of the Mueang Phang-nga district, meet your elephant and Kwan-chang (elephant handler), and get a chance to bathe and feed the giants. Start with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Khao Lak. Be driven for approximately 45 minutes through scenic agricultural lands, stopping on the way to visit Benyaran Museum to see a collection of local antiques. Upon arrival at the wildlife sanctuary, meet your guide and learn a little about the elephants as you take a walk through the forest. Get bananas and sugarcane to feed the majestic animals. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with them while learning about their lifestyle and behavior. Then, accompany the elephants to a nearby mud spa. Go knees-deep into the mud to apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help brush the elephants as they play in the river. Once the elephants are bathed, you can take some photos with them. Then, it is time to part ways with your friends. Take a shower, change into dry clothes and savor a freshly-cooked, traditional Thai lunch with some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. You can also join a Thai cooking demonstration led by professional guides and see how Pad Thai, a signature stir-fry dish, and Som Tam (papaya salad) are prepared. End your day with a hotel drop-off in Khao Lak.

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What people are saying about Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 216 reviews

Very nice staff, friendly animals, cozy and calm atmosphere, fitting snacks and fruits. The price might seem to be a bit over the line, however, you should consider this money as a financial help to those who take care of these great creatures every day plus you still get great experience.

This tour was simply amazing! The tour guide Hamit and the driver Mr. Cha were amazing throughout the whole day! We went to a turtle shelter, bamboo rafting and to a beautiful waterfall. Definitely recommend this tour. And plus, there were almost no tourists around!

Being able to bathe with the elephants was a fabulous experience. To be able to feed these beautiful animals was wonderful. To know that they are looked after and able to roam freely is pleasing. Toto’s knowledge of the elephants was excellent.

It was realy nice. The Tiger Cave Temple is Not gor scarry people. Our Guide was very good he always laugh and make jokes. Thanks for that good tour

Wonderful time with the elephants, an amazing morning!