Ravi and I are doing a 6 hour adventure with Siam Safari (picked for their humane treatment and care of their animals, and the fact they’re the only organization doing Elephant Trekking to have certification from the Thailand Livestock Department as to the health and well being of the elephants).
Our 6 hour adventure will consist of….
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Chalong. Travel by four wheel drive Land Rover into Chalong highlands.
Arrive at Siam Safari elephant camp on the top of a mountain. Meet Siam Safari’s elephants; learn about them and the mahouts who take care of them and also about Thai elephant conservation and how you can help. See how young elephants are trained, you can touch them and feed them bananas. Trek on elephant back in Chalong highlands, good views over Chalong bay and out to Pee Pee island can be seen along the way. This is Phuket’s best elephant trek and best cared for elephants. The only elephant camp in southern Thailand to have attained the Thai government standard award. Visit our local farmyard to see how buffalo plough the rice fields, learn how to harvest and de-husk rice and about the different varieties available. Try a ride on a wooden cart pulled by buffalo before sampling local coffee and experiencing the smells of our herb garden. Learn how Thai jungle curry is made, you can even try some if you dare. See how rubber trees are “tapped” to produce natural rubber latex. Learn how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil. Join an exclusive afternoon cruises in Chalong Bay, aboard a classical wooden junk style boat. Cruise pass Lone island (Home of local fishermen), pass empty beaches and see good views of the islands around the bay. A free glass of wine or beer is included and Dinner. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view as the late afternoon sun goes down amongst the idyllic tropical islands. Early evening return to your hotel.