Water activity

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

Activity provider: Bigcountry Andaman

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

Activity provider: Bigcountry Andaman

From US$ 72.96 per person

Enjoy a day of river rafting, bathing and feeding elephants, and exploring a tropical rainforest by bamboo raft on this tour from Khao Lak. Learn about sea turtles at a conservation center.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak will be between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. The activity provider will be in touch to arrange your pickup time. Please be in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Get close to friendly elephants and feed them bananas
  • Cool off at Sai Rung Waterfall and enjoy refreshments
  • Visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center to learn more about their projects
Full description

Depart Khao Lak and enjoy a day tour of river rafting, elephant interaction, and rainforest exploration. Visit an ethical elephant conservation center, sail along a quiet river through the rainforest, and hear about sea turtle conservation.

After pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, relax on the comfortable ride to the elephant camp. Spend some time with bathing and feeding these gentle giants in a relaxed and respectful environment.

Continue the tour with a visit to Sai Rung Waterfall. Enjoy some refreshments as you watch the water plunge 20 meters from a ledge into a lagoon encircled by jungle. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the area around the falls also hosts an abundance of local wildlife.

Hop on a bamboo raft with a local boatman and float along the river for a calm and tranquil ride through the rainforest. Head to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center to learn about projects aimed helping these endangered creatures. Finally, return to your hotel in Khao Lak.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center
  • Visit to Sai Rung Waterfall
  • Entry to an elephant camp
  • Soft drinks
  • Accident insurance
  • Live guide
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Lunch
  • Fruits
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the itinerary may change due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances
    • Once booked, the tour operator will confirm the pick-up time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 331 reviews

    Review summary

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    The tour was just fantastic. The raft ride was wonderful and afterwards I got a very tasty and hearty meal. Bathing with the elephants was a unique experience which we would do again at any time. Our guide Nai was super friendly, explained and told a lot. Would book him again for a tour at any time.

    January 14, 2023

    Really great tour. Our guide Oud and his driver were super funny and also told a lot about Thai culture. First we went to see the turtles, which we could look at independently in the different pools. Then we drove on to the bamboo fins. Here we had to wait for the driver for some time, but there was pineapple and something to drink and the journey itself was really a unique experience through the jungle. We could also see some snakes in the trees. Next came the trip to see the elephants. First of all, there was super delicious Thai food in the great facility and feeding and bathing with the elephants was really great. Above all, we liked the respectful treatment of the animals. Finally we stopped at a small waterfall. We personally didn't need it, but it was nice nonetheless. All in all a great tour that can only be recommended.

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    January 3, 2023

    It was a wonderful day with great experiences. Thanks again for organizing our transport. Everything worked great and reliably. I can recommend it with a clear conscience. It was great that we were only a group of 5 people (we 3 and 2 strangers). Our group consisted among themselves of Germans. That made it easier to communicate with each other. It was definitely intentional

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    December 9, 2022

    Product ID: 136145