1. Phuket: Khao Lak Rafting, Elephants, and Turtle Center Tour
Visit Khao Lak, an elephant sanctuary, and a sea turtle center on this adventurous day trip from Phuket. Try bamboo rafting, elephant bathing, and Thai food during lunch at a local restaurant. Swim and relax at Lampi Waterfall. Following pickup, take off from Phuket and head north to Khao Lak, passing Sarasin Bridge and entering Phang Nga Province. Enjoy sightseeing from the car along the 1.5-hour drive. Arrive at Kiang Koo Creek for peaceful bamboo rafting downstream. Enjoy the natural surroundings along the creek, then drive to Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park. Stop for swimming at the Lampi Waterfall and visit the Sea Turtle Center at Tablamu Navy Base, where sea turtles are taken care of. Refuel with a Thai lunch at a local restaurant. Later, arrive at an ethical elephant camp (no riding allowed). Watch and join in the natural behavior of elephants, including bathing and feeding them. Learn more about these unique creatures while getting closer to them like never before. After another drive through Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park and a final swim at Lampi Waterfall, head back to Phuket for hotel drop-off.