Elephant Hills Activities – Thailand

You will never be bored during your stay at Elephant Hills . . . firstly because of the wonderful location and secondly because of all the fantastic activities that are planned for you.

On our first afternoon we enjoyed a very relaxing private canoe safari down the Sok river (luckily not paddled by us!).

It was very gentle and as we followed the current our guide pointed out all the local wildlife.

Drifting down the river I was taken aback by how lush and green everything was and it was a lovely relaxing way to take in the scenery.

Back on dry land we were on our way to the Elephant Experience, which is going to have a blog post of its own as I try to explain to you just how magical it was!

On our first full day at Elephant Hills our first stop was at a local market full of fantastic smells and it was a shame we had just eaten breakfast! But of course we did buy a few souvenirs . . . it would have been rude not to wouldn’t it!

Moving on we stopped at a lovely viewing point for a stroll around and of course take those all-important holiday snaps!

After a 10-minute drive we were hopping on board a long tail boat at Cheow Larn lake to the Elephant Hills Lake camp. It was an hour away but this was a pretty good way to travel!

The views were simply stunning.

Arriving at the Lake camp lunch was served before some free time to go canoeing . . .

And go for a swim in the lake which was so warm it was like jumping into a bath!

It was a perfect afternoon.

Preparing for a jungle trek after breakfast on our last day we were ready for a nice gentle stroll . . . but how wrong we were! There was nothing gentle about the walk, but it was a fun adventure climbing up hills, walking under vines and trekking through the rainforest!

There were plenty of stops along the way so our guide could tell us about the local wildlife and huge variety of tree and plant life.

The rain forest was full of nature and we were told about its importance in helping to sustain and support local workers.

The best bit of the trek came when we stopped at a purpose-built shelter where lunch was cooked for us!

Tender pork and chicken kebabs cooked over an open flame . . .

A delicious coconut soup which Mr B helped to grate the coconut for and an amazing Thai curry. The smell of all the spices being chopped had my mouth watering straight away!

As a group we decided on one chilli for the curry (Mr B and I could have handled a few more), but there was an amazing fresh chilli dip for those who wanted some more heat! I asked our guide how many chillies she would add if she was making it at home . . . 15 chillies!

It was one of many unique and special experiences we had at Elephant Hills.

Elephant Hills is not just somewhere to go on holiday. It is somewhere you will have so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences and make the most beautiful memories.

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20 Comments

  1. binita November 19, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Gosh this does sound like a once in a lifetime experience!!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:12 am

      It was so special!

  2. Mostlyfoodandtravel November 19, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Laura this sounds like an ideal trip that I would go on-those views are so beautiful and that home cooked lunch is making me hungry this morning. I so want to go Thailand again

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:13 am

      I loved it was all planned for us too!

  3. Bejal November 19, 2018 / 10:48 am

    I can’t wait to visit Thailand again! There’s just so much to do and the scenery is simply gorgeous!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:13 am

      It was just so beautiful!

  4. Louise November 19, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Just beautiful… It is obviously not the place to bring a baby, but when Clara gets older, it would be so amazing to take her there! Your photos are just as pretty as postcards! Sitting here looking out at the rain (and its so cold today!), I dream about staying where you were! 🙂
    Louise X

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:14 am

      It was so special, the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime xxx

  5. Lara Olivia November 19, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I absolutely love Thailand and your posts are making me want to go back! Looks like a wonderful trip full of action and adventure!

    xo missportmanteau.com

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:15 am

      It’s such a unique place isn’t it! So beautiful!

  6. Elaine birkin November 19, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic intinery & some amazing experiences xx

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 20, 2018 / 9:15 am

      The activities where all so good!

  7. Claire November 22, 2018 / 5:52 am

    What an amazing experience, looks so beautiful xxx

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      It was fantastic, so many great activities!

  8. Gary November 22, 2018 / 11:02 am

    What amazing experiences!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 22, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      So many brilliant things we saw and experienced!

  9. Grainne November 23, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Beautiful photos! My partner and I saw elephants in Koh Sok and this took me right back!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Such magical experience!

  10. Gemma Edwards November 24, 2018 / 6:11 am

    Wow. Making memories that will last forever ❤️

    • thetravelsofmrsb
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      November 25, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Definitely! So special xxx

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