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.