Best of Both Worlds
The Chang Chutiman Tour (089 939 6676, 087 135 7424) near Klong Prao Beach operates two-hour elephant treks for 900 Baht (children under five years old free of charge) that take you into the tropical rainforest, pomelo orchards and the secluded Wang Nam Kiew Waterfall. Elephant-handling lessons by experienced mahouts are available.
Meanwhile, the Ban Chang Thai (039 551 474) is supported by the Asian Elephant Foundation. With their charming elephant family, they can also arrange a Buddhist style wedding at the elephant camp. A 1-hour trek is at Baht 500 per person, while a 2-hour trek including river and mountain trekking and elephant bathing is at Baht 900 per person. These rates include transportation to/from your hotel, and complimentary fresh fruits and drinking water.
Participants in the tree-planting are awarded with certificates from the local officials of Koh Chang. The Klong Son Elephant Camp or Ban Kwan Chang, also supported by the Asian Elephant Foundation, operates half-day tours from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. which include elephant bathing, feeding, performances, and a 1-hour trek into the forest.
Spending a half day at one of the waterfalls and plunging into the fresh water pools after a short jungle trek is becoming a favorite activity. The most popular waterfall is the Klong Plu Waterfall which is only 2 kilometers from the main road at Klong Prao. The more adventurous tend to reach out to other waterfalls which are more challenging but rewarding.
Get more than an elephant trekking experience at Ban Chang Thai, such as a Buddhist style wedding package at the elephant camp.
We are proud to be a member of Friends of The Asian Elephant Foundation assisting elephant to enjoy improved living conditions.
Ride through rubber plantation, pomello orchard and visit a crystal clear rock pool.