Guided tour

Khao Lak: Elephant Bathing and Feeding Tour with Waterfall

Activity provider: Khaolak Tour Plan

Khao Lak: Elephant Bathing and Feeding Tour with Waterfall

Activity provider: Khaolak Tour Plan
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From US$ 59 per person

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Bathe, scrub, feed, and play with elephants in the water on a tour to visit these gentle giants. Marvel at the Sai Rung Waterfall in the tropical forest and into a turquoise lagoon.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group available


  • Enjoy a morning or an afternoon in an ethical elephant park
  • Get up close and personal with elephants
  • Have fun feeding elephants from the palm of your hand
  • Marvel at the Sai Rung Waterfall's clear waters
  • Sit back and relax with a hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Get up close and personal with Thailand's national animal on this tour: The elephant. Learn about elephants from expert mahouts — elephant keepers — while you bathe, scrub, feed, and play with the gentle pachyderms in a clean shallow stream.

Marvel at the elephants' delicate ability to use their long and strong trunks to grab a small banana directly from your hand. Enjoy their playfulness as they toss water onto themselves, and you, as they cool off in the water.

After your elephant visit, stop at the cascading Sai Rung Waterfall in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation and crystal-clear waters. Then, sit back and relax as you're dropped back off at your hotel.

Best of all, choose to join the morning or the afternoon tour, depending on your preferences.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Elephant bathing and feeding
  • Insurance
  • Guide
  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Extra food for the elephants
  • Food for you
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The elephants are well treated and healthy
  • Domestic elephants have been with humans (especially in South East Asia) for centuries, they have been used for transportation, working, and entertainment
  • Domestic elephants are born in-house, and are almost impossible to release into the wild for many reasons: They are unable to find (enough) food due to been fed for many generations and a loss of habitat, deforestation, communities, plantations etc., or they are unable to connect to herds in the wild. By involving activities with animals in tourism, the industry is supporting the animals and the owners in a good manner
  • Elephant bathing and feeding is to support the natural behavior of elephants as they do so in the wild, therefore it is not considered a cruelty. The local partner can guarantee their guests a friendly and healthy relationship between the mahouts and their elephants, as they've known them for a long time
Customer reviews

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I can only recommend the tour. Nice guide, she was always friendly and in a good mood, punctual and just nice. The elephants made a healthy, well-groomed and satisfied impression and had fun bathing. The visit to the beautiful and calm waterfall was the crowning glory. Excellent beautiful tour that was worth it.

December 6, 2021

May 11, 2022

Great guide who made the tour with the elephants special.

April 18, 2022

Product ID: 407441