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Elephant Trekking in Phuket

Elephant trekking is one of the most famous activity to do in Phuket, Thailand. Your vacation will not be any fun without you riding on the elephant. Having a ride on the world's largest land mammal as you explore different sites of Phuket Island is something different. Getting a chance to interact with Thailand's giants in their pristine environment will bring unforgettable experience. Elephant trekking is a great family activity that is a must try, and the kids too will have much fun. As you are seated on a passenger seat on the back of an elephant, a tour guide will take you through paths on the jungle.


  • Elephants like dust and dirt so wear clothes you don't mind getting murky.
  • It is advisable to bring fresh water, sunscreen, and insect repellant as you take your elephant ride.
  • Wear comfortable clothes with loose fitting for easier mounting of the elephant.
  • Though well trained, remember that elephants are wild animals. Just be a little cautious.
  • Phuket has around 15-20 camps offering elephant trekking, so you have a variety of camps to choose from.

A place for Perfect Elephant Trekking

Phuket is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand. Elephant trekking is one of the famous and exciting activity to do in Phuket. Game drives have become too familiar and it's time to try out a new experience by exploring an area on an elephant's back. Get to interact with these giants, learn so much about them and also take pictures with them. The elephants are well trained and seated on their back you will enjoy breathtaking views, local wildlife, beautiful waterfalls, and Islands. Sounds interesting right? After your trip with the elephant, you will get to see the baby elephants in their enclosures. Here you will feed them and take pictures touching and holding them. The best places in Phuket to do your elephant trekking are; 1. Safari Elephant Club This is Phuket's oldest elephant club located at the Patong Beach. They offer Elephant day trips to the mountains giving you an experience that will be hard to forget. 2. Camp Chang Kalim Enjoy the best sea view on an elephant back by having a taste of elephant trekking at Camp Chang Kalim. 3. Siam Safari Is Phuket still beautiful at night? To confirm this is by having an overnight tour on a back of an elephant offered by the Siam Safari. Elephant trekking is combined with other entertaining activities such as paintball to make the experience more interesting. Don't miss out to enjoy Thai food in restaurants nearby after your elephant ride. Thailand's tourism is incomplete without elephant trekking. Therefore it is much advisable to treat the elephants with respect.


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