ITINERARY: This is a good value, half day excursion with either a morning or afternoon start. Take a gentle trek on the back of an elephant, travelling through palm oil plantation, forest, and along a stream. After feeding the animals, continue on to Wat Tham Seua, or Tiger Cave Temple, where you can independently explore the large grounds, with its many shrines, rainforest nature trail and jungle caves. Around 1.5 hours is allowed for those who wish to climb the 1260 steps to the mountain top shrine – aching legs the next day are worth it for the amazing views from the summit.
Note: the morning session of this trip in particular is strict on timing; latecomers down from the mountain may have to take a taxi back to the hotel, and / or miss out on the elephant trek, depending on what order the activities are done.
Expected group size: 6 – 14 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
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Tiger Cave and elephant trekking were the only things that i wanted to do in Krabi, I am glad that I have done it and Yourkrabi provided them. The driver came late, we booked the afternoon trip and on the confirmation letter, it said the driver will pick us up from the hotel between 1:00 to 1:15, the driver arrived at 1:45, we have to call three times to make sure that someone was really coming…. There’s no tour guide, only the driver, and he doesn’t speak English at all. I thought there will be someone speaking English to explain the history etc regarding the temple and the town, I was really looking forward to that hence I was really disappointed. To be honest, for the tiger cave temple, everyone go there for the sake of the 1200+ steps challenge; and for the elephant trekking, once you are on the animal’s back, everything is self-explanatory. But this website needed to be honest and if there’s no English tour guide, say that. Overall this specific tour is fun, love the experience of the elephant walking through mud, pond, and you can feed the baby elephants and enjoy a small show from it. Amazing!
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