- AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round, except 1 Jan and 13 – 14 April inclusive
- MODE OF TRANSPORT: Covered pick up truck
- APPROXIMATE TIMING: 09.00 – 12.30 (morning) OR 14.00 – 17.30 (afternoon)
ITINERARY: This highly recommended half day tour takes you far away from the tourist crowds to a tiny, family-run trekking camp in the borders of the national park at Phanom Bencha. It’s a 40 – 50 minute drive, but we feel it is worth it for the setting, and the relatively high levels of care the animals receive.
The one hour trek will take you through the forest at the foot of Phanom Bencha mountain, following the river for part of the way. After the trek, spend some time with the elephants with the option to purchase locally grown bananas to feed them as a treat. Then it is on to the National Park for a short, 1.5km trek (on foot) to visit the seven level Huay Tho waterfall (3 levels easily accessible). Swimming is possible. Note: the order of events may be reversed according to the day.
Expected group size: 2 – 12 pax, depending on the day and time of year.