Elephant Hills are Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camps, combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment. The Elephant Camp comprises 35 luxurious, tailor-made tents and has successfully been operated since over 10 years. The floating Rainforest Camp, one of the world’s only luxury floating tented camps, was opened in 2011 and is situated on the emerald green waters of Cheow Larn Lake.

Both camps are situated in the Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand approximately two hours apart from each other, close to popular beach destinations like Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi and even Koh Samui.

The Elephant Camp
Situated right on the border of the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, our 35 luxurious tents are tailor-made and set in the largest protected area of rainforest in Southern Thailand. Each tent features comfortable solid beds, fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a luxurious bathroom with Western style toilet, hairdryer and hot and cold shower. The furniture is handmade by our very own skilled craftsmen using natural materials and provides all the comfort you would normally find in a hotel room.

The tents have ample space, are well protected against mosquitos and other possible intruders, offer plenty of lighting and are the perfect place to reflect on the day’s observations and activities. A night at Elephant Hills is a unique experience, the temperatures drop and the campfire creates a romantic and warm atmosphere in which to share travel tales as the rainforest its inhabitants form an exciting concert.

The main area at The Elephant Camp consists of the reception, a semi-open-air restaurant, a well-stocked bar, a small souvenir shop, a fireplace, maps, newspapers and info boards as well as a swimming pool with superb view of the spectacular limestone cliff backdrop. It even offers free Wi-Fi to share all your pictures and experiences with the rest of the world while sipping ice-cold beer or a freshly prepared Piña colada.

Furthermore you will find a local herb garden with plants like pineapple, papaya, peppers, galangal, chilies and much more. Fish can be fed in our little fish pond or you may head to the Sok River with all its wild fish just behind the camp.

The Rainforest Camp
Opened in January 2011, Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp is the little sister of The Elephant Camp and situated in the center of Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park. Rainforest Camp, one of the only floating tented camps in the world, is located on one of Thailand’s most spectacular lakes surrounded by rainforest and towering limestone mountains.

15 Luxury Safari Tents with en-suite bathrooms provide an intimate base for you to explore Southern Thailand’s tropical rainforest. Powered by both wind and solar energy and using responsible waste management, Rainforest Camp is designed to be at one with nature. This has to be the most unique and responsible way to experience the true beauty of Southern Thailand’s endangered Rainforest habitat, home to wild Elephants, Hornbills, rare Asian Oxen (gaurs), various monkey species, a myriad of reptiles, amphibians and floral species.

Khao Sok is home to threatened and endangered animal species, experts estimate the biodiversity to be higher than in the Amazon basin. Its conservation is vital for the ecological balance of Southern Thailand.

Adding to our already successful and unique soft adventure nature tours the Cheow Larn lake is a must see for all nature lovers.

Relax in front of your tent, take a swim in the emerald waters of Cheow Larn Lake, kayak through its khlongs and channels in search of monkeys and birds and trek through the rainforest before watching the sun set over the jungle. A night at Rainforest Camp is certainly one you will not forget too soon.