Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp is unique, combining luxury safari tent-style accommodation with an incredible location floating on top of Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park. Elephant Hills is also a great location for the eco-conscious traveller, with a sustainable approach encompassing solar and wind energy and responsible waste management.
Perfect forImmersing yourself in local culture and wildlife with an expert guide.
In the knowThis luxury floating safari camp has an eco-friendly and sustainable approach and is a fantastic base for seeing elephants and spotting a wide variety of other wildlife in Khao Sok National Park.

Recommended for...

  • Adventure
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Unusual

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Elephant Hills has a truly breathtaking location, floating atop the Cheow Lan Lake in the middle of Khao Sok National Park. From your luxury tent, you can enjoy views of the limestone mountains, which tower over the horizon.

Rooms at Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp

Elephant Hills’ 20 luxury safari tents combine supreme comfort with a sense of being immersed in the natural world. The tents float over the lake, and each has a small balcony from which you can gaze over the water and take in the beautiful view. All tents have en suite bathrooms, decorated in a jungle style, which have hot water and Western-style toilets.

Food & drink

Elephant Hills is home to two restaurants, where an ever-changing selection of Thai and international dishes are on offer depending on the season and availability of fresh, organic ingredients. Food is served buffet-style in a relaxed environment, which is a great way to meet your fellow guests and swap stories about your adventures.


Each tent is provided with its own kayak, so that you can explore the lake on your own terms. Maps, information and books are provided packed with information about Khao Sok National Park, to help you get the most out of your stay.

Activities at Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp

The camp’s unique location allows for a range of cultural and outdoor activities during your stay. Elephants are the main attraction of course, but there is plenty more on offer. An expert local guide can take you to the nearby Ta Khun market, where you can sample exotic fruits and pick up some beautiful handicrafts as souvenirs. A jungle trek can take you up to a well-hidden cave, full of incredible stalagmites and stalactites, while a kayak trip is a great way to experience the beauty of Cheow Lan Lake up close.

Khao Sok National Park is home to creatures including wild elephants, hornbills, gaur and monkeys, all of which can be spotted on guided nature walks.

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Hotel location

The camp feels a million miles from civilisation, but is easily reachable by a short 2-hour drive from Phuket airport.

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