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Khao Sok National Park – Stay on Floating Bungalows in Cheow Lan Lake

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park is one of the best national parks in Thailand. It is located in Surat thani province, about 2 hours from Surat thani or 2.5 hours from Krabi. In the middle of Khao Sok is a huge manmade lake where you can take a Cheow Lan lake tour.

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Why visit Khao Sok National Park?

The main reason to visit Khao Sok is because it is an area of natural beauty. The mountains and karsts and the turquoise lake make it a wonderful place to spend some time during your Thailand trip.

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Kayaking in Khao Sok National Park after staying in floating bungalows on the lake

Where to stay in Khao Sok

There are two types of amazing accommodation in Khao Sok. One of them is to stay at floating bungalows on Cheow Lan lake and the other is to sleep in a treehouse just outside Khao Sok National park. Even better is to combine the two and spend a Khao Sok 2 day tour here. 

Khao Sok Floating Bungalows or Raft Houses

Khao Sok is home to floating bungalows on Cheow Lan lake where you can spend a night or two. The bungalows are floating on the lake, most of them are basic bungalows with a fan, a small bathroom and no electricity in the evening after 6pm. It is definitely worth spending a couple of days on and around the lake. On a clear night you can see the whole of the milky way because Khao Sok National Park is far from any big cities and light pollution. Most visitors stay at the Cheow Lan Lake floating bungalows as part of a Khao Sok overnight tour

photo of floating bungalows inside Khao Sok National Park
Our floating bungalows in Cheow Lan Lake

Khao Sok Treehouse Thailand

Khao Sok is also a great opportunity to stay in a treehouse. There are several options available around the edge of Khao Sok National Park. The most luxurious is Our Jungle treehouse (Agoda) or (Booking.com) which has big beautiful wooden decks and is a great place to spot monkeys from. For a slightly cheaper treehouse version that also offers a pool, then stay at Rock and Treehouse Resort (Agoda) or (Booking.com) which is also fun, a good place to spot monkeys and you can also organise your Khao Sok overnight tour from there. 

treehouse in Thailand near Khao Sok National Park
Staying in a treehouse in Thailand near Khao Sok

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Things to Do in Khao Sok

There are many great Khao Sok activities and all of them include spending time in nature. 

Khao Sok Activities : Night Safari

For the more adventurous, take a night safari into Khao Sok National Park and spot sleeping monkeys, snakes, scorpions, deer and other nocturnal wildlife. 

Things to Do in Khao Sok National Park: Waterfalls

Another one of the fantastic Khao Sok activities you can do is Khao Sok trekking up a waterfall. The rocks are naturally ‘sticky’ so that you can walk directly up the waterfall, feeling the fresh, cool water and enjoying the views of the lake. 

waterfall photo in Khao Sok National Park
Top things to do in Khao Sok

Things to do in Khao Sok

Another really fun activity for the adventurous is to explore inside caves in Khao Sok National Park. You can do this as part of your Khao Sok overnight tour. You will have a guide and be given a head torch and taken inside a huge cave, climbing up through it spotting bats, spiders and snakes as you climb. The stalagmites and stalactites are very impressive inside the caves as well. 

photo of cave inside khao sok national park
View from the edge of the cave in Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok Activities : Wildlife Spotting

The Khao Sok overnight tour often offers activities such as an early morning boat ride to spot gibbons and listen to them calling to each other as well as a chance of diving fish eagles preying on freshwater fish inside the lake.  

Cheow Lan Lake – Swimming & Kayaking

From the floating bungalows or raft houses, you can jump in and swim in the warm, turquoise waters of Cheow Lan lake. A great Khao Sok activity is also to take a kayak and kayak around the edge of the lake, spotting monkeys, gibbons and hornbills as you go. 

Photo of Cheow Lan Lake
Views of Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park Thailand

Khao Sok Itinerary

Spend 2-3 days in Khao Sok spending time in a treehouse and an overnight on the floating bungalows. You can get to Khao Sok from Krabi or Surat thani. Khao Sok should definitely be on your Thailand destinations to visit and read here for more Thailand bucketlist ideas.

Getting to Khao Sok : Khao Sok to Surat thani

You can travel to Khao Sok from Surat thani so you can either fly into Surat thani or take a night train to the train station. Your treehouse accommodation can help arrange a transfer. Please note public transport is limited to Khao Sok and the edges of the park. Alternatively leave and head from Khao Sok to Surat thani airport or train station. It is best to organise transport through your accommodation. The journey is approximately two hours.

Leaving Khao Sok : Khao Sok to Krabi

From your Thailand treehouse accommodation or hotel in Khao Sok you can organise a shared minivan for approximately 300-350 baht to take you from Khao Sok to Krabi (Ao Nang) for beach time and to get to the Andaman islands. Alternatively you can arrange a private transfer through your Khao Sok treehouse or hotel. Alternatively take a transfer from Krabi into Khao Sok from Krabi airport. It is best to organise transport through your accommodation. The journey is approximately 2.5 hours.  For my Ao Nang Guide to Krabi read here.

Khao Yai National Park

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One of the best places to visit from Bangkok and experience nature and the jungle in Thailand is Khao Yai National Park. Situated about 2 hours North-East of Bangkok it is a great place to go for a weekend getaway from Bangkok. Khao Yai National Park is the oldest national park in Thailand, and one of the greatest. Home to a healthy population of wild elephants as well as hornbills, snakes, eagles, gibbons, macaques and deer, it is a fantastic place to visit for wildlife lovers. 

Spotting greater hornbills in Khao Yai National Park

How to Visit Khao Yai National Park

Visitors have two options when visiting Khao Yai National Park. Entering the park using your own transport or joining a wildlife tour which includes a hotel pick up. Using your own transport such as a car or motorbikes is great for people who enjoy freedom and travelling separately. However, if you want to see a lot of wildlife and be shown interesting species of flora and fauna then I recommend taking a wildlife tour. 

Khao Yai Things to Do

Bear in mind that Khao Yai is a whole area so there are other activities, outside of the national park to enjoy such as wine tours in a Khao Yai winery, strawberry picking, organic farms and many restaurants. 

Wildlife Tours of Khao Yai National Park

I thoroughly recommend Greenleaf Tours of Khao Yai National Park. They have fantastic, really knowledgeable guides who share their wisdom about nature with you. The Greenleaf tour includes a hotel pick up and drop off, transport during the day, lunch in the park and a hike inside jungle areas for a couple of hours. They can also do private tours which I have also done before when my parents visited Thailand and we didn’t want to do so much jungle trekking in Khao Yai. You can contact them via the Greenleaf Tours website here.

Photo of me inside Khao Yai National Park at a waterfall
On a Greenleaf tour to visit one of the many waterfalls inside Khao Yai National Park

Greenleaf Wildlife Tours

Be sure to ask Greenleaf Khao Yai tours about the bat cave Khao Yai viewing experience. You can go in the evening before your day trip into the park and it is definitely worth it! You can experience millions of bats flying out of their cave at sunset on nearby mountains which is a really magical experience. 

Khao Yai National Park Animals

Along with wild elephants you can regularly see gibbons, hornbills, eagles, snakes, spiders, monkeys and deer while trekking in Khao Yai National Park.  

For a close up experience of animals, consider visiting this amazing rescue centre for an ethical way to feed elephants and other animals. 

Wild elephants at Khao Yai National Park

The best place to see wild elephants in Thailand is in this park. If you would like the best ethical elephant experience then nothing beats seeing elephants in Thailand in the wild where they truly belong. Seeing wild elephants in Thailand is incredible and you have a really good chance of seeing elephants in Khao Yai National Park.   Wild elephants in Khao Yai is one of the best bucketlist Thailand experiences you can have. Read here for more Thailand bucketlist experiences. 

Wild Elephant in Khao Yai National Park

Camping in Khao Yai

The only places to go camping inside Khao Yai National Park are through the national park. At a very cheap rate you can hire tents, sleeping bags, mats and pillows and camp at designated campsites inside the park. Please note it is best to have your own transport when doing this. There is no need to book in advance, you can just ask at the visitor centre. 

Where to Stay in Khao Yai

For Khao Yai National Park accommodation, the only way to stay inside the actual park is to enjoy Khao Yai camping. All other accommodation is strung out along the road into the park which has a range of different tiers of accommodation from budget to luxury hotels in Khao Yai. 

Khao Yai Accommodation : Budget Hotels

There are some hostels and guesthouses nearby to the park. If doing a tour with Greenleaf they also offer some basic accommodation. I recommend Wynnhouse Khao Yai (Book it on Agoda here) for a cheap, clean double room about 20 minutes from the park entrance. 


Khao Yai Accommodation : Mid-range Accommodation

For Khao Yai mid-range accommodation I would recommend Botanica (Check out prices for Botanica Khao Yai on Agoda) or alternatively on Booking.com). They have a luscious pool area, great views of the mountains and lovely big rooms with balconies. 


Khao Yai Accommodation : Luxury Accommodation near Khao Yai

Khao Yai has a lot of luxury accommodation, some of it further from the park itself so be sure to look into travel times. Compare prices on Agoda for luxury hotels such as the Movenpick here.  

When to visit Khao Yai

The best time of year to visit Khao Yai National Park is during dry season. There are no leeches around so no need to wear leech socks and you have a better chance of spotting wildlife such as wild elephants in Thailand as they come out of the deeper jungle to use the watering holes and lakes. Dry season in this area is from November-April with April being the hottest month. 

Getting to Khao Yai

To get from Bangkok to Khao Yai, you can take a minivan from Ekkamai to Pak Chong. Some hotels will then offer a transfer from Pak Chong to their accommodation. If you are camping in Khao Yai National Park then rent your own transport in Pak Chong such as motorbikes and head into the park. 

Botanica balcony views

Khao Yai National Park Entrance Fees

Like all national parks in Thailand, there is a national park fee. At the time of writing it is 400 baht for foreign visitors, including work permit holders. In the past work permit holders in Thailand could pay Thai price for national park fees but that is no longer possible. Please note park fees are subject to change at any time. 

Bangkok to Khao Yai

To get to Khao Yai from Bangkok, it takes approximately two hours. You can hire your own transport to take you there or take a minivan from Ekkamai bus station. This makes Khao Yai the perfect weekend getaway from Bangkok. 

Deer in Khao Yai National Park


Ao Nang Guide : Krabi Thailand

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Ao Nang Guide : Thailand Island Reviews

Ao Nang is the best location to stay in Krabi. Krabi is the name of the province. Within Krabi province there is also Krabi town which doesn’t have a beach. Ao Nang makes an excellent base for travelling Krabi province and nearby Thailand beaches like Railay beach. Ao Nang is the best location to stay in Krabi also as a jumping off point to go to many beautiful island destinations in Thailand such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Hong.


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Ao Nang Monkey Trail

For a good chance to see monkeys then consider a short hike along Monkey Trail Ao Nang. It is a 15 minute walk between Ao Nang beach to the Centara Grand beach, with sea views and monkeys. It is possible (and likely!) to see a family of macaques as well as dusky langurs hanging out on this monkey trail in Ao Nang. 

Ao Nang Snorkelling

Ao Nang day trips can be arranged for snorkelling and island hopping routes around Krabi.

4 Island Tour Ao Nang

 One of the more famous Ao Nang day trips is the 4 island tour which involves visiting different Krabi beaches, stops for snorkelling and lunch on an uninhabited island. Ao Nang Tip: check if your day trip includes National Park fees as these can often be the same price as the trip itself. Thailand National Park fees are set by the government and are not negotiable. 

Beautiful beaches of Krabi

Koh Hong Island Trip: Ao Nang Beaches

Koh Hong is a stunning, uninhabited island with white sand and clear, turquoise water and a stunning viewpoint of Phang na Bay. It has one of the best beaches in Thailand in the white sand beach category. Note: It gets busy with daytrippers in peak season and on weekends so try to avoid these to get this quiet Thailand beach to yourself! National Park fee is 300 baht to enter, but it is worth the money.  

Ao Nang Guide: Head to Koh Hong on a Thailand island hopping trip!

 Ao Nang Beaches

Ao Nang has two long stretches of beach which you can walk to from most Ao Nang hotels. The beaches have yellow sand and the beautiful backdrop of the limestone karsts behind them. They are not, however, as beautiful as the white sand beaches on neighbouring islands so many visitors arrange an island hopping day trip to visit these stunning Krabi beaches. 

Ao Nang to Railay Beach

Visiting Railay is one of the best things to do from Ao Nang. Railay beach is one of the best beaches in Thailand, with three beaches to choose from, wild monkeys, a cave shrine and a very impressive bat cave. To get from Ao Nang to Railay beach it is incredible easy. You can take a long tail boat, it will cost 100 baht one way or 200 baht return and you can take from the ticket office just at the bottom of the main road in Ao Nang infront of Vacation Village near the beach. Book a return ticket or you may have to wait on Railay for others to join you to return to Ao Nang as there are multiple long tail boat operators. At the time of writing, boats leave from Nopparat beach so you will be taken in a songtaew (truck) for 5 minutes down the road as part of the ticket price. 

Railay beach, one of the top beaches in Thailand

Ao Nang Hike

Ao Nang is a great base to stay at so you can experience Ao Nang hiking in nearby beautiful national parks in Krabi. There are many options including the emerald lagoon, hot spring waterfall and some fantastic viewpoints. There’s always a chance of seeing monkeys. You can organise with roadside tour operator. The tours are well organised Krabi day trips often including water and snacks/lunch. Alternatively rent scooters and travel there yourself. The emerald lagoon is about a 1 hour drive outside of Ao Nang.

Ao Nang Diving

If you are a diver then one of the great thing to do in Ao Nang is scuba diving nearby dive sites. If you are a beginner then consider getting PADI qualified and doing your Open Water course in Thailand. There are many Ao Nang dive centres. Many will offer long day trips to Koh Phi Phi for diving in the marine national park there, as well as shorter day trips to Ao Nang local islands. While the coral is not as impressive as other areas of Thailand it is still possible to see reef sharks, turtles and seahorses. 

Ao Nang Guide : Best Places to Stay in Ao Nang

There are so so many Ao Nang hotels that it can be hard to decide between them. Make sure you are staying near enough to Ao Nang beach so that everywhere is walkable and book a hotel with a rooftop swimming pool. The best place to stay in Ao Nang for mid-range accommodation is BlueSotel SMART (Agoda) or (BlueSotel SMART Booking.com) which is two minutes’ walk to the beach, has a stunning rooftop infinity pool and beautiful, clean, spacious rooms. It is also a great place to watch sunset from while having a cocktail at the rooftop pool bar. 

The best place to stay in Ao Nang for more budget friendly Krabi accommodation is Sea Seeker Hotel (Agoda) Or Sea Seeker Reviews on Booking.com. The rooms are clean, modern and all have a balcony with mountain views. The swimming pool has a bar and a slide. It is located 5 minutes walk from Ao Nang beach. Compare Ao Nang hotel prices with Agoda or with Booking website.



Ao Nang Guide to Restaurants : Where to Eat

There are various street food markets, stalls and many many restaurants in Ao Nang. It is a great place for Indian food as well as Thai cuisine. One of the best places to eat in Ao Nang is Thailandia on the main strip down to Ao Nang beach. It does the best massamam curry I’ve ever had with the added bonus of roti as well as rice. 

Getting from Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi

Travelling to Koh Phi Phi from Ao Nang is also incredibly easy. There are many roadside tour operators who will organise a hotel pick up and ferry ticket for you. The ferry (a slower boat) is approximately 2 hours and speedboat is 1 hour journey to Koh Phi Phi. Prices vary but expect to pay around 400 baht for the slow Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi ferry and more than double that for the Koh Phi Phi speedboat.

Krabi Airport to Ao Nang: Airport Transfer Krabi to Ao Nang

Getting from Krabi airport to Ao Nang is incredibly easy. On arrival at Krabi airport there will be a transport operator asking where you are heading. You can then share a minivan with other people arriving for 150 baht per person. It will leave once full or you have waited for other flights. The minivan will drop you at your hotel. You can arrange with the same company to collect you if or when you need to return from Ao Nang to Krabi airport. The airport is approximately 30 minutes from Ao Nang. This, of course, depends on traffic and if your minivan is stopping to drop off other visitors. 

Viewpoints of Phang na Bay from Koh Hong – Ao Nang Guide to Thailand Island Hopping

3 days in Ao Nang

3 days in Ao Nang is the perfect holiday time to go to Railay beach, go Thailand island hopping and visit Krabi national park. If you just have two days in Ao Nang then I recommend choosing either Railay, the island hopping tour or some hiking in the national park. It is possible to go here for a weekend getaway from Bangkok as it is close to Krabi airport and easy to access. 

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Koh Lipe Accommodation

Planning a Thailand holiday and wondering where to stay on Koh Lipe?

I have visited this island on various occasions and have tried out different Koh Lipe hotels to help you decide where to stay on Koh Lipe island.

If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Koh Lipe that is affordable then I definitely recommend Idyllic Concept where I stayed in August 2022.

showing you the prettiness of Koh Lipe beaches
White sand and clear water on Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe Accommodation: Idyllic Concept Review

Idyllic Concept is ideally located on Sunrise beach, right at the end of the beach by Koh Usan which has lovely snorkelling spots. This Koh Lipe hotel offers two swimming pools, a delicious breakfast and spacious rooms.

Quick room tour of Idyllic Resort – one of the best places to stay on Koh Lipe

Idyllic Concept Review – Rooms

All rooms offer complimentary water and tea and coffee along with a kettle and minibar.

The rooms are lovely with various unusual features as part of their interior design and have great hanging ‘nest’ chairs on the balconies. I stayed in a pool view deluxe double room and really enjoyed it.

The bathrooms are spacious, with a great waterfall shower and even a bathtub. They were cleaned every day and we were provided with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel along with other amenities.

My only feedback for the hotel would be to provide water refills rather than plastic bottles in the room to be a more eco-friendly resort. I also noticed the plugs were in strange places so there wasn’t a plug on the sideboard for the kettle so I had to plug it in near the bed or in the bathroom. These were two small comments and I would definitely stay here again in the future and recommend Idyllic Concept to friends who are looking for Koh Lipe accommodation.

Instagrammable areas of Idyllic resort Koh Lipe

Idyllic Concept Review – restaurant

I absolutely loved the breakfasts that were included during our stay at Idyllic Concept. As a vegetarian, I always love when restaurants provide loads of fresh fruit. As well as this, you could have any type of bread, pancakes, cookies, cereal, Asian cuisine or freshly made eggs of your choosing. They also provide tea and a coffee machine, freshly squeezed fruit juice and will make Thai tea or iced coffee for you.

One of the other things about breakfast at this top Koh Lipe hotel was that it started early so if you are scuba diving in Koh Lipe then you are able to eat before going diving. Breakfast started from 6.30am when I was visiting in 2022.

Koh Lipe Hotel – Staff

The staff were fantastic at the resort. Really friendly and helpful and I felt like they could be themselves. We were met at the pier and taken to the resort and given a welcome drink while we checked in.

Activities to do on Koh Lipe from Idyllic Resort

From Idyllic Concept resort you can rent snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand up paddleboards at a very cheap price. Koh Lipe is a fantastic place to view healthy coral and, in my opinion, it is the best snorkelling in Thailand. There is a wide range of marine life here that you can view snorkelling, diving or from a paddleboard or kayak – they even have clear perspex ones so you can see what is underneath!

How to book Koh Lipe Hotels?

The best way to book hotels in Thailand is to use Agoda. You can compare and book Idyllic Resort here. I use this to book all my Thailand hotels. I usually compare with booking Idyllic Resort on Booking.com to see which website is cheaper.

In summary, Idyllic Concept is one of the best places to stay on Koh Lipe and you won’t forget a trip to my favourite island in Thailand.

If you’re interested in what to do in Koh Lipe and where to eat then read this article on my Thailand travel blog for more fun Koh Lipe activities.

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Ethical Elephants Thailand

Hopefully you found this Thailand blog post because you know that riding elephants is cruel and instead, you are looking for a way of helping elephants in Thailand. Please note this post is written in 2022, post covid pandemic and I visited the animal sanctuary three times recently.

To help elephants in Thailand, you have two options:

  • Visit an ethical elephant sanctuary Thailand
  • Head to a National Park to see wild elephants

Both are amazing experiences and I fully recommend seeing these incredible creatures. For a more intimate and up close experience then consider a Thailand elephant sanctuary or for a real jungle trip and to see elephants where they truly belong then visit Khao Yai National Park, the best place in Thailand to see wild elephants.

For information about how to experience wild elephants in Thailand, click here.

This post will focus on one of the best elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and where you can actually experience a lot of Thailand’s wildlife. Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand has established an elephant sanctuary near Bangkok called I Love Phants Lodge Agoda Reviews or Booking reviews).

I have visited this amazing rescue sanctuary multiple times and friends and I always recommend this Thailand animal sanctuary to visitors and fellow expats.

The elephant enclosure at I Love Phants, a humane elephant sanctuary near Bangkok

Where to stay to see elephants in Thailand?

Stay at the I Love Phants Lodge and wake up to the sounds of the elephants trumpeting and the gibbons calling. I feel this is the best jungle experience with a luxury twist (and that’s how I sold it to my Mum!). It has a swimming pool, various bungalow options and villas to choose from and offers frequent wildlife tours to see the rescue animals in Thailand. The accommodation on offer is fairly limited so be sure to book this humane elephant sanctuary in advance so you don’t miss out.

swim and watch the rescue elephants in Thailand
Sitting on the edge of the swimming pool and elephant spotting

Rescue Wildlife Thailand: Where do the rescued wildlife come from?

All the animals at the I Love Phants Lodge are rescue animals. The elephants you see here have been rescued from the entertainment industry and from poorly-run zoos. Many of the other rescue animals were rescued from Thailand’s dark pet trade, including gibbons, apes and primates. Many of their stories are incredibly sad but by supporting ethical animal experiences in Thailand we can all help to counteract the awful lives these animals have led before. This is therefore, the best  animal sanctuary in Thailand and, if you love animals, you’ll love your stay at the I Love Phants Lodge.

other rescue animals like gibbons at the rescue sanctuary
Gibbons (my favourite) at the animal rescue centre in Thailand

Ethical animal tourism Thailand

Unfortunately, during my years of living and travelling around Thailand, there is not much ethical animal tourism here. It was only 10-15 years ago where tourists could see elephants in Bangkok, a place where no jungle wildlife should be, let alone an animal that can feel vibrations through its feet. Elephant abuse is rife in Thailand. Luckily, along with ethical elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, more and more tourists are calling for no riding elephant sanctuaries and I have seen first hand the impact this has had. When I first visited Thailand 10 years ago, there was ONE elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai that refused to give tourists rides. Now, almost every Thailand elephant sanctuary offers no-riding experiences which is definitely a win for these amazing creatures.

Elephant Reserve Thailand

The I Love Phants lodge feels more like an elephant reserve in Thailand. It has a huge, spacious central enclosure where elephants can roam freely, with the exception of the more aggressive bull elephants who have their own enclosures. You can view the elephants from the outdoor restaurant, from the swimming pool and from your hotel room window! There are many enclosures and the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand are constantly expanding as they rescue more and more animals from a life in the pet trade or entertainment industry.

Elephant Viewing Platform aka swimming pool

Elephants near Bangkok

This is the best Bangkok elephant sanctuary as it is found about 2-3 hours drive from central Bangkok. On my last trip, I combined it with a visit to the beach in Hua Hin, which was just a 1 hour drive from the elephant sanctuary.

Food at I love Phants: The humane elephant sanctuary

There is one restaurant and it is very reasonably priced, as well as a bar so you can enjoy your beer and watch the elephants. The buffet breakfast was included but I was disappointed not to see more vegetarian options for a rescue sanctuary! I hope this will improve over time.

Thailand Wildlife Tour

Several times a week, the foundation run a wildlife tour. You go in a small vehicle (like a long golf cart) and are shown all the enclosures in the sanctuary and told the stories about the different animals and how they were rescued and came to be at the Wildlife Friends Foundation.

This is the best place to see wildlife in Thailand because, in the jungle, you never know what you might see (or what you might not) and this is the best wildlife sanctuary to visit that means you experience the animals and support a much needed rescue centre in Thailand.

To book your stay, follow this link to see room options. Alternatively you can book with Booking.com here. On the I Love Phants website you can also book but I found they charged additional fees on my debit card (despite having a Thai bank account) so I recommend going through Agoda to avoid this, click on the elephants below to compare room prices on Agoda!



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