Phuket: Elephant & Sea Turtle Conservation Tour with Rafting

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Observe rescued elephants and sea turtles at two sanctuaries on a day trip from Phuket with hotel transfers. Experience local nature while riding a bamboo raft along the stream and savor a Thai lunch.


  • Taste a medley of flavors with an authentic southern Thai lunch at a restaurant
  • Drop by the Sea Turtle Conservation Center to meet different species up close
  • Hop on a bamboo raft and explore a centuries-old method of transportation
  • Interact with the elephants at a sanctuary while also learning about their story
  • Make medicinal supplements for the gentle giants and bathe them in the mud


Spend a day immersed in rural life riding a bamboo raft, meeting sea turtles, and visiting a temple tucked in the lush green mountains of Southern Thailand on a guided trip from Phuket. Visit a conservation center and work alongside elephant caretakers to feed and bathe the animals. Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel in Phuket. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop, Wang Kiang Koo waterfall. Be greeted by local paddlers at the river bank. Hop on a gigantic bamboo raft, and see your paddler in action as they maneuver the raft along the stream of Kiang Koo waterfall. After the rafting adventure, play in the crystal clear waters of the river. Next, visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Center for a turtle encounter. Hear about the turtles and how they were rescued. Explore the conservation center and meet different sizes, species, and colors of sea turtles. Continue to Wat Lak Kaen, one of the oldest and most significant temples in the area. Hear the story of the Buddha's holy relic from your guide. From here, head to a local restaurant at Wang Kiang Koo waterfall and savor a delicious southern Thai set lunch. Make a quick stop to discover the heartfelt story of Police Boat 813 Bangniang. Once a vigilant guardian of the seas, this vessel met an untimely fate during the tsunami, a poignant reminder of the power of nature. Hear tales of bravery and resilience, before continuing to your next activity. Then, visit an elephant sanctuary to interact with friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories. Work with the loving elephant carer (mahout), bathe the elephants in a mud spa and, feed them from your own hands while taking some photos to capture your experience. After an adventurous day, hop back on the van to return to your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phuket area Thai set lunch Temple entry fee Bamboo raft experience Refreshments (water and cola) Elephant sanctuary experience Sea Turtle Conservation Center entrance fee Travel insurance

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine Modest clothing is required to enter a temple Everyone's full name and ages are required for our insurance policy, ensuring a safe and secure journey for all The safety and comfort of the elephants and turtles is of utmost importance. The activity provider adheres to stringent guidelines to ensure that interactions are conducted with respect and without causing any harm or stress to these gentle creatures. You are requested to honor these guidelines and diligently follow the instructions provided by guides

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