Elephant Trekking


The elephant is seen as a symbol of the nation and a talisman for the Thai people. There are only a few camps in Krabi – such establishments must follow strict guidelines as set by the National Livestock Department regarding the provision of adequate food, water and shade for their animals, as well as proper health care.

A trek will allow you to experience this first-hand, as well as the animals’ natural forest environment. Carrying tourists for fun means the elephants are able to earn their keep, while living as freely as is possible.

Trekking tours – usually an hour’s ride on the elephant, optionally combined with another sightseeing activity – You can also visit the camps directly for a trek or just to observe and photograph the elephants, even if not planning to ride: most camps offer food for sale so you can meet and feed the ever-hungry pachyderms.