ELEPHANT NATURE PARK
I picked Elephant Haven by Elephant Nature Park in Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi. Located in West Thailand. It is just a 3 drive from Bangkok. We stayed in Arnoma Grand Hotel and we rented a taxi for a whole day going to Sai Yok, i think it cost 3,000 to 3,500 baht for the taxi.
You can book your Elephant Haven Single Day - Sai Yok Kanchanaburi HERE. The rate for adult is 2,500 baht and for the kids it's 1,250 bath and that include the lunch, round trip to Kanchanaburi Bus Station, and a guide. You book at their website and you need pay for a down payment, after your book they will email you the invoice and the remaining balance you will pay in cash (Thai Baht) at the project. Note: Please print the confirmation e-mail or save it in your phone.
- From BKK you take a public transport (mini van or bus) from BKK southern bus terminal to Kanchanaburi Province the day before your visit in Elephant Nature Park. You need to book a hotel near the Kanchanaburi bus station. And the Elephant Nature Park van will pick you up at the bus station at 8:00 AM. Kanchanaburi bus station
- Take a mini van from BKK early morning of the day you do activities. Please take the mini van before 5:30 AM. In case you take a bus, it will take longer and you need to depart 4:30 AM or earlier. It cost 120-150 baht per person in the bus.
- Or they can arrange private taxi or mini van early morning of your activities.It cost 2,500 baht for 2 pax for private taxi, round trip.
What to Bring: Extra clothing, towel, soap, shampoo, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, slippers and of course your camera.
|Preparing the Elephant food|
|Walk with them|
|"No danger! No danger!" Love this man.|
|Watching them taking a dip.|
|with our guide and fellow volunteers|
I will always remember this experience like every elephant i met remembers me. Good memories!