Elephant Trekking


Go elephant trekking, Koh Samui experience not to be missed! Ride a friendly, gentle elephant and go trekking through the tropical jungle of Koh Samui and over river creeks near Samui's famous waterfalls. A memory you will treasure forever.

Try elephant trekking Koh Samui style for the holiday experience of a lifetime. The old adage goes that elephants never forget, but here at Samuipedia we believe that goes both ways. Why not take a trip with one of these majestic animals for a memory that is guaranteed to stay with you forever?

You’ll journey deep into the heart of the beautiful island of Koh Samui, transported on the back of a magnificent Asian elephant. The elephant is the national animal of Thailand, and a trek gives you the chance to get much nearer to the animal than you ever could at home, for a genuinely up close and personal encounter.

Elephant trekking is a popular activity on Koh Samui with thousands of visitors heading into the mountains each year on the back of an elephant. Elephant rides are between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Elephant trekking is suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Asian elephants are herbivores and will consume about 200 to 300 kilos of food per day and 150 liters of water. Elephants may be heavy animals, but they can run up to 15 miles per hour.

For unforgettable elephant trekking, Koh Samui really is the perfect setting. All of the excursions offer a wonderful opportunity to see these mysterious and regal beasts in their natural habitat, ensuring that you get a truly authentic Thai experience. If you’re the kind of traveller who likes to go beyond the shiny tourist veneer, this is the way to do it. You’ll see areas of the island that are really off the beaten track, for an experience that’s both tranquil and awe-inspiring.

You’ll feel at one with nature as your Koh Samui elephant trekking excursion takes you to parts of the island most travellers will never see. This is a chance to really take in and appreciate the native flora and fauna in all its unspoilt tropical glory. Samuipedia offers a choice of elephant trekking packages so that you can find the one that’s perfect for you – secluded waterfalls, breathtaking cliff top vistas and lush dense jungle can all be yours with just the click of a button.

Whichever you choose, this really is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with one of Koh Samui’s most beloved inhabitants – the regal and respected elephant. Experienced handlers will ensure that your elephant encounter goes smoothly for both you and the animals in their care. You’ll witness first hand the elephant’s legendary intelligence and sociability.

Check out Samuipedia’s full range of elephant trekking options to find an adventure to suit you. Booking couldn’t be simpler – all the arrangements are put in place for you, so you can just sit back and enjoy this authentic island of Koh Samui experience. One thing is for certain – you’ll never forget it.

Where You Can Find Elephant Trekking

Elephant Rides at Namuang Safari Park

In Koh Samui, elephant rides at Namuang Safari Park are a memorable and popular experience among the thousands of visitors to the island. The safari park has a great deal of fun and exciting activities on offer, but they specialise in providing their visitors with amazing elephant rides they’ll never forget.

The setting really is quite a sight to behold. Among coconut plantations and lush tropical jungle, when you ride an elephant they will take you along the winding trails with ease, giving you an amazing vantage point of Namuang Waterfalls.

At Namuang Safari Park, elephant rides are available 3 times per day, once in the morning and twice in the afternoon. You can choose whether your elephant ride lasts for 30 minutes or an hour but whichever one you choose you get to travel though the amazing rainforest and pass the famous waterfalls.

If you’ve only ever seen elephants on TV, this will be an unmissable holiday experience that you simply will not forget. An amazing experience for the adults as well as the children and at the end of the trek you will even have the opportunity to feed and have your picture taken with the animals.

Among the other activities and tours available that the Namuang Safari Park are the exhilarating safari tour programs, where you’ll ride in custom built 4×4 and journey off road. It will take you through some extraordinary sights exploring Koh Samui’s famous attractions and specially arranged nature displays. Elephant rides are included in some of these tours.

Visit the beautiful Secret Buddha Garden, marvel at the tantalising crocodile show (being careful not to get your toes nipped!) and watch monkeys choose you the freshest coconuts that Koh Samui is so famous for.

Fancy seeing Koh Samui from a higher vantage point? This safari park also offers cable rides that allow you to scale the heights and take in the views of the elephants and tropical jungles of Koh Samui.

Elephant rides are a very important part of this magical place and you can see that in the care that the experienced staff take with the animals.

The Namuang Safari Park is very easy to get to. It is positioned on the south side of the island and is only about a half hour drive from the airport. So if you’re planning a getaway to Koh Samui, book your elephant rides with Samuipedia and we’ll sort out all of the details for you. The whole family will have the time of their lives.

Elephant rides are available at the following times:

  • 09:00
  • 11:30
  • 13:30

Elephant Trekking with Mr Ung

Visiting Koh Samui? Elephant trekking with Mr Ung should definitely be near the top of your to do list. The tropical weather and views to die for make Koh Samui the perfect location to try out this amazing past time.

If you’re getting tired of the beach (unlikely, but it could happen!) Koh Samui elephant trekking is world famous. And if you pick the right operator, the animals are well cared for by the highly trained and English speaking tour guides.

These guides know Koh Samui like the back of their hand and are always happy to give you more background on Thai traditions. as well as where the best bars are of an evening.

Koh Samui elephant trekking is available morning and afternoon; you are picked up from your hotel in a safari jeep and be taken to see some of the sights around the island on the way to the park. Then you’ll meet the elephants who will take your around the foot of mountains, through the jungle and passed the waterfalls.

While you are being carried around by the elephants you will be able to take in the awe inspiring architecture and colourful culture that’s unique to Koh Samui. Elephant trekking also gives you to chance to see nature from a different view point. The waterfalls and tropical rainforest and birds are all given a slightly different feel when you are riding on these beautiful creatures.

This is a unique way to feel like a real explorer, just like in the movies. Mr Ung’s friendly tour guides will take you off the beaten track so you can get to know the real Koh Samui and learn a lot about its history as you go.

The amazing photo opportunities you will get during your Koh Samui elephant trekking tour are undeniable, providing a treasured memory of your Thai holiday.

What's Included in the Elephant Trekking Experiences?

  • Hotel Transfer
  • Elephant Ride
  • Feed the Animals
  • Fully Insured

What to Bring

  • Sun Protection
  • Camera
  • Your Booking Voucher


Booking for Elephant Trekking

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