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Elephant encounter Khao Lak - without riding or exploiting?

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Elephant encounter Khao Lak - without riding or exploiting?

Can anyone tell me if there are any places in or around Khao Lak that give you the opportunity to spend time with the elephants - feeding, bathing, etc without actually riding an elephant???

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1. Re: Elephant encounter Khao Lak - without riding or exploiting?

There are no elephant camps in or around Khao Lak that I am aware of that do not offer elephant riding per se. However, the Asia Safari and Elephant Village claims to be an ethical outfit and is one of Khao Lak's most experienced and respected operators. They may be prepared to allow you time with their ellies, which are often taken down to bathe in the sea from Khao Lak (South) beach opposite their camp.

See holiday-service-khaolak.com/en/index.php and contact Peter Stiller.

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2. Re: Elephant encounter Khao Lak - without riding or exploiting?

"Unseen Khao Lak", a local Travel outfit is setting up a new Elephant camp near Khao Sok. Name will be "Unseen Elephant Encounter Khao Sok". Here the main focus is on getting to know the creatures, bath, wash, feed, listen, smell, hear, learn: how Paper and fertilizer is made out of the dung, how they live, their role in thai society in history and today, etc.

Maybe worth checking out: http://www.unseenkhaolak.com/

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3. Re: Elephant encounter Khao Lak - without riding or exploiting?

Thanks for heads up. Useful link for other posters. Added to FAQ on Top Tours and THINGS TO DO in Khao Lak.

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