Thailand – Elephants and Islands Expedition

Trip Code


Departure Date



9 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, Koh Yao Noi, Ko Phi Phi

Start and end in Phuket! With the Wildlife tour Thailand – Elephants and Islands Expedition, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Phuket, Thailand and 3 other destinations in Thailand. Thailand – Elephants and Islands Expedition includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more

Tour Overview

Day 1

Days 1: Arrive in Phuket and Meet Your Discover Corps Group

Fly into Phuket, in the south of Thailand, where you’ll be met at the airport by a Discover Corps staff member. We’ll spend the first few days in a charming hotel steps from the beach, where you’ll meet the other travelers and get acquainted with Thai culture. We’ll head out and explore the multi-cultural communities that inhabit the area including the traditional Moken sea gypsy communities of Siray Island. Explore the architecture of Old Phuket where elaborate Buddhist temples sit alongside ancient Chinese temples. Try a variety of traditional cuisine, explore the markets humming with life and take in the stunning views from a hilltop pagoda.
Day 2

DAY 2: Visit Siray Island and Explore Old Phuket

Today we’ll head out and explore the Wat Chalong Temple, a beautiful Buddhist temple said to hold a splinter of Lord Buddha's bone. Most of our morning, however, will be spent at the famous Phuket Big Buddha - offering the best 360-degree views of the island with sweeping views of the town, Chalong Bay, and more. After a peaceful visit to this anciet site, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the town’s bustling markets, and take in the stunning views before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 3

DAY 3: Explore Beautiful Phang Nga Bay

This morning we’ll hop onto a speedboat to explore the calm turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay, dotted with tropical offshore islands and rock formations. We’ll spend the day at Koh Yao Noi, one of the area’s largest islands, spending the day exploring rice fields and nearby fish markets before a relaxing evening at the hotel. (B,L)
Day 4

Days 4: Meet the Elephants and Staff at the Elephant Sanctuary

Today, we’ll head to the elephant sanctuary for the next three days. Designed to mimic an elephant’s natural habitat, this sprawling tract of land is home to a growing number of elephants rescued from the tourism and logging industries, or illegal trade. We’ll learn some basic elephant commands, and lend a hand preparing the elephants’ food and bathing them. (B,L,D)
Day 5

DAY 5: Continue Our Work at the Sanctuary

Our morning starts with a mahout training program, teaching us what it takes to care for the elephants. Gather food for the elephants by cutting banana trees and grass, prepare sticky rice balls, and feed the elephants. We’ll also help clean their enclosures and walk the elephants through the jungle before a cooking class at night. (B,L,D)
Day 6

DAY 6: Treat the Elephants to a Spa Day

We’ll spend our final day at the sanctuary pampering the elephants as they enjoy a well-deserved spa day, bathing them in mud and herbal treatments. We’ll say our goodbyes to the elephants and staff, then spend a relaxing evening together at our coastal hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 7

DAY 7: Board a Boat to Koh Phi Phi

This morning we’ll catch a boat to Koh Phi Phi, a tropical paradise and one of the most celebrated island destinations in the world. How you spend the day is up to you – unlock the secrets of Thai cuisine at a cookery class, hike to a nearby mountain lookout, or just laze on the beach. (B,L)
Day 8

DAY 8: Enjoy a Free Day on Koh Phi Phi

Today sees us enjoying a completely free, unguided day on Koh Phi Phi. Take a boat trip out to the coral reefs to go snorkeling, laze underneath a sun lounger, or zoom off on a speedboat to explore the island’s beautiful bays and coastline. Tonight we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner together at our oceanfront resort. (B,D)
Day 9

DAY 9: Return Home

Your Thai adventure comes to an end today, as we enjoy breakfast before returning you to Phuket International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Trip Map


Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 3895 USD 3495 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 4095 USD 3695 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


· All nights accommodation (including 1 night in a sleeper train)
· Breakfast daily, 4 dinners, and lunch daily
· Sightseeing as specified (entrance fees are included)
· Expert Thai local guide throughout

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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