- What are the social distancing rules?
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced an initiative known as the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA), to raise safety standards in the travel and tourism industry and restore the confidence of tourists following the worldwide Covid-19 crisis. Tourist attractions, transport services, and other facilities in the tour must strictly follow the COVID-19 control guidelines issued by the Ministry of Public Health. Wearing a face mask will be mandatory in cars (with other passengers), in public in Thailand. If you remove your face mask for an appropriate reason, you must put it back on as soon as practicable. We implemented an array of ongoing health, safety, and hygiene measures including body temperature checks, provision of hand sanitizer, spacious set-ups of facilities such as restaurant tables to ensure physical distancing, continual disinfection of guest and staff areas as well as frequent touch points such as door handles and dining surfaces, and deep cleaning of guest rooms.
We are certified "SHA+" since July 2021. Our ID No. E1073
- Why do some tours involve domestic elephant activities (bathing & feeding)?
Domestic elephants have been with humans (especially here in SEA) for centuries, been used for transportation, working, etc. Domesticated animals are in-house born, impossible to release into the wild for many reasons: unable to find (enough) food, due to being fed for many years, and due to the lack of food (loss of habitat, deforestation, communities, plantations, etc), unable to connect to herds in the wild. So involving activities with animals in the tourism industry is supporting the animals and the owners in a good manner. Bathing is a very natural behavior of elephants as they do so in the wild, therefore it is not considered cruelty. We can guarantee our guests a friendly and healthy relationship between the Mahouts and their elephants, as we know them for a long time. Believe us and prove by yourselves, that they love their elephants just like you do.
We do not own the elephant camps, but finely selected to use local camps which offer "No Riding"
- Can we pre-book the tours from oversea?
Pre-bookings can be made worldwide via e-mail, contact forms on our website (khaolaktourplan.com), Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or phone call
- Can I book when I get there?
We always run a small group, many tours have limited space and will sell out sometimes before you arrive at your destination.
We always recommend booking in advance, to ensure you're able to see the sights you want to see while you're on vacation.