- Why do some tours involve domestic elephant activities (bathing & feeding)?
Domestic elephants have been with humans (especially here in SEA) since 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 been 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 by 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 a cruelty. We can guarantee our guests a friendly and healthy relationship between the Mahouts and their elephants, as we know them for long time. Believe us and prove by yourselves, they love their elephants just like you do.
We do not own the elephant camps, but finely selected to use local camps which offers "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 in 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.