Kapong tubing and elephant bathing
Day trip to Kapong, Phang Nga
Kapong Safari tour
Tubing and elephant bathing in the jungle of Phang Nga.
The tour also includes a 4×4 off road jungle ride and a gentle trek through the bamboo forest to Hinlad waterfall for a swim.
Hotel pick up in Phuket or Khao Lak.
The best time for Kapong tubing is May to December. From January to April when Thailand is very dry the river levels may be too low.
Sample Kapong safari itinerary:
07.00-07.45 hrs: Pick up at Phuket hotels
08.00-09.00 hrs: Pick up at Khao Lak hotels
Transfer by AC minibus to Kapong in Phang Nga province
- Elephant bathing 15 mins
- Visit the rubber and rice plantations
12.00 hrs: Thai set menu lunch (tom yam, sweet and sour fish, mixed vegetables, fried chicken, tempura, rice, fruit).
- Tubing (about 45 mins)
- Walk through the jungle to Hinlad waterfall.
- Enjoy bamboo coffee in the jungle
16.00-1630 hrs: Arrive back at your Khao Lak hotel
17.00-18.00 hrs: Arrive back at your Phuket hotel
- 2,500 baht per adult /1,600 baht per child (6-12 years)
Tubing is suitable for children over 6 years old and is not recommended for the over 60’s or pregnant women.
Prices include an English speaking guide, a Thai food lunch (vegetarian available on request), drinking water, round trip transfers from Phuket hotels*, insurance, life jackets and helmets.
*transfers cannot be provided from private addresses / air bnb’s.
What to take: Swimwear, towel, camera, dry clothes, sunscreen, mosquito spray.
In the event of cancellation by you the following charges apply:
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price.
– Within 7 days of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
A minimum of 4 people are required to operate this tour. If the tour has to be canceled by the operator because minimum numbers are not reached you will be refunded in full.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning.
What to expect
Kapong is a beautiful district of Phang Nga province about 60 minutes drive from Phuket. This day trip has something for everyone including unspoiled jungle, exhilarating river tubing, swimming at a three tier waterfall and interacting with elephants at the Phang Nga Elephant Park, an excellent environment where the elephants’ welfare is a priority.
I did this tour on a rainy day in September and it was great. Recommended.