My boyfriend is an avid lover of elephants, so when planning our trip to Phuket I knew we had to venture on at least one elephant trekking tour. Siam Safari did not disappoint. I had previously heard good things from family and friends who had been to Siam Safari before, so we booked the tour with our travel agent before we left. We went on the 4 in 1 tour which included a trip on a traditional wooden junk from Chalong.
We were picked up promptly from our hotel in a very cool safari type truck at 8am, and made our bumpy way up some steep roads where we reached Siam Safari. Firstly we had our elephant trekking experience, which was by far the highlight. Riding on an elephant with our mahout on the trail was just so memorable, especially looking out from the view point out to the water. After this we were able to have photos with the elephants and feed them fruit that came in baskets for 100 baht.We then watched the young elephants in the training centre, performing tricks and painting, it's hard not to love them!
We were then shown through the other exhibitions including rubber trees, authentic Thai curry, coconut harvesting, Thai coffee and coconut pancakes and rice, including a ride on a water buffalo. These were all really enjoyable and I loved the samples of curry and coconut!
We then headed down to the pier on the safari truck for our lunch and trip on the junk. It was quite unfortunate that the weather was so miserable at this point, it made it difficult to get photos of the passing islands and fully take it in.
However, that is of no fault of Siam Safari, and it was still a very enjoyable day! All up the tour latest around 6 hours from being picked up and dropped off, and it was worth every penny. Also I loved our tour guide named Apple, she was super enthusiastic and happy to answer any questions!
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