Elephant Trekking Safari Boat Tour on the Island of Koh Phangan



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Phangan Safari Tour

You’ve just partied with thousands under the moonlit sand and you’re not yet fully recovered from a double dose of vodka bucket induced stupor. So what do you do now? Go beach hopping around Koh Pha-Ngan Island with Safari Boat!

That’s right you can go on safari in Thailand, Phangan Style. No other tour on the island offers you the same experience. Phangan Safari Boat Tours takes you to those hard to get to places you’ve only read about in your big blue guide book. Don’t bother trying to get there on a motorbike unless you fancy yourself a regular dare devil. Safari Boat gets you there the easy amphibious way.

Elephants, monkeys, random reptiles and the best beaches in the island’s most difficult to reach places are what make this trip a real Phangan Island Safari. Aside from being the only tour in Phangan that offers such a comprehensive itinerary of the secluded northern and eastern coasts, Safari Boat also takes great care of their guests with professional guides and keen attention to detail.

The comprehensive tour package includes hotel transfers, a light breakfast, a hearty buffet lunch, snorkeling gear, accident insurance and a professional guide. All of that for 1,200 baht makes it a bargain. You’ll have the option whether or not you want to ride the elephants for another 500 baht.

One of the coolest things about the Safari Boat Tour is that they are flexible and always strive to take their patrons to the best locations on any given day. That of course depends on weather conditions and seasonal variations do sometimes affect the tour. If the seas are too rough for the long tail boats the tour will continue overland in the Safari Truck. Either way you can be sure that Safari Boat will get you to the most exclusive areas with an adventurous yet comfortable ease.

Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned Phangan Island regular, Safari Boat has something special to offer everyone. Ride the Safari Boat and head back to your bungalow with great memories and some awe inspiring photos. After a tour on the Safari Boat you can be sure you’ve seen some of the best of Koh Pha-Ngan Island.

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Trip Summary

The Tour begins at the meeting point in Thongsala at 9am. There you’ll be greeted with a nice light breakfast of fresh fruits, tasty cookies, coffee and tea. After which you head inland to mingle with Elephants. Feed them a banana or two and they’ll gladly show you around the jungle. Next head over to the famous Chinese Temple perched beautifully over Chaloklum Bay. Surrounded by the highest peaks of the island peering down onto the tropical basin below, the views here are breathtaking.

From there the Safari rolls on down to Chaloklum Bay where you board a traditional long tail boat. They’ll take you either to Koh Ma or Had Khom depending on where the best snorkeling conditions are. And that’s one of the cool things about Safari Boat. They make an effort to give you the best on any given day and that means being flexible.

A delicious and healthy Thai lunch at a Thong Nai Pan Beach front restaurant follows. Great food and great views make this a lunch to remember. More beach hopping around the most beautiful and hard to get to beaches such as the famed Bottle Beach precedes an obligatory trip to Than Sadet Waterfall, visited by no less than two Thai Kings, now it’s your turn.

After an action packed day the tour finishes around 4:30PM

For more details and bookings please visit the website of Koh Phangan Safari Boat Tours – Thank You

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16 thoughts on “Elephant Trekking Safari Boat Tour on the Island of Koh Phangan

  • December 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm
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    Sounds brilliant especially for new tourists on KPG. I’ve been the road way several times and nearly had several accidents, witnessed MANY on those roads so the Safari Boat would definitely be the most chilled option, chok dii mak 🙂

    PATIHAN 🙂

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    • December 16, 2008 at 1:17 pm
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      If it’s anything to do with MTF, stay well away..

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    • December 17, 2008 at 5:41 am
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      The elephants are underweight and i am reluctant to recommend anyone do the trek when the owners aren’t caring for their animals properly

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  • December 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm
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    i used to like the regaee boat that used to go from haad rin, probably the best boat trip in the world!! ha ha!! does anyone know if it is still going?? i still go to thailand but not phangan so wouldnt know!!

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    • December 17, 2008 at 5:44 am
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      Waves too big right now. There’s always one reggae boat trip or another popping up. Always the same route but the personalities of the guides makes all the difference

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  • January 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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    I went on this trip when i was on koh phangan. It was crap and they cherged extra to ride the elephants. Really pissed. I should have done one of the other eco tours as my neighbors in my resort who went on one said they were good. And why did they do a short boat ride up the island . why. could have doen it quick and less noise in a car. I dont think it was good value at all. Go to one of the other eco safari trips.

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    • January 23, 2009 at 2:45 am
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      oh, man. You are little bit confused.
      i went with then 2 weeks ago and was EXCELENT!!! (food, staff, breakfast, boat everything no. 1 . Probably you take one of the CRAPY ECO TOURS, because 5 hours boat ride doesn`t seems to me as a short boat ride. Extra charge about elephant problably missunderstood just you (or you don`t wanna understant) because, thay have 2 price (2 chicie-specially for you :)) 1 for elephant trekking and other one for people who don`t wanna ride. get it?
      So if you really go with them, after that you can write your review.

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      • February 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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        You are the owner of course because who would write such an amazing review about something so shit.

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  • January 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    Having worked in animal welfare in Asia I can confirm that the elephants are badly fed and treated. If you want a humane elephant experience visit the exceptional Elephant Nature Park, 1 hour north of Chang Mai where you will be able to interact with these wonderful creatures in a totally non-exploitive way and get an education in some of the horrors that they have to endure at other elephant camps.

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    • January 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm
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      Agreed. The elephants are not well taken care of and they now have a four year old elephant with a basket on it’s back taking people for rides I guess. I can’t say for sure, but he/she stands there with a basket on it’s back. Too young for giving people rides. If you love animals please do not support them.

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      • January 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm
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        if you love animal do support them because otherwise they will not have a money to feed these beautiful giants

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  • February 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm
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    i have lived in Chiang Mai for a year before and thought the elephant ride were still very cool. i was in the middle of a jungle, most u beach hoppers didn’t get to see this part of the island..my elephant kept stopping in the middle of tracks but the trainer seem nice about it and letting her wonders around. well extra riding time for my money.
    snorkling in hadd kon was choice! the water was beautiful but wish they stayed longer. the boat was a bit slow but i got a nice sun tan at the end of day and the big fat boat driver turned up to be a real crack up. he even let me smoke his joint!
    9 out of 10

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  • February 2, 2009 at 6:04 am
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    Thanks for a great trip, the snorkling was fun we saw an Octopuss!! The beaches were beutiful and the elephants soooo cute and smelly.

    Thanx James for taking care of us x x

    Stacey and Hannah x x

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    • February 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm
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      SO it is a drug trip where you can smoke illegal drugs. Looks like the owner is asking his customers to leave comments here saying how amazing his trip is. Beware of this.

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      • March 19, 2009 at 5:28 am
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        the farang owner of this is giving ‘back hand’ of 100bhat direct to staff working in travel agents and resorts so that the two other thai run safari’s lose buinsess and they promote his. also told owners of some agencys are not happy staff being given money direct. this guy is going to get a big problem soon. thinks he is protected as marry a thai but he is not. heard one of the other companiys going to give him a problem.

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        • April 17, 2009 at 6:16 am
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          LOL

          this is thailand…
          they not think about how to make competition with this company, but try to hurt.

          same here in koh samui.
          btw. here on koh samui all of companies giving “KB” (at least 100 bath direct for seller)

          I would say local samui people are very nice, but specialy Isaan and north people very rude, selfish and uneducated sometimes aggressive.

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