Elephant Kraal

4.5 hours | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | L C 1 - 4 4 0
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your motorcoach at the pier for a scenic drive to the Elephant Kraal. You'll travel through a tropical landscape of tapioca fields and coconut palms and small rural villages en route to this exotic attraction.

Elephants have played an integral role in Thai history and culture for centuries and even today they are an enduring symbol of Thailand. Elephants have been used to clear forests and to haul timber and in the construction of temples. The ancient kings of Siam rode elephants into battle and the animals, especially the white elephants, were seen as symbols of status and power.

A visit to The Elephant Kraal is a truly fascinating experience. One of the world's oldest Elephant Kraal, it dates back to the 1500s, a time when elephants were trained to be part of the strong Thai army. Now the area is conservation center, which is also a non-profit organization, housing over ninety elephant families, including some adorable calves.

Nowhere else in the world can you see such a gathering of wild elephant herds. Here, you will have an opportunity to experience an up-close encounter with the magnificent beasts. All of the elephants featured are well trained, well cared for and healthy. You will learn about their lives and the upkeep required from the mahout, the person who trains the animals. Witness techniques used in a wild elephant "roundup," attend a variety of shows and presentations, and learn a great deal about elephants while being entertained.

For a truly memorable experience, you can have your photo taken as you sit on an elephant's back. What a wonderful souvenir of your trip!

At the end of your day, enjoy a brief shopping stop at a local reputable shop in Pattaya before a scenic drive that returns you to port.

Special Notes:

This tour operates in the afternoon only.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Elephant Kraal to view the elephant shows and mahout village and see traditional Thai ceremonies

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Depart from the ship and a drive to Elephant Kraal

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
7
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Free time for shopping

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No