Meet the wildlife
Meet the wildlife
There are two Elephant Camps in Koh Chang. One in Klong Prao and other in a jungle valley in the north of Koh Chang. Any Tour of Thailand can never be complete without elephant trekking and here on the island you get to experience theses amazing animals in the splendor of the natural wilderness surrounded by wildlife and the rich natural mountains.
Depending on your requirements, the rides can vary between a few hour to a number of days trekking incorporated with numerous activities including rafting, mountain biking, hiking or any other activity that you may be interested in. On an average, a day’s elephant trekking will cost around $40.
The camps open at around 08.00-08.30 in the morning and provide a three hour elephant tour, the tour includes elephant bathing performances and feeding. Later, from around 1.30 in the afternoon, forest elephant trekking is offered to guests. Each session takes around one hour. You can participate in all the elephant feeding and washing or simply watch as the guides prepare the elephant prior to your riding. Later, get onto the elephant back and enjoy a ride through the jungles and later watch the elephant bathing in the jungle water stream.
The 900 Baht cost includes all the trekking expenses such as your transportation from and to the resort, drinking water along with some coconut (you can purchase more if you so desire) which you can use to later feed the elephant.
Monkey training centre:
Enjoy the tricks and stunts from trained monkeys. You’ll find the Monkey Training Center at the White Sand Beach located at Mu 4 Hat Shai Khao, Tambon, and Koh Chang. Their tricks include, climbing up a tree to fetch you a fresh coconut. They also perform other variety of stunts and tricks for the visitors three times daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Entrance costs 200 baht.
Bird watching has become a popular activity on Koh Chang. Favourite sites include Khao Laem and Khao Yai. In these areas, native species such as Koh Chang hornbills are commonly spotted. Combine this activity with a hike and you get to see more of the Island. The best hiking routes are undoubtedly in the southern half of the island since there are fewer roads. For those seeking more adventurous hikes go inland to the steep and forested hills, Ask at the reception for routes and information on how difficult the terrain is likely to be.
Crocodile & Snake Show Koh Chang
Main Road, Chai Chet, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand+(66)861511782
There are two Crocodile farms on the island both with almost the same attractions and shows, good fun if you have not been that up close and friendly with our distant relatives, have your picture taken and impress your friends
Swim with Dolphins
Best booked as a diversion on route to and from Bangkok or Pattaya
Transport time between your resort on Koh Chang and Oasis Dolphin Centre is between 1 and 1.5 hours one-way.
Dolphin show: daily at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.
Dolphin swim: daily at 09:45, 11:45, 13:45 and 15:45.
Entry fees: Dolphin show: Adult 300THB, Child under 140cm: 200THB. Infants below 90cm are free.
To swim with dolphins: 2,500THB per person.
Important conditions for swimming with dolphins:
Children must be over 3 years old.
You may be subject to age verification and abilities testing.|
Take a shower, remove sun cream, and wear a life jacket before going in to the water.
No long finger nails or toe nails. Trimming facilities are available.
No objects to be taken into the water with you.
You must wear a swimming suit or shorts with T-shirt with no zips or metallic attachments.
Metallic attachments to body piercings must be removed.
Do not carry a blood wound into the water.
Do not carry a contagious disease or infection into the water (full list of prohibitions is available).
Pregnant women are not allowed to take part.
Consumption of alcohol and drugs prior to swimming must be avoided.
Do not make noises or distract the dolphins in any way. No jumping or diving into the water.
Do not touch the head or blow-hole of the dolphin.
Follow the instructions of the trainer at all times.
To make a booking, please contact us by email stating your preferred date(s) and time(s) along with the number of adults and if applicable the number of children (along with their individual heights). Please also state if you want to book a day trip from Koh Chang, or if you want to incorporate your visit with a diversion/transfer to/from another location. We will require full payment in advance.
If travelling from Koh Chang: Pick up is between; 7am-11am depending upon your choice. The dolphin show is for a full 40 minutes, after which if you have paid the extra money, you then have the opportunity to meet and swim with these beautiful, serene creatures. The dolphin’s coach will teach you about the life of dolphins in general, and in particular, about the individual dolphins that you are swimming with you.
Food and drinks facilities are available at the centre
For those who are just too ‘busy’ to make the day trip to see the dolphin’s during their stay on Koh Chang, but neither the less would love to see these amazing creatures up close and personal, we can arrange to take you to Oasis, on route to your next destination after Koh Chang (or indeed we can arrange pick up from your location prior to Koh Chang and then take you to see the dolphin’s prior to your arrival here Please drop us an email if you wish to pre-book this option prior to your arrival on Koh Chang)