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Elephant and Animal Watching in Kuiburi National Park - Join Afternoon Tour
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Elephant and Animal Watching in Kuiburi National Park - Join Afternoon Tour

By Ken Diamond Tour and Travel
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-85, max of 9 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Excellent Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kui Buri National Park
What's not included
  • Tips


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup Hua Hin, Cha Am, Pranburi Area. Please wait in the Hotel Lobby or at your house. Our Tour Guide will contact you.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 184242P29

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        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

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        • Ken Diamond Tour and Travel
          203
          Hua Hin, Thailand
          Joined in August 2019
        • K2919YInigels
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyable day out!
          Great experience, our guide Kate (western version of her name) was excellent. Great wine, great food and beautiful views.
          Written 10 July 2024
        • ellasP2070CC
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Koh Thalu
          We got pick up by driver who can’t speak English so he didn’t say anything when we try to ask him some questions regarding the tour or why the police stop our shuttle. We did some snorkeling which just fine, the people on the boat nice and friendly. When we got to the Koh Thalu, supposedly for lunch, we found very disappointed, the food almost gone, we have to scrap from hot plate because was buffet style. They added some stuff like white rice and rice noodles. When my husband asked them about add more for one dishes, they brought him different dishes and my husband can’t eat because all fat and cold. The good thing we brought some nuts snacks, my husband diabetic, he can’t just eat rice and noodles.
          Written 9 July 2024
        • Eddy R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 stars
          Very nice trip with our guide Bobby. Told us about the history and visited different places. Nice experience and good food. Absolutely recommend this trip!
          Written 8 July 2024
        • jgpatino55
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Informative and enjoyable small group trip
          The trip was really well organised and very good value. The air-conditioned minibus was very comfortable and arrived at the chosen pickup point on time. We were a small group of 5 and were looked after very well by our friendly and knowledgeable guide Pom. The temples and the cave particularly were quite spectacular and we were allowed enty of time to walk around and take photos. The lunch stop was good Thai food and they catered for my vegetarian diet very well. Overall a good experience and highly recommended.
          Written 27 June 2024
        • BiancaAmsterdam020
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth it
          Bobby our tourguide was great, his english was perfect and was so nice. First we visit the temple and after a 1 hour drive, we completed a 2-hour hike through the jungle to reach these stunning waterfalls. It was tough, but the view was absolutely worth it. Not the most beautiful waterfall I have seen but the hike experience in the beautiful jungle was 10/10. Recommend wearing sneakers or hiking boots because the stones are slippery, you gotta be fit to reach level 5 of the jungle but we did it.
          Written 19 June 2024
        • Z3789KOjasmines
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Historical
          Tour guide was great; very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. The sites were intriguing and have a lot of history. A good number of stairs but if moderately fit, it's not too bad.
          Written 11 May 2024
        • monkeys_uncle99
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sightseeing & great food
          Great way to get an overview of Hua Hin. The guide was excellent, her English was very good, and easy to talk to. Ended up at the night market for a few tasty Thai dishes.
          Written 2 May 2024
        • GrandTour20698696279
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          National Park and Cave Tour
          This was a great tour The tour leader was super friendly, conscientious and caring. A very professional leader His driving was very courteous and controlled with safety in mind at all times
          Written 27 April 2024
        • nigelwY6304CC
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cancelled by you at 9pm the night before!!
          Surely TripAdvisor should know that this trip was cancelled by your provider!!! It was cancelled at 9pm the night before. Not good enough frankly
          Written 24 April 2024
        • craigm528
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          different
          something I never expected to do in Thailand ,a wine tour . But a good afternoon out . the visit around the winery was interesting we had a wine tasting We also had lunch ( not included ) The cheese board was very good
          Written 23 April 2024
        • Adventure61357214554
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice Guide - Tour disappointing
          Take this tour if you are happy to risk seeing nothing, no animals at all. The guide was nice, car was clean but we and about 10 other cars we passed saw no elephants on our day. I wouldn't recommend for small children, they take you to a cliff look out, with beautiful views to look out for an hour but had no guide rail. No safe for little children, lots of ants and bee's. The service and people were great, you just need to be happy with the possibility of seeing nothing like us and many others.
          Written 22 April 2024
        • clarky20172017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended day out
          Excellent day out with our tour guide who was super, especially with the kids! Three hour drive from Hua Hin. Boat ride to two snorkelling spots. Great buffet lunch at the resort followed by a visit to the turtle conservation project and then some free time at the beach. It was a long day. We left the Anantara hotel before 7am and arrived back at 8pm, but worth it!
          Written 5 April 2024
        • Susantrm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful surroundings and majestic Asian elephants
          We had a great time with Yonk as our guide. And we were very lucky to see a herd of elephants in beautiful Kuiburi National Park- thank you for a lovely day.
          Written 28 March 2024
        • Susantrm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended 🙏🏼
          We had a fantastic time with Kate as our guide- Kate is very knowledgeable and kind, and she knew a lot about Thailand in general. The trip to Bridge over river Kwai, Hellfire Pass, the museums and Railway of Death was informative, but very hard- you can’t avoid getting emotionally hit by the cruelty the workers faced in the Second World War. The trip also included beautiful waterfalls and an unforgettable night at Madatara Rafthouse - we will cherish these experiences forever - and highly recommend it for everyone. Thank you for an amazing experience 🙏🏼
          Written 27 March 2024
        • iviviii
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great hike to Phraya Nakhon cave
          A day well spent. It took almost 2 hours to complete the hike up to this beautiful cave and return back to the beach. The view was amazing , and our well spoken English driver cum guide- Mr Bee , is not only friendly and helpful , he is also a good photographer . He took many beautiful photos for us . Overall, we are happy for this trip arrangement
          Written 26 March 2024
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        Lars P
        Randers, Denmark13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Execellent experience!

        We drived to the Elephant Observstory Site in Kui Buri National Park in a rented car. Around one hour from Hua Hin.
        We took a guided tour in a Pick up truck. We saw 19 elephants walking around (100-150 meter away from us). Good time for watching and taking photos. Very Good Price - 800 bahts for two persons in a Pick up truck. Plus entrance fee.

        I can recommend this for everyone! 5/5
        Written 4 September 2023
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        Thank you for your review of the elephant watching tour to Kuiburi National Park. It's nice that you were lucky enough to see so many elephants up close. Thank you for booking with us.
        Written 21 September 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rips11
        Bristol, UK71 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice trip out to see the elephants. We only saw 2 elephants but we would prefer that and know they are living in the wild rather than anything else. Could have done with advice to take a rain coat or umbrella as the car is open and we arrived just when a storm had started so we got soaked but other than that it was good. Not sure the meal at the end adds much value, we would have preferred to have been taken home sooner and arranged our own dinner. All in all a nice trip and fab to see the elephants in their natural habitat.
        Written 11 November 2023
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        Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you only saw 2 elephants. Unfortunately it also rained briefly, which unfortunately happens during the rainy season. But I'm glad that you still enjoyed the tour. Thank you for booking with us
        Written 7 December 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Colleen P
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        July 2023 • Solo
        My favorite part of this tour was traveling around the national park safari style while our personal tour guide gave lots of information and answered questions. Our tour guide and helpers were very friendly and caring. I had an accidental fall and the helper showed her concern for me.
        Written 12 July 2023
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        Thank you for your super good rating of our tour to Kuiburi National Park. I am glad that you enjoyed this tour and our tour guide so much. Luckily nothing happened after the fall. Thank you for booking with us
        Written 26 July 2023
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        Bruce & Angela H
        West Lakes, Australia463 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is really a half day to see wild elephants. A few other interesting birds and a dinner at the end, but if you don't get good elephant sightings then it would be a real busy. We were lucky enough to see plenty (about 19) hence the review.
        Written 16 March 2024
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        Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our trip and that you were fortunate enough to see so many elephants. Thank you for booking with us.
        Written 18 March 2024
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        Barbara
        Somerset, UK10 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bom was an excellent host and we did see elephants. We were told that we may not as these thugs, despite the experienced rangers, are not always guaranteed. We saw them almost straight away. We saw 25 in total. A good afternoon.
        Written 19 May 2023
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        Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed this tour to Kuiburi National Park and that you were able to see so many elephants and many other animals in their natural environment. It is nice to hear that you were also satisfied with our tour guide and that you had a nice and exciting excursion. Thanks again for booking with us.
        Written 10 June 2023
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        Ann-Katrine N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Very nice trip to Kuiburi National Park. Everything went smooth, from pickup to return. Very nice, friendly and experienced guide as well as driver. Highly recommended to all elephant lovers! We saw a lot of them!
        Anki & Helge
        Written 16 February 2024
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        Thank you for your review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that our tour guide took good care of you. We appreciate your recommendation and your decision to book with us.
        Written 9 May 2024
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        Karen K
        10 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Solo
        As the elephants are wild, seeing them is not guaranteed so when we managed to see a herd of elephants including a little baby - it was fantastic. While they were a fair distance away we were supplied with binoculars so could see them. Also saw some water buffaloes at one of the viewing spots. The guide was very friendly and helpful as well. The keep ride is fun but would be pretty hot when the weather heats up.
        Written 21 January 2023
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        Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the trip to Kuiburi National Park and you could see elephants. Thank you for booking
        Written 1 February 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        M. Timm
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Family
        We had a great guide and the tour was excellent as well. All together a great experience. We were lucky to see lots of Elephants and other animals during our visit in Kui Buri! A must see for all who are interested in Thailand wildlife!
        Written 16 August 2022
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        Thank you for your great review of the Private Elephant Watching Tour. I am glad that you have seen so many elephants and also other wild animals. Nice that you were so satisfied with our excellent tour guide. Our tour guides always give themselves a lot of effort to make the tour an unforgettable experience. I wish you a nice holiday time and thank you again for your booking.
        Written 17 August 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Frank
        London, UK10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        Good day out. Guide had good conversational English. Makes a change to get into the countryside and maybe see a few elephants.
        Written 2 May 2024
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        Thank you for the wonderful review. It was fortunate to have seen several elephants. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour guide. Thank you for choosing our service.
        Written 7 May 2024
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        Kevin H
        Alcester, UK1 contribution
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Couples
        We didn't get to see any elephants on the trip, which is obviously never going to be guaranteed. However, the main complaint is that instead of driving around trying to find them (which is what we were expecting), we simply got out at viewing points to look into the distance to see if any appeared. Even if they had, they would have been difficult to really see, and certainly not the close up experience that the promotional images lead you to believe and that we have enjoyed on other tours.

        The scenery was lovely to be fair, and we enjoyed a nice traditional dinner on the way back, but that is not why we booked this particular trip.
        Written 19 April 2024
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        Thank you for your review. I apologize that you did not encounter elephants, which is not guaranteed as they are wild animals. These creatures can typically only be observed from a distance. The rangers in the national park use walkie-talkies to communicate across various locations, and they swiftly move to another spot when elephants are sighted. I believe the rangers are knowledgeable in their duties, as they perform them daily. However, if no elephants are seen, it is beyond anyone's control. Thank you for booking with us.
        Written 8 May 2024
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