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ECO ADVENTURES

NAVIGATION:

 

Big Buddha Jungle Trek (half day tour in Phuket) | 4 Waters Eco Adventure (full day tour in Phuket and Phang-Nga) | Overnight Eco Tour to Khao Sok National Park and Chiew Larn Lake  (2 days tour in Phang-Nga and Suratthani) | Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (half day tour in Phuket)


Big Buddha Jungle Trek with organic lunch


 CC’s Hideaway and Belove Yoga are offering an Eco Adventure on Phuket Island. This program is ideal for people who like to hike, enjoy the flora and fauna of the Rainforest or who enjoy breathtaking views. 

Our trek begins on the slopes of the mountain where Big Buddha sits and takes you to Phuket’s Big Buddha.  There you can explore and enjoy the best views in Phuket.  After touring the area around Big Buddha, we go to visit the biggest Buddhist Temple in Phuket - Wat Chalong.   Our next stop is to visit an organic farm and have lunch with a choice of many organic foods.   On this tour you can get a monk’s blessings and hopefully meet new friends and enjoy some fresh fruit along way.

Pictures from previous tours in our Gallery "Eco Adventure"

Duration:Half Day or 5 hours

Jungle Trek lenght: 4 km

Elevation: from 75 meters above Sea Level to 375 meters above Sea Level

Program:

Start at 10:00 AM:   Meet at CC’s Hideaway overlooking the Andaman Sea.  CC’s is Phuket’s hillside oasis located 75 meters above the sea level about 500M from the Karon Municipality Post Office.  All participants meet in the lobby and get instructions, water, and raincoats and sign waiver forms.  Please wear appropriate footwear knowing it may be muddy in spots even if it is not raining the day of the trek.

10:30 AM:  Jungle Trek starts.  It will take from 70 to 95 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the physical condition of the participants. Along the trek you will be introduced to some of the plants and trees we encounter. Always be on the look-out for monkeys and other animals.   Our professional guide will explain how the locals manage to live in such a beautiful but sometimes dangerous environment. 

11:30 AM:  We stop for a short break at a View Point to catch our breath and to enjoy  the stunning views of Karon and some fresh coconut water served from a coocnut.

12:00 AM: We visit Big Buddha exploring on our own, and receive a monks blessings if we choose to.  (Please  leave donation if you receive a blessing, but of course it is not required.)

12:45 AM: CC’s shuttle will pick you up and take you to Wat Chalong.

13:00 PM:We visit Wat Chalong and learn more about Buddhism and Phuket History.

13:30 PM:  CC’s shuttle will take us to the Organic Farm.

13:45 PM: Learn about organic farming and enjoy a lunch made from the organic greens growing around you.

15:30 PM Return to your hotel.

Maximum number of participants: 10 persons;  Minimum 3 persons

Group Tour Price:

Adults 1.250,- 

Children 875,-

Minimum age for group tour is 8 years old, reduced price is for Children from 8 to 12 y.o.

What is included?

  • pick-up and drop-off in Kata, Kata Noi and Karon Area (other Areas extra fee),
  • drinking water, fresh fruits, coconut, raincoat,
  • Jungle Trek with professional Guide,
  • Big Buddha and Chalong Temple visit,
  • Organic Lunch in a famous hydroponic Farm & Cafe.

Private Eco Adventure are availble on request, please send us an email: wellness@ccshideaway.com

Next Adventures:

From 1. May 2016 every Tuesday.

If you are group of 3 or more people we always can offer another dates on request.

How to participate: Please send us an email to: wellness@ccshideaway.com or call: 076-333-222

If you stay in CC's Hideaway please contact receptionist.

You can book Big Buddha Trekking on our website online, please click on the date below and provide the number of people in reservation, than complete your reservation in secure form. We apologize for inconvinience due to system limitations, we are always available to adjust your reservation manually if you will find any error. 

Available Tour Dates: (click to book online)
 

4 Waters Eco Adventure 

This is a special way to see a different side of Phuket and Phang-Nga. This trip takes you off the beaten path away from the touristy areas and you may find your self alone in any one of these exceptional area.  This all inclusive day trip lets you explore different ecosystems from the ocean to waterfalls - mangrove and rainforests.  You can learn about rubber tapping and see fields of pineapples and sample local snacks. You'll have a chance to swim in four kinds of water: fresh water, sea water, hot springs water and ice cold water.

Please check pictures from "4 Waters" Eco Adventure here.

Program:

10:00 AM:   Meet at CC’s Hideaway overlooking the Andaman Sea.  All participants meet in the lobby and get instructions, water and sign waiver forms.  Please wear appropriate footwear knowing it may be muddy in spots even if it is not raining the day of the tour.

10:50 AM:  Arrival to Bang Rong (North-East Coast of Phuket). Mangrove Trekking over the water. 30 min Canoeing on Mangrove Rivers and exploring Mangrove Eco System. See longtail monkeys, walking fishes, crabs and other species. Explore local fishermen's houses over the water. 

12:00 PM: Explore rural life of Phuket Village and Agriculture of Phuket. Visit Rubber Tree Plantation and learn about tapping. Visit Pineapple farm. Testing local snacks made by villagers.

12:40 PM: Arrival to Khao Phra Taeo National Park: Rainforest Eco System Trekking, visit Ton Sai Waterfall, fresh water swimming.

02:30 PM:  Visit Mai Khao Beach - short break before leaving Phuket.

03:00 PM:  Lunch at local Restaurant by the Waterfall in Phang-Nga Province. 

04:00 PM:  Arrival to Hotsprings Resort. Here are available two pools with hot spring water, one big pool with jacuzzi and pool bar, one ice cold pool. Dip in the hot water and after jump in ice cold pool and back. Chill on a lounge chair or in one of the pools bar with fresh coconut. 

06:00 PM: Visit Natai Beach for amazing Sunset. Swimming in the sea during sunset with showers available after swimming.

06:45 - 7:00 PM: Leaving Hotsprings Resort and heading back to Phuket.

Maximum number of participants: 10 customers;  Minimum 3 customers

Group Tour Price:

Adults 2.700,- 

Children 1.950,-

Reduced price is for Children up to 12 y.o.

What is included?

  • pick-up and drop-off in Kata, Kata Noi and Karon Area (other Areas extra fee),
  • drinking water, local snacks, fresh coconut, raincoat,
  • comfortable Transport
  • Mangrove Forest and Rainforest Trekking with professional Guide,
  • National Park fees
  • guided canoeing through Mangrove Rivers (you paddle if you wish)
  • Hotsprings Resort tickets, welcome drink, towel (can use showers, lockers)
  • Lunch with thai cuisine in a authentic restaurant in Phang-Nga Province.

Private "4 Waters" Eco Adventure is availble on request, please send us an email:wellness@ccshideaway.com

This Tour is available weekly, for ongoing Wellness Programs please check this page. 

Next Adventure:

From 1. May 2016 every Thursday.

How to participate: Please send us an email to: wellness@ccshideaway.com or call: 076-333-222

If you stay in CC's Hideaway please contact recepcionist.


 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Eco Tour

Pioneering ethical elephant tourism on the stunning island of Phuket. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES) offers a retirement home for sick, injured, tired or old elephants who have previously worked hard for tourism entertainment or in the logging industry.

Feed, walk with, and observe elephants as they roam throughout the PES, socialize and bathe in our huge fresh water lagoons, and cover themselves in lovely thick mud.  Transform your world as you step into the tranquility of sanctuary life amidst the beautiful forest bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.

Meet the Elephants:
Madee is 60 years old and she is the epitome of a gentle giant. She is calm, wise, gentle and protective. Madee spent most of her life in Narathiwat province near the Thai/Malay border working a hard life in the logging industy. In 2009, Madee was sold and relocated to Phuket. A saddle was put on her back and she then began giving rides to tourists. However, on Saturday 20th August 2016, Madee's life changed for good. She took her first giant steps into her new forest home, where she is now enjoying her sunset years roaming free and covering herself from head to toe in lovely thick mud!

Kannika is 32 years old and has lived in Phuket since she was 10 years old. She was transported from Surin Province in North East Thailand and arrived in Phuket where she was put to work as a begging elephant along the beaches and at hotels and resorts. In 2007, Kannika was sold to Mr. Todtane, the former camp owner and now the Founder of PES, a saddle was put on her back and she give rides to holiday makers.  Kannika has gone through a radical transformation since her arrival to PES. When she stepped off the truck at our sanctuary, she was initially very nervous and bewildered at the huge green world in front of her.  With patience and kindness, and with all the time in the world to adjust, she has now completely settled into her new home.

Geow Ta (Darling), the 3rd elephant, has arrived at PES on December 8, 2016. She is a beautiful elephant who is in her early 50’s and sadly completely blind in both eyes. Her name is Geow Ta, meaning little darling and she has been giving rides in Phuket for the last 2 years having spent her previous years logging in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Southern Thailand.  

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Half Day Tour 
Enjoy a Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, dogs, and other wildlife in the surrounding forest. Your visit starts with a picturesque drive down a village lane into the grounds of our sanctuary to our Tree Top Reception and Observation Platform.  

You will meet elephants, learn who they are, and why they need to be protected. PES offers guests the opportunity to feed and enjoy a leisurely walk with the elephants. One of the key focuses (and a thoroughly captivating activity) is to observe the elephants as they go about their day; roaming, foraging, bathing, and playing in one of our three huge lagoons; splashing and rolling in the mud to their hearts content! 

Your visit helps to support elephants and future rescues, PES project and work, and offers an invaluable opportunity to support ethical elephant tourism, elephant welfare, and conservation. 

Itinerary:

Sanctuary visits are all about spending time with the elephants. They do not adhere to a strict schedule because the best way to make the most of your time is to relax, observe, and be in 'elephant time!'
08.30 - 8:45 - Depart from CC’s Hideaway (or other place in Kata / Karon area) to meet at 4x4 pick-up location
10.00 take a ten minute ride to arrive at Tree Top Reception and Observation Platform of PES
• Educational video about Phuket Elephant Sanctuary work
• Meet Madee, Geow Ta (Darling) and Kannika and feed the elephants
• Walk with the elephants, observe as the elephants roam, bathe and play
13.00 - Vegetarian Thai lunch at Tree Top Observation Platform with time to rest, relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the sanctuary
13.45 - 14.00 - Depart  back to CC’s Hideaway

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary requests that you have the following:

  • A copy of your passport to complete our Insurance Agreement
  • Your own travel insurance
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A pair of socks as we provide wellie boots as it can be muddy
  • Clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or dirty to include a long sleeved shirt for protection from the sun

PES Provides:

  • Purified chilled drinking water
  • A delicious vegetarian buffet lunch and soft drinks

Please note that: PES does not have wifi at the sanctuary however we do get a strong signal for most local service providers

No compulsory inoculations are necessary although do check with your doctor to make sure polio, typhoid and Hepatitis A&B jabs are up to date
PES Asks that you respect the following cultural practices:

Please remember to pack clothes that are respectful to the local culture. T-shirts must cover your shoulders, long shorts. No bikinis, string vest tops, cheeky shorts, or hot pants are permitted or you will be politely asked to change if you are wearing any of these items. Thank you.

Price
Adults 3.600,- THB per person*
Children ages 3-10 y.o. 2000,- THB per prson
Children under 3 y.o. - 250,- THB

*Please note that transfer to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is not included and can be organised by CC's Hideaway. 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Half Day Tour is available on Wednesday to Sunday. To book your tour please write us an email: sales@ccshideaway.com or call 076-333-222 or +6676-333-222 from mobile phone.

For CC’s Hideaway Yoga Retreat Guests:
You can choose between Program A and B on Saturday. 
The Program B includes:
- Breakfast
- Half Day Tour to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary inclusive Vegetarian Lunch
- Sunset Yoga Class in the studio
- Dinner in Refuge Restaurant
For Program B there is additional fee 1.500,- THB per person

Please note, that Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is non-commercial project and all the money goes to support injured, tired and old Elephants.
CC’s Hideaway kindly supports ethical initiatives and encourage CC’s guests to travel responsibly.


Overnight Tour to Khao Sok National Park & Chiew Larn Lake

Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more.

Its area is 739 km², and it includes the 165 square kilometer Cheow Lan Lake contained by the Ratchaprapha Dam. The park is the largest area of virgin forest in southern Thailand and is a remnant of rain forest which is older and more diverse than the Amazon rain forest.

CC's Hideaway & Belove Yoga offers Overnight Yoga Tours to Khao Sok National Park. This tour is part of our 7 nights / 8 days "Yoga Retreat" Program, but it can be ordered separate from Retreat Program. Minimum number of people required for this tour.

Please check pictures from previous "Overnight Yoga Tour to Khao Sok National Park Lake": here (click the link)

Program:

DAY 1:

8:00 AM: Departure from CC's Hideaway. 

11:00 AM: Wat Bang Riang Temple visit // Phang-Nga Province

1:00 PM: Rachabpapah Dam, longtail boat trip (ca. 40 min) // Suratthani Province

2:00 PM: Check-in in floating Bungalow, Lunch on Chiew Larn Lake

3:00 PM: Kayaking, fresh water swimming

4:00 PM: Jungle Trek to Coral Cave: longtail boat trip, bamboo raft trip, 40 min Jungle Trek (x2), Coral Cave visit

6:00 PM: Sunset Yoga Session

7:30 PM: Dinner

DAY 2:

6:30 AM: Sunrise Yoga Session

8:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM: Free time, kayaking or Meditation Session

1:00 PM: Lunch and check-out

2:00 PM: Departure from floating Resort, Finger Rocks sightseeing on longtail boat

3:30 PM: Arrival to Rachabpapah Dam

5:00 PM: Wat Suwannakuha or "Monkey Cave" // Phang-Nga Province

7:30 PM: Arrival to CC's Hideaway

What is included?

  • Pick up and drop off in Kata, Kata Noi, Karon Area
  • Comfortable Transport
  • 2 Yoga Sessions (Sunset, Sunrise), Meditation Session (optional)
  • Accommodation in floating Bungalow
  • Kayaking, frsh water swimming, 
  • 2xLunch, 1xDinner and 1xBreakfast in Floating Resort
  • fresh fruits, drinking water
  • National Park fees, Temple fees
  • Jungle Trek to Coral Cave, Finger Rocks Visit

Price:

Minimum of 2 individuals for tour.

Shared room up to 3 individuals – 7,500 baht per person: twin or double beds

Own room – 8,000 baht per person

How to participate: Please send us an email inquiry to: wellness@ccshideaway.com or call: 076-333-222

If you stay in CC's Hideaway please contact recepcionist.


CONTACT
Address: CC's Hideaway
36 Patak Soi 10, PO Box 18 , Karon Post Office, Karon, Phuket
Tel.: +66 76 333 222 | Fax.: +66 76 333 234
Email: sales@ccshideaway.com