Kapong Tubing

Kapong tubing and elephant bathing

Day trip from Phuket to Kapong, Phang Nga

Kapong tubing

Kapong Safari tour

Plus elephant bathing or elephant trekking or a combination of both trekking and bathing.

All tours include a 4×4 off road jungle ride and a gentle trek through the bamboo forest to Hinlad waterfall for a swim.

  • Tour 1: Tubing and elephant bathing
  • Tour 2: Tubing and elephant trekking
  • Tour 3: Tubing plus elephant trekking and bathing

Schedule & Itinerary


The best time for Kapong tubing is May to December. From January to April when Thailand is very dry the river levels may be too low.


Sample Kapong safari itinerary:

07.00 hrs: Pick up at your hotel in Phuket and transfer by AC minibus to Kapong in Phang Nga province.

09.00 hrs: Elephant bathing 15 mins (tour 1) or elephant trekking 30 mins (tour 2) or elephant bathing and elephant trekking (tour 3).

11.00 hrs: Visit the rubber and rice plantations.

12.00 hrs: Thai set menu lunch (tom yam, sweet and sour fish, mixed vegetables, fried chicken, tempura, rice, fruit).

13.00 hrs: 4×4 off road jungle safari.

13.30 hrs: Tubing & walk through the jungle to Hinlad waterfall.

16.30 hrs: Transfer back to your Phuket hotel.



  • Tour 1: Tubing and elephant bathing: 2,500 baht per adult /1,600 baht child per child
  • Tour 2: Tubing and elephant trekking: 2,700 baht per adult / 1,800 baht child per child
  • Tour 3: Tubing plus elephant trekking and bathing: 3,000 baht per adult / 2,100 baht per child

Child = under 12 years

Tubing is suitable for children over 6 years old and is not recommended for the over 60’s or pregnant women.

Prices include an English speaking guide, a Thai food lunch (vegetarian available on request), drinking water, round trip transfers from Phuket main beach hotels*, insurance, life jackets and helmets.

*300 baht/person extra charge for return transfers from hotels in Rawai, Panwa, Maikhao, Naithon, Khaokad.

What to take: Swimwear, towel, camera, dry clothes, sunscreen, mosquito spray.

Cancellations: Must be made by email from the lead contact to info@snorkelingthailand.com. In the event of cancellation the following charges apply:

– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.

Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning.


Kapong Tubing Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

Baby elephant bathing!

5 5 1
Getting in the water with the elephant was the highlight of my holiday.

Tubing Phang Nga

5 5 1
I recommend this tour. It is good fun. Thanks.

Above average

4 5 1
A very good tour. The difference between 4 stars and 5 stars is that it's a long transfer from Kata beach to Phang Nga.

Tubing and elephants

5 5 1
I booked this tour because it includes a visit to the Phang Nga elephant park and it's actually cheaper to go on this tour than to book a tour directly with the park.


5 5 1
Loved it! We chose this tour just because it was raining so much so we didn't fancy a snorkeling tour. The tubing exceeded our expectations, wish it was longer.
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What to expect

Kapong is a beautiful district of Phang Nga province about 60 minutes drive from Phuket. This day trip has something for everyone including unspoiled jungle, exhilarating river tubing, swimming at a three tier waterfall and interacting with elephants at the Phang Nga Elephant Park, an excellent environment where the elephants’ welfare is a priority.


Phang Nga Elephant Camp

Off Road

Bamboo coffee

Start of the Kapong tubing

Kapong safari

Kapong tubing

Phang Nga Elephant Camp

Phang Nga Elephant Camp