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Kulen Elephant Forest | Magical experience

In the foothills of beautiful Kulen Mountain lies the Bos Thom Community Forest, 1100 acres of pristine, protected forest inhabited by the 14 elephants of Angkor. For 22 years, these elephants were used as tourist attractions, giving rides to visitors in the temples of the world heritage site. Today, thankfully, they roam free in their natural habitat and are a living testimony of a changing world.  The name of it: Kulen Elephant Forest.

The journey to the Kulen Elephant Forest is almost as spectacular as seeing the majestic elephants themselves. Travelling in one of our restored vintage jeeps makes this trip more adventurous, allowing you to travel on small dirt roads through the forest, giving you a truly unique view of nature at its best.

In the morning, you will have a magical experience of helping feed the elephants their breakfast, and watch them get ready for their day before heading into the forest together. Experiencing the elephants’ mornings is a fantastic way to gain a better understanding of how to care for these majestic creatures. At noon, you will retire to base camp and enjoy a delicious traditional meal at the same time as our large residents, before bidding them adieu and heading out for your afternoon activity.

Not too far from the Elephant Kulen Forest there is a small pagoda at the foot of a hill. You will take the stairs uphill and once at the pagoda you will be able to experience a truly beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. It is also possible to cool yourself down by taking a dip in the “pool” of the pagoda.

On the way back you will get back into your trusted vintage jeep and explore the country roads and small villages as you wind your way through beautiful vistas back to Siem Reap.

jeep countryside
Mahout and elephant walking in the forest
Preah Ang Chub pagoda
View Preah Ang Chub pagoda


Inclusions Kulen Elephant Forest by jeep :

  • Jeep with Experienced Driver
  • English Speaking Guide

Kulen Elephant Forest: (small group)

  • Refillable water
  • Introductory briefing
  • Elephant meet and greet
  • Observation trek. (2km)
  • Make enrichment and watch the elephants play by the pond.
  • Khmer-style lunch

Exclusions Kulen Elephant Forest by jeep:

  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips for driver and guide

Price per Person


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Price in USdollars






Besides this Kulen Elephant Forest jeep tour, you can check out our Kulen camping jeep tour. All our jeep tours are well designed and give you more insight in Cambodia. 

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