During this inspiring, interactive and informative experience, you will spend many up-close moments with our rescued elephants, gain in-depth knowledge about their sophisticated means of communication, and learn about their natural habitat and the important role they play as a keystone species in our ecosystem. The program includes joined roundtrip transfers as well as a light breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner, and cold drinks and refreshments throughout the day.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first and most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket where elephants roam around, bathe and sozialize freely across 30 acres of tropical land bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in North East Phuket. By visiting us, you are supporting a sustainable, ethical and compassionate approach to elephant tourism where elephants have the freedom to live naturally. National Geographic, Lonely Planet and The Guardian have endorsed our ethical approach.
We provide bottled water but appreciate if you bring a refill bottle.
Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Fruits, Juices & Filtered Water
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 120
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Specialized infant seats are available
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Your morning starts with a video presentation on the history and plight of Asian elephants, after which you have an opportunity to perform a supervised feeding with some of the rescued elephants at a dedicated area with safety barriers . Next, our tour guide will take you to explore our 30-acre sanctuary to observe the elephants as they roam, play and bathe freely. The morning ends with a delicious vegetarian Thai lunch. We then teach you about the intricate communication patterns of elephants and explore their natural habitat to learn more about their role as a keystone species in our ecosystem. Next, you will meet some of the gentle giants at the hydrotherapy pool and observe them enjoying their time in the water. Finally, you will help to prepare supplementary elephant food and feed the elephants for dinner before enjoying a vegetarian meal yourself to end the day. The program includes 2 meals, soft drinks, water, juices, coffee and a complimentary T-Shirt.
Admission Ticket Included
Today was incredible. Not only are the elephants well treated, but their well being comes before everything else. If the elephant is social, then you can come closer ; if not, a private home will be made to make it feel safe.
I learned a lot and ate very well. The guides are able to answer all your questions, and know the elephants by names, background, medical conditions, and habits.
I was able to prepare food for them and feed them by hand. The half day tour is very good too ; the difference is that you get closer, for longer, with the day "in the footsteps of giant". You also participate more and take an active role, understanding better what it means to care for elephants.
SO, I really recommand this experience. And if not this one, than the half day one ! Worth every penny, and more, since it all goes to help sustain these elephants' sanctuary (and promotes ethical tourism).
Enlightening elephant experience
Loved this experience to highlight the absolutely awful conditions that elephants have to endure in tourism. Loved that the elephants are left in peace to enjoy their lives. Great work by this sanctuary to give the elephants a safe haven. Loved this.
Elephant sanctuary Phuket
Liam M, 12-07-2022
Amazing experience seeing the elephants in a comfortable and caring environment, tour guide was very helpful and informative and I could not recommend visiting the sanctuary more.
What an amazing experience we did the full day tour and fed the elephants and walked in the jungle with them. So privileged to see the elephants being cared for properly no riding of elephants and it is all about them which is the way it should be. Bathing with elephants only stresses them this one is perfect
You won’t regret it
What a truely incredible experience.
I saw nothing but kindness and professionalism in how the sanctuary was run and the care shown to the animals.
The property is breathtaking, just sitting while you enjoy a fresh juice would almost be enough but noooooo YOU GET TO SEE ELEPHANTS TOO
"Free" elephants close up. Great stuff.
This is a great place. The elephants are treated more than "good" and have total freedom of movement. My favorite is the old lady who can't lie down because of a leg injury (see pic). She gets to wander over to the hydrotherapy pool whenever she wants.
I love the fact that the "tour" is not really pre-planned. You wander around with a guide and go check out elephants as they wander freely.