A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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From $80.95

172 reviews   (4.95)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: thailand, thailand

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first and only ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket where elephants roam around, bathe and sozialize freely across 30 acres of lush, tropical land bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in North East Phuket. We buy all rescued elephants to ensure that Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is their final home, and we offer professional veterinary care for old and injured elephants. 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 all endorsed our ethical approach.

What's Included

A delicious Thai vegetarian lunch buffet with over 15 choices.

Air-conditioned vehicle

Boots, Socks, Umbrellas, Rain Coats, Mosquito Spray

We provide bottled water but appreciate if you bring a refill bottle.

Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Fruits, Juices & Filtered Water

What's Not Included

Roundtrip Transfers - If option is not selected

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • With 30 acres of jungle and a limited number of visitors per guide, "physical distancing" comes natural at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Nonetheless we have implemented several safety initiatives and have been awarded the Safety & Health Administration Certi
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

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

A morning with the elephants is an eye-opening and inspiring experience. Following a scenic drive along a local village you will arrive at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a picturesque jungle dotted with ponds, wide open fields and hillsides for the elephants to roam around.

Your visit starts at our Tree Top Lounge, where we will show you a presentation and educational video to prepare you for your encounter with the elephants, and to help you understand why they need to be protected.

Next up, the elephants are fed. While they enjoy their baskets of bananas, pineapples and cucumbers, you have a chance to learn from our guides about the background of each elephant.

Once the elephants are fed, we follow them down into the jungle. By keeping a safe distance and watching them from our Observation Salas, the elephants have the freedom to express their natural behavior, from bathing and playing in our pond to socializing with each other.

The program ends with a delicious Thai vegetarian meal.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A great experience...
Melbtraveller06, 23-09-2022
What a fantastic morning. After a bit of research I believe this is the most ethical elephant-related activity in Phuket and I wasn't disappointed.
We got to feed the elephants and wander the sanctuary with our informative and enthusiastic guide.
If the world were perfect there would be no need for an elephant rescue sanctuary, but that's not the world we live in. It's great that effort is put into giving these animals greater freedom.
Fantastic tour and all for a great initiative.
ian p, 22-09-2022
Wow, what an amazing experience we had. These beautiful elephants rescued from a terrible previous lifestyle in the logging and tourist industries.
All the money paid for the experience goes back to rescuing and keeping the elephants.
All the tour guides and handlers are volunteers
and really care for these magnificent animals.
Included in this tour is a good selection of food and drinks.
If you care about animals especially elephants make sure you pop in and experience this wonderful tour.
You won't regret it. Its money well spent and a great cause.
Amazing experience with elephants
C5081VVjamiew, 30-09-2022
Everything was so much fun had a awesome time bathing and feeding the elephants, Gino was awesome and told us so much information about the elephants, food was amazing and had so much fun in the rain 10/10 for these guys
An enjoyable ethical elexperiwnce
767maddib, 23-09-2022
Wonderful experience. Picked up from our resort which took away all the stress. Enjoyable and informative. Delicious vegetarian food. Although it is sad that the elephants have to end up here it is nice to know our tourism dollars are supporting a less demanding experience. The elephants seem happy a land relatively free certainty we’ll cared for. Recommend for nature and animal lovers
Family day out
Martin H, 29-09-2022
Fantastic experience at the park well worth the visit child friendly great staff very grateful to them for their time☺️

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