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.
A delicious Thai vegetarian lunch buffet with over 15 choices.
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
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 120
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
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.
Admission Ticket Included
A great experience...
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
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
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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