From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Activity provider: My Phuket

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Activity provider: My Phuket
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From US$ 145.02 per person

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Get away from Bangkok for a day to spend quality time with elephants at an ethically run Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Pattaya.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Bangkok. Morning pickups are possible at both 5:30 AM and 10:30 AM, depending on your tour time.


3 hours
  • Bangkok

  • 2.5 hours
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya (visit, guided tour)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Bangkok

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with these lovely giant creatures
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Enjoy a fun and fulfilling mud spa with the elephants
  • Take a dip in the water and swim with elephants
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai food lunch with freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
Full description

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included.

Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. 

There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet.

After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories. 

Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.

After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. 

Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. 

Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bangkok City
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Traditional Thai lunch and fresh fruits
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • 1 Save the World canvas bag
  • Photography Service
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside designated locations
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer an elephant riding
  • Pickup for the morning session is between 5 AM-5:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 1 PM
  • Pickup for the afternoon session is between 10-10:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 6 PM
  • There is a photography service at no extra charge. The photographers will take pictures throughout the day and upload them to Dropbox. The link will be posted on Facebook page of the supplier afterward.
  • In case of rain, wellie boots will be provided as it can be muddy, so please bring a pair of socks
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy
  • This tour is subject to cancellation in the event that there are not enough participants
  • Please ensure that you are contactable at the number or email address provided at checkout as the operator will send a confirmation message once your pickup is arranged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 515 reviews

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It was one of the most incredibly amazing experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life. The elephants are so well cared by the staffs which made me feel happy. I had a chance to feel them a bucket of bananas, take a mud bath, learn the elephant poop paper, and most importantly, learn their habitats and lives. The staff told us that us joining the tour would help the elephant sanctuary feed the elephants, maintain the facilities, pay the staffs, etc. The staffs were very friendly, and the cameraman, Mr. Handsome captured all the wonderful moments and uploaded the shared Dropbox on that day. Highly recommend!

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January 26, 2023

Loved spending the day with the elephants. It was such a wonderful experience. We got picked up by a van and drove to the sanctuary which took around 2 hours from Bangkok. Once we got there we fed the elephants with banana and pineapple. We had delicious buffet lunch after bathing the elephants.

January 9, 2023

Elephants are really good well cared for, carers are knowledgeable. Elephants were amazing, and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with them when feeding, mud bathing and scrubbing them off afterward. Good and drinks were supplied and were excellent and plentiful. Transport to and from the sanctuary was included and the mini bus was comfortable and air conditioned. All in all an excellent day out and highly recommended

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January 8, 2023

Product ID: 168092