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Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 275242
Spend quality time feeding and bathing rescued elephants at an ethically-run sanctuary during a half-day package. Gain insight into the history and behavior of elephants and create lifelong memories of your time with these beautiful creatures.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

You will be picked up at Nopparat Thara Pier.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy up-close interactions with friendly rescued elephants and learn about their individual stories
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Have fun in a mud spa with the elephants
  • Bathe the elephants and watch them enjoy being cared for
Full description
On the day of your visit, get picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories.

After being allocated bananas to feed to the elephants, you will be able to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their stories, lifestyle, and behaviors. Most of the elephants are rescued logging or riding elephants, but they are now safe and well cared for at this no-riding sanctuary.

After you have met all the elephants, watch them enjoy their mud spa and join them. The elephants apply mud on their skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment. Next, walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Snack and seasonal fruit
  • Drinking water, coffee, and tea
  • Food to feed elephants
  • Transfer service to/from Railay Beach
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Towel

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Know before you go
• Please note that you will need your passport number to fill in the accident insurance form at the sanctuary
• The pickup time confirmation will be sent by the local partner in a separate email after booking
• Morning pickup schedule: 8:00-8:10 AM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Tha Lane; 8:20-8:30 AM for Ao Nang; 8:30-8:40 AM for Noparat Thara; and 8:40-8:50 AM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
• Afternoon pickup schedule: 13:00-13:10 PM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Thalane; 13:20-13:30 PM for Ao Nang; 13:30-13:40 PM for Nopparat Thara; 13:40-13:50 PM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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It was a great Trip. They are doing a great Job there. 5 nice Elefant are living there at this time. we were aloud to feed them, touch them and bath them. Guide told us so many interesting things about the Elefants. 4 hours from pikking up in Hotel Til return to Hotel, It was worse it

March 9, 2020

The whole day was great. The sanctuary got us to interact with each other as well which is great if you’re a single traveller. You can really see that the elephants are looked after well. The relationship between the carers and animals was a joy to see. I’ll definitely tell stories of this place to people! I hope someone with a lot of money Cana eventually help this sanctuary expand and purchase new equipment.

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March 4, 2020

Best part of my holiday

March 5, 2020

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Aonang Elephant Sanctuary

Product ID: 275242