Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
- Optional audio guide
Best experience of my life! The experience itself is great. The elephants are magnificent and really well taken care of! They each have their own unique personality, some are social and vibrant and others are shy. You start of by just walking around and giving them pats on the trunk. After a brief info session, you are given a basket of bananas to feed them. After feeding them, you head to give them a mud bath. The elephants love to be lathered in mud. The group is then taken to a larger pound and to wash off. A photographer accompanies the tour group at all times. The animals are so gentle and beautiful and I can’t stop looking at my photos and videos. The tour preparation and pick up service made me tempted to give this tour a 4 star rating. I booked a 1:30 tour and received an email the night before that pick up would be 9:30. The driver ended up showing up at 8:50 and I wasn’t even ready to leave yet. I tried to communicate the night before but wasn’t able to connect.
Unforgettable experience! Describing it won't be enough to explain the emotions and incredible impact it had on myself and my partner. The whole experience is at the elephants pace, in their natural environment. The team who takes care of the elephants are 100% committed in the cause and in these animals safeguard. The money raised through tickets and merchandise will contribute to the protection and long-term care of elephants in their natural habitat.
I went to the sanctuary in Pattaya. It’s definitely something worth doing. The elephants were friendly and they looked happy with their wagging ears and tails. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable (sorry I forgot his name :\). Oh and I stayed at the Avani hotel in Pattaya. The transportation pick-up & drop-off was quick and easy :) they ask for your room number so the front desk can call u down when the ride is there.
Ok this was an amazing experience I highly recommend to anyone. The staff is great and the time spent with the elephants will not soon be forgotten. The children in our group were thrilled and so were we. Even the buffet meal served to you is very good. I rate it the best activity in Pattaya!
It was one of the best experiences I ever had! This is the best way to get to know about the elephants and interact with them. People there respect them and treat them nicely. I am looking forward to visit them again!