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  1. Thailand
  2. Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast
  3. Phuket
  4. Phuket City

Phuket/Khaolak: Full-Day Ethical Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Product ID: 354575
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Gain an insight into the behavior of rescued elephants at an ethical sanctuary. Create lifelong memories during a small-group full-day experience with plenty of opportunities to interact with, swim, and feed the free-roaming elephants in the lush jungle.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Thai, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Khaolak
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend an enjoyable with the elephants in a small group
  • 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 lunch with freshly-cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
Full description
Enjoy a full-day tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in a small-group tour that is limited to just 10 people to ensure you get as much interaction with the elephants as possible. Start the tour with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Phuket. Take a 1-hour scenic drive, arriving at the sanctuary by around 8 AM. Meet your English-speaking guide, enjoy some snacks and learn about the history and behavior of rescued elephants.

Then, trek into the jungle with your guide where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. At 11 AM, stop to enjoy a delicious spread of home-cooked Thai food for lunch.

After lunch, head back into the jungle to feed the animals their dietary supplements. Learn more deeply about each elephant and what it takes to keep them healthy and happy. Once you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy mud treatment to their skin. Then, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they play in the water.

At about 4 PM, take some final photos with the elephants before it is time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits and head back to your hotel.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Shared or private transfer from hotels in Phuket or Khaolak (depending on the option chosen)
  • 2 traditional Thai buffet meals
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, cap or a wide-brimmed hat to protect you from the sun
• Large umbrellas can be provided
• Closed-toe shoes or trainers are recommended; the path is uneven and requires a certain level of fitness
• Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy
• In case of rain, boots will be provided as it can be muddy; please bring a pair of socks
• There are 4 possible sites for this Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Tour. The location of the tour will depend on the location of the customer's hotel/accommodation.
• Child under 10 years old is not allowed to join this tour
• Please advise the local partner if you have any dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 265 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The most fantastic place to go for a visit , it was wonderful to interact with the elephants in their natural environment including feeding them , getting a min bath with them al also cleaning them in the pool. An experience we will remember forever I could go again tomorrow . They really look after the elephants and that really shows. Don’t miss out on this trip it is definitely something very special .

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January 10, 2020

This experience was so much more than had ever imagined. The sanctuary is very well organized for the elephants and the visitors and it was so good to see how well the elephants were looked after and cared for by the keepers. We could see that they genuinely loved them and spent all the time with them. The sanctuary is very simple yet they have thought of everything to accommodate visitors for the time they are there: explaining about the differences between Thai and African elephants; the history of the sanctuary; the reason why the elephants are there and the population of wild elephants remaining; and how to behave when we are feeding and washing them. The buffet meal was fabulous and they provided fresh drinking water and other beverages we’re on sale. The shop was a bonus - to buy a little something to remind us of this special day. It’s good to know that all money spent goes directly to the sanctuary and the elephants. Bravo for such great work!

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December 29, 2019

From start to finish the experience was amazing gettin information about the elephants how there rescued to the treatment they get from the staff u can see in the elephants they are so happy being free would really recommend this

January 9, 2020

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Product ID: 354575