Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Activity provider: SamuiElephantHome
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This ethical, half-day program offers you the opportunity to participate and spend quality time caring for elephants as you observe their natural behaviour. You will be able to contribute to a project aiming to build an elephant clinic here in Koh Samui.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Prepare food and help feed the elephants
  • Walk with the elephants in the jungle
  • Enjoy bathing with elephants in the giant pool
  • Visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui
Full description
Koh Samui Elephant Home was established to help care for and conserve elephants as well as returning them to their natural habitat to increase the Asian elephant population in Thailand. The centre offers the ability to take part in a morning or afternoon visit, to see just what the program is about. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or villa around the island arriving at Koh Samui Elephant Home. Meet with your guide who will offer a warm welcome and receive a welcome drink. Listen as your guide explains to you the plight of the center, and how you can help. After your introduction, take part in the harvesting of organic food for the elephants and even get to feed them up close. Make sure to bring your camera along for some truly remarkable holiday memories. Afterwards, you'll get to watch them as they play in the mud spa as they cool themselves down. During your tour, you'll also get to walk with the elephants into the jungle over 10 acres of land. See their real habitat and enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature.  Continue on your journey to visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui. Have fun whilst you feed them, rub their skin and take photos with them before you set them free to enjoy nature by themselves. To complete your fabulous outing, enjoy some vegetarian food and seasonal fruits whilst you watch a surprise video before being transferred back to your hotel.
  • Hotel or villa pickup and drop-off around the island
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Soft drinks include tea and coffee
  • Vegetarian foods and seasonal buffet
  • Surprise video movie during the activities
  • Full insurance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    We had an unforgettable day. Everything was just right. The attitude and care of the animals is just wonderful. The staff is also absolutely lovely. Here, elephants are treated as they deserve. Live simply and have great contact with people. There is nothing to complain about at all. On the contrary, one can only praise how great the camp, the animals and people are.

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    April 9, 2022

    Absolutely recommendable, perfectly organized, but what I liked best was dealing with the great elephants. At all times you had the feeling that these great animals have found a very nice, loving home. Everything as described, you could ask questions at any time, all of which were answered, because someone knows what he is doing. To be recommended unreservedly. Compliments to the whole elephant care team :-)))

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    March 23, 2022

    Amazing experience, the staff there were so nice and kind, you can see their amazing love for the elephants. We walked with the elephants, feed them, bathe with them. Such an amazing experience and I fully recommend this. In addition the lunch was also great and the visit was worth its money.

    February 21, 2022

    Product ID: 366255