Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Aonang Elephant Sanctuary

From US$ 73.32 per person

Spend quality time feeding and bathing rescued elephants at an ethically-run sanctuary on this half-day tour in Krabi. Gain insight into the history and behavior of these majestic creatures.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up at Nopparat Thara Pier


  • Enjoy up-close interactions with rescued elephants and hear their rescue stories
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Experience the fun of having a mud spa day with the elephants
  • Bathe the elephants and watch them enjoy being cared for
Full description

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water. 

Be 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.

Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors. 

Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment. 

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
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Towel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • 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 177 reviews

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This trip from start to finish was fantastic. We learnt about the elephants, fed, and bathed them. The staff couldn’t do enough for you. Including taking lots of photos, which they email to you for free. I can not recommend this trip enough, We will never forget it. Thank you so much to all the lovely staff.

November 8, 2022

Great tour, we wanted a place where the elephants are really cared for and not mistreated. They pick you up at your hotel, always with a super friendly treatment. Once there they give you the entire explanation of their elephants and all their care. Once the explanations begin, the magic begins and the interaction with the animals, you feed them, you put mud on them and then you bathe with them, it is wonderful. They give you a delicious fruit lunch, also coffee and buns. All the Sanctuary staff are nice and friendly. Don't hesitate.

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October 2, 2022

Highly Recommended! Wonderful handling of the animals, great living conditions for the pachyderms. After a detailed introduction to the life of the elephants, we slowly approached them so that they could get to know our voice and our smell. Slowly the whole thing escalated until we ended up bathing with the elephants after rubbing them with mud (which is vital for their skin). We can only recommend this tour and would do it again at any time! Including fruit, snacks & drinks.

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September 3, 2022

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