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Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

1. Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

2. From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included. Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya.  There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories.  Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin.  Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

3. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

4. Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to something special and witness Tiffany's Show Pattaya in all its glory. Watch dazzling performances and listen to exciting musical numbers. Bring the whole family along for the highly regarded performance. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya is the world's first transgender cabaret show. With five decades of experience, the family-oriented show was voted among the top 10 world's best shows and has received the Prime Minister's Creative Award. See the show awarded the People's Choice Award and Thailand Tourism Awards: Award of Excellence, as well as Thailand's most coveted tourism award, the Hall Of Fame. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya has organized the well-known Miss Tiffany’s Universe since 1998 and Miss International Queen since 2004 with the aim to raise human rights and equality for all. Witness spectacular performances, impressive costumes, and out-of-this-world set design. Choose from a variety of seating, whether it's the mezzanine or VIP seating closer to the stage.

Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

5. Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

Be introduced to rescued elephants and have the chance to go for a walk with them and observe them bathing and playing in the water on this tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Travel from your accommodation in Pattaya in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.  Hop aboard and journey for approximately 45 minutes through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and along beaches, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. Meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. Get acquainted with the herd of elephants by feeding them fruit and vegetables that you have prepared for them. Take a leisurely walk with the elephants, stopping to watch them forage for snacks along the way. Watch the elephants cool off and make a splash in their custom-built pool. See how elephants nourish and protect their skin from insects by coating it in mud. Observe how elephants communicate using vocalizations and touch.  Refuel after your adventure with a nice Thai lunch and some local fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, be driven back to your hotel in Pattaya.

From Pattaya/Bangkok: Island Day Trip with Beach Activities

6. From Pattaya/Bangkok: Island Day Trip with Beach Activities

Take a break from Bangkok or Pattaya with a beach day trip to Coral Island or Koh Larn. Go parasailing, kayaking, banana boating, and more all against the stunning backdrop of Thai islands. See coral and fish as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters. Choose to include a jet ski ride in your tour. After hotel pickup, travel to the pier for the first activity of the day: parasailing. Enjoy the panoramic view of Pattaya Bay as you fly through the sky. Then, take a walk along the seaside and admire the coral reef before traveling to Coral Island, marvel at the beautiful views of the island. Fuel up on energy for your afternoon of activities with lunch. Then, enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride on a banana boat and calmly paddle across the sea in a kayak, admiring marine life through the transparent kayak. If you have chosen to include jet skiing in your day, zoom across the sea. Relax on the beach for a while before heading Sak, Island where there are magnificent coral reefs and fishes to discover. Put on the provided snorkeling gear and dive into the water to see what you can find. At around 3:30 PM, head back to the van to be returned to your hotel.

From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

7. From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate rush of adrenaline on this tandem skydive with pickup from Pattaya. Fall to earth at high velocity whilst secured by your expert instructor for the ultimate thrill ride. After pickup from your accommodation in Pattaya, arrive at the skydiving center and get checked in. Watch a safety training video before meeting your skydiving instructor. Before you jump, have some photos taken with your friends before you take off into the air. Feel the anticipation as you get set for your jump from a cruising altitude of 15,000 feet. Admire the fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Nong Kho, and vast mountain ranges. Next, hear the door open and feel your heart palpitate as you get ready to jump. Securely fastened to your instructor, leap out of the airplane, and plummet to the ground at high speed. As you accelerate to terminal velocity try to catch a glimpse of the earth coming closer towards you. Once the parachute opens, glide back down to the ground as you take in the fantastic views. Afterward, you can choose to purchase photos of your experience.

Pattaya: Underwater World Pattaya Aquarium Admission Ticket

8. Pattaya: Underwater World Pattaya Aquarium Admission Ticket

Enjoy a family-friendly day learning about life under the sea with this ticket to the Underwater World Pattaya aquarium in Pattaya. Step into a colorful underwater world as you walk through a 105-meter-long clear acrylic tunnel full of sea life. Present your voucher at the counter and uncover the secrets of Thailand's facinating marine ecosystem. The aquarium hosts a multitude of marine life as well as colorful corals that you can view through the sea tunnel which gives you a 180-degree view. Take a stroll under marine life as you see the tunnel's Coral Reef Zone, Shark and Stingray Zone, and Siam Giant Zone. Head over to the majestic Jellyfish Zone to safely view these vibrant creatures. Get up close and interact with sea life in a safe way at the Touch Pool Zone. Learn about these creatures as you make your way to each exhibit.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

9. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

10. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

This was a little once in a lifetime opportunity for me. Not only do you get exactly what is advertised and more, you can also tell the elephants are well taken care of and never forced to participate/perform. We got to feed them, take them to a mud bath, and wash them after. There was a person available and always willing to take your photo either on your phone or with a sanctuary camera with a link to find the photos online later. Then we had an authentic Thai meal and were shown how to make paper from elephant waste. A truly wonderful experience that felt so authentic.

Wow, really great experience with the elephants :) are kept 100% animal-friendly in a mega environment. Recommended

First time in dirt bike… little tiring when we started but way back was amazing when got a hang of machine

Had great time, even re booked for free after I missed the first pick up would highly recommend

Loved every minute of my trip . Well worth going to.