Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 180 per person

Bathe, feed, and interact with elephants before visiting Erawan National Park to see the seven-tier waterfalls.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Visit the ElephantsWorld sanctuary
  • Bathe, feed, and interact with Thailand’s proud giants
  • Trek through the lush forests of Erawan National Park
  • Admire the seven-tiered beauty of the Erawan Waterfall
  • Take photos of the surrounding scenery
Full description
You’ll start your adventure with an early pickup before heading to the elephant sanctuary. ElephantsWorld is a conservation organization dedicated to helping these intelligent and proud creatures. Once there, you’ll listen to an introduction and safety briefing before preparing food for the elephants. Get down and dirty and give the elephants a mud bath before heading to the river to rinse them off. There will be some time to shower before you tuck in to a delicious buffet lunch. After helping yourself to delicious Thai dishes, feed the elephants the food you prepared earlier. At Erawan National Park, you’ll trek through the lush forests and caves before arriving at Erawan Waterfall. This famous seven-tiered beauty with its emerald pools is a great place to take a dip or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking water
  • Erawan National Park entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • ElephantsWorld half-day visit
  • Personal expenses
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  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Great experience to admire the elephants and learn more about them! The staff was very accommodating, provided good information about the elephants in general and also about specific elephants to get to know them better. It was fun to learn to cut the banana trees, mixing food for the older elephants, and being in the water with them! A word of caution: beware of tree branches when you ride in the back of the truck!!

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December 6, 2022

Visiting the Elephant Sanctuary and Erawan Waterfall are amazing experiences. I highly recommend taking the time to see them. Our trip took longer than 12 hours. We were picked up at 6AM and brought back to our hotel at 8:30PM. Our driver did a great job getting us there and back, but he did not speak English. This left some confusion for us on what to do when we got to the waterfall. I also recommend looking up the waterfall yourself to see if you can handle the hike up. It is worth it, but exhausting.

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November 10, 2022

Great experience. Very varied day. The experience with elephants is unique and the animals are treated very well. However, you should keep lunch short in order to get to the waterfall as quickly as possible. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to see all 7 steps. However, what we saw was very beautiful. If you are more interested in Erawan Waterfall, I would rather choose another tour for that. So it was nice for us to see a part of it.

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November 1, 2022

Product ID: 392006