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From Khao Lak: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

Activity provider: My Phuket

From Khao Lak: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 113.85 per person

Join a guided trip from Khao Lak to spend quality time with elephants at a family-run eco-park. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers, a hillside jungle with a river and waterfall, and a Thai meal.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Khao Lak. Please wait for the driver in your hotel lobby.

Experience

Highlights
  • Bond with elephants while experiencing rural Thailand in a safe and ethical way
  • Visit Benyarun Museum to see a collection of antiques from the World War era
  • Meet rescued elephants and accompany them on a walk through the lush jungle
  • Bathe with the gentle giants in a mud spa and feed them handmade vitamin balls
  • Feast on a traditional Thai lunch, followed by fresh fruits and refreshments
Full description

Observe free-roaming elephants in a safe and ethical environment on a tour from Khao Lak that includes hotel transfers and Thai lunch. Enjoy the rural landscape of the Mueang Phang-nga district, meet your elephant and Kwan-chang (elephant handler), and get a chance to bathe and feed the giants.

Start with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Khao Lak. Be driven for approximately 45 minutes through scenic agricultural lands, stopping on the way to visit Benyaran Museum to see a collection of local antiques.

Upon arrival at the wildlife sanctuary, meet your guide and learn a little about the elephants as you take a walk through the forest. Get bananas and sugarcane to feed the majestic animals. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with them while learning about their lifestyle and behavior.

Then, accompany the elephants to a nearby mud spa. Go knees-deep into the mud to 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 brush the elephants as they play in the river.

Once the elephants are bathed, you can take some photos with them. Then, it is time to part ways with your friends. Take a shower, change into dry clothes and savor a freshly-cooked, traditional Thai lunch with some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits.

You can also join a Thai cooking demonstration led by professional guides and see how Pad Thai, a signature stir-fry dish, and Som Tam (papaya salad) are prepared.

End your day with a hotel drop-off in Khao Lak.

Includes
  • Shared hotel pickup and drop-off in Khao Lak
  • Private pickup and drop-off (if add-on selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Entry to Benyaran Museum
  • Entry to Phang Nga Elephant Park
  • Shower and locker room facilities
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Thai buffet meal
  • Fresh fruits
  • Drinking water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Socks
  • Clothes that can get dirty

Not allowed

  • Riding the animals

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer elephant rides
  • A photography service is available at no extra charge. The photographers will take pictures throughout the day and upload them to Dropbox. The link will later be posted on a Facebook page
  • In case of rain, wellie boots will be provided. It can get very muddy, so please bring a pair of socks
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or muddy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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place to ourselves.....loved the whole experience the elephants are amazing such amazing creatures and how anyone can hunt or hurt these animals is beyond me. They are beautiful..my wish is that all that elephant rides are banned and in these sanctuaries they are truly looked after. We cooked lunch after being with the elephants which was fun and the food they fave us was enough to feed an army. Overall I would recommend this trip just for the elephant experience only....to feed them and bath them truly was amazing!!

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November 4, 2022

An all-round successful trip, after a short visit to the museum, with collectibles of all kinds of life here, we were able to enjoy time with elephants in their natural habitat. After we were allowed to produce delicious vitamin bombs for the elephants. With them in the pouring rain - 6 of them, walking, feeding, bathing, mud skin care and showering. The guide is very attentive, he explains a lot and loves his job. The excursion in the four-hectare jungle was rounded off by a Thai buffet in the house. With a small cooking class for us. It is very nice that the elephants get so much naturalness and loving care every day. We were lucky enough to have a tour to ourselves. I would find the usual group size too much bustle. Definitely a recommendable excursion with great impressions.

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October 17, 2022

We had an excellent day with the elephants. Very good knowledgeable staff, all very well organised and finished off with a delicious meal. If you want to get up close and personal with elephants, this is for you, but be prepared to get wet and muddy when you bath with them !!

October 2, 2022

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