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Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Activity provider: SamuiElephantHome

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Activity provider: SamuiElephantHome
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Experience an ethical program that offers the opportunity to participate and spend quality time caring for elephants as you observe their natural behavior.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 care for and conserve elephants as well as returning them to their natural habitat to increase the Asian elephant population in Thailand. The center 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, 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.

Includes
  • 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 32 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    We had a great afternoon. Highly recommend. You get to spend a lot of time with the elephants. I was happy that they are treated well at this ethical sanctuary. The guide was very informative and all the staff we polite and helpful. Lunch was nice too. and all vegetarian.

    July 2, 2022

    Very nice experience at the elephant refuge. I learned a lot about the life of the Asian elephant and we were able to feed them, make them drink and observe them in the jungle. Animal welfare is well respected, no question of climbing on them or exploiting them. The new project of the refuge is to open a hospital for the elephants, in order to take even better care of them. I recommend !

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    June 20, 2022

    excellent! a must see and definitely underrated. you get to learn about the elephants but also have a hands on experience. the staff are friendly and passionate about the elephants. lots of attention to detail such as offering a cold pack, cold water and hats during a walk with the elephants

    June 9, 2022

    Product ID: 366255