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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.

Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

3. 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: Tandem Skydive

4. 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

5. 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.

Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Off-Road Tour with Meal

6. Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Off-Road Tour with Meal

Enjoy an amazing offroad tour, dedicated to having fun while riding through the unique Thai countryside. Explore the off-road trails on an awesome 330cc to 570cc ATV quad bike or a 660cc Monster Buggy.  Begin your 2-hour trip with a hotel pick up either at 9 - 9.30 am or 1.30 - 2 pm, depending on the option you choose. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  The tour is a safe and action-packed adventure for the young and old, families, couples and groups of friends. The trip takes you along a 28 km long track, riding through a massive array of off-road terrains and scenic locations. You can enjoy the journey off the beaten track discovering adventures paths, whether in the sunshine or splashing through mud in the rain. During the tour, you will ride through pineapple, tapioca, palm oil, eucalyptus and rubber tree tropical plantations, as well as coconut jungles, beautiful farmlands and hillside tracks with amazing views. Experience riding over sand trails, mud trails and rutted dirt roads. After the tour, a complimentary deluxe beef, chicken or veggie burger with french fries and a salad will be waiting for you, along with a fresh fruit platter and free soft drinks.

From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

7. From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

Interact with rescued elephants on this tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Travel from your accommaction in Bangkok in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. Go for a walk with these majestic creatures and observe them bathing and playing in the water. Be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and journey through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and along beaches, Arrive at the Sanctuary in Pattaya and meet your English-speaking guide. Discover some insights about the rescued elephants you are about to meet. Be introduced to the herd of elephants by feeding them fruit and vegetables that you have prepared just for them. Take a leisurely walk with the elephants, stopping to watch them forage for snacks along the way. Enjoy watching 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 Bangkok.

Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

8. Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

Your guided enduro tour adventure begins with an initial assessment to split riders into groups of similar ability. Once your group is determined, head onto the terrain suited to your riding ability. Routes range from relatively flat open dirt roads and simple hill climbs, right up to gnarly steep rutted hill ascents, tight jungle mountain tracks, and deep sand trails. Ride through various pineapple, tapioca, rubber tree, palm oil, and eucalyptus plantations and admire the natural beauty of the landscape. After your tour, you will definitely be hungry and a complimentary meal will be waiting for you. Choose between a delicious beef, chicken, or veggie burger, fries, salad, and fruit platter. Conclude your adventure by sharing your experiences during your meal.

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4.7 / 5

based on 278 reviews

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.

I was picked up at 10am at my hotel in Bangkok where the drive was about 2 hours. My driver was extremely nice and she even stopped half way so we could grab a bite to eat. Once at the sanctuary, the staff introduced us to the elephants. We fed and mud bathed with the elephants. Afterwords the staff had laid out an amazing meal for us to eat. There were plenty of showers to remove the mud. The staff is wonderful and also takes photos the entire time which you can find on Facebook. Definitely recommend if seeing elephants is what you want to do!

Wonderful day! We were picked up by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. She told us about the days plan and we were on our way. It was a fabulous time getting to feed and bath the elephants.

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