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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.

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

4. 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 Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

5. 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: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

6. 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.

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: 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.

Pattaya: 2-Hour Advanced ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

9. Pattaya: 2-Hour Advanced ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

This Ultimate offroad tour is quite technical and consists of varied off-road terrains with segments of deep ruts, big rocks, high hillside climbs and steep gradients, all of which have to be navigated with skill.  Begin your tour with hotel pickup in the morning or afternoon, depending on the option chosen. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  Experience greater views as you climb high up into the hills. See some spectacular Thai countryside on a Polaris ATV quad bike or a CF Moto buggy kart, and enjoy the real Thailand, away from the concrete Jungle of downtown Pattaya City.  Enjoy amazing views and seize the chance to take incredible photos during one of the breaks for water refreshments. 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. Once you have eaten, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the Pattaya area.

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4.7 / 5

based on 278 reviews

It was truly wonderful! I really enjoyed the day, all the activities were dictated by the animals, they are not forced to do anything and you follow the elephants rather then have a fixed schedule. I really appreciate the ethical side of the activity. The elephants are gorgeous and extraordinary animals and getting so close to them is worth every cent! The guides were able to answer all the questions and tell us some fun facts! WOuld definitely come back

An incredible experience I would recommend to everyone. Being so close to these mighty animals is such a dream. This specific venue had 5 beautiful elephants and they were happy and well looked after. The team who work there are so friendly and make the day so special. 10/10! Book it!

This tour is amazing. This is their smaller location and currently only have 5 elephants. The staff take the time to explain what they do at the sanctuary and are really kind. There was no mistreatment of the animals by the staff. 10/10 would recommend

Magical - an experience you'll treasure and never forget. When booking it says to wear closed toe shoes, however sandals are just fine.. Probebly even the better option.

Gutes Gesamtkonzept, ausreichend Zeit, entspannte Atmosphäre