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Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket
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Learn about and interact with rescued elephants at the ethically-run Phuket Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy activities like feeding them local fruits, bathing them, and playing with them in mud.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
• Pickup from hotels in Phuket Town, Kathu, Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, Leam Hin Pier, and Cape Panwa • Morning pickup between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM • Afternoon pickup between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with the lovely giant creatures
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Walk with the elephants through the tree-lined sanctuary reserve
  • Dine whilst watching the elephants as they play freely in the water
  • Enjoy beautiful views from all directions
Full description

Discover the magic of Elephants on this guided visit to the Phuket Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary. Experience the elephant's daily route by feeding and bathing them. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Phuket.

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in a luxury, air-conditioned van. Go on a scenic drive through beautiful scenery to the Elephant Sanctuary. Meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants.

Gather up some bananas and cane sugar and walk with your guide through the park and discover the free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment. Your guide will tell you a bit about each elephant's individual stories.

Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you've 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, stroll 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 some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits before heading back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Highly experienced tour guides
  • Full transfer service from your hotel
  • Drinking water
  • Boots, umbrellas, and socks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside designated locations
  • Gratuities
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that the exact activities with the elephants depend on what the elephants want to do that day
  • Large golf-sized umbrellas are provided to use for sun protection as well as the rain
  • If you book the morning session after 9 PM the day before, you cannot be guaranteed the pickup service and may need to go to the venue by yourself. However, return transport is available after you finish the activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Cannot recommend this tour enough.. the elephants look happy and roam free. The mahoots look after the gentle giants well and the tour guides (Smile, Sky and Chow) make the entire tour interesting with their funny banter, and also tell the story of the magnificent beasts and their horrific pasts. The lunch buffet (with a cooking class thrown in) was great too. Great way to spend half a day with these amazing creatures amidst a beautiful locale. I also loved the fact that they dont encourage/entertain any animal riding in this sanctuary.

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November 24, 2022

We had a perfect day at the elephant sanctuary. The animals are treated and cared for in the best possible way. First we prepared food for the animals, then rubbed it down with mud and finally we bathed with them. It was an unforgettable experience. There have been several elephants so that there are never many people at an elephant. If the animals don't feel like bathing or splashing about, they can move about freely and just run away. The nurses there were super nice and answered all questions. The food was really good!!!! At the end everyone was given a souvenir. Images are completely free! It was a perfect day with such amazing animals. The tour is worth every penny.

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November 16, 2022

Was a wonderful experience to meet the elephants and hear the stories of where they were rescued from. We fed, mudded and bathed them. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We also had a short cooking demonstration and learnt how they make paper from the poo. It was an unforgettable morning.

November 12, 2022

Product ID: 157908