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From Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

Activity provider: My Phuket

From Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour in Phang Nga

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 112.90 per person

Visit Phang Nga Elephant Park on a guided trip from Phuket with hotel transfers included. Enjoy a lush jungle with a river and waterfall, get up close with elephants, and savor a Thai meal.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Phuket. 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 your elephant friends and stroll alongside them 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, tea, and coffee
Full description

Observe free-roaming elephants in a safe environment on a tour from Phuket that includes hotel transfers, an on-site photographer, and a Thai lunch. Enjoy the rural landscape of the Mueang Phang-nga district, meet an elephant and kwan-chang (elephant handler), and bathe and feed the gentle giants.

Upon arrival at the wildlife sanctuary, meet your guide and learn a little about the elephants as you take a walk through the forest. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with these majestic animals while learning about their behavior. Receive bananas and sugarcane to give them a sweet treat.

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.

After bathing the elephants and taking some final photos with them, 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 seasonal fresh fruits, tea, and coffee.

You can also join a Thai cooking demonstration and see how pad Thai, a signature stir-fry dish, and som tam (papaya salad) are prepared. Later, end the tour with hotel drop-off.

Includes
  • Shared pickup and drop-off
  • Private pickup and drop-off (if add-on selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Benyaran Museum entry ticket
  • Phang Nga Elephant Park entry ticket
  • Photography service
  • Shower and locker room facilities
  • Wellie boots (if raining)
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Thai buffet meal
  • Fruits
  • Tea and coffee
  • Drinking water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • 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 does not offer elephant rides
  • Photos from the trip will be uploaded to Dropbox. The link will later be posted on a Facebook page so you can access the photos
  • It can get very wet and muddy on the trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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It was an unforgettable experience that we can only recommend to everyone. The trip was well planned from start to finish. At the end of the excursion, all the pictures were made available to us quickly and free of charge. The whole area is natural and we felt very comfortable with our supervisors. We were a very small group of only 4 people which made the experience even more amazing. We are very glad we chose this camp, it is worth the price. Absolutely recommendable.

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November 18, 2022

It was wonderful. We were completely alone with no other tourists. At the beginning we fed the elephants and walked through the jungle with them - NOT RIDE! Then we took a mud bath together and later we scrubbed the elephants clean again. After we changed, we completed a small cooking class and we were served a hearty lunch. You didn't even get the feeling that the elephants were doing badly that day. The employees treated the animals with great care. I was really impressed and it gave me so much joy. In addition, the employees took a lot of videos and photos, which we all received free of charge by e-mail and as a farewell gift we even got souvenirs. I can only recommend 100%.

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