Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Half Day Visit


Meet Asia's gentle giants at an ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Interact with the gentle giants and learn about their behavioral patterns
  • Play, touch and feed the elephants in traditional Karen clothing
  • Enjoy a mud spa with the elephants, and even help bathe them!
  • Take lots of photos of this special experience for a lifetime of memories
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon visit, whichever best suits you
Most Recent Review

  • 9 Dec 2018
    Best experience ever! We spent an enjoyable time feeding and playing with the elephants! The elephants have there own personality and are all very cute. Staff at the elephant camp were very friendly and gave a lot of information. There were extra handcraft and Thai cooking workshop at the trip so the whole experience are very fruitful.

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What To Expect

A truly wholesome, immersive experience with Thailand's famous gentle giants is only possible on an ethical elephant experience with great consideration for the welfare of the animal. This is why a half day trip to the famous Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket has become so popular: visitors will be able to interact and join the elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the life of these rescued giants. After a briefing on the work and background of the sanctuary as well as some snacks, visitors will be able to don the traditional clothing of the Karen tribe. They will help the sanctuary's keepers to prepare natural dietary supplements for the elephants in their care. Then they will be properly introduced to the sanctuary's rescue elephants, and even feed them the prepared supplements. While playing and interacting with the elephants, taking photos and making sure they are well fed, or even just observing them, visitors will be able to learn about the elephants' past. They'll be taught about elephant behavior patterns and characteristics, and bond better with them when they learn how a truly ethical experience with elephants is achieved. Visitors will also get the chance to have some good clean fun by taking a big mud spa with the elephants, and help them wash off afterwards in the elephant shower room! Then you'll get your own shower and enjoy a delicious Thai meal as a reward for all the hard work, with vegetarian options available. You'll be dropped off back to your hotel a true sense of accomplishment, knowing that you've aided the sanctuary and its elephants, and learnt how to best help these beautiful creatures in the future.

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Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Roundtrip transport
  • English speaking guide
  • Photographer
  • Online photographs
  • Elephant food
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Thai meal (vegetarian options are available)


Half Day Visit (Morning/Afternoon)
  • 6:30am-7:30am/11:30am-12:30pm pick up from your hotel in Phuket
  • 8:30am/1:30pm arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, receive briefing and snacks
  • 8:45am/1:45pm change into traditional Karen clothing, assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for elephants
  • 9:00am/2:00pm meet and feed rescue elephants, administer dietary supplements
  • 9:15am/2:15pm play, interact, take photos with elephants - learn about their past
  • 9:30am/2:30pm observe elephants in their natural habitat, roaming around
  • 9:45am/2:45pm mud spa with elephants
  • 10:15am/3:15pm bathe elephants in the 'Elephant Shower Room'
  • 10:45am/3:45pm shower, change clothes
  • 11:15am/4:15pm meal (vegetarian options are available)
  • 12:00pm/5:00pm end of visit, return to hotel through drop off
Insider Tips

What to Bring:

  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel
  • Walking shoes
  • Extra clothes
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge
  • Child ticket: Age 3-9
  • Roundtrip transfers are limited to the following areas in Phuket: Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala, Nai Yang, Bang Tao and Surin
  • Mai Khao will incur an additional charge of THB500 per person to be paid in cash to the operator (roundtrip transport)
  • Chalong, Cape Panwa, Cape Tukkae, Koh Sire, Rassada Pier, Sea Angle Pier, Ao Po Grand Marina Pie, Rawai, Phromthep Cape, or Nai Harn Beach will incur an additional charge of THB1,000 per van to be paid in cash to the operator (roundtrip transport)
  • To book this visit, you must book your transport with us and may not make your own way
  • Please click here to see and download the photos of your day at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
How To Use
  • You must present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity to the guide at the rescue centre to join the tour
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • Hotel pick up time: 6:30am-7:30am/11:30am-12:30pm (Morning Visit/Afternoon Visit)
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a group tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
  • Please be at the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time


  • 168/18 Phang Muang Sai Kor Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (194) 4.8
  • Yee Mei 9 Dec 2018
    Best experience ever! We spent an enjoyable time feeding and playing with the elephants! The elephants have there own personality and are all very cute. Staff at the elephant camp were very friendly and gave a lot of information. There were extra handcraft and Thai cooking workshop at the trip so the whole experience are very fruitful.
  • theresa 6 Dec 2018
    So pleased we did this. We’re picked up on time. An hour journey in the back of a converted ute. First they explain the history of the sanctuary and the elephants. Then you go up and feed them. Then it’s get changed into swimming gear for their mud bath. I advise take an old t shirt that you can throw away afterwards as the mud goes everywhere. So into the mud pool and cover the elephants with mud, then into the big pond to scrub it all off. Then finally under the shower to further give them a scrub. Very interactive. After the bath, you can have a shower yourself. You’ll definitely need it. Then lunch is served. reasonably meal too. Then one last goodbye to the elephants the back to hotel in natural air conditioned cab. A little pricy for a half day tour, but the money goes to the sanctuary to feed the elephants. Definitely do this
  • Ray Alvin 6 Dec 2018
    Had a great time with the elephants especially the mud and bath. Staff were very friendly and informative. Lunch was delicious. Definitely a must try experience.
  • Jacqueline 4 Dec 2018
    What a great day! The crew is very nice to the elephants and they seem to be very healthy and happy. They can walk around without chains and one of them joked with us while bathing. I really recommend this event! And you don't have to be afraid because the crew take care for your safety.
  • Abbie 3 Dec 2018
    Overall a great experience! Got to interact with the elephants closely. Pick up was on time and very easy. Only downside was the cooking class, which was a little random and felt a bit out of place.
  • Phil 29 Nov 2018
    Great morning out with the elephants at the sanctuary. The cooking session was a bit random but half a day is sufficient.
  • Keith 27 Nov 2018
    If you are in Phuket this is a “must do” experience!! The Elephants are obviously well cared for. The trip is informative ,great fun and well worth the money. It’s a nice feeling knowing that the cost of the trip is helping to find such a worthy cause.
  • KA YAN 26 Nov 2018
    It was really fun. Diver picked up on time, staffs were nice & friendy and elephants were lovely. It was good experience and also amazing day.
  • mihail 20 Nov 2018
    This is certainly one of the best way to spend your time in Phuket. The downside of any activity in Phuket is the length as you dont feel rushed but when you leave and look at the clock, you realise you could of spent more time there. With that said, I have no regrets about booking this. Sure they managed to miss us duri g the pick up but we had our own car so we made our way to the Kathu Waterfall from where they drove us up to see the elephants. The girls are so gentle and so kind you just want to hug them. please get this and support them as later that day we met other elephants who were beaten and in chains to carry turists on their back.
  • Maiqui 20 Nov 2018
    food was great. the elephant were in a good place. everyone was informative. they even gave out free tribal clothes! the weather was fantastic when we visited
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