Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Half Day Visit

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

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  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • 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
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  • 11 Jul 2018
    loved them! the elephants are totally lovable. availability of photographer helps you to focus just on posing and enjoying.

US$ 75.00

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    US$ 75.00

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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
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • 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)
Itinerary

Itinerary:

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

Address:

  • 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 (116) 4.8
  • Raymond 17 Jul 2018
    Elephants were great. We did see the staff pull the elephants along by their ears though. Other reviews have also questioned whether the sanctuary is really ethical, or whether that’s just part of the name. The transfer was horrendous. 0 stars and very dangerous. They picked us up in a Ute, but asked us get in the back where the cargo normally goes. No seatbelts, not even an enclosed space. We were sitting in the crumple zone of the car through windy roads at high speeds. When I suggested to the driver that they get a minibus, he just laughed. DO NOT book this with a transfer, especially if you have kids.
  • Divya 11 Jul 2018
    loved them! the elephants are totally lovable. availability of photographer helps you to focus just on posing and enjoying.
  • Jerry 2 Jul 2018
    Great experience getting up close and personal with here gentle giants.
  • Claudia 2 Jul 2018
    Quite the experience! We were worried that this would still be something that would take advantage of the animals but you can see that they are well cared for. Not pushy about tips and the guide was set humorous.
  • Henry Kuan Ki 29 Jun 2018
    Great fun, great day, well organised, elephants were adorable and friendly always dancing (swaying) they seemed very happy well worth the visit
  • Katrina 28 Jun 2018
    Absolutely amazing morning. These elephants are SO loved and cared for and the experience is once in a lifetime. Smooth timely transfers from my hotel, great talk on elephants, really good feeding session, mud bath is amazing and bathing the elephants is so much fun. There is also a photographer whom is really attentive so no need to worry about getting your own photos (although this is possible during feeding!). The people that run this sanctuary are doing an amazing job! 10 stars!
  • Kuanming 28 Jun 2018
    Excellent experience
  • Daina 26 Jun 2018
    It was such a good experience! The elephants were obviously well taken care of and they were happy. It made for a really good experience.
  • Angelica 26 Jun 2018
    One of the best experiences and highlight of my Thailand trip! The pick up was really good and when we arrived we were greeted and educated on elephants and how they are treated in the entertainment industry. We had a great time bonding with the elephants through bathing and feeding them! Such a great experience
  • YI LING 25 Jun 2018
    It's a meaningful and educational trip! My husband and I were really enjoyed. Strongly recommend it!
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