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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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Brilliant!

One of the most breathtaking experiences of my life. The carers are extremely competent... read more

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Natalie H
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exactly ethical knowledge

Woes amazing day. But do we take the time to check if our dreams are actually ethical? Most people... read more

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We are very proud to bring the first elephant sanctuary to Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. Set on 10 acres of forest land, we offer a retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries. Feed, walk...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2/8 Moo 6, Bophut 84329, Thailand
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+66 95 269 8343
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Reviewed today via mobile

One of the most breathtaking experiences of my life. The carers are extremely competent, knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was great and the elephants were so beautiful, it was truly moving to hear each of their stories

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalie H
Reviewed yesterday

Woes amazing day. But do we take the time to check if our dreams are actually ethical? Most people who want to swim with dolphins or ride an elephant want to do so because they love animals. But many don't realize that their once-in-a-lifetime experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dentnoemi
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the morning tour, which started with a chat about the park and the elephants that are here. All have been rescued and bought here after lives in the logging, tourism or circus industries. We then split into small groups (four of us) and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank craiggW7143ST
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cost was 3000 B each for adults which sounds expensive but once you go and see how much they do and care for the elephants you will see it is money well spent. They are caring and ethical. They provide a balanced insight into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kodyvaughan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary today, we were picked up from the hotel in a comfortable car, on time, there was one couple already in the car and the driver picked a further couple on the way to the sanctuary. Upon arrival we were offered a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JacobTravelor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful morning at the elephant sanctuary. My kids, ages 5 and 7, loved it and have both said it was the highlight of their trip to Thailand. It is very well organised with collection at your hotel lunch included. All the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Quady83
Reviewed 6 days ago

Would definitely recommend going here, worth every baht. All the staff are welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the elephants and their history. The elephants are well looked after and it's such a joy getting up close with them in a non harmful way. Lunch and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank emko_taco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our trip the evening before and were picked up from our hotel the day after by a very friendly driver. There we were offered free coffee and cakes, while the very competent and friendly staff explained to us what we have to know...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank KataR93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Elephant Santuary, the guides were excellent and very informative and answered all questions . The santuary homes 6 rescued Elephants which all have heartbreaking stories and injuries from their existing lives , but you can see how much they are lived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the elephant sanctuary after tremendous amounts of googling and source checking to make sure we did NOT support the widespread abusive practices of elephant exploitation for tourism. Here elephants roam free, and we found absolutely no reason to believe anything other than that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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947alanc
1 January 2019|
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Response from rae27 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but you can email them and they will be quick to respond. I sent an email for pick up as I was not sure they would come to villa. I would think that they would welcome any visitors to the sanctuary and would be... More
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shantisanit
22 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
The website states Adults - 3000 Baht per person 11 years and under - 1,500 Baht 4 years and under - free
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OhThatMeg
7 August 2018|
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Response from BenjiBray | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt anyone on here will be able to tell you differently to the actual company website but it might be worth calling them, they speak pretty good English. It is very far away from the sanctuary though so I would be... More
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