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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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Perfect morning spent with the elephants!

We decided to visit the sanctuary as we wanted to make sure we went somewhere that treats the... read more

Reviewed today
London, United Kingdom
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Dedicated and Compassionate

This is an amazing facility that rescues older elephants from cruel situations, gives them the veto... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wollongong, Australia
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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
2/8 Moo 6, Bophut 84329, Thailand
+66 95 269 8343
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Reviewed today via mobile

We decided to visit the sanctuary as we wanted to make sure we went somewhere that treats the elephants with the respect they deserve. We weren’t disappointed! We were picked up by the elephant sanctuary! Given the opportunity to meet all the elephants up close...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing facility that rescues older elephants from cruel situations, gives them the veto nary care they need and frees them on this sanctuary to roam as they wish. It was a privilege to be able to see and feed these wonderful creatures....More

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just back from a visit to the Samui Elephant Sanctuary and I must say what a fantastic thought provoking place it is. The staff and volunteers that look after the elephants are amazing people and show a great deal of care, knowledge and love for...More

1  Thank GeoffH582
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

great organization. the animals are fine. a lot of information about the animals. you get very close to them. the life stories of elephants are sad. They have s better life here. This organization is a step in the right direction. By the way the...More

Thank honky_tonk89
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was sceptical about this place, rarely will you find a true sanctuary for these stunning beasts. The guides so clearly love these elephants, I got emotional just seeing how emotionally attached to the preservation of the elephants they are. I didn’t see one chain...More

1  Thank danhE6012IM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elephants hold a deep place in my heart and the importance of visiting these animals in an environment where they are not abused and able to simply be elephants. I have worked with these animals in Chang Mai and their stories will break your heart...More

2  Thank caragmcilroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to encounter elephants on our trip to Koh Samui, and so pleased we chose to go to the Elephant Sanctuary and support the work they do to provide a safe and relatively free space for these magnificent animals. Come here and you'll understand...More

1  Thank LifeonNDT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephants in captivity are hard to see- they look like they are cared for by keepers however its hard to tell-

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff at this sanctuary which houses 6 rescue elephants. If your Looking for an up front encounter with elephants you'll certainly get it here.indent repelent supplied but if mossies tend to like you take rid poor bushmans repellent . My daughter's 10 and 11...More

Thank 706heatheri
Reviewed 1 week ago

the experience was perfect, the volunteers that worked there very friendly. It felt great to be part of such a beautiful project and support them, as they have just opened this sanctuary.

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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
Meg B
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
Shannon C
13 June 2018|
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Response from Cavelle B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Samui Sanctuary doesn't do elephant trekking. Apart from feeding them the sanctuary has a policy of letting the elephants approach you, not forced into human interaction. You can book online or we booked through... More