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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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Faith in humanity restored

Just got back from visiting the elephants at this sanctuary & their stories are heart breaking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Very special and unique

This is a wonderful wonderful place and deserves so much support. They explain a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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, 84329, Thailand
+66 95 269 8343
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just got back from visiting the elephants at this sanctuary & their stories are heart breaking. Each elephant has a personal story of struggles through life in lodging industry as/or tourism. The guides and the care takers spend a lot of time explaining about each...More

1  Thank tshapiro15
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful wonderful place and deserves so much support. They explain a lot about the elephants, and there is a air of gentleness, calm and warm kindness about the place - its difficult to explain. The tour includes a small introductory video, drinks...More

2  Thank Jeanswood
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

that was a great experience. The staff are doing a great job. every question was answered very competent and you can see that the animals are treated very well.

1  Thank SeeO1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this place because we wanted to be close to elephants but didn’t want to contribute in any way to their suffering and abuse. The sanctuary seemed the perfect way. It’s expensive, yes, but you feel as if it’s a good cause. You get...More

2  Thank stolengrapefruit
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the last day of our honeymoon I managed to get a place to visit this wonderful sanctuary. Upon arrival you are met by staff there to help you, take payment, and check your insurance documents, before you are met with a short presentation on...More

1  Thank CamD3v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This sanctuary is all about the animals health and happiness, you have to go here! Lunch is amazing as well

1  Thank Jacob N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place after finding on Facebook. Booking in was easy , taxi picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel . Met by the friendly staff who obviously loved their job working with the elephants. Each elephant we met ( up real...More

Thank gixernick
Reviewed 1 week ago

After read some reviews on TripAdvisor. I diced to get there to Deepen and give my Opinion. By visiting Samui Elephant Haven you are choosing to support an ethical form of elephant tourism that allows elephants to live in nature with peace with dignity. Your...More

1  Thank northondiva
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot stress enough how great this place is. Yes its a little more expensive but so so worth it and one of a kind. You should NOT ride elephants, you should NOT bathe with elephants, you absolutely should see these beautiful animals in a...More

1  Thank Donnadooo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After lots of research, decided the Elephant Sanctuary in Koh Samui was the perfect place to take my mom for the birthday gift whilst here on holiday. Where do I start... this is a sanctuary in the true sense of the word. Only housing retired...More

Thank Amy B
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22 August 2018|
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