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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on saving land from deforestation and helping elephants recover from their traumatic pasts.
304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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We spent 4 days here last week.
We met some great people from other parts of the world and had a wonderful group experience.
Katherine and David along with other workers, mahouts and people
from the village made it the most fantastic experience.
I booked BLES nearly 2 years in advance and it was really worth the wait. This is a unique opportunity to observe rescued elephants in as close to their natural environment as possible and it was a pleasure to see. These elephants have been rescued...More
We had such an amazing time at BLES. An absolute once in a lifetime experience getting to observe elephants in as natural an environment as possible. The welfare of the elephants is paramount here. There is no hand feeding, bathing or hugging of the elephants...More
The dream of a lady that came through when she began her crusade to follow through her vision of providing care and treatment for wounded elephants, who can even think of such a concept? Because when these pachyderms are wounded, chances of their survival are...More
We were extremely disappointed upon our arrival when we were told that we wouldn't be staying on the grounds of the sanctuary but in a motel facility at a 15 minutes drive. The storm had damaged the cabins and weren't considered safe. We didn't care...More
We stayed three days at BLES and it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Katherine and David are the most accommodating, friendly and kind people you...More
BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David is amazing; the animals are truly at the heart of everything they do. During my stay I was able to go on daily hikes with elephants, cuddle numerous...More
My husband and I just visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. We spent 3 nights and 3 days here. It was absolutely AMAZING! The experience to be so close to such big, gorgeous, intelligent creatures was so inspiring. Also, everyone at...More
This is one of very few TRUE elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Amazing work they do.
No chains! Just elephants being elephants in a natural environment. If yu want a "selfie" or wash an elephant this not the place for you.
A great community as well...More
OMG this was the trip of a lifetime! You will need to book well in advance but well worth the wait. Come for the elephants but get converted by the serenity and healing. Best food I’ve ever had too! The founder, Katherine is a giant...More