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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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Amazing experience

We spent 4 days here last week. We met some great people from other parts of the world and had a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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A great place to see elephants be elephants

I booked BLES nearly 2 years in advance and it was really worth the wait. This is a unique... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
9  Thank guardianofthegalaxie
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Kristin U
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JLRYAN303
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
10  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank HeatherMD2015
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30 August 2018|
Response from rosieaway2017 | Reviewed this property |
Every day is different depending on the needs of the elephants. Usually a daily walk with the elephants, maybe a picnic lunch in the treehouse. Lovely vegan meals.
Maddie Y
10 July 2018|
Response from JLRYAN303 | Reviewed this property |
None smoking
29 June 2018|
Response from rosieaway2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we stayed at Paradise guest house just ten minutes from the Sanctuary.