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  • Location:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

If you are looking for a family friendly day tour from Bangkok then look no further. Situated just 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Bangkok is the Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo, a place where the whole family can learn more about Thailand's most revered animal - the Elephant.

Highlights

  • See Thailand's native elephants in an educational and fun environment
  • A family friendly tour
  • Photo opportunities with the twin Bengal tigers. (BHT100 per person payable direct)
  • Ride an elephant through lush gardens (BHT500 per person payable direct)
  • See a Crocodile wrestling show
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Bangkok hotel and travel one-hour to the Elephant Ground and Zoo complex.

This is the perfect opportunity to take a 15-minute elephant ride (cost not included, payable direct, approximately BAHT500 per person) as well as learn, via performances, just how and why these mighty creatures are held in such high regard by the Thai people.

There are a variety of shows on display, including elephants at work as well how elephants once played an important part in the battles that took place in ancient Siam. One show in particular will depict the battle between King Naraesuan The Great and the Burmese Prince, where elephants were used by both armies. Can elephants play football? Well, you will find out at one of the many shows complete with dramatic sound and narration.

The Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo also has other animals on display, including crocodiles which star in the crocodile wrestling shows. Don't worry, the animals are all cared for well. The Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo was accredited by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) as maintaining one of the cleanest and most impressive public crocodile displays in the world.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fun for the whole family!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

The Zoo was awesome and the elephant show was amazing, I loved it but the elephant ride was the best. It was very peaceful. I loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

totally such an amazing tour that we both have. entertaining and enjoyable and somehow we manage to face our fears in terms of the crocodile show. Such a great experience and its nice to be in Thailand. Just like home anyway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great visit and awesome service. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

This was the most amazing experience. Got picked and had our own tour guide for the 4 of us. Elephant show excellent make sure you have small change for tips. Best of all was getting photo taken with 2 tigers for approx £2.50 would recommend this trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

A great chance to get up close and personal with elephhants. The handlers encourage you to touch and approach the elephants, even holding their trunks and feeding them. The best part of this trip was the elephant ride along a well maintained, gardened path (costs an additional $500 Baht). They take lots of pictures and it was a unique experience. Keep lots of $20 Baht bills (about 50cents US)handy as the handlers ask for tips. I think of it as helping to support the elephants. We saw at least 30 different elephants. You can even touch, feed, and interact with the baby elephants. So cute! Only an hour's ride from Bangkok city. Again, a wonderful tour guide who answered our many questions about Bangkok.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

It was great. We loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

This tour was AWESOME- The guide was professional and enthusiastic, and really was a highlight of my trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

THE TOUR WAS GREAT. I HAD BEEN TO THE PARK BEFORE. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE WAS THAT I FELT WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WAITING FOR THE GUIDE . WE WERE READY TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT THING and WE WERE LEFT THERE WAITING FOR HIM TO CATCH UP. STILL, IT WAS A GREAT DAY and THEY DIDN'T TRY TO GET US TO GO TO A GEM FACTORY WHICH IS A BONUS!!
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