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The entire family will love this entertaining tour. Head in air-conditioned comfort on a 20-mile (32 kilometers) journey outside Bangkok to the scenic countryside where you’ll pay a visit to Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo, where the entire family can learn about Thailand’s top animal—the beautiful elephant! Learn from local experts about what makes this giant mammal so unique.


  • 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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Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

A friendly driver will collect you and your family from your Bangkok hotel and transport you to the Elephant Ground and Zoo complex, located about an hour’s drive from the city. Enjoy scenic landscapes as you cruise in air-conditioned comfort through the Thai countryside.
Once you arrive, opt for a 15-minute elephant ride (at additional cost) and learn from local guides about why these giant gray animals are held in such high regard in the country.
Watch as elephants at work and learn about the role they played in ancient Siam battles. Take in one of the entertaining shows that depict the battle between King Naraesuan the Great and the Burmese Prince. See elephants play football and enjoy an up close look at these friendly beasts. 
You’ll also get a unique look at other animals that call Samphran Elephant Ground home. Check out crocodiles in a thrilling wrestling show and learn about how this Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora –accredited site cares for all its animals.

Customer Reviews

Thea Faith R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was great and guide Mr Suri was so nice. Will take viator tours again. Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very interesting way of presenting Thai history with elephants. It is great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great experience and the guide went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great time.

Leonila C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fun for the whole family!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

stacey h

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

Ian Iyog

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.

Jodie B

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

Priscilla B

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.

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