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Your private tour of the Kuaala Gadah Elephant Sanctuary is certain to be a highlight of any trip to Malaysia. This incredible conservation center is run by the nation’s Wildlife Society and is tucked away amid tropical forests less than two hours from the capital. You’ll make a stop at Deerland Park en route to the sanctuary and learn from your expert local guide why protecting these gentle giants has become the life’s mission of this unique sanctuary. Some travelers may even have the chance to interact with tiny elephant babies—sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


  • Private tour of Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary (also known as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary) from Kuala Lumpur
  • See Indonesian deer at Deerland Park and enjoy scenic views of plantations
  • Learn about the lifestyle of nomadic people on a visit to an aboriginal settlement
  • Get up close to majestic elephants and hear about the center's efforts to rehabilitate these rescued animals
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch and soft drinks
  • Expert private guide ensures an enriching and exciting experience

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Private Tour: Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Your friendly guide and professional driver will collect you from your Kuala Lumpur hotel to start this private Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour from the capital city. Make a stop at Deerland Park en route to the sanctuary, where you’ll watch Indonesian deer prance through the Malaysian countryside. Your guide will offer insight and history about the nomadic lifestyle of those living in the aboriginal settlement you visit before you make your way to your destination.

Travel through dense rainforest and lush tropical foliage where you’ll emerge at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Known also as the Elephant Orphan Sanctuary—this unique destination is located just an hour and a half from Kuala Lumpur but feels like a lifetime away. Your tour of the grounds kicks off with an informative video that details the preservation efforts taken by the Malaysian Wildlife Society to protect these gentle giants.

Learn how passionate professionals have created a natural environment to nurse elephants back to health before returning them to the wild. Watch as these gray beasts roam the camp and listen as your private guide explains how trained professionals feed and care for the animals.

Tuck into a Malaysian lunch from a popular restaurant, or packed to carry. Afternoon tours offer a chance to bathe baby elephants if river conditions allow. (Please note: this optional activity is not included in the tour price and must be purchased at the sanctuary. Bathing does not take place when water levels are high.)

After a memorable day getting up close to nature, you’ll travel back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the air-conditioned comfort of your own private vehicle with memories (and pictures) to last a lifetime.

Customer Reviews

Kelly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We absolutely loved this experience! Everything that we did was memorable - the Batu Caves, Deerland Park, and of course, the Elephant Sanctuary. Washing the baby elephants was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not to be missed. And of course, our guide Zul was fantastic. He did everything possible to make us comfortable and get us acquainted with Malaysia. Thanks so much!

Julia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A brilliant day out. My guide went out of his way to make it all very personal and took me to additional stops on the way as I was the only passenger to get some cheap shorts and top The bathing of the baby elephants was wonderful, but do remember to take with you an old pair of shorts and top to wear on the river and a towel as there aren't any in the showers. Hence my stop to buy! I'd booked at the very last minute on a Sunday but the company went out of their way to let me know the times and pick up and checked with hotel to make sure I'd received them. All I can say is brilliant !

Raymond C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Something not to be missed, and a trip never to be forgotten! Our guide, Chia, was absolutely fantastic, and went out of his way to make it such a memorable experience. Thank you. Ray and Barbara Cavill

Layne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was an absolutely amazing bucket list kind of tour!!! I would highly recommend it to everyone!
We had a really great guide name Ai who was so helpful and made the day even more wonderful for us!

Jens Uwe K Andorra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Incredible great experiance. No stress. Enough time with the elefants. Good driver with knowledge about everyting I wanted to know about Malaysia

Jonathan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a great day - the private guide Ai was terrific and the elephants were fabulous. Feeding the elephants and bathing them is an opportunity not to be missed. The visit to the deer park also offered more than expected.

hang n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was fantastic we had "T" and my partner and I can't not speak highly enough of him. Fun knowledgeable made sure we had best position at the elephant sanctuary even had spare food for us ready to feed the elephants. When booking this tour request t!

Crystal K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was one of the best things I have done in my life. The elephants are beautiful and well taken care of. You spoil them with peanuts and fruit. You can also bathe the baby elephants extra cost. I also admire that the sanctuary does not let the public ride the elephants.

Radoslav P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Ai, was fantastic. He went out of his way to show us interesting things on the way to the sanctuary and was very informative and helpful. We can recommend this to anyone who is interested. Remember to take some bathers, a towel and old joggers along if you want to bath the baby elephant.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide, Ai, was fantastic - really laid back and easy going. He knew the way things worked and made sure we didnt waste any time waiting in line. All in all a fantastic Valentines Day experience!

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