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A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Paklok, Thailand

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the unethical elephant encounters in Phuket and visit a sanctuary where the animals are allowed to live their final years roaming freely without being harmed by tourists. Located on 30 acres of lush, tropical land bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in North East Phuket, visiting the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary helps support their mission of compassionate and ethical elephant tourism.
  • Ethical elephant experience in Phuket
  • Learn how harmful elephant tourism can be
  • Watch elephants roam freely and have the chance to feed them
  • Your visit helps to support the mission of the elephant sanctuary

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Fruits, Juices & Filtered Water
  • Boots, Socks, Umbrellas, Rain Coats, Mosquito Spray
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Roundtrip Transfers - If option is not selected

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
    100, Moo 2,, Paklok, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand

    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, 100, Moo 2, Paklok, Phuket, Thailand. Parking is available.

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Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We offer shared roundtrip transfers from anywhere in the Phuket Province at a THB 500 Baht surcharge (THB 250 for kids below 12, free for kids below 4). Pick-up and drop-off location must be identical. Exact pick-up time will be advised via email. Private transfers are also available. Please contact us to inquiry about the costs for your specific location.

What To Expect

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers
Operated by Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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And it was t too hot in the morning so I recommend getting the morning tour.
I hadn't realised we had breakfast included, quite a bonus.
371 reviews
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Absolutely breathtaking
Theresa_F, Mar 2023
This was on my bucket list and man did it not disappoint. The sanctuary was beautiful inside and out and you can tell the workers care so much about them. The elephants were so comfortable coming up to us without a hint of hesitation. That alone shows how well they are being treated and that they feel safe. Ten out of ten recommende. It was an awesome experience and the lunch was delicious 😋
Beautiful Experience
Annette_B, Mar 2023
Excellent experience learning the story of the elephants and their rescue. I loved the grounds and the friendly elephants.
Loved meeting the Elephants!
Cecilia_D, Mar 2023
Visiting the elephants at this ethical sanctuary was a highlight of my trip to Thailand. Every aspect of the morning was seamless - pickup at the hotel, ride to the headquarters and sanctuary, breakfast, lunch, feeding the elephant!!! and return to the hotel - I highly recommend this activity.
Elephant morning
Cheryl_C, Mar 2023
Positive experience. Elephants have agency to move at will. Their mahouts wait on them - there is no coaxing or prompting. The staff was engaging and welcoming. Lunch was delicious and the other attendees friendly.
Happy elephants
Samuel_O, Mar 2023
Lovely experience seeing the elephants. Good to hear the elephants personal stories about coming to a better life. Animals are free to roam around and enjoy the last part of their life!
Great experience
Joyce_C, Mar 2023
Great experience. Happy that the elephants can have a good home. Good option of not supporting animal cruelty but also being able to see elephants.
Best experience. Great morning.
Jodi_H, Mar 2023
Amazing experience. Highly recommend for all ages. Very informative guides. Good food. Very friendly staff.
A Memorable Day at the Elephant Sanctuary
Jeanine_S, Mar 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Elephant Sanctuary. Our guide was friendly, funny, and professional. He helped us understand the individual personalities of each of the elephants. For example, we learned who were the "princesses" , "drama queens" and "loyal friends" among the elephants. The lunch was delicious with a variety of dishes to choose from. My favorite part of the tour was having the opportunity to hand feed one of the elephants. It was beyond special! I am so glad that they created a tourist attraction that protects these old pachyderms rather than take advantage of these amazing creatures. These elderly elephants deserve to live out the rest of their lives in a protected environment where they have room to roam.
A fantastic, personal experience with the elephants
Paul_G, Mar 2023
The tour takes you up close (without any fencing) to several elephants (about 12) including an opportunity to feed one and many, many photo opportunities. The sanctuary is large with lots of open space for the elephants to wander, and all of the elephants look well cared for (no riding or chains here). Overall a great experience with a knowledgeable guide who knew each elephant’s personal history. And a surprise at the end in the form of an exceptional, vegetarian lunch buffet.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had the best time,...
Emily_H, Mar 2023
We had the best time, will never forget the adorable and majestic elephants we met and our excellent tour guide. I will recommend this tour to anyone visiting Phuket, and also now know to warn others about the importance of finding an ethical place to visit elephants in Thailand!
Wonderful time with elephants
Yonatan_B, Mar 2023
A wonderful place to see rescued elephants, to listen to the stories and to celebrate this magnificent creatures. Great staff And a worthy cause
Elephant scantuary
Donald_M, Mar 2023
What a wonderful job these guys are doing. Thanks for the effort you put in 100%. Would be great if the government put $1.00 onto everybody's entry. I'd be happy to pay it.
Great Half Day Excursion!
Jen_T, Mar 2023
What an amazing half day with the elephants! This sanctuary is doing it the right way! Don't fall for the other elephant excursions claiming to be sanctuaries...they are not and expect the elephants to work hard to entertain the tourists! Phuket Elephant Sanctuary allows these amazing creatures to be elephants and gives them the opportunity to live their lives in peace, roaming free in the 30 acres with very little interaction from humans. It was a wonderful day that impacted us immensely. The the buffet lunch was delicious too!
Loved it!
cycletee, Mar 2023
Great tour. Loved being able to feed and touch the Elephants. Lunch was good also. Leaned a lot from Our guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Perfect Elephant Experience
Alexandra_B, Mar 2023
This is a must do when in Phuket! The most humane sanctuary I have ever experienced. This was a family (all adults) trip that was amazing. I love how tourists can still experience what it is like being near such wonderful and magnificent animals without inhumane treatment of them. The guides are wonderful and so knowledgeable about each and every elephant and you really get a fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the shopping fun too. A well put together tour and well worth the money, especially, when knowing our money goes to support such an important cause.
An experience to remember.
Ricky_B, Feb 2023
The educational aspect of the tour and explaining the reasons for the sanctuary was priceless. This is especially made clear as many overseas tourist would not be aware of the plight and cruelty of these beautiful animals. The guide we had (Ya Ya) had a special bond and affinity towards the elephants and her passion showed with her commentary. Definitely a must to experience and a welcome escape from the shops, sun and surf.
Do it! You won’t regret it!
Teresa_G, Feb 2023
A wonderful experience would highly recommend. The guide was very friendly and professional. An extremely well organised trip .
Safah, the elephant will steal your heart
Stephanie_R, Feb 2023
The history of the sanctuary captures your heart from the start and the elephants keep your attention throughout. The food is delicious as well!
It was very well...
Sharron_D, Feb 2023
It was very well organised the staff were fantastic the elephants very well cared for and live their remaining li es in peace
Short but nice
Bruno_S, Feb 2023
Very nice place. I wish we had more time with the elephants. I’d skip the lunch and make people walk in the jungle for 30 more minutes.


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