A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Paklok, Thailand
A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary PES

From USD 85.23

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 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. If you selected Program Only (No Transfer), please meet us at our office in Paklok. Parking is available.

Pickup points

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Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

This program includes shared roundtrip transfers from anywhere in the Phuket Province. 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travellers
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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Featured review
This is such a beautiful experience I’d recommend to anyone. The elephants are cared for so well at the sanctuary and able to live out their lives in peace. It felt good to support such a worthy cause. Our guide was so friendly and able to answer all our questions. It was very well organised and the lunch was amazing!! Definitely put this on your list.


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Highly recommended
Shauna_K, Sept 2023
Nice and welcoming crew! Food and facilities were good. Enjoyed getting to learn about their elephants. Awesome experience!
Unforgettable experience
Sage_M, Sept 2023
Great experience. We were hesitant on the price but it was well worth it! Its not your typical ride, bath and heaps of interacting because this sanctuary is purely capturing the elephants do as they please and you are the one that is following them. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. We did a lot of research trying to find the right elephant sanctuary to visit and we are very happy that we chose this one. The 1st ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, helping to lead the way to creating a better future for all elephants in Thailand. We learned a lot about elephants and how they are treated in the tourist industry ect, highly recommended this to anyone wanting to visit an elephant sanctuary to be educated and get see beautiful elephants in there own natrual habitat that each have there own story of what they have been through. You wont regret it and we will remember this for a life time. Thankyou :)
Very fun and educational
Erin_k, Aug 2023
We had a great time and enjoyed learning about the work they do for the elephants who have been treated very poor before coming to the sanctuary
It was great but they...
Bader_D, Aug 2023
It was great but they didn't give us the mosquito spray so I had a few bites in my arms and legs, the food was good as well.
A beautiful experience
Natalee_C, Aug 2023
This is such a beautiful experience I’d recommend to anyone. The elephants are cared for so well at the sanctuary and able to live out their lives in peace. It felt good to support such a worthy cause. Our guide was so friendly and able to answer all our questions. It was very well organised and the lunch was amazing!! Definitely put this on your list.
Fantastic and well worth it
Bernadette_D, Aug 2023
Fantastic excursion. From start to finish. Seeing elephants looked after humanly was lovely. Guides were so knowledgable and could answer every question. Well worth the money. And feeding an elephant too 🐘
Brilliant tour of elephant sanctuary!!!
Kirsty_C, Aug 2023
So well organised and really enjoyed the day. Tour guide was so nice and informative about all the elephants. The buffet at the end was also super delicious,plenty of drinks and snacks aswell. Well worth doing!!!
Great place to visit
James_H, July 2023
Really good experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the all the elephants. The food was tasty.
Life changing!
Stephen_H, July 2023
We had an amazing experience learning about the elephants and their individual stories! Definitely a life changing experience
Loved the natural interaction with the beautiful elephants
Deborah_B, July 2023
The elephant sanctuary was a wonderful experience! I love their mission and the way they care for the elephants. My favorite part was roaming through the sanctuary and getting to interact with the animals on their terms. The animals were all older elephants and I felt you could look into their eyes and see the depth of their experiences, heartbreaks and happiness. The guides were really nice and informative. Definitely recommend this experience… a must do in Phuket!
Must Experience
FaraFe_C, July 2023
Being able to interact with the elephants without causing them stress and in their natural surroundings
A morning with elephants
Rebecca_H, June 2023
An amazing experience! Welcoming staff, clean facilities, and great lunch! But the best part was exploring this sanctuary and getting to meet the elephants and hear their individual stories. You will not bath them or “play with” the elephants because this is an ethical sanctuary that believes in doing what is best for the elephants and not putting on a show for guests. Highly recommend.
Go but don't eat.
Anonymous, June 2023
It was a well organised day with a driver in a very nice large car picking us up and dropping us off. The elephants and their stories and how the Sanctuary came to be was heart warming. It was a great experience except for..... Several hours after eating the buffet lunch provided I fell terribly ill, presumably from the food. I was sick for two days.
Kaitlin_S, June 2023
If you’re looking for an ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, look no further. This place is beautiful and has a wonderful story with a noble CEO on a mission to rescue as many of these precious creatures as possible. We did the morning with the elephants (definitely recommend as it was blisteringly hot even then - they provide water, umbrellas, and bug spray, though!). It was nothing short of magical to get to be near and walk amongst the elephants - even got to pet one. This is a must-do!
Morning with the Elephants
Colleen_D, June 2023
What a great morning and a fantastic place to visit. They are doing such a great job saving old and injured elephants. I was glad to be a part of it.
A must do for all ages
James_c, May 2023
This was an amazing experience! The staff and crew were nothing but professional and kind. The tour walked you through a humaine tour of the elephants and explained a lot of tricks to the trade that hurt the elephants in the tourism industry that i was not aware of. The tour will give you an overhead look of all the elephants and feed them and get up close to those that want some attention. We went in the rain and rain coats and umbrellas were provided as well as most of the area had overhead cover. It was amazing to see how much the staff care and help these animals. A must do for couples and kids
Free the elephants! Lol
keisha_d, May 2023
This was a dream! I loved this experience. We were picked up by the sanctuary on time and our driver was very nice. We then were dropped off at the ticket office for the sanctuary where we were then whisked away in a pick up to the actual sanctuary. Food and drinks were provided when we arrived as well as rainboots if needed. We were shown a small video about the sanctuary and then off to feed/see the elephants. This was great. You don’t ride or bathe the animals and get to see them in their natural habitat. All of the elephants are rescued from their previous “jobs” so they all have their own story and background. Our guide Katie was knowledgeable and funny. He made the tour great. I would definitely recommend taking this tour and observing elephants up close. There are so many “sanctuaries” out there but this was or is the only one that just lets the elephants live without our touch.
Amazing experience in a...
Hanali_C, May 2023
Amazing experience in a lovely sanctuary, our guide Too was really friendly and knowledgeable, and they served a delicious meal at the end, thank you Phuket Elephant Sanctuary for rescuing the beautiful elephants and giving them a loving home for their remaining years. Highly recommended this experience ❤️
Brilliant - Eye Opening Experience!
Anant_B, May 2023
Exemplary eye opening experience. Reinforced the urgent need to vocalize making ethical experiences with elephants more mainstream than others offered within the region. All parts of the tour organized to perfection including pick up/drop off and meals, insight provided on each elephant's journey was heartwarming. Leaves you with striving to contribute more and spreading the word is definitely one way to achieve the same. Hoping for the best for this sanctuary as it plans to expand, we will be back!
Amazing time at the sanctuary that actually cares about the elephants
Diana_E, May 2023
Amazing experience recommend it 10/10 especially to people who care about elephant’s health and life. This sanctuary rescued and purchased tortured elephants by the owners who mistreated and abused the elephants. You get to take pictures with the elephants and learn about the history of their life, also feeding elephants! Highlight of my trip for sure.

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