From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

From $142 per person

Get away from Bangkok for a day to spend quality time with elephants at an ethically run Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Pattaya. Gain an insight into their history and behavior while creating lifelong memories of your time with the stunning creature.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Bangkok. Morning pickups are possible at both 5:30 AM and 10:30 AM, depending on your tour time.


3 hours
  • Bangkok

  • 2.5 hours
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya (visit, guided tour)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Bangkok

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with these lovely giant creatures
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Enjoy a fun and fulfilling mud spa with the elephants
  • Take a dip in the water and swim with elephants
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai food lunch with freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
Full description
On this amazing day trip, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay!
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bangkok City
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Traditional Thai lunch and fresh fruits
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • 1 Save the World canvas bag
  • Photography Service
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside designated locations
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer an elephant riding
  • Pickup for the morning session is between 5 AM-5:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 1 PM
  • Pickup for the afternoon session is between 10-10:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 6 PM
  • There is a photography service at no extra charge. The photographers will take pictures throughout the day and upload them to Dropbox. The link will be posted on Facebook page of the supplier afterward.
  • In case of rain, wellie boots will be provided as it can be muddy, so please bring a pair of socks
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy
  • This tour is subject to cancellation in the event that there are not enough participants
  • Please ensure that you are contactable at the number or email address provided at checkout as the operator will send a confirmation message once your pickup is arranged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 381 reviews

Review summary

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Unforgettable experience! Describing it won't be enough to explain the emotions and incredible impact it had on myself and my partner. The whole experience is at the elephants pace, in their natural environment. The team who takes care of the elephants are 100% committed in the cause and in these animals safeguard. The money raised through tickets and merchandise will contribute to the protection and long-term care of elephants in their natural habitat.

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April 2, 2020

Best experience of my life! The experience itself is great. The elephants are magnificent and really well taken care of! They each have their own unique personality, some are social and vibrant and others are shy. You start of by just walking around and giving them pats on the trunk. After a brief info session, you are given a basket of bananas to feed them. After feeding them, you head to give them a mud bath. The elephants love to be lathered in mud. The group is then taken to a larger pound and to wash off. A photographer accompanies the tour group at all times. The animals are so gentle and beautiful and I can’t stop looking at my photos and videos. The tour preparation and pick up service made me tempted to give this tour a 4 star rating. I booked a 1:30 tour and received an email the night before that pick up would be 9:30. The driver ended up showing up at 8:50 and I wasn’t even ready to leave yet. I tried to communicate the night before but wasn’t able to connect.

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February 7, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The driver picked us up promptly at our hotel and we arrived at the sanctuary ahead of schedule so we got some extra time to meet the elephants. It was very educational and overall a truly wonderful day. I would book this again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone traveling to Thailand.

February 3, 2020

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