From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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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.
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.
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.
Activity was good. We arrived 1.5 hours before the activity started, so there was a lot of waiting around. The sanctuary staff were great and really let you get involved with the elephants. It is a good ways out of Bangkok. Made for a long day. But overall would do it again.
It was one of the best experiences I ever had! This is the best way to get to know about the elephants and interact with them. People there respect them and treat them nicely. I am looking forward to visit them again!