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From Kanchanaburi: Elephants World Sanctuary Visit

4.8 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Elephants World

From Kanchanaburi: Elephants World Sanctuary Visit

Activity provider: Elephants World

From US$ 68.73 per person

Take a day or overnight trip to Elephant World Kanchanaburi. Get up close to the friendly creatures, prepare food, give them a mud bath, and swim in the Kwai River with them. Hear the story about how the elephants were rescued from the professional guide.

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Duration 7 hours - 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel within Kanchanaburi City.


  • Spend 1 or 2 days at Elephant World learning about the animals and their habitat
  • Observe the elephants interact with each other while walking and bathing
  • Swim in the river together with the giants and help give them a mud bath
  • Prepare food for them from scratch by chopping and mixing together a medicine ball
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers from your hotel in Kanchanaburi province
Full description
Elephant World is a self-supporting environmental conservation organization that cares for domestic elephants, situated just outside the town of Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Elephant World cares for the daily needs of over 30 elephants and staff by offering eco-travelers the experience of an up-close and personal encounter with these wonderful creatures. Choose from either a 1-day program or an overnight stay which includes accommodation in a traditional Thai-style cottage by the river and the mountains.  1-Day Experience The 1-day experience starts with pick up from your hotel or guesthouse in Kanchanaburi at 9 AM. Arrive at Elephant World, where you'll meet and feed the friendly elephants up close. Then observe the elephants bathing on a huge river. Have the opportunity to clean fruits and vegetables and prepare and cook sticky rice balls for your new friends. After lunch, gather plants and vegetables for elephants at the sanctuary's farm then plant banana trees and sugarcane. Feed sticky rice balls to the old elephants and take the elephants to the river for a bath where you can scrub them clean before feeding them with the fruits you prepared. The day program ends at 4 PM when you will head back to your hotel. Overnight Experience The overnight experience is the same but includes overnight accommodation in a traditional Thai-style cottage, equipped with a bathroom and hot shower, mosquito nets, and a comfortable terrace for relaxing. In the wet season, the elephants sleep and eat in the forest. Staying overnight will allow you to walk the elephants out into the forest at the end of the day with the mahouts. The next day, wake early up to the sounds of the wildlife. Bring the elephants back in from the forest before the day's activities begin. In the dry season, take a walk with the elephants in the morning. Choose to hike to the top of a mountain (for an extra fee of 100 THB) and enjoy the view or observe the beautiful birds next to the river. After that, return for a tasty Thai lunch and check out. Finally, enjoy a fun afternoon with the elephants and help them take a bath. Then, enjoy rafting down the River Kwai with life jackets provided. Relax and admire at the peaceful atmosphere of the surroundings as you float back to Elephant World. Finish the program at around 3 PM and return to your hotel in Kanchanaburi.
  • 1-day or overnight tour at Elephant World (depending on option chosen)
  • Return transfer to and from Kanchanaburi city
  • Elephant food and medicine ball feeding experience
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water, tea, and coffee
  • Buffet lunch (if 1-day option selected)
  • Showers, towels, and soap
  • 1 night's accommodation in a traditional Thai style cottage (if overnight option selected)
  • 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner (if overnight option selected)
  • Other soft drinks or beer
  • Hiking and massage
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • If you have your own transport, please arrive between 9.30 AM - 9.45 AM
  • Activity order can differ each day; every day is slightly different from the day before, depending on the needs of the elephants
  • Visiting Elephant World is only possible as part of a structured program; it is strictly not possible to visit and wander around on your own for safety reason
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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A magical day from our arrival. We gave food to the elephants, we prepared their meal for them, we washed them in the river. We learn a lot about the lives of elephants and we see that they are happy. Everything was great. I recommend 200%. The excellent midday meal. Lots of choices and a snack at the end of the day. The Mahouts are all very nice. And a special mention for our CHANG guide. Anyway, go for it !!!

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February 14, 2020

The best experience ever. Absolutely recommendable you never experience anything like this !!!

January 11, 2020

The best day of my life so far.

December 25, 2019

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