Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Activity provider: SamuiElephantHome

Koh Samui: Ethical Elephant Home

Activity provider: SamuiElephantHome
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From US$ 82.37 US$ 74.13 per person

Experience an ethical program that offers the opportunity to participate and spend quality time caring for elephants as you observe their natural behavior.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Prepare food and help feed the elephants
  • Walk with the elephants in the jungle
  • Enjoy bathing with elephants in the giant pool
  • Visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui
Full description

Koh Samui Elephant Home was established to care for and conserve elephants as well as returning them to their natural habitat to increase the Asian elephant population in Thailand. The center offers the ability to take part in a morning or afternoon visit, to see just what the program is about. 

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or villa around the island arriving at Koh Samui Elephant Home. Meet with your guide who will offer a warm welcome and receive a welcome drink. Listen as your guide explains to you the plight of the center, and how you can help.

After your introduction, take part in the harvesting of organic food for the elephants and even get to feed them up close. Make sure to bring your camera along for some truly remarkable holiday memories. 

Afterwards, watch them as they play in the mud spa as they cool themselves down. During your tour, you'll also get to walk with the elephants into the jungle over 10 acres of land. See their real habitat and enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature. 

Continue on your journey to visit the first elephant nursery on Koh Samui. Have fun whilst you feed them, rub their skin and take photos with them before you set them free to enjoy nature by themselves. 

To complete your fabulous outing, enjoy some vegetarian food and seasonal fruits whilst you watch a surprise video before being transferred back to your hotel.

  • Hotel or villa pickup and drop-off around the island
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Soft drinks include tea and coffee
  • Vegetarian foods and seasonal buffet
  • Surprise video movie during the activities
  • Full insurance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • 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 must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 124 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very nice staff, friendly animals, cozy and calm atmosphere, fitting snacks and fruits. The price might seem to be a bit over the line, however, you should consider this money as a financial help to those who take care of these great creatures every day plus you still get great experience.

    September 12, 2022

    Contrary to other reviews, everything went well for us, punctual pickup from the hotel and a great experience. Elephant home is very well organized, species-appropriate husbandry of rescued animals, from preparing the food to bathing, everything was included, and there was also a great lunch. Not at all commercial, you can tell that the welfare of the animals is paramount

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    August 17, 2022

    The tour itself was great! Just don't book through Get your Guide, but better on site! On the one hand cheaper, on the other hand you are often not even picked up near your hotel! Only thanks to a nice employee from FTI in the hotel on site we were also picked up! On the part of Get Yout Guide we would have been picked up 20 km further on a road in a period of 1.5 hours (between 11.30am and 1pm)! At 34 degrees not fun at all!

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    August 11, 2022

    Product ID: 366255