Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Aonang Elephant Sanctuary

From US$ 79.40 per person

Spend quality time feeding and bathing rescued elephants at an ethically-run sanctuary on this half-day tour in Krabi. Gain insight into the history and behavior of these majestic creatures.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up at Nopparat Thara Pier


  • Enjoy up-close interactions with rescued elephants and hear their rescue stories
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Experience the fun of having a mud spa day with the elephants
  • Bathe the elephants and watch them enjoy being cared for
Full description

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water. 

Be picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories.

Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors. 

Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment. 

Walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Snack and seasonal fruit
  • Drinking water, coffee, and tea
  • Food to feed elephants
  • Transfer service to/from Railay Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Towel

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Please note that you will need your passport number to fill in the accident insurance form at the sanctuary
  • The pickup time confirmation will be sent by the local partner in a separate email after booking
  • Morning pickup schedule: 8:00-8:10 AM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Tha Lane; 8:20-8:30 AM for Ao Nang; 8:30-8:40 AM for Noparat Thara; and 8:40-8:50 AM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
  • Afternoon pickup schedule: 13:00-13:10 PM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Thalane; 13:20-13:30 PM for Ao Nang; 13:30-13:40 PM for Nopparat Thara; 13:40-13:50 PM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 212 reviews

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Great experience. The elephants are treated well. A lot is explained, even the right feeding or why elephant hiking is not sooo bad for elephants. No question, elephants in complete freedom would prefer 100x, but the elephants in the sanctuary don't know life in freedom at all. You could see that they enjoyed the mud baths, which made me feel good. We even prepared food for you (vitamin balls). You had the feeling that you were doing something good with the money for the tour and the food preparation. All in all a great morning. Received photos from the photographer via email 2 hours later. All for free. Class!!!

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January 24, 2023

This tour is not only a time to take pictures with the elephants nor feed them. Bao, the tour guide, was knowledgeable about the lives and ways of elephants, explained to us their needs, facts and cleared out misconceptions. It was an immersive experience and booking this tour became one of the best choices I made while in Ao Nang.

December 16, 2022

Everything was just great and I would recommend it to anyone. First you will be enlightened and slowly led to the elephants. The supervisors are all very accommodating and funny. Unfortunately, I was stung by a scorpion and unfortunately could not continue to participate. One of the guides drove me to the sick and took care of me back. We were allowed to come back the next day without having to pay extra. A very big compliment for the amazing experience and the great people who take care of it with so much love.

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December 8, 2022

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