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Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: My Phuket

Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 87.37 per person

A half-day package offers visitors an opportunity to spend quality time with elephants at an ethically run elephant jungle sanctuary. Gain insight into their history and behavior and create lifelong memories of your time with the animals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Pattaya City

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Taste a traditional Thai food lunch with freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
  • Wear a traditional Karen Shirt which is provided with free of charge
Full description
On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing 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 with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 
Includes
  • Shared hotel transfers in Pattaya City
  • Private transfers (if option selected)
  • Save the world canvas bag
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Two traditional Thai buffet meals
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel Transfers outside designated locations as Bangkok or Leam Cha Bang Pier
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Riding the animals

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer an elephant riding
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Calm and relaxing day spent with elephants. The guides were very knowledgeable and attentive. We fed the elephants with bananas and pineapples provided. Later we joined them in a mud pool and washed the mud off in a clear pool. The elephants appeared relaxed and not stressed by our interaction with them. A very generous lunch was provided. I will go again. All the information is provided on Facebook.

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June 28, 2022

Ok this was an amazing experience I highly recommend to anyone. The staff is great and the time spent with the elephants will not soon be forgotten. The children in our group were thrilled and so were we. Even the buffet meal served to you is very good. I rate it the best activity in Pattaya!

March 1, 2020

I went to the sanctuary in Pattaya. It’s definitely something worth doing. The elephants were friendly and they looked happy with their wagging ears and tails. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable (sorry I forgot his name :\). Oh and I stayed at the Avani hotel in Pattaya. The transportation pick-up & drop-off was quick and easy :) they ask for your room number so the front desk can call u down when the ride is there.

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February 24, 2020

Product ID: 168095