Phuket: Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

Phuket: Elephant Sanctuary Small Group Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 103.59 per person

Visit the Lake Phuket Elephant Nursery, a forest home for elephants in northern Phuket. Interact with the rescued elephants as they forage and bathe in their natural surroundings.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Phuket Town, Maikhao, Naiyang, Naithorn, Bangtao, Patong, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, and Laem Hin Pier. Please be ready 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Take an Elephant Care Class
  • Stroll through the forest with the elephants
  • Bathe in the lake, help clean the elephants and take a refreshing swim
  • Enjoy a Thai cooking class and lunch
  • Learn about the elephants, their behavior and prepare their food
Full description

Discover the free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable, and ethical environment with this guided tour to the Lake Phuket Elephant Nursery. Travel from your hotel in Phuket in an airconditioned vehicle. Enjoy a delicious lunch and a cooking class during your tour. 

Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in a spacious vehicle. From there, take a scenic drive through jungle to the sanctuary. Meet your guide and learn a little more about the elephants before gathering up some bananas and cane sugar. 

Follow your guide through the forest to where the elephants are resting up in the hills and watch as they happily eat the bananas and sugar cane. Walk with the elephants down from the hill. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with these majestic creatures. 

Learn about their lifestyle and behaviors from your guide. Go with the elephants to a nearby lake 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 take some final photos with them. Part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Sit down to a set menu lunch and a dish from a Thai Cooking Class. Eat seasonal fruits before heading back to your hotel.

  • Shared or private return transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Thai Cooking Class - 1 dish
  • Gratuities
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 77 reviews

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Amazing guide, such a fantastic experience with a small group only thing was the Thai cooking class wasn’t really a cooking class more a help make a Thai salad but that’s not the reason we were there so didn’t bother us too much. So good being able to be up close and personal with such amazing animals. The small group size is the big seller for me as with 3 elephants too many people would have meant not a lot of time with them. Would 10/10 recommend this to anyone!

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December 1, 2022

This was such a great experience. A little sanctuary, but with small groups it ensures you have plenty of time with the elephants. We got to hear about the elephants, prepare food for them, feed and wander with them, then bath and scrub them before a home cooked lunch. Very relaxing and fun day out.

November 30, 2022

Great experience! I had doubts because of the stories that I heard and I booked this last minute. I loved every single minute. They really take care of elephants .. they seem genuine and they provided a lot of love. This is a small facility and I was part of a small group of just two people

November 29, 2022

Product ID: 404077