Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour, Walk, and Lunch

Activity provider: My Phuket

Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Tour, Walk, and Lunch

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 147.99 per person


Gain an insight into the behavior of rescued elephants at an ethical sanctuary. Create lifelong memories during a small-group full-day experience with plenty of opportunities to interact with, swim, and feed the free-roaming elephants in the lush jungle.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Kata, Karon, Patong, Phuket Town, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, Naiyang, and Nai Thon.


  • Spend an enjoyable with the elephants in a small group
  • 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
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch with freshly-cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
Full description

Enjoy a full-day tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in a small-group tour that is limited to just 10 people to ensure you get as much interaction with the elephants as possible. Start the tour with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Phuket.

Take a 1-hour scenic drive, arriving at the sanctuary by around 8 AM. Meet your English-speaking guide, enjoy some snacks, and learn about the history and behavior of rescued elephants. Then, trek into the jungle with your guide where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. At 11 AM, stop to enjoy a delicious spread of home-cooked Thai food for lunch. After lunch, head back into the jungle to feed the animals their dietary supplements. Learn more deeply about each elephant and what it takes to keep them healthy and happy. Once you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa.

Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy mud treatment to their skin. Then, walk with the elephants to a nearby lake and join them for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they play in the water. At about 4 PM, take some final photos with the elephants before it is time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits and head back to your hotel.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Shared or private transfer from hotels in Phuket or Khaolak (depending on the option chosen)
  • 2 traditional Thai buffet meals
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, cap or a wide-brimmed hat to protect you from the sun
  • Large umbrellas can be provided
  • Closed-toe shoes or trainers are recommended; the path is uneven and requires a certain level of fitness
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy
  • In case of rain, boots will be provided as it can be muddy; please bring a pair of socks
  • There are 4 possible sites for this Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Tour. The location of the tour will depend on the location of the customer's hotel/accommodation.
  • Child under 10 years old is not allowed to join this tour
  • Please advise the local partner if you have any dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 284 reviews

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The most amazing day ever spending a full day with these beautiful animals who have been rescued, each has their own story We had 2 elephants and another couple on our day we had smiley who was amazing and full of knowledge who looked after us and 2 care takers who had their own elephant We walked with them in the jungle for 2 hours Showers them bathed them in mud and played with them the most amazing experience of a life time and had 2 beautiful Thai meals so much food we couldn’t eat it alll You need to visit here and support the sanctuary the best thing we did whilst travelling round Thailand

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March 28, 2023

Worth every penny! Lots of interaction with the elephants, including hand feeding, a walk in the jungle, spreading mud on them, scrubbing them down in a pond and showering them. Full day includes 2 meals but the first isn’t served until noon so plan accordingly. Each person also gets a coffee/tea drink of their choice around 11:00. The walk in the jungle is hot with lots of mosquitos but seeing the elephants walking through the jungle is super cool and provides for amazing photos. Our guide, Minty, was amazing! Very knowledgeable, entertaining yet professional and spoke extremely fluent English.

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March 28, 2023

This small group tour was amazing! We got so much one on one time with the elephants and were able to ask a ton of questions. Our guide Kevin was outstanding! He loved answering our questions and was very knowledgable on the elephants and the facility. We never felt rushed during any of the activities and were able to really enjoy our time with the elephants.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 354575