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A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES) provided by Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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A Morning with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)

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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first and only ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket where elephants roam around, bathe and sozialize freely across 30 acres of lush, tropical land bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in North East Phuket. We buy all rescued elephants to ensure that Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is their final home, and we offer professional veterinary care for old and injured elephants. By visiting us, you are supporting a sustainable, ethical and compassionate approach to elephant tourism where elephants have the freedom to live naturally. National Geographic, Lonely Planet and The Guardian have all endorsed our ethical approach.
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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
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    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    A morning with the elephants is an eye-opening and inspiring experience. Following a scenic drive along a local village you will arrive at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a picturesque jungle dotted with ponds, wide open fields and hillsides for the elephants to roam around. Your visit starts at our Tree Top Lounge, where we will show you a presentation and educational video to prepare you for your encounter with the elephants, and to help you understand why they need to be protected. Next up, the elephants are fed. While they enjoy their baskets of bananas, pineapples and cucumbers, you have a chance to learn from our guides about the background of each elephant. Once the elephants are fed, we follow them down into the jungle. By keeping a safe distance and watching them from our Observation Salas, the elephants have the freedom to express their natural behavior, from bathing and playing in our pond to socializing with each other. The program ends with a delicious Thai vegetarian meal.
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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
100, Moo 2,, Paklok, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, ThailandPhuket Elephant Sanctuary, 100, Moo 2, Paklok, Phuket, Thailand. Parking is available.
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Departure Point
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, 100, Moo 2,, Paklok, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • A delicious Thai vegetarian lunch buffet with over 15 choices.
  • Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Fruits, Juices & Filtered Water
  • Boots, Socks, Umbrellas, Rain Coats, Mosquito Spray
  • We provide bottled water but appreciate if you bring a refill bottle.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
  • Roundtrip Transfers - If option is not selected
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Harry G wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary was the highlight of our visit to Thailand. For anyone who cares about animal welfare, conservation, or nature, this is the only way you should view elephants in Phuket. Elephant rides, shows, performances, or captive feedings incorporate a tragic
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Dave A wrote a review Mar 2020
Gawler, Australia15 contributions
An amazing place to visit and see these beautiful elephants being cared for. The stories provided by our guides about the journey each elephant took to reach the sanctuary was so important to understand. We felt privileged to have been able to visit the sanctuary and recommend
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Stacey B wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Make sure you visit this sanctuary and see the elephants in what would be as close to their natural environment as you could get
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Kirstin G wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Such an unforgettable experience! Its all about caring for the elephants and their wellbeing. So refreshing to learn about how best to care for them and see them exploring the beautiful grounds. Truly worth every penny. Especially nice food as well!
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Date of experience: March 2020
LoveLifeTravel2011 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California230 contributions45 helpful votes
I cannot express enough how happy I was to see a real ethical sanctuary treating animals with dignity! Phuket Elephant Sanctuary does this completely. All the elephants are rescued from their past lives as circus acts, loggers, or in the tourism industry. You will learn about
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By: Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Amazing and peaceful
As a professional animal care specialist, though I have never worked with elephants, I was looking for a sanctuary
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Amazing experience
I visited the sanctuary in February 2020 with my mum and dad. I got in touch with the team at PES online via their
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Worth the trip!
As we arrived we were greeted with delicious snacks and food! Then we were guided to each elephant and educated on
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Amazing experience to see the happy elephants so closely
A great afternoon visiting the sanctuary. The staff were welcoming and passionate about the animals and shared thei
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Really good
We did the 'In the Footsteps of Giants' tour and had a wonderful time. Pick-up and drop-off was excellent. Snacks
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Scenic, fun couple of hours with Elephants
This tour will go by really quickly. It’s a very nice place, with a staff dedicated to the elephants. You’ll get a
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Very good experience
Tour, food, and seeing the elephants do their own thing was awesome. Feeding the elephants was a highlight!
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Enlightening and Impressive Natural Environment for Rescued Elephants
We chose this elephant sanctuary because the other Phuket choice involved getting in muddy water to bathe elephants
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Afternoon never to be forgotten.
My wife and I booked this tour after she read an article about the founder and how the elephants were rescued from
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Amazing - please go here
This sanctuary is so refreshing. These captive animals now get to experience as close as to what their natural envi
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This place is so wonderful. When we first arrived we got a full video presentation about how the sanctuary came to
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A nice experience
This was an enjoyable day overall. The elephants seem to have a nice life after years of work and abuse. I had alre
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Xavier S
If you really care about elephants...this is the one for you.
We paid a little extra to visit this sanctuary, and we are so pleased that we did. It truly is a sanctuary, where
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Really worthwhile experience
We visited the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The hotel transfer service ran seam
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Amazing experience!!!
Beautiful experience to observe these animals in their natural habitat. You learn about their life and you are able
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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