Elephant Care

 

PHUKET ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

**Recommended trip**

 

 

 

PHUKET’S FIRST ETHICAL ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a home for retired working elephants, set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Observe how elephants rehabilitate into forest life after decades of abuse, and experience how incredible the largest land mammal on earth is during a day at our sanctuary.

Bording the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary offers a new home for overtired elephants who have suffered from working long hours in the logging and tourism industry. As the first ethical elephant tourism experience in Phuket, we rescue sick, injured and old elephants, welcoming them back into their indigenous habit.

At Phuket Elephant Sanctuary elephants can just be elephants. Feed them pineapples and bananas and observe these gentle giants as they enjoy their newfound freedom, socialize with each other and bathe freely in our expansive fresh water lagoons.

Your visit guarantees to leave you inspired, transformed and in awe of these majestic animals.

 

        

 

A MORNING WITH THE ELEPHANTS

Time: 09.30 - 13.00

Program Highlights;

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 Reception and Observation Platform, 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, you will feed the elephants. While they enjoy their baskets of bananas, pineapples and cucumbers, you have a chance to learn from our guide about the background of each elephant.

Once the elephants are fed we walk with 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.

Our top priority is the wellbeing of the elephants. As such, we do not offer rides, shows, bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud noisy groups, or people crowding around the elephants.

 

ITINERARY;

  • Approx. 9.30 AM meeting point at our office in Paklok
  • Transfer in our vehicles to the Tree Top Reception
  • Presentation & educational video about our work and elephant wellbeing
  • Meet and feed the elephants
  • Walk with the elephants, observe as they roam, bathe, play and socialize
  • Vegetarian/vegan Thai buffet with complimentary filtered water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks at our Tree Top Reception with time to rest, relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of our sanctuary
  • Approx. 13.30 - Return to our office in Paklok

 

    

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE ELEPHANTS

Time: 13.30 - 17.00

Program Highlights;

Phuket’s first ethical safari type experience, our afternoon with the elephants program is ideal for elephant enthusiasts and nature lovers as it offers the opportunity to observe the animals at a respectful distance while they roam through our manicured forest and bathe in our expansive pond.

Your visit starts with an educational video presentation at our Tree Top Reception to prepare you for your time with the elephants and to understand the importance of protecting this beautiful animal. We then head down into the forest to find the elephants. Depending on where they are, we may explore the forest grounds or sit in one of our Observation Salas. Umbrellas, wellington boots and plastic macs are available if needed.

Towards the end of the afternoon we walk the elephants up to our Tree Top Reception where you have the incredible opportunity to feed them some delicious treats before the elephants retire to their night shelters.

Our Afternoon with the Elephants is ideal for passionate elephant lovers and photographers as you will gain an in-depth knowledge, enjoy fantastic photo opportunities and experience an unforgettable few hours in the presence of the earth’s largest land mammal.

ITINERARY;

  •          Approx. 13.30 meet at our office in Paklok
  •          Our vehicles take you down a village lane and up to our Tree Top Reception
  •          Welcome and educational video presentation
  •          Set off to explore the sanctuary to locate the elephants
  •          Stroll around or sit quietly observing the elephants at a respectful distance
  •          Late afternoon, walk the elephants back to their night shelters
  •          Feed the elephants
  •          Vegetarian/vegan Thai buffet with complimentary filtered water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks at our Tree Top Reception with time to rest, relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of our sanctuary
  •          Approx. 17.00 - Return to our office in Paklok

      

 Amenities;

·         Food & Beverage

·         Mosquito Spray

·         Umbrellas

·         Feeding the Elephants

·         Wellies Boots

·         Rain Coats

Payment Methods;

Deposit of 30% by PayPal at time of bookings

Remaining Balance of 70% due on arrival by:

·         Cash or

·         Credit card (VISA & MASTER CARD with 3% surcharge)

 

Trip includes;

  •          License Experience English speaking Tour Guide.
  •          Buffet Lunch (for morning trip & buffet dinner for afternoon trip) meal will served in the camp with Vegetarian menus.  (very delicious menu) water with coffee and tea. 
  •          Life insurance.

 

What to bring;

  •          Swimming wear
  •          Light-T-shirt
  •          Sun Block
  •          Sunglasses
  •          Flip flop or sandal (shoes) after customer arrived to the camp. They will provide their own plastic boots shoes. **we are more recommend to wear long paint for this trip**
  •          Sun Cap
  •          Camera
  •          A little money

 

Pricing;

THB 3,000 per Adult Promotion from us 2,800THB

THB 1,500 per Child Promotion from us  2,800THB (4-12 Years)

**Free of Charge for Children under 4**

 

*** The Morning Program is suitable for all ages ***

*** The entrance fee does not include transportation to and from the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Please ask us should you require transportation. ***

 

    

 

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