Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour


Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Aonang Elephant Sanctuary
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From US$ 75.50 per person

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Spend quality time feeding and bathing rescued elephants at an ethically-run sanctuary on this half-day tour in Krabi. Gain insight into the history and behavior of these majestic creatures.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up at Nopparat Thara Pier


  • Enjoy up-close interactions with rescued elephants and hear their rescue stories
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Experience the fun of having a mud spa day with the elephants
  • Bathe the elephants and watch them enjoy being cared for
Full description

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water. 

Be picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories.

Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors. 

Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment. 

Walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Snack and seasonal fruit
  • Drinking water, coffee, and tea
  • Food to feed elephants
  • Transfer service to/from Railay Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Towel

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Please note that you will need your passport number to fill in the accident insurance form at the sanctuary
  • The pickup time confirmation will be sent by the local partner in a separate email after booking
  • Morning pickup schedule: 8:00-8:10 AM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Tha Lane; 8:20-8:30 AM for Ao Nang; 8:30-8:40 AM for Noparat Thara; and 8:40-8:50 AM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
  • Afternoon pickup schedule: 13:00-13:10 PM for Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Ao Thalane; 13:20-13:30 PM for Ao Nang; 13:30-13:40 PM for Nopparat Thara; 13:40-13:50 PM for Klong Muang and Tubkaak
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 249 reviews

Review summary

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it was a wonderfull experience! we got to learn about the elephants, feed them, play with them in the mud and scrub them off later. the staff was wonderfull and very kind to the elephants. we really recommend this sanctuary if you want to experience learning and playing with these wonderfull giants in an ethical way.

March 28, 2023

An amazing experience. A lot of information about the elephants was shared, and there is much more knowledge about these amazing animals now. A step by step hands on information was shared about feeding the elephants, and the feeding itself was awesome. We were taught how to prepare food for the elephants, and later we were shown how to feed them. This was pretty amazing. The washing and cleaning of the elephants was very nice. Later nice photos of all the experiences were shared with all of the participants. This truly was an amazing experience, and I can easily recommend it to anyone.

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March 28, 2023

This tour is not only a time to take pictures with the elephants nor feed them. Bao, the tour guide, was knowledgeable about the lives and ways of elephants, explained to us their needs, facts and cleared out misconceptions. It was an immersive experience and booking this tour became one of the best choices I made while in Ao Nang.

March 28, 2023

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