Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

4.9 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: My Phuket

Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

From US$ 87.99 per person

A half-day package offers visitors an opportunity to spend quality time with elephants at an ethically run elephant jungle sanctuary. Gain insight into their history and behavior and create lifelong memories of your time with the animals.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Optional audio guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Pattaya City


  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with these lovely giant creatures
  • 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
  • Taste a traditional Thai food lunch with freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
  • Wear a traditional Karen Shirt which is provided with free of charge
Full description
On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river 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 can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 
  • Shared hotel transfers in Pattaya City
  • Private transfers (if option selected)
  • Save the world canvas bag
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Two traditional Thai buffet meals
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel Transfers outside designated locations as Bangkok or Leam Cha Bang Pier
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Riding the animals

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer an elephant riding
  • There is a photography service at no extra charge. The photographers will take pictures throughout the day and upload them to Dropbox. The link will be posted on Facebook page of the supplier afterward.
  • In case of rain, wellie boots will be provided as it can be muddy, so please bring a pair of socks.
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 95 reviews

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It was truly wonderful! I really enjoyed the day, all the activities were dictated by the animals, they are not forced to do anything and you follow the elephants rather then have a fixed schedule. I really appreciate the ethical side of the activity. The elephants are gorgeous and extraordinary animals and getting so close to them is worth every cent! The guides were able to answer all the questions and tell us some fun facts! WOuld definitely come back

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November 24, 2022

was really a great tour, we were picked up at the hotel with a pickup and drove to the park. You would be given a brief briefing and was immediately offered something to drink or a snack, followed by a brief briefing on how to feed the elephants. Then we finally went to the elephants to be fed and petted and then you could rub them with mud and wash them clean afterwards. It was really a great experience, in the end we made paper out of Elefantenk@#cke. Can really only be recommended and very importantly, riding on the elephants is fortunately not allowed.

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September 12, 2022

Great guides and transport from our door, the elephants were approachable and we had lots of contact with them, the meet and great and feeding was lots of fun, then the mud and wash off was the best. We learnt a lot about the elephants and how they were cared for. The meal was very good and plenty of it, making paper was also a fun activity.

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August 27, 2022

Product ID: 168095