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Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

1. Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

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. 

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

2. From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included. Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya.  There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories.  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 of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

3. Pattaya: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

Be introduced to rescued elephants and have the chance to go for a walk with them and observe them bathing and playing in the water on this tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Travel from your accommodation in Pattaya in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.  Hop aboard and journey for approximately 45 minutes through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and along beaches, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. Meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. Get acquainted with the herd of elephants by feeding them fruit and vegetables that you have prepared for them. Take a leisurely walk with the elephants, stopping to watch them forage for snacks along the way. Watch the elephants cool off and make a splash in their custom-built pool. See how elephants nourish and protect their skin from insects by coating it in mud. Observe how elephants communicate using vocalizations and touch.  Refuel after your adventure with a nice Thai lunch and some local fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, be driven back to your hotel in Pattaya.

From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

4. From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Tour with Thai Lunch

Interact with rescued elephants on this tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Travel from your accommaction in Bangkok in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. Go for a walk with these majestic creatures and observe them bathing and playing in the water. Be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and journey through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and along beaches, Arrive at the Sanctuary in Pattaya and meet your English-speaking guide. Discover some insights about the rescued elephants you are about to meet. Be introduced to the herd of elephants by feeding them fruit and vegetables that you have prepared just for them. Take a leisurely walk with the elephants, stopping to watch them forage for snacks along the way. Enjoy watching the elephants cool off and make a splash in their custom-built pool. See how elephants nourish and protect their skin from insects by coating it in mud. Observe how elephants communicate using vocalizations and touch.  Refuel after your adventure with a nice Thai lunch and some local fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, be driven back to your hotel in Bangkok.

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Nana, Mr. Handsome, and the whole team are just so much fun and amazing. Everybody is always smiling and friendly and Nana is so funny. We opted for the 10am option and got a confirmation mail the day before. There were 5 female elephants when we were there. We got to feed them bananas and pineapples. They took loads of pictures of us using their camera and our phones. Then it was time for the mud bath, we chose not to join and instead waited near the main area and relaxed a bit. The lunch was very delicious and we were told it was halal so we could try it all. Afterwards, there was a paper making class from elephant poop, which we also decided not to do :) They have 2 bathrooms with bidets, they gave us a water bottle on the way to the sanctuary which you can use to refill water there for free. There were free snacks and coffee as well. They also sell drinks and tshirts and other merchandise and accept tips/donations. Overall, this is a must do experience, it was just so much fun.

This was a little once in a lifetime opportunity for me. Not only do you get exactly what is advertised and more, you can also tell the elephants are well taken care of and never forced to participate/perform. We got to feed them, take them to a mud bath, and wash them after. There was a person available and always willing to take your photo either on your phone or with a sanctuary camera with a link to find the photos online later. Then we had an authentic Thai meal and were shown how to make paper from elephant waste. A truly wonderful experience that felt so authentic.

I was picked up at 10am at my hotel in Bangkok where the drive was about 2 hours. My driver was extremely nice and she even stopped half way so we could grab a bite to eat. Once at the sanctuary, the staff introduced us to the elephants. We fed and mud bathed with the elephants. Afterwords the staff had laid out an amazing meal for us to eat. There were plenty of showers to remove the mud. The staff is wonderful and also takes photos the entire time which you can find on Facebook. Definitely recommend if seeing elephants is what you want to do!

Wonderful day! We were picked up by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. She told us about the days plan and we were on our way. It was a fabulous time getting to feed and bath the elephants.

Wow, really great experience with the elephants :) are kept 100% animal-friendly in a mega environment. Recommended