Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket

Phuket: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

Activity provider: My Phuket
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From US$ 105.70 per person

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Learn about and interact with rescued elephants at the ethically-run Phuket Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy activities like feeding them local fruits, bathing them, and playing with them in mud.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
• Pickup from hotels in Phuket Town, Kathu, Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, Leam Hin Pier, and Cape Panwa • Morning pickup between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM • Afternoon pickup between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM


  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with the lovely giant creatures
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Walk with the elephants through the tree-lined sanctuary reserve
  • Dine whilst watching the elephants as they play freely in the water
  • Enjoy beautiful views from all directions
Full description

Discover the magic of Elephants on this guided visit to the Phuket Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary. Experience the elephant's daily route by feeding and bathing them. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Phuket.

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in a luxury, air-conditioned van. Go on a scenic drive through beautiful scenery to the Elephant Sanctuary. Meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants.

Gather up some bananas and cane sugar and walk with your guide through the park and discover the free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment. Your guide will tell you a bit about each elephant's individual stories.

Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you've 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, stroll 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 some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits before heading back to your hotel.

  • Highly experienced tour guides
  • Full transfer service from your hotel
  • Drinking water
  • Boots, umbrellas, and socks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside designated locations
  • Gratuities
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that the exact activities with the elephants depend on what the elephants want to do that day
  • Large golf-sized umbrellas are provided to use for sun protection as well as the rain
  • If you book the morning session after 9 PM the day before, you cannot be guaranteed the pickup service and may need to go to the venue by yourself. However, return transport is available after you finish the activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 393 reviews

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Great experience you should definitely go and interact with the elephants. The scenery is peaceful, you make their food and you feed them, then you put mud on them and on yourself -it is good for the skin! Lastly you bathe them in a pond . It is a once in a life time experience!

March 28, 2023

We really had a blast! It was an amazing experience discovering these beautiful animals up close! The staff was very friendly and they made us feel like home since the first minute! Feeding the elephants and sharing a mud bath with them is an experience we’ll never forget! Highly recommended activity!

March 28, 2023

Brilliant tour. Better than we hoped for. Very funny and informative guide. Far more interaction with the elephants than we expected from feeding to rubbing them with mud to bathing with them. Lots of elephants to go round! We weren't expecting to get quite so up close and personal as we did. Very special. Sanctuary photographer took loads of rein ally good pictures of everyone which you can download for free afterwards. You will get wet and muddy so take a change of clothes and there are very good showers and changing facilities on site. Trip was so good my partner wanted to go again!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 157908