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Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Tour

Phuket: Elephant Save & Care Program Tour

From US$ 82.51 per person

Visit the Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary in Phuket. Walk among free-roaming Thai elephants and learn about these gentle giants with a Save and Care Program.

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Duration 2 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The pickup time is earlier than the tour start time. You will receive an email after booking with your exact pickup time. Please be ready at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. The tour operator is not responsible for missed tours if guests are not ready for pickup at the scheduled time.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the magnificent Thai elephant
  • Feed and bond with the elephants
  • Shower the elephants and prepare them for a relaxing mud spa
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Explore the Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary in Phuket and feed the elephants with bananas, corn, and more. Learn more about the elephants from your guide, and uncover the benefits of spa treatment on the animals before savoring a delicious lunch box. 

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Phuket and a one-hour transfer to the elephant sanctuary. Be warmly welcomed upon arrival with an Elephant Behavior and Save & Care program to prepare for your encounter.

Feed the elephants baskets of bananas, sugarcane, cucumber, and corn. While they enjoy their food, learn from the guides about the background of each elephant.

Next, prepare the elephants with a spa treatment and shower. Discover the healing benefits of special spa mud that help to heal elephant wounds from many kinds of scratches, and skin damage, and provides heat balance benefits for the body and blood flow.

Enjoy lunch with a Pad Thai box set and seasonal fruits before departing back to your hotel in Phuket. Leave inspired and informed, having supported the elephants and future care at the Elephants Wildlife Sanctuary.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Lunch box
  • Program photo

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    • Change of clothes

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    • Group size is between 1-30 persons depend on the day tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 270 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.5/5

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    All in all it was a special experience. The tour was very structured, informative and well organized. The elephants seemed to be in good condition and generally comfortable. There is also a volunteer program where you can get more involved and look behind the scenes, which suggests that the purpose is generally good. For our taste there were a lot of people for a group. Of course we understand that the sanctuary lives from the income from the tours and feeds the animals from it, etc. Nevertheless, you could see that the animals were sometimes put on show, had to stay longer for the activities than they wanted and sometimes even performed tricks for Photos had to perform, which we didn't think was great. The fact that almost all animals are on a leash or in fenced areas is probably for their safety. After all, you do things that you need anyway, such as feeding, applying lotion (against mosquitoes) and washing up.

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    January 20, 2023

    Wonderful - from start to finish! All well planned, leaving enough time to enjoy the activity and be close to the animals, which are evidently well looked after. They also send you a lot of pictures they take of you throughout the activity and pics are awesome. One of the best tour we had, highly recommended

    January 9, 2023

    Excellent trip, the animals were clearly well cared for (no chains or harsh treatment at all). We got to learn about them, prepare and feed them, give them a mud scrub and then bath them. We then had a delicious lunch. Afterwards they send you all the photos as long as you provide your email address. Really good value for money and I would highly recommend. (One tip - if you get car sick take a travel sickness tablet because the road there has lots of hill and turns.)

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    January 5, 2023

    Product ID: 403039