We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

Features Animals
Open Now: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Review Highlights
A once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing experience

It's almost impossible to do a review of something which transcends a 'day out' or 'activity... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Xi'an, China
Great experience

We loved visiting the sanctuary for a half day. We were picked up from the hotel early and then... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
Read all 361 reviews
All photos (476)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sugar cane”(45 reviews)
“half day visit”(11 reviews)
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, The Ultimate Elephant Sanctuary. A new dimension of seeing, feeling and touching the elephants in the wild open space, happily. As they are parts of our family there is no need to control them in the harm way. No Training...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
74/1 Moo 9 | Khilek, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
+66 93 132 9288
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Chiang Mai
from USD 64.87
More Info
from USD 60.01
More Info
from USD 25.95
More Info
from USD 105.00
More Info
Reviews (361)
Filter reviews
283 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sugar cane half day visit sticky rice balls lovely fruit towels provided amazing experience swim suit water fight amazing morning herd of elephants shower facilities change of clothes short visit well taken care morning tour these gentle giants professional photographer
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 283 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's almost impossible to do a review of something which transcends a 'day out' or 'activity'. Unless you're used to dealing with elephants or other wildlife then coming here, seeing, touching, feeding and even washing behind the ears (as I did) a real live elephant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LiJames77
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved visiting the sanctuary for a half day. We were picked up from the hotel early and then taken to the country. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed feeding the elephants and bathing them. You are provided clothes for the visit and may...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rds1012015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had such a brilliant time with kanta for half a day. Our guide collected us from our hotel and took us to the sanctuary. The elephants have lots of room to roam free and are even allowed to leave the sanctuary if they wish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrcxo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely caretakers en sweet and calm animals. We fed and washed the elephants and it is just the cutest and coolest experience! I can definitely recommend it, the elephants are in great shape and are happy. I trust they do the very best they can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VSavelkoul
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the half-day tour, and my only regret is not doing the full day. It was so much fun to be with the 6-7 elephants our groups was near. The actual time spent was about 90 minutes once the tour bus drops you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MusicDayHooray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip. Staff, service location and whole was perfect. It really worth for visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Krupi22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a tourist trap ... the elephants are there for the sole purpose of making money ., not for the upkeep but for the family who own the sanctuary ... it’s clear on our visit that this was happening ... please do research on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mikate232001
KantaElephantS, Manager at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear TA Thanks for your review, The best way to take care of all Domesticated Elephants is in Tourism way. We not get any support from government, we not do in A foundation way!!!! This is the best way to give an opportunity for Tourists...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience. But more importantly a great place for the elephants to live. Your visit will help save more and more elephants in Thailand.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sergev210
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half day at Kanta (morning). been picked up from the hotel and dropped off after all ( about 50 mins drive). The staff at Kanta get to explain the group all few things before you actually meet the elephants and you keep learning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ElisaM2405
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good half day out, we spent most of the day there as it was an organised tour and after a few hours you’ve done and seen most if not all you can participate in. Very educational and I would say, great for children as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blindlemon33
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 442 nearby hotels
Royal Ping Garden & Resort
44 reviews
14.45 km away
Natura Maerim Resort
4 reviews
16.10 km away
Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa
173 reviews
17.45 km away
The Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort
9 reviews
17.58 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,699 nearby restaurants
Cafe Darla
34 reviews
2.55 km away
Monoceros Restaurant
9 reviews
20.54 km away
Green Food Coffee
22 reviews
10.82 km away
Pansawan Boutique Restaurant
62 reviews
20.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,273 nearby attractions
Muay Thai Sangha Fighting Arts Thailand
59 reviews
4.49 km away
Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary
319 reviews
.31 km away
Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre
1,690 reviews
3.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Barbara D
16 January 2019|
Response from arutan | Reviewed this property |
You book directly with Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, they will pick you up from the hotel directly.
9 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 272kelseyv | Reviewed this property |
They will email you to confirm and send a link to confirm by paying a deposit! Mine was sent rather quickly.
7 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lauriechicago | Reviewed this property |
WE had a guide it was pretty far out seems like it could have been hard to find but if you're adventurous you sure could