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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

#11 of 519 Tours in Phuket
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100 Moo 2, Paklok | on the 4027 road in North East Phuket, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 88 752 3853
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Can't say enough good things about the sanctuary, staff and of course the awesome elephants... read more

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Gerrie E
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I have done all the research and went to this one today. It's the most ethical elephant sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nigelelvidge
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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket. We put the welfare of our elephants first and do not offer bathing, rides, shows, mud bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud noisy groups, or people constantly crowding around the elephants. If you think of an elephant living life in the forest surrounded by the sounds of nature then this is what we offer. Our tours offer Education, Interaction, and Observation. Visitors enjoy an up-close encounter with our beautiful elephants during the feeding program, then we walk with the elephants, stand back and observe as they roam, bathe, play, and socialise naturally, free from human touch. We give our elephants back their lives and their dignity, and in doing so, our guests get to learn about how incredible the largest land mammal on earth truly is. We look forward to welcoming you. Morning and Afternoon visits, reservations required, transportation available.
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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100 Moo 2, Paklok | on the 4027 road in North East Phuket, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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+66 88 752 3853
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the sanctuary, staff and of course the awesome elephants. Although it's tempting to want to ride an elephant and touch them it's 100% better to support a real sanctuary that offers elephants that have been mistreated somewhere an amazing...More

Thank Gerrie E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have done all the research and went to this one today. It's the most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket. It's expensive but worth every bht as you will be helping the elephants. There is a abuse problem with the elelphants in Thailand and this...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here and it was the best experience during our stay. The breakfast lunch and drinks all included in the price was truly memorable partically if you love beautiful fresh healthy food.We attended the morning session and to be able too walk in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to PES changed our view to all entertainment which involves animals. Good to see some people are doing a good thing and make a difference. Better to go on a morning tour, guides are helpful and knowledgeable, pleasure to see elephants in their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I fell in love with elephants here Don’t be sad that you don’t get to wash or ride elephants here. Gaze into their eyes and be glad that you are helping these majestic beings live peacefully and happily. I fell so much in love that...More

Thank Leigh S
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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Leigh, Thank you for your heartwarming feedback. We are really happy to learn how much your visit inspired you, and we thank you for helping to spread the word. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back one day so you can meet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only place in Phuket to see Elephants. Angie was so great and really cares about ethical treatment of animals and hoping to see change in Thailand in the future.

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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Em L, Thank you for your positive feedback which we have shared with Angie. Ejoy the rest of your time in Phuket. Best wishes from all of us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best elephant sanctuary in Phuket. No elephant rides or bathing elephants or watching them perform. You get to feed them and see them in the jungle while they enjoy themselves. Fantastic lunch included, was one of our best meals in...More

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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear dustinemslie, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to read how much you enjoyed observing elephants in their natural habitat. Thank you also for your good feedback on the vegetarian meal. Best wishes from everyone at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on their morning program, was a lot of interesting facts we learnt about elephants in the modern world. Definitely go there instead of an elephant ride, will be worth it. Program and guides were good and knowledgeable, with excellent English. Team at Sanctuary...More

Thank Marinanzlv
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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Marinanzlv, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you experience. We enjoyed reading your positive feedback and have shared it with the entire team. Best wishes from all of us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a day trip here and it was absolutely wonderful. We spent the first half of our day at the beautiful ‘Phuket Elephant Park’ which is a sister park of the sanctuary with exactly the same goal, to rescue these wonderful creatures from pain...More

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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Katrina, Thanks a lot for spending the day with us and our friends at Phuket Elephant Park. Your support means a lot to us and goes a long way in rescuing and caring for more elephants. We are glad you enjoyed seeing the elephants...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animal handlers well-informed and apparently devoted to their rescued elephants. Don't expect elephant tricks and turns... go there to understand these beautiful animals who deserve this sanctuary. Excellent food served as part of your fee. Beautiful setting.

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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear earemslie, Thank you for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back one day. Best wished from the team here at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

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MR2009
20 August 2018|
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Response from PhuketPES | Property representative |
Hi Reno, as long as you provided the address and name or villa/apartment number for your accommodation our driver will pick you up there. If you haven't done this yet please send us an email or private message on TripAdvisor... More
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miyanami
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Response from fanga607 | Reviewed this property |
Book on their website with transfer option and follow instructions.(quite simple) They will charge a non refundable deposit via paypal rest needs to be paid on your arrival.
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Candice L
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Response from PhuketPES | Property representative |
Hi Candice, we look forward to meeting you and your mum in December. See you soon!
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