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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

#16 of 563 Tours in Phuket
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Closed Now: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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100 Moo 2, Paklok | on the 4027 road in North East Phuket, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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+66 62 767 7111
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Reviewed yesterday

First they charge you 3000 baht which is the most expensive while other elephant sanctuaries 2000-2500 baht so i figured the 3000 one must be THAT good. I thought we would see them in their natural habitat and feed them but it's not like that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the afternoon programme and it was excellent. After registration we were picked up and brought to the sanctuary which was stunning. We were greeted with a small lunch (fruits and snacks) which was a surprise as we knew dinner was included, no lunch was...More

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

My mother & I have just completed the "in the footsteps of giants" full day experience & I can honestly say this was the best day of my life. The sanctuary staff - especially Jeffrey & May - are incredible & the level of respect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SharnaBrem
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sharna, Reading that your experience with us was the best day of your life is very, very encouraging for all of us, and we have shared your kind words with Jeffy, May and the rest of the team. It was very rewarding to witness...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the morning tour with private transfer. Everything about this company is so professional and you will have a great experience. With twin 5 year olds it was getting harder for the kids to walk around for long, especially because it started to gte...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear ALTIMAteR6, Thank you for your great review. It is nice to read that you as well as your kids enjoyed your visit, and we thank you for your kind support. The price of visiting us indeed may be rather high compared to other activities,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is Would like to say thank you for this Amazing unforgettable experience! It was one of the best days of my life they have previously abused Elephants and make them happy I would %100 Recommend this Sanctuary!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ebe5678
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ebe5678, Many thanks for your kind review. Likewise, we thank you for your visit and support to our project. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes from all of us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent the afternoon at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. We all thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and loved feeding the elephants. Our tour guide, Boy was very informative and friendly. The food was amazing, and the transport from our hotel to the sanctuary exceeded...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mel58432
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear mel58432, Thank you for your encouraging feedback. It is nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with our rescued elephants, dogs, pigs and cats, and we hope to see you again one day. Thank you from all of us for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here when our cruise stopped for a day, me and husband and my mum and partner all thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was a truly memorable experience that we wont forget. The sanctuary does great work and it was heartwarming to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanceMDM
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DanceMDM, We're happy to hear that your one day in Phuket was a memorable one, and we are proud you chose to spend it with us and our 8 rescued elephants. We wish you a pleasant onward journey and hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend an afternoon in Phuket. Educational. Entertaining. Active. We have three kids under 10 years. They all enjoyed listening to the elephant stories, feeding the elephants, watching them bathe and so on. It does require some walking around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear worldtraveler1369, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we really appreciate it. It is nice to read that you and your children enjoyed the visit and found it both educational and fun. We hope to welcome you back in the near...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What more can one ask for... an Educational, fun, interactive experience with elephants while keeping them in their natural environment. They picked us up from our hotel. They were punctual. They drove us to the sanctuary where we were greeted by friendly staff. We were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank fwahedi2017
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear fwahedi2017, Thank you sharing your positive experience with us and other travellers. We are happy to read that you enjoyed observing our rescued elephants roam freely through our 30 acre sanctuary, and that the pick-up service, welcome and meals were also to your liking....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A true sanctuary. Please never sign up to go anywhere to see an elephant in Thailand outside of a true sanctuary. If you ride or see a show with these beautiful animals, they are abused. The experience was worth the money. They feed you a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mars1256
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mars1256, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and for encouraging everyone to be more aware when choosing animal tourism experiences. We hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes from the team here at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

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B633WRjackiel
2 January 2019|
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Response from PhuketPES | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your help, Jeff! All info is correct. We would love to welcome you, Jackie!
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Response from R1930CBandreas | Reviewed this property |
I can definitely recommend Phuket elephant sanctuary! I don’t know if it’ll be on your way to Cheow lake, but the elephants are free to roam around the 30 acre reservation and the only interaction you get is the opportunity... More
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Carlmick
15 November 2018|
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Response from Salman B | Reviewed this property |
Transport from & to hotel is included in ticket price. Though I am not sure about location of Khao Lak. So you need to call them directly.
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