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Elephant Retirement Park Phuket

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Elephant Retirement Park Phuket
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The Elephant Retirement Park Phuket is a caring wildlife sanctuary for retired & rescued elephants that are free to roam, graze & swim in the natural surroundings. The sole focus is to promote the well-being of the elephants. Strictly no abuse...more
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Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 608 945
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited an afternoon tour with three kids. Honestly didn’t expect to get so close. We fed the elephants, bath with then in mud and water - it was really incredible. The staff fun and friendly, also very delicious local food for lunch. Easy hotel...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Honeymoon package and let me just say, this was one of the best experiences of my life. We were greeted and taken to a private area where we were taught how to make authentic pad thai and papaya salad. We enjoyed a...More

Thank Becca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely add to your 100 Things To Do Before You Die bucket list! Memorable experience. We chose to attend the morning session as you literally get down and dirty with the elephants. Commencing with a background discussion on what they’re about - informative but a...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to interact close-up with elephants, forget the trekking ( where you are likely to be on a miserable elephant prodded with a bull-hook) and come here. I have never seen such happy elephants. A rarity indeed in the East. We had a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to the Elephant Retirement Park Phuket was a real highlight of our trip. Right from the get go we were made to feel extremely welcome and the opening presentation from Si was really informative, funny and interactive. The animals are treated with the utmost...More

Thank _heathandjody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge support for this park! Thailand now supporting zero riding and performing of elephants- no elephant cruelty - hooray. Get up close! These retired, saved, mother and baby elephants are well looked after. A great family day where you feed, swim and wash the elephants....More

Thank Fisherholidays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of our all time favourites of our couple of visits to Phuket. Picked up from the hotel on time and greeted when we arrived. When we got there we spent a bit of time looking at some of the elephants...More

Thank crowesnest16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been fortunate enough to have some incredible experiences during my world wide travels. This now has to be one of my top two experiences. They this, you won’t be disappointed!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a fantastic experience and one that has provoked my children’s thoughts towards animals and tourism. We all think it was a highlight of our trip and an experience you can’t get anywhere else. All aspects of the tour were really well done, and...More

Thank bklipman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a morning tour, early start but a bit cooler for us Irish. Picked up on time at our hotel, staff very friendly, the whole experience was amazing. Group of 19 people, well looked after, amazing getting right up close, feeding, washing, mud baths with...More

Thank KeithBerrigan
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Quan N
8 October 2018|
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Response from Cam M | Property representative |
Hi Quan, thank you for your message. Staying in Patong you can expect to be back at your hotel between 5:00-5:30pm depending on the evening traffic. Hope this helps and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you
Emma L
17 August 2018|
Response from Cam M | Property representative |
Hi Emma, yes website is quickest & easiest way to book. We also have a booking center in Boat Avenue nearby Laguna. Welcome to visit
Hi, I do plan to visit the park soon and I think what your park is doing is amazing and a great sea change for Thailand. But I do have some questions based on the stances taken by other elephant sanctuaries in Thailand (specially the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary in Paklok ~ there is a section on their website all about the ethical issues posed by bathing with elephants) on bathing with the elephants and stricter limits on the numbers of tourists during interactions. I remain totally open minded and I am in no way an expert, I just want to know more about why you do things the way you do them :-) . I wondered why your stance is different ~ allowing interactions during bathing and taking perhaps slightly larger 'small group' interactions when compared to others? I aim to take the VIP program for the sole reason that this seems to have fewer guests ~ have you considered only offering this program and not the larger group interactions? I also would like to know if your elephants get regular and long break periods in between interactions and days off during the week (I assume they do). Thank you so much in advance :-)
16 August 2018|
Response from Cam M | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, thank you for your message and please help see below: 1. Really not sure what other parks do sorry but we are very experienced working with elephants via multiple parks (Chaing Mai, Phuket & Phang Nga) for over 6... More