ElephantsWorld
ElephantsWorld
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
ElephantsWorld was founded in 2008 and is a sanctuary for sick, old, disabled, abused and rescued elephants, who will receive the rest and joy that they deserve. They can enjoy themselves in their own natural environment here until their last breath. At ElephantsWorld we work for the elephants, instead of them for us! As a visitor you get to enjoy very memorable experience with these beautiful animals. You can help us with taking care of them by feeding them, gathering food and bathing them.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • jeff
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Complete experience!
    We booked a morning session and that was a very pleasant change of the day. You will face several experiences, from feeding elephants till washing them and concluded with a nice lunch. People were very friendly and for the kids it ended with swimming in the river. Would recommend to everyone and in my opinion much better than the safari park, which gave us the feeling the animals were abused for human pleasure.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Sharon T
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience . Life changing
    Brilliant experience. The animals were looked after with huge amounts of care and love. Would 100% recommend this experience and @Mai was an amazing guide. Was totally impressed by him. Would urge everyone in the area to come and support this amazing sanctuary and have a life changing experience. Our teenagers loved every moment of it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Jim Thompson
    Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special experience
    What an amazing experience! I must admit it felt quite scary at times, they are just so huge! But the opportunity to get up close an personal with these amazing creatures was a once in a lifetime experience. A few comments on here talk about ethics, but my overall impression was that the elephants were happy and well cared for. These are rescued creatures and are not used for rides or anything like that. The people running it were great and really looked after us. One important point to note is that if you are staying in Thailand, it is a long journey. A good 6 hours in the car there and back. It’s a whole day trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • snochou
    Boston, Massachusetts78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience, especially overnight
    We stayed overnight and it was a rich experience. Our guide, Mai, couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable and fun. Yes, there are some tourist photo ops, but overall it’s a humane place where the elephants are cared for. The accommodations for overnight are simple, but there was ac, a private bathroom, a mini fridge and mosquito netting. Don’t expect a hotel, but it’s clean and comfortable, and the after hours experiences of feeding the elephants at dusk and having that individual time with them was awesome. You also don’t have to make that long journey back to Bangkok after a long day out! The food there is very good too. Our family really enjoyed it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Deb E
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic must do experience
    We stayed in Bangkok and had the full day experience. We were picked up at 630am, returning back quite late around 6 or 630pm. Was so worth the drive out there for a wonderful experience with the elephants. We did the full day where we fed them pumpkins, made sticky rice for the old lady elephant with no teeth, washed in mud, then in the river. Also went out into the field to cut the cane for the elephants. Buffet lunch was included and beautiful food with lots of cold water.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Isabelle L.
    Denver, Colorado10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You absolutely can’t miss this if you come to Thailand.
    This is by far the coolest experience ive had. To be able to help bath and feed these animals who crave human interacting was the most special thing I’ve experienced with an animal. The staff cares for these elephants deeply and you can tell just by the way the elephants walk when they’re around their caretakers. It is 100% worth the trip to Kanchanaburi. We did a 1/2 day which was 1800 baht ($50) per person. We didn’t feel rushed and we had more than enough time to feed them, prepare a meal for them, give them a mud bath and scrub them before heading back to the main area for a wonderful lunch!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Mobile314525
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elephants World rocked my world. GO THERE.
    Elephants World stole my heart. The staff were great, the grounds are gorgeous, and the elephants... ... I could not get enough of them. The experience of feeding, bathing and playing with these gentle giants is an animal lover's dream. As soon as I left Elephants World, I desperately wanted to go back. DO NOT MISS THIS.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2024
  • Reshma B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My dream come true
    Happy elephants Spent like 4 hours at the shelter They came to us to eat We fed them parsnip and water melon The guide took plenty of photos for us he was really funny too And then we chopped leaves for them and made banana nutritious food with vitamins and fed an elephant I really enjoyed bathing them. That's when I felt the biggest connection The elephant were calm and friendly and funny. I wish I had more time
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 March 2024
  • Pioneer35332244990
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!!! Must do
    We had an amazing day at elephant world . We took the day trip and it was amazing. We were not rushed for time and could really spend as much time as we wanted. The experience was incredible and the elephants were very sweet.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2024
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siam f
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
This is the best elephant sanctuary ever! After going to one in Chang Mai Thailand a couple years ago I was very excited to try another. This one was super fun. You’re able to just chill and feed the elephants for a while and even learn more facts. Shoutout to our tour guide Kim he’s the best!!!! You get to make good for the older elephants which is a really fun activity. Lunch buffet was pretty average still really yummy! Full day is definitely worth it in my opinion, pay the price it’s going to a good cause! Lastly you’ll give a spa day to the elephants and take a bath with them. They provide towels and body wash for your showers to rinse off after and then crackers and juice for the ending snack. We had their own transportation system pick us up from the hotel and drop us off which was one less thing to worry about. I recommend just calling ahead of time and talking to someone to get scheduling worked out.
Written 26 June 2024
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Pioneer35332244990
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We had an amazing day at elephant world . We took the day trip and it was amazing. We were not rushed for time and could really spend as much time as we wanted. The experience was incredible and the elephants were very sweet.
Written 24 June 2024
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Reshma B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Happy elephants
Spent like 4 hours at the shelter

They came to us to eat
We fed them parsnip and water melon

The guide took plenty of photos for us he was really funny too

And then we chopped leaves for them and made banana nutritious food with vitamins and fed an elephant

I really enjoyed bathing them. That's when I felt the biggest connection

The elephant were calm and friendly and funny.

I wish I had more time
Written 30 March 2024
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Roam68042502706
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The most amazing experience. Staff was super friendly and accommodating and the elephants are well taken care of. Could not recommend more!!!
Written 19 March 2024
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Mobile314525
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Elephants World stole my heart. The staff were great, the grounds are gorgeous, and the elephants... ... I could not get enough of them. The experience of feeding, bathing and playing with these gentle giants is an animal lover's dream. As soon as I left Elephants World, I desperately wanted to go back. DO NOT MISS THIS.
Written 11 March 2024
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Isabelle L.
Denver, CO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is by far the coolest experience ive had. To be able to help bath and feed these animals who crave human interacting was the most special thing I’ve experienced with an animal. The staff cares for these elephants deeply and you can tell just by the way the elephants walk when they’re around their caretakers. It is 100% worth the trip to Kanchanaburi. We did a 1/2 day which was 1800 baht ($50) per person. We didn’t feel rushed and we had more than enough time to feed them, prepare a meal for them, give them a mud bath and scrub them before heading back to the main area for a wonderful lunch!
Written 3 March 2024
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Trev..
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
An excellent experience and you're helping the Elephants too. Nake our guide was quite a character and an excellent guide.
Written 21 January 2024
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Maxine G
Bletchley, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The trip was well worth a visit, it was a wonderful experience being able to wash the elephant in the river, only for him to spray us with the water. Staff was very peasant.
Written 6 December 2023
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Deb E
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We stayed in Bangkok and had the full day experience. We were picked up at 630am, returning back quite late around 6 or 630pm. Was so worth the drive out there for a wonderful experience with the elephants. We did the full day where we fed them pumpkins, made sticky rice for the old lady elephant with no teeth, washed in mud, then in the river. Also went out into the field to cut the cane for the elephants. Buffet lunch was included and beautiful food with lots of cold water.
Written 1 November 2023
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snochou
Boston, MA78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We stayed overnight and it was a rich experience. Our guide, Mai, couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable and fun. Yes, there are some tourist photo ops, but overall it’s a humane place where the elephants are cared for. The accommodations for overnight are simple, but there was ac, a private bathroom, a mini fridge and mosquito netting. Don’t expect a hotel, but it’s clean and comfortable, and the after hours experiences of feeding the elephants at dusk and having that individual time with them was awesome. You also don’t have to make that long journey back to Bangkok after a long day out! The food there is very good too. Our family really enjoyed it.
Written 18 August 2023
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