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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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An Experience Like No Other....

An experience like no other. Not a day goes by that I not reminisce of this journey at BLES. As an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa T
Amazing to be so close to Elephants

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary. For watching and being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Monica B
Canberra, Australia
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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on saving land from deforestation and helping elephants recover from their traumatic pasts.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An experience like no other. Not a day goes by that I not reminisce of this journey at BLES. As an animal rescue/shelter volunteer my continual struggles dealing with the reality of Human mistreatment of all animals weighs very heavily on my mind. However, the...More

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary. For watching and being with the beautiful elephants it didn't disappoint. We watched them arrive in the morning and at lunchtime, went out into the forest with them while they grazed...More

2  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I recently stayed here and cannot speak highly enough of it. I'll start by saying that this is one of the most ethical sanctuaries I have visited and was definitely worth the wait (we make the booking a year in advance). As...More

3  Thank Jamie N
elelover, Owner at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind and honest review Jamie. All of us here at BLES are looking forward to welcoming you and Andy back - sooner, rather than later! We appreciate your support and compassion so very much - trunks of thanks!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

There is no where else in the world that brings elephants and people together in such a magical way. As you sip your morning coffee, or enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch, you are surrounded by elephants who are simply being elephants. Nothing is staged, nothing...More

2  Thank davidowenn
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I first visited BLES in May 2014 when I travelled to Thailand by myself. My husband didn’t come that time because it wasn’t really his thing. But, since I returned I guess my talking about it and photos convinced him it might be worth visiting...More

6  Thank katebet1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

BLES is my favorite place on earth. No matter what species you are, this is sanctuary- a place of peace, a place to find friends, a place to be appreciated for just being yourself. If you are willing to get your hands dirty, to get...More

5  Thank cez87
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I agree with everything Kerry G says....👇🏻. ha! We were guests there at the same time (randomly) and her along with my mom we were blown away by everything Katherine, David and the whole BLES team do. I've followed BLES for a year or so...More

4  Thank KarenG1981
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I don't normally like to leave bad feedback on Tripadvisor, but this requires an exception. We were excited about this trip as part of our honeymoon, and had read good reviews about Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES). We booked a three-night stay months in advance,...More

11  Thank chris y
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I have been following BLES on Facebook for years and always wanted to visit. I booked 18 months in advance to fulfil my dream. The experience surpassed my wildest expectation from start to finish. I appreciate everyone one has their own opinion of BLES but...More

10  Thank Kerry G
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking so forward to visiting this place and experienced such a lack of hospitality; Visitors not welcomed but their money is. So sad...

9  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Holly H
30 October 2017|
Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
No not that I saw. You could hand wash in your bathroom though.
Micaela S
7 May 2017|
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Response from robertmarysaunders | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think you can book any other way but the wifi there is so poor you just have to be patient. Keep trying it is well worth it!
13 April 2017|
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Response from coreen2017 | Reviewed this property |
My final email to her was with days to spare, but it was fine. We were picked up from Uttaradit on time. We were incredibly early due to the overnight train we took from Bangkok. But we bought stuff from the station shop to... More