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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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We were extremely disappointed upon our arrival when we were told that we wouldn't be staying on... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Halfmoon, New York
Total serenity at BLES

We stayed three days at BLES and it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. From... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Kristin U
Torquay, 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.
304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were extremely disappointed upon our arrival when we were told that we wouldn't be staying on the grounds of the sanctuary but in a motel facility at a 15 minutes drive. The storm had damaged the cabins and weren't considered safe. We didn't care...More

6  Thank guardianofthegalaxie
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed three days at BLES and it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Katherine and David are the most accommodating, friendly and kind people you...More

4  Thank Kristin U
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David is amazing; the animals are truly at the heart of everything they do. During my stay I was able to go on daily hikes with elephants, cuddle numerous...More

1  Thank JLRYAN303
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My husband and I just visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. We spent 3 nights and 3 days here. It was absolutely AMAZING! The experience to be so close to such big, gorgeous, intelligent creatures was so inspiring. Also, everyone at...More

10  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of very few TRUE elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Amazing work they do. No chains! Just elephants being elephants in a natural environment. If yu want a "selfie" or wash an elephant this not the place for you. A great community as well...More

2  Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

OMG this was the trip of a lifetime! You will need to book well in advance but well worth the wait. Come for the elephants but get converted by the serenity and healing. Best food I’ve ever had too! The founder, Katherine is a giant...More

2  Thank HeatherMD2015
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing I could say here would truely describe just how wonderful a stay at BLES is! The passion energy and commitment of Kathryn Connor and her family who have set up and run this haven for the rescued elephants is heart warming! Every day is...More

1  Thank rosieaway2017
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I visited Thailand for 2 weeks and stayed 4 nights at BLES. the experience was magical; we went for walks every day with the elephants and watched them live freely and do what they please (graze in the forest, take mud baths,...More

1  Thank makusel
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Katherine, the founder of BLES, exudes love, understanding, and so much compassion at this place, making it such a stupendous place to go to. Bring long light weight pants, sunglasses and a hat for daily walks along the acres of pristine forest land. Sit and...More

6  Thank absbirds
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Staying at BLES has been a unique experience. Seeing the chain-free elephants enjoying their life in the beautiful surroundings is eye-opening and inspiring. Their connection with their mahouts is absolutely great to watch. No hooks, no stick, nothing but vocal commands, laughs and positive reinforcement....More

5  Thank lelevbebe
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30 August 2018|
Response from rosieaway2017 | Reviewed this property |
Every day is different depending on the needs of the elephants. Usually a daily walk with the elephants, maybe a picnic lunch in the treehouse. Lovely vegan meals.
29 June 2018|
Response from rosieaway2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we stayed at Paradise guest house just ten minutes from the Sanctuary.