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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am also having problems contacting Katherine. We have paid our deposit (July 14) for our visit in March 2015, but have not had any responses to our emails since. I hope that all is well at the Sanctuary.

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Poole, Dorset
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been trying to contact the founder, Katherine, for two months but haven't had a response to any of my emails, Facebook posts or Skype request. I understand how busy they must all be, but surely in two months they can answer booking enquiries. We are looking for an alternative sanctuary, but are very sad we won't be able... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Boon Lott is a simple but wonderful place where the elephants roam all day eating corn, papayas and of course bananas, their mahoot (caretaker) takes them on walks daily to the corn fields and water streams to bathe and you walk with them too, and they truly are free, one thing you will notice is that elephants make squeeky noises... More

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White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is my third visit to Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary. It was spectacular. All wonderful Thai food cooking included in the price. They literally spoil you there. You will have lots of time to spend up close and personal with the elephants. You can feed them, watch them swimming or just go for a walk with these wonderful creatures. If... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at BLES for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time! The guesthouse was one of three traditionally rustic, wooden houses on stilts surrounded by a furnished wooden verandah in an elevated position surrounded by the forest. Our host Katherine was very welcoming and friendly. Her enthusiasm and commitment to rescuing the Elephants as well as the numerous... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

For all you animal lovers out there BLES is the way to go. I visited other elephant camps and left those places in tears. I was absolutely relieved when I arrived at BLES and saw the wonderful, loving, and free atmosphere. Elephants were free to roam as they please. They are so intelligent and the freedom of choice means so... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary is one of the most emotionally memorable experiences of my life. Spending a few days at this sanctuary, meeting the elephants up close and personal was so spiritually uplifting and I cant think of anything I've experienced that comes close. However, this is not a place that should be considered a tourist attraction. This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed with Katherine and the elephants for 2 night and 3 days! I'd advise anybody who wants to visit to stay that long as you will for sure get the full experience! When we first got there we instantly dumped out bags in our hut and headed off with walking the elephants through the fields to eat (which you... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had high hopes of my visit to Boon Lott as I had followed them on facebook and adopted some of their wonderful animals..and it exceeded my expectations. The whole essence of the place is positive, free and full of love and compassion for all the animals. Whilst being set in beautiful surroundings. BLES is created for the elephants who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I planned my 40th birthday trip around visiting BLES after following them on Facebook. What more can I say about this amazing place run by an amazing person, Katherine, that hasn't already been said. My son and I felt so previlaged to experience the 3 days that we stayed with Katherine, her team and the animals at the sanctuary. 'The... More

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