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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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Phuket, Thailand
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About Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket. We put the welfare of our elephants first and do not offer bathing, rides, shows, mud bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud noisy groups, or people constantly crowding around the elephants. If you think of an elephant living life in the forest surrounded by the sounds of nature then this is what we offer. Our tours offer Education, Interaction, and Observation. Visitors enjoy an up-close encounter with our beautiful elephants during the feeding program, then we walk with the elephants, stand back and observe as they roam, bathe, play, and socialise naturally, free from human touch. We give our elephants back their lives and their dignity, and in doing so, our guests get to learn about how incredible the largest land mammal on earth truly is. We look forward to welcoming you. Morning and Afternoon visits, reservations required, transportation available.
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elAlladin wrote a review Dec 1
Haifa District, Israel23 contributions6 helpful votes
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Hi, we visited the elephants sanctuary today after looking for a place which it the most ethical to the elephants, as the kids wanted to see rral elephants. The place is lovely, the team is great, and the hospitality was way over what i expexted- we got free beverage, snacks , and even great gifits - all included. This place ia a must if you are around Phuket. Further, they even picked us from the Hotel! Do not miss it
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Philipp B wrote a review Nov 2021
Munich, Germany17 contributions6 helpful votes
I can only recommend going to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, it is such an amazing place and a great experience. They really do everything to protect the elephants and let them live in a natural way. The tour itself however still brings you very close to these amazing animals without disturbing them in their everyday life. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. It is really worth the money, which is used to take care of the elephants (food, medicine) and hopefully safe some more in the near future. So please people come here and do something good and skip all the captive elephant stuff, which is only harmful for the animals. On a side note: We did the morning tour, which included some great breakfast, snacks and lunch. So not only the elephants are being treated very well, the visitors as well :)
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Date of experience: November 2021
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brittany wrote a review Nov 2021
Phuket, Thailand8 contributions2 helpful votes
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Perfect morning with the elephants. We got checked in then headed to the Booktree Library for a coffee - hazelnut latte was amazing and the shop itself is super cute. Once taken to the sanctuary, we started with light snacks/coffee/tea then we got to feed a couple of the elephants and walk around to see them in their natural habitat. We were provided socks and rain boots as it’s muddy - I suggest wearing pants since there’s a lot of dirt/grass/branches you’re walking through. After, you are provided lunch - noodles, curry, fries, salad, and veggies. Overall, beautiful day supporting the elephant rescue. Highly recommend this over any of the other elephant options that are less humane.
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Heather S wrote a review Nov 2021
Chiang Mai, Thailand4 contributions1 helpful vote
The whole morning was amazing! We met the guides and had breakfast and we’re then split into smaller groups to assist with feeding some of the elephants breakfast. Our guides explained that all the elephants had been saved from either logging or from trekking/shows and some had injuries from these times. We then we’re able to explore the jungle with our guide and we’re introduced to each elephant from afar. Our guide Jeffy was brilliant! He knew each elephant and their story and when they had arrived and had a wealth of knowledge and could answer all our questions! We then had a lovely lunch and finished at 1pm! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see elephants but in a way that does not stop them from enjoying their day naturally. We originally looked at sanctuaries which involved bathing but quickly learnt that this is not natural for the elephant, and are so happy that we chose Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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DJ Mark F wrote a review Nov 2021
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Me and my partner visit Phuket Elephant Sanctuary at the beginning of November 2021 for an afternoon with the Elephants. We choose to drive to the Sanctuary, how ever they can pick up from your hotel. We started in a tree type observatory where we where welcome with very friendly staff who looked after us and made us feel very welcome. They provided main snacks and drinks opinions. We had a 10 minute presentation about the sanctuary and how they look after all 12 Elephants and help them after being abused by work camps and tourist attractions. After the presentation we were allowed to walk amongst the elephants with our amazing tour guide Jeffy. The elephant now live in their natural environment which is attached to the in national park. After the tour we headed back to the observatory where we hand fed some of the elephants. We finished the day with an amazing prepared dinner which was vegetarian/vegan. We also were given then choice of a free t-shirt or bag. They had a cute gifts shop which all proceeds go back in to the sanctuary. The transportation was provided back to the office where we drove back to our hotel but they will also provide returns to your hotel. I couldn't recommend this place enough it was truly a magical experience. I will definitely be back to support this amazing place. Thank you to all the staff and the amazing work you are doing.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Voyage50873228525, General Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Fennell, Thank you so much for your detailed and encouraging review. We are so pleased to read about your experience, and we truly appreciate your support during these challenging times. It would be a great pleasure welcoming you back in the future. Stay safe, and best wishes from all of us here at PES.
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