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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

#31 of 602 Tours in Phuket
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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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100 Moo 2, Paklok | on the 4027 road in North East Phuket, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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+66 62 767 7111
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Reviewed today via mobile

Please do your research before going to an Elephant Sanctuary, this is the only one you should visit!! Other Elephant Sanctuaries are still part of the despicable animal tourism trade...but not at Phuket Animal Sanctuary!! They have an absolutely amazing space here and do so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gavlarkiz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This does seem to be an ethical organisation, with none of the ‘elephant gimmicks’ such as riding or bathing. We were able to feed the elephants and then just walk near them, learn about them and observe them as they bathed and fed in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tabitham143
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good ethical treatment of animals. Great food and lots of photos and freebies to give it the full 5 stars! Thanks again guys!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a super short drive from the hostel. Despite an early morning up, the weather was perfect and the sight of these beautiful creatures will wake you right up! Very organized and upbeat. Great group of tourists from all over. We were sat at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Meghan L
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing experience that tugs the heartstrings. Admission price is a little high, but rest assured you are not harassed for any more payments throughout the day. You can feed the elephants and then go on a mini-safari watching them in the grounds of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank p4ulmiller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing weather, hospitality was on point Elephants were just lovely and you’re allowed to touch and feed the elephant. I left them with a donation towards the centre

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DrAliyaCh
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'll admit the interactions with the elephants was very limited, but that's part of the process. The driver was great, staff were good, and the facilities were really nice also. Still, it was quite expensive. We had to remember there is a cause behind the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank COMATTP
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place. They are relatively new and are expanding. The elephants are well cared for and the staff is obviously committed to their care. Very knowledgeable tour and you get to see these animals as they naturally react with each other. Well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffB246
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great place and what great work they are doing there is 20 site now across Thailand/Malaysia with over 100 elephants rescued, this day was special, you get to touch feed, mud bath and wash the elephants in a relaxed gentle atmosphere, they give...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute best time with Pot and the team! Great place with elephants, views and amazing food! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Testarossa752
March 20, 2019|
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Response from COMATTP | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you choose the right sanctuary. We went to phuket elephant sanctuary org They are pricey but the place is very ethical and have great tour guides, good food etc. No bathing (and their website explains why).
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B633WRjackiel
January 2, 2019|
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Response from fossie125 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know what the fee would be without transfer - we paid TB3500 each with transfer to and from hotel. You need to allow up to four hours visiting time.
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December 12, 2018|
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Response from R1930CBandreas | Reviewed this property |
I can definitely recommend Phuket elephant sanctuary! I don’t know if it’ll be on your way to Cheow lake, but the elephants are free to roam around the 30 acre reservation and the only interaction you get is the opportunity... More
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