ElephantsWorld

ElephantsWorld, Kanchanaburi: Hours, Address, ElephantsWorld Reviews: 5/5

ElephantsWorld
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
ElephantsWorld was founded in 2008 and is a sanctuary for sick, old, disabled, abused and rescued elephants, who will receive the rest and joy that they deserve. They can enjoy themselves in their own natural environment here until their last breath. At ElephantsWorld we work for the elephants, instead of them for us! As a visitor you get to enjoy very memorable experience with these beautiful animals. You can help us with taking care of them by feeding them, gathering food and bathing them.
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Peter S
San Diego, CA290 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I spent a terrific day with the elephants! I think because of our hotel location, we had a private car for the 2 1/2 hour drive out to the park. The park has 22 elephants total, all fully protected and all rescue animals. It is an intimate experience with the elephants - we did the 1-day trip - involving everything from feeding them to getting into the river and bathing them. It was an exhausting day, but exhilarating as well. Our guide for the day did an excellent job, not only of explaining everything but of keeping the day enjoyable. This is an experience not to be missed!
Written January 24, 2020
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Walter A
Phoenix, AZ35 contributions
Jan 2022
What an amazing experience it was. Spent 2 days and one night in the sanctuary and it was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Edhae was our guide and he spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. Staff are Karen people, not Thais.
Our room for the night was spacious, and clean. Our meals were simple but plentiful and delicious.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of people visiting the place, our first day, we were 12, and our second day we were only 3.
Elephants are well fed and well treated.
Had the chance to play with them, feed them, bathe them.
Requires a lot of money to maintain this place since each elephant eats around 300kg of food every day (they have 9). Staff are 20 people, so you can imagine. Obviously they need tourism to keep the elephants alive. These elephants are rescued and almost impossible to make it on their own in the wild.
Highly recommended.
Written January 23, 2022
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SUNNYGURL3308
Baltimore, MD41 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I visited Elephants World in Kanchanaburi as a solo traveler and it was amazing! I had an up close and personal tour. This is an ethical elephant sanctuary (no riding elephants or shows) but it is fully interactive. I was able to feed them, help cut down banana trees, bathe them, made rice balls for the older ones who can only eat soft foods and then hand fed the rice balls to them. I highly recommend this day trip! The experience was amazing and they really need all the help they can get right now. If you’re in Bangkok this is an easy day trip. Don’t miss it!
Written October 17, 2021
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Graziella P
5 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Went to this beautiful open sanctuary on my trip to Thailand in November & it was the best experience! The staff is super friendly & helpful. You can tell they really love the animals, and vice versa. We booked our vacation through groupon and this came included in the package- 10/10 recommend!
Written December 19, 2020
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KarisWin
Lancing, UK66 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Elephant World is a great day out for all the family. You get involved in preparing food, cutting grass, feeding, washing and massaging the elephants.
The elephants are roaming free in the park and do not wear chains or any restrictive items.
The Mahuts are very experienced and clearly care well for the elephants. A lot of work goes into caring for the animals so the visitors must graft and help to do the hard work during the day - elephants eat a lot so plenty of opportunities for feeding and touching the elephants, as well as a fun time in the water to wash and play with them.
Obviously these are huge, powerful creatures so you need to be mindful of their size, strength and (at times) unpredictability but as long as you follow the safety instructions this is suitable for all ages, including smaller children.
Lunch is included in the day ticket and this is a varied buffet style meal with plenty of choice.
Excellent value and a ‘must visit’ location in Kanchanaburi!
Written January 7, 2020
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MsSeeblick
18 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Highly recommended day trip for families with school age children. Early start and late return to Bangkok, however, perfectly doable with a driver/bus.
In our family, parents and kids alike just loved how close we got to the elephants. The day is structured well, with a few highlights and hands-on activities in the morning and in the afternoon (feeding and preparing food, bathing, and observing the elephants up close and personal). I had some reservations initially about a circus-like show for paying western tourists, yet, it is clear that the elephants not the tourists set the pace and decide how much they want to engage with the guests (although food as bribe does help!). My personal highlight: feeding the ever so hungry elderly elephants with sticky rice balls. Such greed, such a mess and such jolly good fun.
The guides we met all spoke English well enough to really engage and have a conversation. Consequently, we all learned quite a bit about the elephants’ anatomy, behavior and treatment in south east Asia.
One big plus IMO: the staff seemed to genuinely enjoy their work, has worked there for a number of years, and appeared to be quite proud of the organization.
Written January 12, 2020
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Rollo P
Payson, AZ14 contributions
Dec 2021
What an enjoyable and informative, hands-on experience for the whole family. At the time we visited, there were 10 elephant residents and we met them all. We fed them fruit by hand, cut banana tree leaves for them, gave them mud baths and then rinsed and scrubbed them in a nearby stream. The staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful; we could tell they loved their animals. And the lunch provided was excellent, too. We left inspired,. in awe, wating to come back again.
Written January 10, 2022
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LCS-2006
Broxburn, Scotland, United Kingdom147 contributions
Dec 2019
Fabulous family day at this sanctuary, we had travelled from Bangkok, around a 2.5 hour drive,

Plenty time spent with elephants, feeding them, making their food, which culminated in bathing the elephants in the river, amazing,

Around 32 elephants here, including one baby and a couple of ones with limited vision, bless them.

Guide was amazing.

Trip included nice lunch and water, plus biscuits before you leave, towels to shower at the end of your day. They have lockers to secure your belongings whilst you are out and about. Also have small shop to purchase tourist bits plus drinks.

Highly recommend this.
Written January 4, 2020
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ryanmcintyre265
Ayrshire, UK108 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were collected from our hotel in the morning as part of a group of 8 people.
We spent a full day here and done incredible activities like preparing food, feeding and washing the elephants.
The staff are very knowledgable and keep you safe at all times.
There are loads of other animals on the land which have been rescued and roam the plains and the whole experience is phenomenal to be in.
The lunch provided is alright if you like Thai food you’ll be fine.
Seriously recommend this, especially for couples.
Written February 22, 2020
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Nikita
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
Jan 2020
We spent a half day here and loved it. It was such an authentic, fun way to understand how elephants are cared for and what they're like. The food provided is plentiful, lots of variety and delicious. Can't recommend enough!
Written February 6, 2020
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