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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

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Patong, Thailand
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About Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Visiting the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, gives curious visitors a unique opportunity to interact with magnificent elephants in the safety and security of their natural home. Our trained English-speaking guides give visitors insight into the behavior and the personal history of our elephants, while our mahouts help people realize incredible life experiences such as bathing elephants in Phuket or feeding them by hand.
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Gellka wrote a review Jun 2020
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It was an unique experience. I would love to visit again this magic place. They take care of elephants , they love and protect them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from EJSPhuket, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Responded Jun 25, 2020
It’s fantastic to hear that you had such a great time and we really appreciate you coming to support us! The elephants were so happy to meet you and I know that they can’t wait to see you again someday soon.
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AniaMaciejAla wrote a review May 2020
Poznan, Poland94 contributions16 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket. They picked us up from our hotel in Karon and brought us to the Sanctuary. We had a chance to feed the elephants with bananas first, then we joined the elephant mud bath, and finally everybody jumped into a tiny green lake together with some of the elephants.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from EJSPhuket, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Thank you for your kind words of support. We really appreciate you coming to help look after the herd.
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ShanT wrote a review Apr 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
Review of: 2 Days 1 Night
From start to finish the experience was totally amazing. Our tour guide named chow went above and beyond for us, he spoke very good English and had a great sense of humour. He was very accommodating and the trip as a whole was very organised. Our experience with the elephants was up close and personal, our group was small (which made it even better.) From feeding, walking in the jungle, observing, learning and bathing with the elephants- the whole day was just incredible! All food and drinks were included and freshly cooked on site (if your going early make sure you have breakfast.) Before going we were both worried about the treatment of the elephants but those worries quickly disappeared when we arrived. The elephants roam freely and are well treated and cared for by their mahouts and form a very good bond with them. The elephants are all rescued by the sanctuary so often show signs of abuse, the guides explain their behaviours. The money you spend at the sanctuary goes towards the care of the elephants, food, and recusing elephants that are currently being abused in the tourism industry. If your questioning whether or not to stay the night we would highly recommend it! This was the icing on the cake! An overnight stay in the jungle, in a tree house, hot showers and comfy sleep right in the middle of the sanctuary over looking the lake listening to the sounds of the jungle was just breath-taking. Highly Recommend !!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from EJSPhuket, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Responded Jun 6, 2020
It’s fantastic to hear that you had such a great time and we really appreciate you coming to support us! The elephants were so happy to meet you and I know that they can’t wait to see you again someday soon.
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Virginia & David wrote a review Apr 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom64 contributions46 helpful votes
We booked the half day tour with my daughter and it was fantastic! Elephants are extremely well looked after and such beautiful creatures, I felt really humbled by it all, my daughter and husband had a go at washing the elephants and got very muddy but there were showers and plenty of opportunities to get cleaned up. Bring your old flip flops, cossies and beach wear and something clean to put on afters. We all got plenty of opportunities to feel the elephants. Even a lady who was disabled was looked after and they bought an elephant to her so she didn’t miss out. Good to see somewhere that respects these animals so much and doesn’t chain them up or abuse them. A truly special day ! Thank you.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from EJSPhuket, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Responded Jun 6, 2020
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again one day soon!
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Tyler M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Honestly goes down as one of the most memorable days ever! Staff are absolutely lovely, speaking perfect English and making you laugh multiple times throughout the day! Cannot describe how amazing it is getting so close to the elephants and lovely knowing how much they are cared for by all the staff. Get time to feed them, get photos, go in a mud bath and swimming pool, best day to remember out of our whole holiday! To top it off I mentioned to staff this was a trip for my mums birthday and they surprised her with a little cake and candle all singing and giving her a birthday present during lunch. If you do anything while out in Thailand make sure this is at the top of your list. And whatever you do, DO NOT GO ON ANY TREKKING TRIPS AND NO VISITING PARKS WHERE ELEPHANTS ARE LOCKED UP AND PADLOCKED BY ITS FEET!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from EJSPhuket, General Manager at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Thank you. The elephants are always so happy to see our guests and just love to be feed their favorite snacks and pampered in the mud spa, hosed down in the pool and scrub up in the shower, and I know that they look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Love EJS.
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