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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand

Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for...

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.

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This is an experience you must have in life. Katherine's compassion oozes out and is contagious to all who volunteer at BLES. The rooms are lovely and clean, water is included... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an experience you must have in life. Katherine's compassion oozes out and is contagious to all who volunteer at BLES. The rooms are lovely and clean, water is included, cold water only but it is so hot that it is refreshing. The cuisine is amazing and we took a cooking course as well that was absolutely joyful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It wa a privilege to stay at this wonderful place. The elephant sanctuary is just that, a sanctuary for elephants, dogs, cats and other animals it's not a hotel. During our week long visit we spent about 3 hours each morning walking through e local countryside with up to 14 elephants, the mahouts and Katherine, who could tell us all... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrived at the elephant park by mistake so stopped to have a look. The park is well organised with shops and cafes and the elephants are well looked after.

1 Thank stephendunn112
Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a true honor to spend seven days at BLES this past January. After two years in the planning, it was everything I had hoped for and more. First of all, the accommodation was great. I loved the privacy of my hut. Tucked away from the others, it was wonderful to sit on the porch and listen to the... More 

1 Thank Michael O
Palmwoods, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

My daughter and I stayed at BLES for 4 days/3 nights in Dec 2016. Leaving the eles, Kathryn, David, the mahouts and other animals was hard. We could easily have stayed much longer. The dedication and love everyone at BLES has for the elephants and other animals is amazing. Walking and watching the elephants is a great experience. The Gossip... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I booked my visit to BLES 18 months in advance and it was worth the wait in every way. Yes, you sometimes have to wait a long time for an email response, but Katherine is incredibly busy and the internet is sometimes only available at the local village. Be patient and you will get your answer! This is a unique... More 

4 Thank aspenlee
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I planned to visit this place for 2 years. I got the booking I wanted for my 60th birthday. Katherine and David run this sanctuary with so much love. They take in and recover sick and traumatised elephants from previous harsh working lives. If you are wanting elephant rides and other entertainment then this place is not for you. The... More 

2 Thank coreen2017
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I went there for a week and have to say it was one of the best experiences I have every had.. Katherine and David and the mahouts are all just wonderful.. its hard to leave and can only say that I am trying to find the time very soon to go back.. what she has done is amazing .. and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find words to describe this trip. We only had 24 hours here but it was truly a dream come true!! David showed us around and is so fun of information and true love for animals. He has an amazing soul and we will forever be changed by meeting him. We didn't get much time with Katherine... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I have been reading the reviews of Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary for a couple of years but now I get to write my own. I spent 4 nights there in August and within days of returning home I had emailed Katherine asking "when can I come back?" I'm now in the process of booking a week-long trip in January 2018... More 

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