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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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The Most Inspiring Place to Visit Elephants in Thailand!

In December, 2018 we visited Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Si Satchenalai near Sukhothai... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Life Altering

Visiting BLES changed our entire perspective on life, which sounds grandiose but is nothing shy of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In December, 2018 we visited Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Si Satchenalai near Sukhothai Thailand. This is the best elephant sanctuary in Thailand. It teaches compassionate care of rescued elephants across Thailand and is the most effective advocate for responsible elephant tourism in all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting BLES changed our entire perspective on life, which sounds grandiose but is nothing shy of the truth. It was a privilege to watch those majestic beasts and to learn so much about conservation. You never get tired of being a stone's throw away from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at BLES was spectacular! I cannot even put into words the feelings, experiences, moments, learning, etc that we encountered. Let me just say this is by far one of the best things I have ever done! The animals to include dogs, cats, crocodile,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Cagarcia8
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 days here last week. We met some great people from other parts of the world and had a wonderful group experience. Katherine and David along with other workers, mahouts and people from the village made it the most fantastic experience. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 298alison
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I booked BLES nearly 2 years in advance and it was really worth the wait. This is a unique opportunity to observe rescued elephants in as close to their natural environment as possible and it was a pleasure to see. These elephants have been rescued...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chloe_2972
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We had such an amazing time at BLES. An absolute once in a lifetime experience getting to observe elephants in as natural an environment as possible. The welfare of the elephants is paramount here. There is no hand feeding, bathing or hugging of the elephants...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hm2708
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The dream of a lady that came through when she began her crusade to follow through her vision of providing care and treatment for wounded elephants, who can even think of such a concept? Because when these pachyderms are wounded, chances of their survival are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We were extremely disappointed upon our arrival when we were told that we wouldn't be staying on the grounds of the sanctuary but in a motel facility at a 15 minutes drive. The storm had damaged the cabins and weren't considered safe. We didn't care...More

Date of experience: June 2018
9  Thank guardianofthegalaxie
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We stayed three days at BLES and it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Katherine and David are the most accommodating, friendly and kind people you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Kristin U
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David is amazing; the animals are truly at the heart of everything they do. During my stay I was able to go on daily hikes with elephants, cuddle numerous...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 29, 2018|
Response from rosieaway2017 | Reviewed this property |
Every day is different depending on the needs of the elephants. Usually a daily walk with the elephants, maybe a picnic lunch in the treehouse. Lovely vegan meals.
Maddie Y
July 9, 2018|
Response from JLRYAN303 | Reviewed this property |
None smoking
June 29, 2018|
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Response from photostoryteller | Reviewed this property |
The difference between the Sukhothai Heritage Resort & Sabai Sabai is that the Heritage Resort has a full restaurant and 2 lovely pools! Sabai has no restaurant. I don’t know about the pool, but it’s new and less expensive... More