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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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What an experience!

We stayed at BLES for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time! The guesthouse was one of three... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2014
susan b
Norwich, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing

For all you animal lovers out there BLES is the way to go. I visited other elephant camps and left... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2014
Tiffany S
Chiang Mai, Thailand
via mobile
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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.
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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at BLES for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time! The guesthouse was one of three traditionally rustic, wooden houses on stilts surrounded by a furnished wooden verandah in an elevated position surrounded by the forest. Our host Katherine was very welcoming...More

6  Thank susan b
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

For all you animal lovers out there BLES is the way to go. I visited other elephant camps and left those places in tears. I was absolutely relieved when I arrived at BLES and saw the wonderful, loving, and free atmosphere. Elephants were free to...More

10  Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary is one of the most emotionally memorable experiences of my life. Spending a few days at this sanctuary, meeting the elephants up close and personal was so spiritually uplifting and I cant think of anything I've experienced that comes close....More

10  Thank Maria M
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with Katherine and the elephants for 2 night and 3 days! I'd advise anybody who wants to visit to stay that long as you will for sure get the full experience! When we first got there we instantly dumped out bags in our...More

10  Thank Michael D
Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had high hopes of my visit to Boon Lott as I had followed them on facebook and adopted some of their wonderful animals..and it exceeded my expectations. The whole essence of the place is positive, free and full of love and compassion for all...More

10  Thank 943paula133
Reviewed June 2, 2014

I planned my 40th birthday trip around visiting BLES after following them on Facebook. What more can I say about this amazing place run by an amazing person, Katherine, that hasn't already been said. My son and I felt so previlaged to experience the 3...More

10  Thank Brackie2007
Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I visited Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary ( BLES ) in May 2014 , we both work full time for another animal welfare organisation so feel well placed to stay this is quite simply the best sanctuary we have ever seen. The days...More

8  Thank Samantha G
Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Boon Lott in February and had an amazing time. Katherine pretty much runs this place by herself along with her assistant, which I think leads to some of the challenges some folks may experience, but it's worth the effort! Watching the Elephants be...More

2  Thank Breatheitin
Reviewed May 29, 2014

BLES is not a resort. The accommodation is very comfortable, but there is no air conditioning, television, or hot showers (at least not yet). The elephants are not there for the entertainment of guests. You cannot ride the elephants. The sanctuary is not open to...More

8  Thank katebet1
Reviewed May 25, 2014

After reading some amazing reviews about this place, I emailed the owner booked my dates for 4 of us and sent the deposit, that was the last I heard from them. Email after email no response, so I notifyed Paypal sure enough that day I...More

26  Thank manda68
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Holly H
October 29, 2017|
Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
No not that I saw. You could hand wash in your bathroom though.
Micaela S
May 7, 2017|
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Response from robertmarysaunders | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think you can book any other way but the wifi there is so poor you just have to be patient. Keep trying it is well worth it!
April 12, 2017|
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Response from coreen2017 | Reviewed this property |
My final email to her was with days to spare, but it was fine. We were picked up from Uttaradit on time. We were incredibly early due to the overnight train we took from Bangkok. But we bought stuff from the station shop to... More