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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket. We put the welfare of our elephants first and do not offer bathing, rides, shows, mud bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud...more
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100 Moo 2, Paklok | on the 4027 road in North East Phuket, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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+66 88 752 3853
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The folks at the Sanctuary are angels for doing what they do everyday! The introductory video was an eye opener for how elephants are used in the tourism industry. Bring some Kleenex! The tour was both informative and entertaining.. I highly recommend it as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank d0bermanp2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the elephant sanctuary, the experience of seeing these intelligent animals in their natural habitat was really one of a kind. The fact that all these elephants have been rescued and are not being abused makes the place a very ethical one. We would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank olegmK1858MW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful and ethical way to see Asian elephants. The sanctuary currently has 8 elephants, all came from logging or tourist camps and many are older and injured. You get to feed the elephants and then walk amongst them. Afterwards, they serve a delicious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank cynsia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very cleaned place, with great staff and a beautiful sanctuary for the retired elephants. We did the afternoon program, and had food/drinks before and after the visit ! They really took great care of the elephants with genuine love which warms your heart !More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clhor
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Clhor, Thanks a lot for visiting us recently, and for sharing your experience with others here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know how much you enjoyed your afternoon with us and our 8 elephants, and that you liked the vegetarian meal too. Hopefully...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been with a 4 years old child and loved it ! It’s welcoming, friendly and respecting elephants intimacy. It’s preserving their habitat and it is nice to witness. No riding, just observing elephants in their natural habitat ! Amazing experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Noohno
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Noohno, We appreciate your excellent feedback, and we thank you for your support to our project. Best wishes from the team here at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the most wonderful 3 days volunteering here during a 2 week holiday.The work they do here and the effort put in by every member of staff to insure these elephants live the happy lives they deserve is amazing the care attention and information given...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lawsonlolo610
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Emma, Thank you so much for taking 3 days out of your holiday to come and support us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. It means a lot to us. We are really happy to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. A huge...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lifetime experience getting closer to those amazing creatures that sadly had been abused and continue to be abused. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary makes an amazing work raising awareness and educating people, so that they can make informative choices. It was a very well prepared place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Maria S
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Maria, A huge THANK YOU from all of us for your very detailed and encouraging review of your recent visit. We are happy to read how well organised the experience was, and that you enjoyed learning more about Asian elephants as well as to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well run, clean, comfortable and very educational elephant sanctuary for old, retired, injured, disabled and blind elephants. It is a few minutes off the main road near Paklok, and they provided a substantial vegetarian buffet lunch too. You are escorted in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrtravellerLondon
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear mrtravellerLondon, We appreciate the time you took to write about your recent visit. It is encouraging to read your positive feedback, and we are happy you enjoyed meeting our elephants. Thank you also for your good comments on our vegetarian lunch. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip, spending a morning with the beautiful Elephants that this Sanctuary have rescued. The whole experience was well organized from start to finish. Snacks and drinks were provided on arrival and then we heard a little about the history of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JNB1963
PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear JNB1963, Many thanks for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your recent visit. We really appreciate it. It was nice to read how inspiring and informative your visit was, and that you enjoyed learning more about our 8 rescued elephants....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the afternoon program and transfers from our hotel. The organization was very helpful in booking a transfer for us last minute. It was supposed to be a shared ride but we ended up having a private ride to and from the sanctuary. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PhuketPES, Manager at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sonicpass7711, Thank you very much for sharing your experience, and thank you for supporting our sanctuary through your visit. As you pointed out, we prefer for the elephants to interact with humans at their own will which is why the only interaction during our...More

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Carlmick
15 November 2018|
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Response from Salman B | Reviewed this property |
Transport from & to hotel is included in ticket price. Though I am not sure about location of Khao Lak. So you need to call them directly.
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Regan93
10 November 2018|
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Response from Schisti | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up but they will clarify if you email them.
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Muriel M
22 September 2018|
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Response from PhuketPES | Property representative |
Hi Muriel, it would be a pleasure to welcome you. You seem to be under the impression that there is bathing involved so we wanted to take a moment to clarify that we do not offer mud baths or showers with the elephants. Our... More
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