Welcome to Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Award winning elephant sanctuary providing a better life for elephants.
We are proud to be the first elephant sanctuary established on Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. Thanks to the kind support of our guests, we have opened a second sanctuary on the island so that more rescued elephants can live a life of ease and dignity.
Both sanctuaries are set on forested land, offering a safe retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries. Feed the elephants, walk with them, and observe these gentle giants as they roam, socialise, bathe, play in the mud, and enjoy the peaceful life that they deserve. Join our morning or afternoon program, knowing that you are supporting ethical elephant tourism and helping to improve the lives of Thai elephants.
VISIT SAMUI ELEPHANT SANCTUARY CHAWENG NOI TO EXPERIENCE ELEPHANTS LIVING IN NATURE
Samui Elephant Sanctuary provides a caring home to rescued elephants where they can live a more natural life. We now have two beautiful sanctuary locations – Bophut & Chaweng Noi.
Immerse yourself in sanctuary life by joining our morning or afternoon programs for an unforgettable experience with elephants.
MEET OUR ELEPHANTS
Introducing our beautiful elephants -
get to know who they are, their histories and personalities and why they need to be rescued and protected from harm.
FAQ & CONTACT
Please visit our FAQ's for answers to commonly asked questions. For further enquiries, complete the form on our Contact page.
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Elephant Sanctuary Samui - Ethical Animal Experience
The ethical elephant sanctuary in Bophut is one of Koh Samui's most popular attractions for travelers. The elephant sanctuary was naturally built to protect the rescued elephants from the hard and exhausting work in the logging and tourism industry. You can visit the elephants on 10 hectares of jungle land, that offering a safe retirement home for all elephants and animals. Be part of ethnical ecotourism in Thailand and make a difference! Join, feed, observe and roam with the giant animals in a peaceful environment. Book now and visit the elephant sanctuary Samui! Read less
This activity takes place twice every day and was specially developed for hotel guests on the holiday Island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Unfortunately, there is no availability for Cruise Ship Passengers! Click! As usual, free places are available as long as you can select your desired date!
Pick-Up We will pick you up with an air-conditioned minibus for the morning program between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. or in the afternoon between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at your specified accommodation, and then guide you in the east of Koh Samui. Step by step, all other participants are collected for this activity until the entire travel group is completely together.
The Elephant Sanctuary Upon arrival in the Elephant Sanctuary Samui, you are warmly welcomed and the project to protect the rescued elephants will be presented. Get a first impression how elephants can live a pleasant life forever. As you will experience yourself, the elephant sanctuary staff are very loving of the elephants and sensitive handling the magnificent animals.
Feeding the Elephants Next, we will prepare a very healthy and nutritious meal for the elephants together. Afterward, you have enough time to feed and pet the elephants yourself. It is a very unique and unforgettable experience to get so close to an elephant and feed its cold, rough, powerful trunk.
Watching the Elephants After the animals have tasted your meal, you can also take your time and see the elephants walking through the extensive grounds. The elephants need their breaks, which the trained staff pays great attention to. If you have any questions, the employees are available to you at any time.
Enjoy with the Elephants After the elephants are rested, they often have fun playing and allowing themselves to cool down. The artificial pool and a mud area is perfect for this. The unique creatures love to wallow in the mud and spray each other wet. An unforgettable sight is guaranteed.
Making Delicious Lunch To satisfy your hunger, you will be served a delicious vegetarian meal in a cozy little restaurant on the premises. This peaceful and natural place is a great option to see Koh Samui from a different side without mass tourism and cruel animal shows.
Drop-Off We will pick you up around 12:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. with an air-conditioned minibus in the east, and then guide you back to the accommodation you have deposited. Step by step, all other participants of the activity will be dropped off until the entire tour group has completely reached their accommodations.
You will receive a booking confirmation as well as another email, including your final pick-up time , until 18:00 the day before your selected tour date! Please check the given information and show the email to the driver waiting for you at the general car park of your accommodation! If you have booked for tomorrow after 17:30, then you will receive your pick up time until 21:00!
- We recommend bringing a reliable mosquito spray, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, towel and a camera.
- For insurance reasons, you must fill out a short questionnaire that contains your personal data, including your passport number.
- If the road to your accommodation is too steep or inaccessible, we will have to pick you up at a nearby alternative pick-up location, which you need to reach on your own. If this is the case, you will receive a Google Maps Link shortly after your booking!
- Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, the program can be adjusted.
Even more? Explore the frequently asked questions!
You can cancel your order free of charge up to 24 hours before your selected tour date ( ToS: § 3 ).
- For a free cancellation, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before your tour date, you must pay the full purchase amount.
- If you do not reach the meeting point in time, the local operator is entitled to full payment.
- Any changes made by yourself on your tour date can not be accepted free of charge.
- Cancellations due bad weather based only on responsibility by local authorities.
- Cancellations due illness require a medical certificate from a local doctor.
- Cut-off times by latest 23:59 two days before your tour date (GMT+7).
For cancellations click here!
Get up close to elephants in a Fabulous environment for them & you - feeding interaction well managed and controlled by knowledgeable staff. Been on many wildlife experiences this was prob the best - not to be missed - v highly recommend. My daughters birthday gift too was a lovely gesture - thank you all for a very special day
We had a great visit to the Elephant Sanctuary in Bophut where we got to know the magestic elephants in their natural habitat. We participated in making breakfast for the elephants and fed them. We also learned a lot about elephants and animal wellfare. The trip was very well organized and the friendly straff did a great job throughout our trip/visit. Highly recommended to go on this trip to support the Important work being done to preserve the elephants in Thailand.
The visit to the Elephant Sancturay was an absolute heartwarming experience. We learned a lot about the elephants and the suffering associated with using elephants for work and tourism. It was great to see how lovingly the elephants are taken care of here. We were allowed to help with the feeding. It was definitely the best experience we had on Koh Samui. You also support the sanctuary by visiting. Definitely go here!
We had a great morning at the elephant sanctuary.
It was important to us to find an ethical sanctuary to visit and I don't think we could have chosen any better. It was clear that all the staff really cared about the animals and their welfare.
This was a great experience for our whole family. The kids were a bit nervous to feed the elephants at first but soon got the hang of it!
Thanks everyone at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, keep up the great work!!
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Samui Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Samui is an ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Koh Samui with 5-star rating on TripAdvisor! Have a quality elephant tour in their natural home. Come and create a lifelong memory with us!
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- Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical elephant conservation place
- See 5-star rating on TripAdvisor!
- No elephant riding, no elephant torturing allowed
- Spend quality time with elephants in their natural home
- Gain insight into their history and behavior
- Mud spa and swim with elephants
- Serve you with traditional Thai food (freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits)
- Get your picture at https://web.facebook.com/ejssamui/
Itinerary (Approximated Time)
- Roundtrip transfer (please see detail in the table below)
- English speaking guide
- Online photographs
- Elephant food
- Snacks and refreshments
- Thai meal (vegetarian options are available)
What to bring
- Hat, cap or umbrella
- Bathing suit
- Insect spray
- Changing clothes
How to use the voucher, child price
- The voucher is valid to a specific date only
- Children of 3-9 years old apply to child price
- Children under 3 years old can join the program free of charge
- This is a group tour so please be patient in case of unexpected pickup delays
- Please be ready at your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes before pick up time
Pick up and Drop off
*** Visitors who arrange their transportation to the meeting point, request to be dropped off at another location, It’s will have the additional charge 1,000 THB per group.
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SAMUI ELEPHANT SPA WELCOME
Learn and know more with elephants, walking through the forest, take a bath with the elephants, a mud spa experience, the elephant “mud spa” experience in koh samui (ethical tour).
Take a 'Mud Spa' with one of these majestic animals for a memory that is guaranteed to stay with you forever.
Samui Elephant “Mud SPA” is available morning and afternoon; you are picked up from your hotel in a safari jeep and are taken to see some of the sights around the island on the way to the camp.
You’ll journey deep into the heart of the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Interacting, Feeding and Playing with the magnificent Asian elephants.
You’ll feel at one with nature as your Koh Samui Elephant “Mud SPA” takes you to parts of the island most travellers will never do.
You’ll witness first-hand experiences the elephant’s legendary intelligence and sociability. A memory you will treasure forever.
An amazing experience for the adults as well as the children and at the end of the Elephant “Mud SPA” you will even have the opportunity to clean, to feed and have your picture taken with the elephants.
And the unforgettable photo opportunities you will get during your Samui Elephant “Mud SPA” tour are undeniable, providing a treasured memory of your Thai holiday and a truly authentic Thai experience.
Samui Elephant “Mud SPA” Experience, the Best one in Koh Samui, not to be missed!