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From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Activity provider: My Phuket

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Activity provider: My Phuket
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 114.47 per person

Get away from Bangkok for a day to spend quality time with elephants at an ethically run Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Pattaya.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Bangkok, excluding hotels located in Charoen Nakorn and Thonburi. Morning session pickups will be between 5-5:30 AM. Afternoon session pickups will be between 10 AM-10:30 PM.

Experience

Itinerary
3 hours
  • Bangkok

  • 2.5 hours
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya (visit, guided tour)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Bangkok

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Spend an enjoyable half-day with these lovely giant creatures
  • Assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants
  • Enjoy a fun and fulfilling mud spa with the elephants
  • Take a dip in the water and swim with elephants
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai food lunch with freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruits
Full description

On this amazing day trip, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya. 

There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet.

After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories. 

Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.

After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. 

Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water.

Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. 

Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bangkok City
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Traditional Thai lunch and fresh fruits
  • Drinking water
  • Food for feeding the elephants
  • 1 Save the World canvas bag
  • Photography Service
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside designated locations
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This activity promotes sustainable tourism and strictly does not offer an elephant riding
  • Pickup for the morning session is between 5 AM-5:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 1 PM
  • Pickup for the afternoon session is between 10-10:30 AM depending on your hotel's location with the return to your hotel in Bangkok at 6 PM
  • There is a photography service at no extra charge. The photographers will take pictures throughout the day and upload them to Dropbox. The link will be posted on Facebook page of the supplier afterward.
  • In case of rain, wellie boots will be provided as it can be muddy, so please bring a pair of socks
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty or muddy
  • This tour is subject to cancellation in the event that there are not enough participants
  • Please ensure that you are contactable at the number or email address provided at checkout as the operator will send a confirmation message once your pickup is arranged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 403 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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If there’s one thing you must do while in Thailand it’s this! It was the best experience I’ve ever had. I will be coming back in the future and will try to go to all of their locations. Being able to get so close and personal with the elephants was great, love seeing how well they live. The entire staff was amazing too

June 13, 2022

There was excellent communication before being picked up, including a picture and license plate of the vehicle collecting me. The sanctuary itself is a small place and so welcoming. The elephants are lovely and they are clearly well cared for. They’re not forced to do anything! I was able to feed and bathe with them while plenty of pictures were taken, and there was a wonderful guide who was able to explain all about them and what they do. We also had a very delicious lunch! I would 100% repeat this experience if I could! Do bring a spare change of clothes because you will get filthy if you bathe with them (there are showers there) - and don’t wear white!

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April 13, 2022

Unforgettable experience! Describing it won't be enough to explain the emotions and incredible impact it had on myself and my partner. The whole experience is at the elephants pace, in their natural environment. The team who takes care of the elephants are 100% committed in the cause and in these animals safeguard. The money raised through tickets and merchandise will contribute to the protection and long-term care of elephants in their natural habitat.

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April 2, 2020

Product ID: 168092