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An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)

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    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    An afternoon with the elephants is an eye-opening and inspiring experience. Following a scenic drive along a local village you will arrive at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a picturesque jungle dotted with ponds, wide open fields and hillsides for the elephants to roam around. Your visit starts at our Tree Top Lounge, where we will show you a presentation and educational video to prepare you for your encounter with the elephants, and to help you understand why they need to be protected. We then venture out into the sanctuary and down into the jungle. By keeping a safe distance and watching the elephants from our Observation Salas, the elephants have the freedom to express their natural behavior, from bathing and playing in our pond to socializing with each other. Your tour guide will tell you all about the stories of each rescued elephant. Next up, we walk back to the Tree Top Lounge where the elephants are fed. While they enjoy their baskets of bananas, pineapples and cucumbers, you have a chance to capture some incredible photographs. The program ends with a delicious Thai vegetarian meal.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, 100, Moo 2,, Paklok, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer shared roundtrip transfers from anywhere in the Phuket Province at a THB 500 Baht
surcharge (THB 250 for kids below 12, free for kids below 4). Pick-up and drop-off location must be identical. Exact pick-up time will be advised via email.

Airports

  • Phuket Intl Airport, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110 Thailand


Ports

  • Patong Port
  • Ao Makarm Port
  • Ao Por Pier
  • Rassada Pier
Departure Time
1:30 PM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Boots, Socks, Umbrellas, Rain Coats, Mosquito Spray
  • Welcome Snacks, Coffee, Fruits, Juices & Filtered Water
  • Bottled water - We provide bottled water but appreciate if you bring a refill bottle.
  • Dinner - A delicious Thai vegetarian dinner buffet with over 15 choices.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Roundtrip Transfers - If option is not selected
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 85 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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If you want to experience Thai elephants in an ethical atmosphere, this is the activity for you! The facility, open for only three years, is dedicated to creating a final home for elephants who have undergone abusive situations (e.g. logging, trekking, circus) for many of their
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Response from PhuketPES, Manager at An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)
Responded 2 days ago
Dear CZ1143, Thank you so much for your support, both through your recent visit and through this detailed review. We are happy you enjoyed exploring our 30 acre sanctuary, on the grounds as well as on our new canopy walkway. Thank you also for your great feedback about the transfers and vegetarian meal. We hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes from all of us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
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This place allows elephants a life without their being pressed into touristy entertainment, just observe their natural behaviour close up. A wonderfull day out complete with a suprisingly good offering of a hot and cold buffet and slick pick up - delivery to your door if you
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Response from PhuketPES, Manager at An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)
Responded 2 days ago
Dear OldWhatsisname, Thank you so much for your recent visit, and for sharing the experience with others. We are happy you appreciated our ethical approach towards elephant tourism, and that everything from start to finish met your expectations. We hope to welcome you back one day so you can meet the many more elephants we hope to rescue. Best wishes from the team here at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
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Had a wonderful afternoon at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Learning about elephant conservation and seeing all the rescued elephants being able to roam free in a natural habitat, this is the ONLY Elephant sanctuary I would recommend in Phuket Thailand! If you know of anyone
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Response from PhuketPES, Manager at An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)
Responded 2 days ago
Dear markleedavies, Thank you very much for your visit and excellent review. We appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back one day so you can meet the many more elephants we hope to rescue thanks to your support. Best wishes from all of us here at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
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We really enjoy our afternoon there. It is a true sanctuary for old or hurt elephants. Not a touristy type show. Our kids (8&11) enjoyed seeing the elephants walking around freely. They also started understand how some tourism practices (safari) can be damaging for the
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Response from PhuketPES, Manager at An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)
Responded 2 days ago
Dear delfinocanas, We are so happy to hear how much you and your 2 kids enjoyed the experience of observing elephants living happily in their natural habitat. Great to know that it was en eye-opener for your children as well. Thank you all for your support and best wishes from us here at PES.
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What a wonderful place to visit and to see the elephants being cared for and loved ,would highly recommend going so well organised and full of information.
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Response from PhuketPES, Manager at An Afternoon with the Elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES)
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and recommendation. Best wishes from all of us here at PES.
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About the operator

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By: Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
1,342 reviews
ronsW8693JD
Okotoks, Canada
20
Around the world 2020
You have to take the time to go here if you have a heart for animals. These rescued giants are amazingly calm and
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sylvester7777
Birmingham, United Kingdom
189199
Amazing
This trip is exactly what it says get dirty with elephants. Firstly your introduced to the elephants and we were
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Rinni1974
Newcastle, Australia
15965
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
We absolutely LOVED our morning here! The whole sanctuary is run beautifully and the booking system was so easy. I
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CZ1143
Singapore, Singapore
15845
Memorable Elephant Experience
If you want to experience Thai elephants in an ethical atmosphere, this is the activity for you! The facility,
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ekg456
Surrey, Canada
30
Great half day with the elephants.
Great half day with all the details taken care of - transport, morning snack, cold drinks and a beautiful lunch.
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599leeannes
20
Priceless Elephant Experience
To walk amongst the elephants and experience a once in a lifetime event is priceless but to know your money went
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RKFlies
Oakland, California
1512
If you care for elephants do not patronize
The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary was marketed as a place for elephants that had been working to come and be at ease
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Monica C
10
A Wonderful, Ethical Sanctuary!
If you are looking for an ethical experience where you get to witness the majesty of the elephants, this is it!
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Voyager248865
71
Go to PES if you care about elephants
Not only is this place the only real ethical elephant home in Phuket, it’s also an experience of a lifetime. It
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OldWhatsisname
Plymouth, United Kingdom
84
Best thing for saving Elephants.
This place allows elephants a life without their being pressed into touristy entertainment, just observe their
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Indiaclarke65
53
Highlight of our trip to Thailand!
An amazing experience that I would recommend to everyone!! I’ll start with adding that all enquiries we made
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markleedavies
Phuket, Thailand
20
Legit Elephant Sanctuary - only one to visit...
Had a wonderful afternoon at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Learning about elephant conservation and seeing all the
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EmmaS6784
10
Fabulous ethical sanctuary
Great visit here the elephants are now living a comfortable life without being ridden or entertainment. Watching
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488jessicaz
42
Amazing, ethical experience with the elephants
Wow, I could not recommend this place more. Please do your research and choose a place where you will be observing
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Jennifer H
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4220
Ethical Sanctuary
This is the only ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket and thus, the only one you should go to! This place is the
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