I was picked up, on time, by a friendly driver who then took me to the office.
At the office, I completed registration by filling in a small form.
Then, a pickup truck takes you for a 10 minute drive to the sanctuary.
Once there, you wait for the other participants. The sanctuary lays on a great breakfast for free! Juice, toast, ceral & fruit, all while you wait!
You then get fitted for Wellington boots/waterproof footwear and fresh socks so you do not ruin your own shoes. They have small lockers for you to keep your bag, shoes, and belongings, as all you need is your phone/camera. Mosquito spray is also provided free of charge!
Before you leave to trek the nature reserve, they show you a 10 video on why and how the sanctuary started. Some of the stories are very sad and upsetting, but this just allows you to feel better when you see how the elephants are so well cared for now!
A guide takes you through the sanctuary, and you will meet around 8 elephants and hear their stories and take a photo or two.
You can even feed the elephants in a small area at the start. They certainly enjoy food!
After, you will have a free lunch. The lunch is amazing quality, and delicious. We'll done to the chefs.
There is also a shop to purchase elephant related products which go towards helping to care for them in the future!
A fantastic day and a rewarding one too! Great job, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary!!!