The Morning Ecotour starts with a comfortable transfer from your hotel to the Park via an air-conditioned van. Upon arrival, you will be greeted warmly by the team and welcomed with coffee, drinks and tasty Thai snacks.
The program begins with the project manager sharing the history of elephants in Thailand, how the Park started and why ethical sanctuaries like Phuket Elephant Park are significant in the conservation and welfare of elephants.
After a short video presentation, you will get the chance to meet and see our gentle giants from a safe distance. Since our elephants’ well-being come first, we do not offer any activities that are not natural for them like trekking or bathing with people.
Our English-speaking staff will guide you throughout the Park so you can observe our elephants while they are freely foraging and grazing. Our tour guide will be generous in giving great insights into each elephant's story and unique personality.
The day ends with a delicious Vegetarian Lunch.
After the program, you will be sent back to your hotel with a lovely memory of your experience at the Park and a renewed hope for elephants in captivity in Thailand.
• Phuket Elephant Park, 10/13 Moo.3 Tambon, Pa Khlok, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers directly from the reception/main lobby of their hotel, villa, and vacation rental within Phuket. Please see the location of your hotel/villa and take note of the following Zone/Beach and Pick-up Time.
Rawai Beach / Nai-harn Beach: 8:00 am
Chalong Bay: 8:15 am
Kata Beach / Karon Beach: 8:00 am
Tri-Trang Beach: 8:15 am
Patong Beach / Kalim Beach: 8:30 am
Kamala Beach / Surin Beach: 8:30 am
Bang-tao Beach / Laguna Beach: 8:45 am
Layan Beach / Nai-thon Beach: 8:45 am
Nai-yang Beach: 8:45 am
Mai Khao Beach: 8:45 am
Koh Sireh: 8:00 am
Ao-por Grand Marina: 9:00 am
Ao-Makham Pier: 8:00 am
Rassada Pier: 8:00 am
Cape Panwa: 8:00 am
Ao-yon / Khao Kad: 8:00 am
Phuket Town: 8:15 am
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Excellent trip . Very informative . Can tell the people really care about the welfare of elephants . Best trip I have been on
These people have dedicated their lives for the survival of these forgotten ,abused,sick elephants.you will be educated. Most important they will have a place in your heart.
When you go to Thailand, you pretty much have to go see the elephants. Phuket Elephant Park is the most ethical sanctuary we could find. Other places force the elephants to take people for rides or force them to bathe with people, but Phuket Elephant Park does not force the elephants to do anything they do not want to do. When we got there, we were told about the unfortunate situations the elephants had to deal with in previous years. We were then able to feed a couple of elephants which we loved. It was the coolest experience to get that close to such a majestic giants and have them grab food right out of your hand. All of the money from this tour is put directly towards the elephants; be it food, vet bills, medicine, transportation to the facility, food for the tourists, and expanding the grounds for the sanctuary. During our visit, we were able to see first hand the care that Phuket Elephant Park provides to their animals.
My mother and I love animals. For her birthday, I brought her to visit the rescued elephants at the Phuket Elephant Park. It was a spiritual experience! The park itself is nestled in the virgin Phuket jungle that is surprisingly only 15 minutes driving distance from the airport. The rescued elephants were female ranging in age from 40s-80s. They were rescued from jobs that caused them physical injury from jobs that physically abused them...such as logging, transportation and circus shows. The rescued elephants were friendly and approachable. Under the supervision of the park staff, we could feed, pet and take pictures with the elephants. At this park, the rescued elephants could eat, rest and live without fear of being physically forced to transport logs, people or to perform in circuses. The organization provides a sanctuary for injured, unwanted or abused elephants. Visiting the park was enjoyable and we felt like we were contributing to a good cause with our patronage.
Phuket Elephant Park is a true elephant sanctuary dedicated to the ethical treatment of elephants. Inspired by animal activist Lek Chailert of Save Elephant Foundation, we pride ourselves for pampering our pachyderm residents with love and bananas.
Here, elephants that used to work for humans all their life can have a forever home, cared for, free and in harmony with nature. The Park borders a stunning national park in the northern part of Phuket. It is surrounded by lush tropical forest -- just what our elephants need to restore their health and help them adapt to their new life.
Tour groups are small and intimate which means you can observe our elephants in a peaceful, stress-free environment. Many visitors who have been to the sanctuary consider this half-day morning ecotour the highlight of their holiday in Phuket.
Make the most impact to the lives of elephants while on holiday. Visit Phuket Elephant Park and help us make a home for retired elephants. Book your visit now!