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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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2/8 Moo 6, 84329, Thailand
+66 95 269 8343
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Breath taking

Absolutely amazing and so educational for our two children. Your price includes transportation and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kentwell
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Sydney, Australia
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Most Rewarding Day Of Our Holiday

Simply superb, obviously the sanctuary is in its early days. Just a wonderful morning spent with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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We are very proud to bring the first elephant sanctuary to Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. Set on 10 acres of forest land, we offer a retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries. Feed, walk with, and observe our gentle giants as they roam, socialise, bathe and enjoy a peaceful life that they so deserve. Join our morning or afternoon program knowing you are supporting ethical elephant tourism and helping to make a difference.
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“gentle giants” (7 reviews)
“mud bath” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2/8 Moo 6, 84329, Thailand
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+66 95 269 8343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing and so educational for our two children. Your price includes transportation and everything you could possibly need lockers, sunscreen,bug spray ,tea coffee ,chilled water. Lunch was also included which was delicious fresh and plentiful. The guides take there time to answer all your...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Simply superb, obviously the sanctuary is in its early days. Just a wonderful morning spent with these lovely animals that have been saved from such dreadful cruelty. Yes its not cheap, but rescuing Elephants isn't, You can see they need every penny to build all...More

Thank santa002
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Got to get up close feeding the elephants, keeping them happy. Very caring staff, always cracking a joke and keeping a constant eye on the elephants wellbeing. After feeding we then got to watch the elephants taking a bath

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and her boyfriend visited last week. They said it was the best day of their holiday. They found out lots of interesting things about the elephants diet and well being. They bathed the elephants made paper out of elephant poo. Cooked the elephants...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spend 1/2 day with elephants that have been rescued. Feed them, touch them, bathe them. Then eat a lovely Thai buffet. A really nice day for families who want to spend time with elephants who have been mistreated, but are now being looked after.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go Visit! Most definitely the best experience you could have helping these magical animals. It may be hard in our lifetime to be up close with these gentle giants again it was a very special and unique experience. You spend your time meeting and getting...More

1  Thank Aaron T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went to this sanctuary to see elephants up close and unchained. Just the day before I had seen an elephant chained up and swaying side to side in a small enclosure and it upset me so much.This place is doing great...More

1  Thank 1234bambie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an Amazing place - we had a fabulous time - learnt a lot about these beautiful animals and the horrible life they had led . The staff knowledgeable and caring . This place needs supporting . We fed the elephants and then spent time...More

Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magical experience - you don’t need to ride an elephant, just visit this charitable sanctuary and let your visit contribute to these wonderful animals care & upkeep ❤️🐘🐘🐘❤️ Best wishes to all the team giving care and love to the amazing elephants you have rescued.

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re into making a difference then definitely give this place a visit. We spent a fabulous morning feeding the elephants and learning all about them. The guides are really knowledgeable and although a small sanctuary they have the education pitched just right!! Food was...More

Thank Weddlers
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shannon c
13 June 2018|
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Response from Cavelle B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Samui Sanctuary doesn't do elephant trekking. Apart from feeding them the sanctuary has a policy of letting the elephants approach you, not forced into human interaction. You can book online or we booked through... More
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