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Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary

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Visiting Somboon.. the friendly elephant

We wanted to visit some elephants with the family and our travel agent proposed to visit Somboon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keerbergen, Belgium
Absolutely brilliant!

We had such a great time today with Aek and Somboon the Elephant. There were only 4 of us who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Asad A
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Sonchana Farm & Elephant Sanctuary is a family run farm in the Khao Sok community. Our two program activities include bathing, feeding, and preparing medicinal meals for a retired elephant, and cooking a traditional Thai meal using environmentally...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
49/1 Moo 3 | Klong Sok Subdistrict, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
+66 95 242 8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit some elephants with the family and our travel agent proposed to visit Somboon the elephant. When you bring him a visit, the owner tells you about Somboons life (he is already 56 yrs. old), then you prepare him a meal and...More

Thank Salaets-Segers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time today with Aek and Somboon the Elephant. There were only 4 of us who visited the farm, and the personalised experience with Samboon is something we will remember for a long long time. We were told about the history...More

Thank Asad A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place! Definitely a must do on a trip to Thailand and completely worth the money! We chose to only do the elephant activities which lasted 1 hour and was well worth the visit. The elephant was looked after well and the workers were...More

Thank ngarcia31
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad I entrusted the other reviewers as they all have it right, this is an incredible experience!! I am very wary about visiting ‘sanctuary’s’ as many are not actually this for the animal but it is clear Somboon is very well cared...More

Thank natalie c
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I made the booking through messenger a few weeks before. Noone asked for a credit card or down payment which showed trust .we were picked up by Top from our hotel and taken to the farm .There we had a wonderful day just our personel...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

One of our favourite experiences on any holiday, not just in Thailand. We were collected from our hotel by Top who was very smiley and friendly. He gave us the option to ride in the back of the pickup truck for the 20 minute drive...More

Thank Rilo_ii
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. This is not trekking, is to feed and bath with an elephant. This is exactly what I wanted. No chains. The elephant is looked after by 3 locals who care deeply and Share so much information. We Cooked food to feed him and...More

Thank 6tatiana
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I did my research before we left Australia and found this farm. I cannot recommend enough. It is run by the most wonderful family and you meet them all! Top picked us up in his ute and my children immediately fell in love with him....More

Thank amberware
Reviewed 2 May 2018

There are many tours in Khao Sok, but none like a visit to Sonchana Farms! The farm is family run and they give you a private experience on their family farm. You can see how they live growing their own crops, take a cooking class...More

Thank Christy R
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had! We were a group of 4 on our way back from the Khao sak National forest lake and this stop was recommended by our hotel. Needless to say as you can see from the reviews samboo is very well...More

Thank Justin G
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Ashley B
15 June 2018|
Response from Rilo_ii | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ashley, search for them on Facebook and send a message through there. They respond very quickly and are extremely helpful
29 March 2018|
Response from George C |
Contact can be made through facebook messenger by searching for Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary. If you message them they will be more than happy to arrange a taxi should be around 3000baht from Khao Lak round trip... More
3 February 2018|
Response from Rilo_ii | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up by one of the family members from Khao Sok village and driven to and from the farm. You could also get a taxi from the village, which I would guess would cost about 300baht. The journey from Phuket takes... More