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Sonchana Farm and Elephant Sanctuary

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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
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49/1 Moo 3 | Klong Sok Subdistrict, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
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+66 95 242 8600
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing afternoon with Samboo, a 56 year old male elephant that was used on a rubber tree farm and is now living out his years in peace at Sonchana Farm. After making his “Risotto” and feeding him bananas we enjoyed bath time with him. He’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

I have had a love of elephants all my life from first seeing a baby elephant named jubilee in chester zoo in the uk, and dreamed one day I would get close to such a magical animal and yesterday I did, we arrived and he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kezfield
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Nice staff, peaceful and open space and low visitor numbers. Elephant seems well cared for and most of the visitor interaction comes in the form of feeding and bathing. Obviously this isn’t normal behavior but for an abused elephant that can never survive on its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Theu realy take good care of their elephant- NO RIDES- NO HOOKS-NO CHAINS OR ROPES Heavenly place for Somboon after a live of carrying tourists around

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We came to Khao sok For a couple of days and decided to choose this activity because it was friendly with the elephants and at the end it was the most wonderful thing we could have done! You feed him, take pictures, cook for him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alejandra G
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Sochana farm is absolutely fantastic. Completely Ethical. You can get in touch to arrange going there direct through facebook page (Sonchana Farm) we met Somboon the 56yr old Asian elephant along with his carer. It's a father/son who run it. Somboon is a spoilt, gentle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Sonchana Farm after reading such amazing reviews, however came away disappointed. We spent 90 mins in total and we got to cook food, feed and wash Somboon. We appreciate this is an old rescue elephant but felt uncomfortable at certain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank matt_reviews93
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Salaets-Segers
Reviewed 26 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Asad A
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ashley B
15 June 2018|
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Response from Mattyd101 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, Rilo is spot on. Facebook and they do react very quickly.
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Clementine1966
29 March 2018|
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Response from georgecL9083PV |
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
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galaxygalsf
3 February 2018|
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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
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