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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...more
We researched trips to book for our holiday and this was by far the best experience.
Whilst some reviews express the cost, this is in fact a donation of your support to the ethical care of the current and future elephants.
To experience being up...More
The sanctuary is very new but they already are making such a great impact. The work they do is amazing and my husband and I feel like our money is going towards a great cause. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You spend a...More
We visited the Sanctuary last week and we are so pleased we made the decision to go . After visiting Phuket in 2014 and participating in elephant riding as well as taking a bath with an elephant , We have felt deeply regretful of doing...More
We were picked up on the dock when we got off the ship tender and had a short drive to the elephant sanctuary. Then we met the six elephants that have been rescued from the circus or tourism work. The staff are doing a wonderful...More
Just got back from visiting the elephants at this sanctuary & their stories are heart breaking. Each elephant has a personal story of struggles through life in lodging industry as/or tourism. The guides and the care takers spend a lot of time explaining about each...More
This is a wonderful wonderful place and deserves so much support. They explain a lot about the elephants, and there is a air of gentleness, calm and warm kindness about the place - its difficult to explain. The tour includes a small introductory video, drinks...More
We visited this place because we wanted to be close to elephants but didn’t want to contribute in any way to their suffering and abuse. The sanctuary seemed the perfect way.
It’s expensive, yes, but you feel as if it’s a good cause. You get...More
On the last day of our honeymoon I managed to get a place to visit this wonderful sanctuary. Upon arrival you are met by staff there to help you, take payment, and check your insurance documents, before you are met with a short presentation on...More
Response from BenjiBray | Reviewed this property |
I doubt anyone on here will be able to tell you differently to the actual company website but it might be worth calling them, they speak pretty good English. It is very far away from the sanctuary though so I would be... More
I doubt anyone on here will be able to tell you differently to the actual company website but it might be worth calling them, they speak pretty good English. It is very far away from the sanctuary though so I would be surprised if they do, maybe they would for a fee if you offer? I would imagine a taxi would only cost around 600/700 Baht though (about 12 pounds) so it's not too bad.
Absolutely go though, it's a lovely experience and the Elephants are so beautiful.
Sorry I can't be more help!
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
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 buffalo tours who collected us from our resort. It was a bit $$$ than other elephant attractions but it goes towards the sanctuary and the elephants. We love elephants and it such a joy seeing them allowed to just be elephants not tourist attractions. Hope this helps ☺