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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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Fantastic place to visut

We researched trips to book for our holiday and this was by far the best experience. Whilst some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Worth the visit

The sanctuary is very new but they already are making such a great impact. The work they do is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2/8 Moo 6, 84329, Thailand
+66 95 269 8343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank woomab
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Kurrajongfam
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank Jerry O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

2  Thank tshapiro15
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Jeanswood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

that was a great experience. The staff are doing a great job. every question was answered very competent and you can see that the animals are treated very well.

1  Thank SeeO1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

3  Thank stolengrapefruit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank CamD3v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sanctuary is all about the animals health and happiness, you have to go here! Lunch is amazing as well

1  Thank Jacob N
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August 22, 2018|
Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
The website states Adults - 3000 Baht per person 11 years and under - 1,500 Baht 4 years and under - free
Meg B
August 6, 2018|
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Response from BenjiBray | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 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
Shannon C
June 13, 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