Get Close to Nature on a Samui Elephant Sanctuary Experience

Get up close and personal and enjoy a unique interaction with elephants on Koh Samui at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary – an ethical and sustainable tourism project that strictly promotes a no riding policy.

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by experienced and passionate staff before watching an introduction video to explain the objectives of the sanctuary and the importance of protecting elephants in Thailand. Prepare food for the elephants and get ready for a meet-and-greet and feeding opportunity. Walk with the elephants and observe their social interaction as they express natural behaviour such as foraging for food, bathing in the pool, and playing in the mud pit as they roam free in the sanctuary – relishing in the freedom and nurturing care that they have at the sanctuary. Before transferring back to Koh Samui’s Nathon Pier, enjoy a delicious vegetarian Thai buffet and some time to sit back and relax

For your visit to Samui Elephant Sanctuary, we recommend bringing: a reusable water bottle, cap or wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes or trainers, as well as clothes appropriate for getting sweaty and dirty. Please wear clothes that are respectful to the local culture; no bikinis, low cut tops or cheeky shorts.

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