Visiting the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, gives curious visitors a unique opportunity to interact with magnificent elephants in the safety and security of their natural home. Our trained English-speaking guides give visitors insight into the behavior and the personal history of our elephants, while our mahouts help people realize incredible life experiences such as bathing elephants in Phuket or feeding them by hand.
The Sanctuary itself has stunning views of beaches and jungles, which visitors can appreciate at their own pace. The elephants are more than happy to let their new friends check out the view or take a few photos so that everyone remembers this Phuket elephant tour. You can visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary at two different times during the day. The morning visit takes place from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon visit takes place from 12:30 to 17:30 pm. The package deal includes two traditional Thai buffet meals, pick up and drop off to your accommodation in Phuket (terms and conditions apply), drinking water and even food for feeding the elephants!
When you arrive at the Sanctuary, the guides will give you a basic overview of the tour, how our elephant welfare programs take place and some information about the elephants and then traditional Karen clothes to wear during the tour. Since the tour can get messy and wet (in a very fun way!) we suggest that you bring some things with you. Bring a hat, sunscreen, a bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothes.
You can also bring a camera with you but if you’re worried about taking photos with the elephants you need not worry. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary offers a photography service at no extra charge. The photographer will take photos of you throughout the day and upload the photos to Dropbox, which you can then access through the link on the EJS Facebook page.
Throughout your visit at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, you will be feeding, bathing and even playing with the elephants. You will even get to tell everybody you know that you went swimming with elephants in Phuket! It is also important to us that you learn as much as possible about the elephants and why it is important to protect them. As an ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary wants to promote ethical treatment of elephants all around the world. With the money we raise from visits and donations, we can contribute to elephant welfare by rescuing elephants, feeding them, provide veterinary care and giving them land and infrastructure for them to live on.
Visit our Phuket Sanctuary to get up close and personal with elephants like you have never gotten to before.