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Overall 20 years of local experience, we are one of the leading tour operators on the island. Licensed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) under number 33/06350 and registered for arranging tourist services, we love helping you to organize your holiday day trips on the island of Koh Samui. Sunny greetings!
The ethical elephant sanctuary in Bophut is one of Koh Samui's most popular attractions for travelers. The sanctuary was built to protect the elephants for hard and exhausting working hours in the logging and tourism industries. You can visit the elephants on 10 hectares forested land, that offering a safe retirement home for all elephants. Be part of ethnical ecotourism in Thailand and make a difference! Join, feed, observe and roam with the giant animals in a peaceful environment. Book now and visit the elephant sanctuary!
This sanctuary takes place twice aday and is specially developed for hotel guests. Unfortunately, this activity is not available for cruise guests! As usual, there are always free places available as long as you can still select your desired date! In very rare cases, orders can overlap and can be canceled or refunded promptly.
Pickup at your Hotel
We will pick you up with an air-conditioned minibus for the morning program between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. or in the afternoon between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at your specified accommodation, and then guide you in the east of Koh Samui. Step by step, all other participants are collected for this activity until the entire travel group is completely together. Then your adventure begins!
Welcome to the Elephant Sanctuary
Upon arrival in the Elephant Sanctuary, you are warmly welcomed and the project to protect the elephants is presented. There the elephants can live a pleasant life every day. As you will experience for yourself, the employees of the elephant sanctuary are very loving and sensitive to the magnificent pachyderms.
Next, we will prepare a very healthy and nutritious meal for the elephants together. Afterward, you have enough time to feed and pet the elephants yourself. It is a unique and unforgettable visit to get so close to an elephant and feed its cold, rough, powerful trunk.
Watching the elephants
After the pachyderms have tasted your meal, you can also take your time and see the elephants walking through the extensive grounds. The elephants need their breaks, which the trained staff pays great attention to. If you have any questions, the employees are available to you at any time.
After the elephants are rested, they often have fun playing and allowing themselves to cool off. There is an artificial pool and a mud area is available for this. The unique creatures love to wallow in the mud and spray each other wet. An unforgettable sight is guaranteed.
To satisfy your hunger, you will be served a delicious vegetarian meal in a cozy little restaurant on the premises. This peaceful and quiet place is a great option to see Koh Samui from a different perspective to avoid mass tourism and unnecessary animal shows.
Return to your Hotel
We will pick you up around 12:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. with an air-conditioned minibus in the east, and then guide you back to the accommodation you have deposited. Step by step, all other participants of the activity will be dropped off until the entire tour group has completely reached their accommodations. - Please don't forget to rate us afterward! Thanks a lot
After your booking
You will receive your booking confirmation via email as well as another notification your tour voucher attached. To guarantee a smooth process, please read carefully all details and show your tour voucher to the waiting driver in front of your specified accommodation (mobile is enough!). You will get your voucher at the earliest 72 hours before the day trip starts or the latest until 6:00 p.m. in the evening before!
Englisch-speaking! On this excursion, a fully licensed tour guide by the Thai Tourist Authority (TAT) and/or language translator is on-site! The tour guide is in possession of a visible "tour guide license", which entitles him to operate as a tour guide on excursions within a certain region in Thailand! (He need to wear his tour guide license obviously on his body).
There are no additional costs for you at any time! In case of any attempt requesting additional costs from you, please strictly deny the request and instead contact immediately the employees of our "Help & Support" department. In such a rare case, we will promptly investigate the circumstances and offer extensive support! Of course, this does not apply to charity donations and tips.
Your excursion participation includes a general accident or/and health insurance that is guaranteed by our partners at all operations! In doing so, it cooperates with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which includes possible personal injury (terms of conditions § 5, 5.1). We strongly advise you always sign up for your own foreign health insurance on your trip to Thailand!
Should the weather conditions or/and the current traffic situation worsen on a running excursion, the tour program can inevitably be adjusted. The on-site Thai authorities, in general, decide whether the excursion will take place or not. If serious safety concerns arise on the day of the trip, the excursion can be shifted to another day.
You can cancel your booking up to 3 days (72 hours) before the tour date. You will receive a refund, with the exception of the normal transaction or processing fees (terms and conditions: § 3). In the event of illness or injury, of course, we will refund the full amount. Please inform us via phone, up to 12 hours in advance, on-call no. (+66) 620 161 902.
Frequently asked Questions
What do I need to bring with me?The following points should be noted:
• Your passport details for the insurance. • A refillable water bottle as there are cooled water dispensers. • Sunglasses and a cap or hat to protect you from the sun. • Sunscreen & mosquito spray. • Pair of closed shoes. • Clothes that sometimes get dirty, but not bikinis, low-cut tops or short-cut shorts.
From how many years are children allowed to participate and when do children's prices apply?
Children: • Children from 0 to 4 years are free to participate. • Child rates apply to children aged 5 to 11 years.
When is the pick-up time and where?
Our dedicated partners always endeavor to accept incoming bookings until the latest possible time. Instead of this reason, the pick-up route around the island is calculated relatively late (Late bookings affect the pick-up time of all participants). You will receive your voucher and pick-up time in a timely manner! Please don't worry!