Elephant Sanctuary Samui - Ethical Animal Experience

Bookings for tomorrow only until 20:30 (GMT+7)

The ethical elephant sanctuary in Bophut is one of Koh Samui's most popular attractions for travelers. The elephant sanctuary was naturally built to protect the rescued elephants from the hard and exhausting work in the logging and tourism industry. You... Read more

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This activity takes place twice every day and was specially developed for hotel guests on the holiday Island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Unfortunately, there is no availability for Cruise Ship Passengers! Click! As usual, free places are available as long as you can select your desired date!

What´s included

koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Accident Insurance
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Mobile Ticket
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Tourguide koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Pick-up at your Hotel
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Full Itinerary
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Lunch
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Softdrinks
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Return to your Hotel
koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Own expenses

What to expect

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. 

The Elephant Sanctuary
Upon arrival in the Elephant Sanctuary Samui, you are warmly welcomed and the project to protect the rescued elephants will be presented. Get a first impression how elephants can live a pleasant life forever. As you will experience yourself, the elephant sanctuary staff are very loving of the elephants and sensitive handling the magnificent animals.

Feeding the Elephants
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 very unique and unforgettable experience to get so close to an elephant and feed its cold, rough, powerful trunk.

Watching the Elephants
After the animals 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.

Enjoy with the Elephants
After the elephants are rested, they often have fun playing and allowing themselves to cool down. The artificial pool and a mud area is perfect for this. The unique creatures love to wallow in the mud and spray each other wet. An unforgettable sight is guaranteed.

Making Delicious Lunch
To satisfy your hunger, you will be served a delicious vegetarian meal in a cozy little restaurant on the premises. This peaceful and natural place is a great option to see Koh Samui from a different side without mass tourism and cruel animal shows.

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.

Your pick-up time

You will receive a booking confirmation as well as another email, including your final pick-up time, until 18:00 the day before your selected tour date! Please check the given information and show the email to the driver waiting for you at the general car park of your accommodation! If you have booked for tomorrow after 17:30, then you will receive your pick up time until 21:00!

More Information

What to bring??!
  • We recommend bringing a reliable mosquito spray, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, towel and a camera.
Important notes!
  • For insurance reasons, you must fill out a short questionnaire that contains your personal data, including your passport number.
  • If the road to your accommodation is too steep or inaccessible, we will have to pick you up at a nearby alternative pick-up location, which you need to reach on your own. If this is the case, you will receive a Google Maps Link shortly after your booking!
  • Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, the program can be adjusted.

Even more? Explore the frequently asked questions!


You can cancel your order free of charge up to 24 hours before your selected tour date (ToS: § 3).

  • For a free cancellation, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before your tour date, you must pay the full purchase amount.
  • If you do not reach the meeting point in time, the local operator is entitled to full payment.
  • Any changes made by yourself on your tour date can not be accepted free of charge.
  • Cancellations due bad weather based only on responsibility by local authorities.
  • Cancellations due illness require a medical certificate from a local doctor.
  • Cut-off times by latest 23:59 two days before your tour date (GMT+7).

For cancellations click here!

koh_samui_thailand_ausflug_ausfluege_aktivitaeten_sehenswuerdigkeiten_trips Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions! Via live chat, email, or by phone!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Elephant Sanctuary Experience

We really enjoyed the experience of feeding and meeting the elephants. It is something we will never forget, also they provided transport to and from the sanctuary as well as a great meal which is very convenient.

Chris Wagg
Fantastic guide

This was an ethical elephant sanctuary that is leading the way for other sanctuaries across Thailand. Our guide was passionate and informative, allowing for a wonderful experience for guests and elephants. It was great to learn about the elephants, their personalities and stories and their way of life. Keep up the great work and we can’t wait to see you grow!

Ingemo Larsson
Very nice! 👍

Very nice tour to the elephants 🐘 and a nice guide. I was happy to see that the elephants have a great life 🥰

Geraldine Murphy
Fantastic elephant experience

Get up close to elephants in a Fabulous environment for them & you - feeding interaction well managed and controlled by knowledgeable staff. Been on many wildlife experiences this was prob the best - not to be missed - v highly recommend. My daughters birthday gift too was a lovely gesture - thank you all for a very special day

Cecilie Rogde
Highly recommended!

We had a great visit to the Elephant Sanctuary in Bophut where we got to know the magestic elephants in their natural habitat. We participated in making breakfast for the elephants and fed them. We also learned a lot about elephants and animal wellfare. The trip was very well organized and the friendly straff did a great job throughout our trip/visit.
Highly recommended to go on this trip to support the Important work being done to preserve the elephants in Thailand.

Amazing experience

The visit to the Elephant Sancturay was an absolute heartwarming experience. We learned a lot about the elephants and the suffering associated with using elephants for work and tourism. It was great to see how lovingly the elephants are taken care of here. We were allowed to help with the feeding. It was definitely the best experience we had on Koh Samui. You also support the sanctuary by visiting. Definitely go here!