The Phuket Elephant sanctuary is leading the way when it comes to the ethical treatment of retired/rescued elephants . Not only do elephants roam free but they also bathe freely too with the only tourist/ elephant interaction allowed at feeding time.
Phang Nga Elephant Park is about an hour’s drive from Phuket , but transfers are available to get you there for the morning or afternoon tours.
At Elephant Kalim Garden, you can ride on an elephant and take a jungle walk near Patong Beach. Elephant trekking can last between half an hour and one hour. The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket is dubbed as the most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket .
Prices about the same everywhere, 20 minute riding is 600-800 baht, 30 minutes – 700-900 baht, 50-minute – 1000-1300 baht. If you are interested in, can provide a discount of 100-150 baht. Children 4 – 11 years 70% – half the adult fare, children 3-4 years are free.
True sanctuaries never buy, sell, trade, breed, exploit, or profit from elephants . They never use bullhooks or punish elephants in other ways (even out of tourists’ sight), and they don’t force animals who naturally avoid humans into close contact with them.
But the truth is riding elephants should be avoided. In the US, organizations, including the Humane Society of the US and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, are against riding elephants because of the abuse the animals undergo when they are taught to carry people, as well as safety concerns.
You cannot ride an elephant on this tour although there are additional tours where you can swim with Bubbles the elephant . The price for the photos is about $300 extra but they literally take hundreds of photos for 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 concerned about taking photos with the elephants you need not worry.
10 of the world’s best places to see elephants Chobe National Park, Botswana. Elephant Nature Park, Thailand. Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Centre, Laos. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Periyar National Park, India. Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, Sri Lanka. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.
A local has two Elephant’s which you can swim with and feed. The cost is 500baht for 20 minutes and well worth it. I recommend this over the elephant trekking any day.
So now, just see these Elephant Park & Tour Packages in the follows: Tri Trang Beach. Location: Phuket. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai. Location: Chiang Mai. Blue Tao Elephant Village. Elephant Nature Park. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Elephant Worlds.