Elephant Sanctuary Phuket

Visit Rescued Elephants

Remarkable Half-Day
Elephant Experience

What Is Special About
Phuket Elephant Park

The Place

The People

The Pachyderms

Home for Rescued Elephants

The Place

Phuket Elephant Park is set against the backdrop of a national park. This is a real elephant sanctuary. Visitors  sense this is where animals belong.

Facilities make it comfortable for people, but it is home to elephants. Visitors share beautiful surroundings with the rescued herd enjoying their new lives.

Protected jungle gives our residents room to roam, forage, swim, take mudbaths, and socialize.

The People

The best elephant sanctuaries rely on good people. Jai Dee is a Thai phrase loosely translated into "good hearted". The people behind the Park show their love and understanding of how to take care of their animals. They also know how to make sure customers have a great visit.

Phuket Elephant Park managers and staff are committed individuals inspired by Lek Chailert of Save Elephant Foundation and the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. 

Visit us and discover how we nurture these gentle giants.  Learn more About Us

The Elephants

You can tell these rescued elephants are relaxed and happy as they play in their pond and forage in the jungle. They enjoy being hand-fed fresh fruits and vegetables and seeing visitors pleases them.  Our rescued elephants are safe and happy, living without stress.

Spending time with them is a special experience.

Find out more about Our Herd

Reservations Are Required

Facebook Reviews

  • 5 star review  During our recent visit to Phuket we had the privilege of spending a few hours at the beautiful and brand new park. Since they had only been open for two weeks we were fortunate enough to have the entire place, and the elephants, to ourselves! The staff were so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. The cost of the experience included being shuttled to and from our hotel, being educated on why elephants need to be rescued from trekking, logging and street begging, an incredible vegan buffet feast which was delicious, and three hours of feeding the elephants and watching them finally be free and happy in their new and beautiful habitat. If you have the opportunity and you love animals this is definitely a must! Please support this park and visit so that they can rescue more of these beautiful mammals and give them the freedom and life that they deserve.

    thumb Natalie Edwards
    2/16/2018
  • 5 star review  Phuket Park is so wonderful! It is amazing work they are doing for the elephants. Highly recommend if you are visiting Phuket. Wonderful volunteers and staff. The lunch was delicious. A experience I will never forget!

    thumb Amanda Martin
    2/06/2018
  • 5 star review  This was an amazing day that I would highly recommend. It's worth paying a little extra for this tour. It was awesome to be able to feed the elephants and watch them wonder freely without fear from the humans who once controlled their lives. The managers and staff are passionate about the elephants health and happiness. We finished our day with a beautiful vegetarian meal. Thank you so much, it was a very memorable day

    thumb Kim Riley
    3/25/2018
  • 5 star review  great sanctuary and "final home" for elephants, rescued from former tourist- & working camps. go on in doing this!

    thumb Andy Kessler
    2/26/2018
  • 5 star review  I can't wait to visit you, I witnessed the success of Phuket elephant Sanctuary, I have no doubt that Phuket Elephant Park will also know a great reputation contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of the elephants of Thailand and will carry messages of love and respect for our gentle giants ... Thank you for choosing the voice of compassion

    thumb Sylvie Quessada
    1/11/2018
  • 3 star review  Foarte frumos!

    thumb Dumitra Liliana Elena
    1/10/2018
  • 5 star review  It was such an indescribable experience to see this beautiful animals so near � to feed them and walk around with them to see them swim and how they enjoy the water... I hope they can spend the rest of theire lifes at this beautiful place... You've done a great job! Hopefully you can rescue more of these wonderful creatures... Thanks a lot for this Highlight at our Phuket Holiday �

    thumb Irina Schröder
    2/11/2018
  • 5 star review  We are just visiting Phuket elephant park and it is simply amazing� both elephants are relaxed and chilled and the staff is treating them very well. You can see the elephants trust in their mahouds. Feeding the elephants als watching them bathing and following them through the jungle is a real Highlight!! Thank you to our gorgeous tour guide Yaa for the great half day and all the information. It was a pleasure!!!

    thumb Sarah Bredenbröcker
    2/11/2018
  • 5 star review  Phuket elephant park is an amazing sanctuary to visit. Only opened this year and they have done so much to facilitate their elephants. They were allowed to roam free, at no point were the elephants told what to do. We had the pleasure to watch the elephants bath and enjoy a wallow in the water. The team here are passionate and want so much to change the lives of elephants here in Phuket and Thailand. If you truly care about elephants, please don't ride them or watch a show! Come and visit this beautiful sanctuary and support the great work they are doing. We had an amazing experience here... can't wait to come back to see how they have grown, and how many more elephants they have saved from the awful riding camps! If tourists don't demand rides and visit ethical places like PEP, only then will we see better change for elephants! Well done to all the team here! Wonderful work and happy elephants �

    thumb Maria Mossman
    3/20/2018
  • 5 star review  Fantastic experience, a must to do if visiting Phuket. Feeding the elephants and walking through the bush with them is a memory our family will treasure forever. To see the elephants in their natural environment and looking so content was wonderful. The guides are very friendly & informative. The traditional Thai breakfast and lunch was really yummy and was great to eat whilst watching the elephants wander around freely.

    thumb Rebecca Haigh
    1/20/2018

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Sanctuary saved elephants from hard work and punishments. People is not alowed to ride, only feed, play and wash them!

    thumb Eimantas A
    3/11/2018
  •   This sanctuary is the perfect place to visit elephants. Cruelty free- no hooks / hitting as well as strictly no riding / bathing (- if you are considering doing either of these please YouTube crushing cages and how they “break in” elephants. It is awful,...More

    thumb Menna P
    2/22/2018
  •   I run an international animal advocacy organization in the U.S. and am pleased to share that the Phuket Elephant Park is a first-class sanctuary on an island otherwise overloaded with abusive animal tourist attractions. PEP provided an excellent day that began with a taxi service...More

    thumb Carrie L
    3/02/2018
  •   This elephant sanctuary is not cheap, yet it is worth every penny. The Elephants are all former working elephants who were exploited and harmed terribly, and now they have a life of peace. The staff at the sanctuary care for them well, and put the...More

    thumb Irishlostboy
    3/25/2018
  •   This is a relatively new sanctuary. They have rescued two fabulous old ladies who seem genuinely happy to be where they are now. The cost is quite high but it honestly is worth it. Feeding the girls and watching their trunks in action was mesmerising.......More

    thumb mandythebirdlady
    4/02/2018
  •   The Phuket Elephant Park is a must do if staying on Phuket island. The park is fairly new - only opened this January/February. They have two beautiful female elephants which live in a safe and beautiful natural habitat. We started the trip with the owner...More

    thumb Kasia B
    3/11/2018
  •   I visited the park on 14th February and it was hands down the best Valentine's Day ever ! Organization is perfect, they arrange transport to pick you up from your hotel and bring you back after your visit. When you arrive, you are given drinks...More

    thumb Karin D
    2/17/2018
  •   What an amazing experience! Phuket Elephant Park is the newest of only 2 elephant sanctuaries in Phuket. While there are many tours that claim to be a sanctuary, most allow you to bath or ride the elephants which is unethical and cruel treatment. What this...More

    thumb Jessie L
    5/21/2018
  •   What first strikes you is the size of the place. The 2 rescued elephants have acres and acres in which to roam...and they do! To follow them was a real privilege. The elephants are in charge here. The staff are so passionate and you hope...More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    4/06/2018
  •   My boyfriend and I, spent a wonderfull time at the Phuket Elephant Park ! Elephants are my favourite animal and I was so happy and relieve to visit a place which actual takes care of them and do not force them to do anything !!...More

    thumb WendyLucie
    4/28/2018

Phuket Elephant Park - Providing a Home for Rescued Elephants

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What You Can Expect From Your Visit

Half-Day Visits Include:

Interaction

Education

Observation

Qualified English-Speaking Tour Guides 

Guests are introduced to the elephants while hand-feeding fresh fruits and vegetables. The guide also offers to share the natural and cultural history of elephants in Thailand, and why elephant sanctuaries like Phuket Elephant Park are so important.

Rescued Elephants Allowed to Act Normally

We encourage our elephants to relax and behave naturally - you won't see any circus shows, no riding, no cruelty, and for everyone's comfort and safety, no bathing with the elephants. Read more about why it is better here.

Excellent Customer Service

While our elephants "come first", we take pride in extending hospitality and services to our guests.  Transportation to and from your accommodation is offered upon request. If providing your own transport, please be aware advanced reservations are required and access to the park is strictly prohibited without approved escort.

A delicious meal is included in entrance fees.  

Memories and Friendship

Whether you're on a week-long holiday to our tropical paradise, or live in the area full-time, your visit to Phuket Elephant Park is supporting something meaningful and worthwhile. Consistent 5-star reviews tell us your elephant tour will be time well-spent.

Come join the elephants.