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Elephants Deserve It
People Enjoy It
Phuket Elephant Park
Home for Rescued Elephants
Because access to the Park is limited to only a handful of people, visitors enjoy something not offered with other projects. You will experience exclusive close encounters with elephants allowed to act naturally in their beautiful stress-free home. We don't force elephants to do anything they don't want to do.
Phuket Elephant Park is set against the backdrop of a national park. This is a real elephant sanctuary. No large groups of people, elephants allowed to relax and behave normally.
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.
We Love Our Elephants
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
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
- Alexey Makhlin
очень понравилось!!!!!! это очень хорошо, что есть люди, которым не безразлична жизнь животных!!!!!!!! я за хорошее отношение к животным!!!!
- Costanza Melloni
Bellissima esperienza con gli elefanti, salvati da vari maltrattamenti. Nessuna catena, nessun obbligo, solo la libertà di condividere con loro momenti indimenticabili. Uno dei due posti a Phuket che rispetta veramente l’animale senza scopi di lucro. Diffidate dalle altre “riserve” o “santuari” che di fatto alimentano solo lo sfruttamento di queste meravigliose creature. Grazie a tutte le persone che lavorano in questo parco.
- Molly Manning
We had such an amazing day yesterday at this sanctuary for rescued elephants. The team and volunteers were incredible people with massive hearts who care and look after these elephants after the horrible treatment they receive from working in jungles logging, entertaining tourists and Trekking Parks. It’s lovely to know they now have a forever home and relaxing future ahead of them. We left this experience filled with lots of knowledge about the mistreatment of these beautiful animals and how they have been rehabilitated since coming to this sanctuary. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to watch and feed the elephants in such a lovely environment after such a cruel life. We hope to visit again in the future!
- Natalie Edwards
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.
- Diana Martins
This is indeed a sanctuary! A true shelter for elephants who were used, their entire lifes, to entertain tourists. Now they can finally be safe. To everyone thinking of going to Thailand, please be adviced that places that say are sanctuaries but allows to Bath with elephants and ride them...they are not true sanctuaries. Thanks to everyone on Phuket Elephant Park for your kind hearts and do please continue your great work. ❤️🐘
- Cheryl Shaw
We had a wonderful morning feeding and spending time with the elephants. It was amazing to be able to have quality time with them. Thank you for the love and attention your park gives to the elephants. I just wish you were able to provide this care to more of these majestic animals. All the best in your future endeavors.
- Craig Roberts
Just hung out there today. There was two of us, 3 elephants and acres of space to roam freely. We followed them about with no schedule or gaggling tourists as they got up to elephant stuff. We then stopped by the sanctuary to see 55 people begin herded about and stalking half dozen elephants. I know which I would prefer to do again!
- Julie Dore
This sanctuary needs to be supported by tourists instead of the elephant trekking where the cruelty and exploitation is rampant. We need to financial support this place.
- Jesica Jones
The best place to see these wonderful animals up close, see them in their habitat happy to do what they want, free and natural. We had the opportunity to feed them and learn more about how the live and the real story about elephants used for tourism. Pukhet elephant park is rescuing abused elephants used for "tourist" purposes. Elephant walking, elephants painting, elephants clowns among others are some of the activities that are forced to do every day. Let´s promote healthy tourism for elephants and ourselves and that we really do not be an accomplice to animal husbandry and abuse. Best luck rescuing more of these amazings animals :)
- Bev Shaw
Everything is done with the Elephant's best interests in mind. No gimmicky bathing and riding which injures and causes trauma to them - only gentle leading with food as the incentive no sticks or prods of any sort. The handlers and the guides in the park really love these animals and have saved them from a lifetime of torture and slavery - finally they are free as they can be to enjoy life and it shows. I loved every minute and would go back to Phuket just to spend another day there - a really magical experience.
- Micah B
Before arriving in Thailand, we planned on visiting a elephant park. We came across this one as it looked the most ethical one. We have seen others online which seem very unethical and bad reviews. Everyone who works at the elephant park really cares about...More
- Kate W
Loved seeing such an ethical elephant park. No riding or bathing with the elephants. The elephants are rescued from logging/ tourism work and are clearly cared for very well in their new home. You get to feed and take photos with the elephants but the...More
Me and my partner visited Phuket elephant park on 4th April 2019, I wanted to visit a proper ethical sanctuary as some claim to be ethical when in fact they aren’t. After months of research I found out they work with Save The Elephant Foundation....More
After lots of research we chose Phuket elephant park for our elephant experience in Phuket as it seemed like the most ethical and compassionate. All of our expectations were exceeded, the staff and volunteers were very passionate and provided an excellent tour. In our tour...More
Me and my girlfriend have always been crazy about animals and going to Thailand on holiday we wanted to include something of this sort on our trip. We have of course read about how badly many elephants are treated in Thailand so we did our...More
Come for the Elephants, Stay for the Hospitality. An incredible way to feel like you've done something with purpose. You won't regret a trip to this park. The team are incredibly knowledgeable and are perfect hosts. The elephants, rescued from logging camps, are well cared...More
My girlfriend and I are currently traveling around Southeast Asia, and while in Thailand decided it was a must to visit an elephant sanctuary. However, it was extremely important to us that we visit a place that does not allow riding or bathing with elephants,...More
- Kingman C
During our recent family holiday in Phuket we made a point to visit an elephant sanctuary because they are one of my wife's favourite animals and seeing elephants up close is a life long dream of hers. We of course opted for a sanctuary because...More
- lizzie w
I cannot recommend this Elephant 🐘 Santuary enough, we did a lot of research before we came and read about places claiming to be sanctuaries but using iron bars and hooks to control the elephants when they thought you weren’t looking. I only saw the...More
I did a good deal of research before choosing this elephant park to visit. Many of these parks now call themselves "sanctuaries" but as a visitor, it can be difficult to ascertain which really are sanctuaries and not just another tourist trap that exploits elephants....More
Phuket Elephant Park - Providing a Home for Rescued Elephants
What You Can Expect From Your Visit
Half-Day Visits Include:
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.
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