We are proud to be the first elephant sanctuary established on Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. Thanks to the kind support of our guests, we have since opened a second sanctuary on the island so that more rescued elephants can live with dignity and respect.
Both sanctuaries are set on forested land, offering a safe retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries.
Feed the elephants, walk with them, and observe these gentle giants as they roam, socialise, bathe, play in the mud, and enjoy the peaceful life that they deserve.
Join our morning or afternoon program, knowing that you are supporting ethical elephant tourism and helping to improve the lives of Thai elephants.
Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut will be reopening on June 1, 2020, following strict guidelines so initially food will not be served to guests. Thank you to all of the kind hearted people who have helped to support our elephants during this time of crisis. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Introducing our beautiful elephants -
get to know who they are, their histories and personalities and why they need to be rescued and protected from harm.