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TOUR DETAILS

Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Bophut

Morning Tour
9:00 - 12:00

Afternoon Tour
2:00 - 5:00

Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Chaweng Noi

Morning Tour
9:00 - 12:00

Afternoon Tour
2:00 - 5:00

Morning and Afternoon Programs

 

Our half day programs offer a memorable experience spending time with our beautiful herd in a natural setting. To be in the presence of elephants is breathtaking and we are sure that your day at Samui Elephant Sanctuary will leave you deeply moved. Join us to witness just how incredible the largest land animal on earth truly is.
 

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Celebrate Songkran with Samui Elephant Sanctuary! 

Songkran Family Discount – FREE ENTRY for Kids!
Every Saturday & Sunday in April

In celebration of the Thai New Year, we are offering FREE admission for kids under 12 accompanied by their parents to our morning & afternoon tours at Samui Elephant Sanctuary Bophut & Chaweng Noi on every weekend in April
Use Promo Code: FAMILY

Offer Valid: Saturdays & Sundays from 1-30 April, 2024 

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut

Tour Details

Opening in 2018, our original Bophut sanctuary is set on 15 rai of land and is home to 7 beautiful female elephants rescued from elephant riding and shows. The central location of SES Bophut makes it easy to get to from popular places to stay on the island.

Guests to our Bophut sanctuary have the chance to feed the elephants at the feeding platform and are also provided with a bag of fruit to hand to the elephants while strolling around the sanctuary grounds. The elephants at Bophut are now accustomed to being around kind people, so visitors can safely enjoy some limited interaction with them, while still respecting their space. At the sanctuary, you will have plenty of opportunity to observe the elephants foraging and eating special treats, swimming in their custom-built pool, playing in the mud, and covering themselves with sand - a fascinating experience.

Our Itinerary

  • Hotel pick up - we pick up from all accommodation on Koh Samui. Please see below for pick up times.

  • Welcome and introduction video on who we are and why elephants need to be protected.

  • Prepare food for the elephants and then meet and feed the elephants. This is a magical experience and the elephants of course love their basket of treats. 

  • Walk with the elephants and observe them as they express their natural behaviours, such as foraging for food, bathing in the pool, and playing in the mud pit.

  • Enjoy a light vegetarian meal and fresh fruit with time to rest, relax and take in the tranquility of our sanctuary.

  • Complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea.

  • Transfer back to your hotel.

TOUR PRICE 

Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut

ADULTS - 3,000 Baht per person

CHILDREN 11 yrs & under - 1,500 Baht

CHILDREN 4 yrs & under - FREE

  • Includes transportation and a delicious light vegetarian meal

  • NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED - Please pay in cash by Thai Baht on arrival at our sanctuary

  • You will receive a confirmation email with your full details, including the pick up time from your hotel

  • We do not accept guests outside of our tour schedule or guests arriving directly at the sanctuary without prior booking confirmation

  • Please check our FAQs if you have any further queries

Office No.: (+66) 095 269 8343

Email: info@samuielephantsanctuary.org

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 By visiting our sanctuary, you are supporting a sustainable, ethical and compassionate approach to elephant tourism.

We look forward to welcoming you to

Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Chaweng Noi

Tour Details

Our Chaweng Noi sanctuary opened in January 2020 and provides a caring home to 7 elephants on 40 rai of forested land - all rescued from a life of mistreatment. The sanctuary has an abundance of trees and local wildlife so the herd can enjoy a more natural existence – free to socialize with each other and wander the sanctuary without expectations. The focus of our Chaweng Noi sanctuary is on respecting the elephants and appreciating their majesty in a natural environment.  
 
We offer morning and afternoon tours to Samui Elephant Sanctuary Chaweng Noi. Visitors to Chaweng Noi can feed the elephants at the platform, and also offer fruit to the elephants while walking around the sanctuary. Guests will have the opportunity to observe the elephants doing what comes naturally - foraging on native vegetation, swimming in a natural pond and their custom-built pool, covering themselves with mud and sand and interacting with each other. Visit our Chaweng Noi sanctuary to experience elephants living undisturbed in nature. 

Morning Tour Itinerary

​9:00–9:10 am      Safety talk and introduction to the elephants
9:10–10:10 am    Prepare food for the elephants & feed the elephants

10:10–11:30 am  Walk around the sanctuary, meet & feed the elephants 
11:30–12:00 pm  Enjoy lunch overlooking our Chaweng Noi sanctuary
12:00–12:10 pm  Leave from the sanctuary and transfer to your hotel 

 

Afternoon Tour Itinerary

14:00–14:10 pm   Safety talk and introduction to the elephants
14:10–15:10 pm   Prepare food for the elephants & feed the elephants

15:10–16:30 pm   Walk around the sanctuary, meet & feed the elephants 
16:30–17:00 pm   Enjoy dinner overlooking our Chaweng Noi Sanctuary
17.00–17:10 pm   Leave from the sanctuary and transfer to your hotel

 

TOUR PRICE 

Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Chaweng Noi

ADULTS - 3,000 Baht per person

CHILDREN 11 yrs & under - 1,500 Baht

CHILDREN 4 yrs & under - FREE

  • Includes transportation and a light lunch / dinner

  • NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED - Please pay in cash by Thai Baht on arrival at our sanctuary

  • You will receive a confirmation email with your full details, including the pick up time from your hotel

  • We do not accept guests outside of our tour schedule or guests arriving directly at the sanctuary without prior booking confirmation

  • Please check our FAQs if you have any further queries

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary 

Bophut

Samui Elephant Sanctuary – Bophut is our original sanctuary and opened in 2018. This sanctuary is set on about 15 rai of land and is home to six beautiful female elephants rescued from elephant riding and shows. Here, guests have the chance to feed the elephants at the feeding platform and are also given a bag of bananas to hand to the elephants while taking a walk with them through the sanctuary grounds.

 

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Chaweng Noi

Samui Elephant Sanctuary – Chaweng Noi is our second sanctuary and opened in January 2020. This sanctuary is set on about 40 rai of land and is home to 7 female elephants rescued from a difficult life giving elephant rides and performing. Here, guests have the chance to feed the elephants and watch them wandering and foraging on the abundance of natural vegetation growing throughout the sanctuary.

 

English Speaking Tour Guides

Morning & Afternoon Tours - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut

Morning & Afternoon Tours - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Chaweng Noi

Pick Up Times

Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut

Pick Up Times

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in the presence of elephants

Our elephants previously spent their lives having to endure thousands of people clambering onto their backs for an elephant ride, performing in shows, begging on the streets or beaches, or pulling and pushing heavy timber in the logging industry. They have worked hard, their bodies are tired, and we want their life with us to be enjoyable and peaceful. 

At Samui Elephant Sanctuary, we give our elephants back their lives, their freedom, and their dignity.  Whilst we offer interaction with our gentle giants, respecting their personal space is also a priority.

 

We put the well-being of our elephants first and therefore do not allow rides, shows, bathing, mud bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud noisy groups, or people constantly crowding around them. This ensures that our elephants are free to express natural behaviours, which provides both an educational and fun experience for our guests. To observe  elephants interacting naturally, rolling around in the mud and playing together, is a real treat.  

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