Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2/8 Moo 6
Bophut Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84329


Tel: (+66) 095 269 8343


TAT License No: 34/01873

© Samui Elephant Sanctuary 2019 | All Rights Reserved


9:00 - 12:00


2:00 - 5:00

Morning and Afternoon Program


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.

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 delicious vegetarian Thai buffet with time to rest, relax and take in  the tranquility of our sanctuary.

  • Complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea.

  • Transfer back to your hotel.

ADULTS - 3,000 Baht per person

CHILDREN 11 years & under - 1,500 Baht

CHILDREN 4 years & under - FREE

  • Includes transport and a delicious vegetarian buffet

  • NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED - Please pay in cash on arrival - credit cards not accepted (Thai Baht only) 

  • 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


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

We look forward to welcoming you to Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

Second Samui Elephant Sanctuary Location – Chaweng Noi


On Thursday 16th January, we will open our second sanctuary in Chaweng Noi, exactly 2 years since we opened the first ethical sanctuary on Koh Samui!

Being able to acquire more land has afforded us the opportunity to rescue more elephants so that they can live out the rest of their days with dignity and respect at our sanctuary. The new sanctuary will be the first in Koh Samui with an elephant clinic providing specialist treatment for our gentle giants.


All of this would not have been possible without the overwhelming support we have received from visitors, over the past two years. We are eternally grateful!


Pick Up Times

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.