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.
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.
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.
** Starting 1st Dec 2022 - 3 Hour Tours
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 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
From 1st December 2022 the times of the morning & afternoon tours to Samui Elephant Sanctuary Bophut and Chaweng Noi will change to
3 hours from
9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
Reviews of Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
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.
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Samui Elephant Sanctuary – Chaweng Noi is our new sanctuary and opened in January 2020. This sanctuary is set on about 40 rai of land and is home to 5 female elephants recently rescued from a difficult life giving elephant rides and performing. Here, guests have the chance to feed the elephants at the feeding platform and watch them roam and forage on the abundance of natural vegetation growing throughout the sanctuary.
English Speaking Tour Guides
Morning - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut
Afternoon - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut
Pick Up Times
Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Bophut
Pick Up Times
Samui Elephant Sanctuary - Chaweng Noi
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.