Half Day Elephant Care at Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Max Persons : 20
  • Daily
  • Min. age: 0+
  • Includes vegetarian food & welcome drink
  • Mobile ticket


Join us on a half day elephant care adventure at Samui Elephant Sanctuary! This park opened in 2018 and is a safe haven for elephants that were rescued from hard labour and circuses all over Thailand. This half day trip includes hotel transfers from any location on Koh Samui, preparing food and feeding the elephants, walking around the sanctuary, meet and greet with them and a delicious vegetarian lunch (morning tour) or dinner (afternoon tour). Please note that this is an ethical elephant sanctuary, which means there is no opportunity for bathing with the elephants. As a visitor you can watch the elephants doing what they naturally do – like eating local plants, swimming in their special pool, getting muddy, and socializing with each other.

The elephants we look after used to have tough lives, working long hours for tourists or in the logging industry. This was very different from the peaceful and respectful life they now have. Samui Elephant Sanctuary’s aim is to provide a happy, natural home for them, where they can behave as they naturally would and get the care they deserve. Since the start in 2018, the sanctuary received many awards, including two consecutive Best Animal Welfare awards from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, UK. The park has also been recognized by the well-known animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, as a top-notch elephant venue that follows the best practices. Come and join us for a highly rated experience with these majestic creatures on Koh Samui!


Departure & Return Location
Your hotel or villa on Koh Samui

Pickup time
Morning: 09:00-09:30
Afternoon: 13:00 – 13:30

Price includes
Pickup and drop off from/to your hotel or villa
English speaking friendly guides
Soft drink and water
Food for the elephants
Delicious vegetarian lunch or dinner
Accident insurance

Price excludes
Personal expenses

What should you bring?
Comfortable closed shoes
Mosquito spray
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in
Reusable water bottle to use with our dispensers
Passport/ID (or photo) for insurance purposes


What to Expect at Samui Elephant Sanctuary

A trip to Samui Elephant Sanctuary is a way to contribute to the good work this Elephant Sanctuary is doing. This tour is perfectly suitable for families with young kids (kids up to 4 years old can come for free) and persons who care about the fate of these beautiful creatures. Bathing with the elephants is not possible at this location. The reason is that elephants love socializing and bathing, alone or with other elephants. To do this, they need room to splash, roll in the water and cover themselves in mud. When people crowd around them in the water, it stresses the elephants and stops them from acting naturally.

Elephants are very empathetic animals, and when people are close by during these times, they have to change how they act to avoid accidentally hurting anyone. We want our elephants to have a great time just like our guests do, so by reducing human interaction, our elephants can play freely. They get to be themselves, and it’s really interesting to watch. Plus, it offers fantastic chances for taking photos and videos.

Learn about the elephants in their natural habitat
Help to prepare food and feed them
Take photos together with the elephants
Vegetarian lunch
Watch them in the forest or taking a bath
Enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner at the end of the tour



Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or villa anywhere on the island. We'll send you the pickup time by email, no later than the evening before the tour.

On arrival we explain what we do at Samui Elephant Sanctuary. You will receive safety instructions and then it's time to meet the elephants!

Help our team to prepare food for the elephants. They eat 18 hours a day and are in need of lots of food! Think of fresh fruits and other nutricious food.

Walk around the sanctuary, see the elephants in their natural habitat and feed them. You can safely walk with the elephants around the park. Our guides are always present to answer your questions or when you need help.

If you booked the morning trip we will prepare a delicious lunch at the end of the program. At the end of the afternoon tour you can enjoy a vegetarian dinner. Both can be enjoyed overlooking the sanctuary and close to the elephants.

After enjoying lunch or dinner it's time to say goodbye to the elephants. We will bring you back to your hotel or villa anywhere on the island. We hope you had an amazing half day experience!



At Samui Elephant Sanctuary we let the animals completely be themselves. No bathing or touching so they don't feel threatened or uncomfortable. This is a park where you can prepare food, feed them and walk with the elephants. It is mostly an observing experience, which is best for both you and the elephants.

Absolutely! Your children will love interacting with the elephants and can learn a lot from preparing their food and feeding them. We think it's a great idea to show them at a young age that elephants are not meant to be used for hard work but should be part of nature. That's where they feel free and comfortable. You don't need to book tickets for children below 4 years old as they are free to join if they are accompanied by at least one paying adult.

We are open year round, rain or sunshine. The elephants enjoy the rain as they can have fun in the mud and water. Don’t worry about the weather: if it’s necessary we’ll provide rain coats and umbrellas. Visiting Samui Elephant Sanctuary during a rainy day is something special!

The lunch at Samui Elephant Sanctuary is a vegetarian set lunch with different Thai dishes available. The dishes depend on the season and availability. You can expect rice dishes and/or stir fried or curry dishes, together with fresh fruits and a drink.

"No. A booking for our morning or afternoon tour is required in advance before arriving at the sanctuary.

You can cancel your booking for free up until 24 hours in advance of the tour start date, no questions asked. We’ll refund you the deposit or you can choose to use it as an advance to a different booking or tour.

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Half Day Elephant Care at Samui Elephant Sanctuary

Koh Samui - View on map

From: ฿2,895

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Why Book With Us?
Customer care available 24/7
Hand-picked Koh Samui Tours
No animal shows or elephant trekking
No-hassle low price guarantee
Pay cash on tour available during checkout
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