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Best respectful elephant sanctuaries in Thailand!

Our team has selected for you the best
elephant sanctuaries in Thailand:
enjoy, discover, no chains, no hooks and only happy animals!

Happy Elephant Home

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Happy Elephant Home full-day ฿ 2560 ฿ 2390 thb/pers.

Thong Elephant & eco-trekking Karen, 2 days

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Thong Elephant & eco-trekking Karen, 2 days 2days 1night ฿ 5200 ฿ 4950 thb/pers.

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community half-day ฿ 1900 ฿ 1800 thb/pers.

Thong Elephant Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Thong Elephant Sanctuary full-day ฿ 2400 thb/pers.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Phuket Duration of the tour at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket half-day ฿ 2500 ฿ 2390 thb/pers.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya

Pattaya Duration of the tour at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya half-day ฿ 2500 ฿ 2450 thb/pers.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary full-day ฿ 2400 ฿ 2270 thb/pers.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Samui

Koh Samui Duration of the tour at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Samui half-day ฿ 3000 ฿ 2785 thb/pers.

Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary

Pattaya Duration of the tour at Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary half-day ฿ 2500 thb/pers.

Elephant Village Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Elephant Village Sanctuary half-day ฿ 1700 thb/pers.

2 days 1 night Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at 2 days 1 night Elephant Jungle Sanctuary 2days 1night ฿ 5100 ฿ 4850 thb/pers.

Elephant Jungle Paradise Park

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Elephant Jungle Paradise Park full-day ฿ 2400 thb/pers.

Phang Nga Elephant Park

Phuket Duration of the tour at Phang Nga Elephant Park half-day ฿ 5200 thb/pers.

Aonang Elephant Sanctuary

krabi Duration of the tour at Aonang  Elephant Sanctuary half-day ฿ 2600 thb/pers.

Hug Elephant Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Duration of the tour at Hug Elephant Sanctuary full-day ฿ 2500 ฿ 2390 thb/pers.

Why the Elephants Need our Help

Throughout history, elephants have been praised highly. The main threat Thai elephants face comes from human exploitation. Some of these threats include illegal logging and poaching for ivory. Other indirect threats are short sighted and mismanagement policies like industrial plantations and road or dam construction.

Thailand has both domesticated and wild populations of Asian elephants. Domestic elephants are those that get captured in the wild or even bred in captivity. These elephants are then tamed to work with elephant keepers in the logging. They ironically and unwillingly help humans to destroy the habitat they desperately require to survive. The population of wild elephants keeps reducing, and the creatures are struggling to survive. Research has shown that there are only 2200 wild elephants left.

After the government banned logging, people started using the elephants to beg on the streets of any big city in Thailand. Elephants have to walk all day or night on the dirty and congested streets. This is dangerous and unhealthy for them. Often these elephants are involved in terrible traffic accidents. This is why we, Elephant Sanctuary Thailand, have decided to help in offering the urgent help the animals need by working with already established sanctuaries.

Our responsibility at Elephant Sanctuary Thailand is to come up with a list of elephant sanctuaries where elephants get to live in the natural environment. With the increased growth of elephant parks, we have noticed that elephants are still getting mistreated. Such incidences are very discouraging, and that’s why we have dedicated ourselves to recommend sanctuaries that do their best to improve the lives of these elephants fun again. Elephant sanctuary Chiang Mai happens to be one of the best sanctuaries.

At Elephant Sanctuary Thailand we don’t discriminate any of the sanctuaries as long as they treat the elephants with respect, dignity and without abuse. Most of the shelters are non-charitable and non-governmental organizations. They host beaten and abandoned elephants that their owners don’t need anymore. These elephants get to live again like wild animals thanks to the people who visit the shelters or the donations received from well-wishers.

You can opt to visit any of the places we suggest to have fun or volunteer. Begin by booking and get the chance to give scores and reviews for each sanctuary you visit. The more scores and reviews we get, the better we can improve the lives of these gentle giants. So be part of this change and help us save as many elephants as possible.

We are also delighted to provide you with a list of activities you can do during your visit. These activities are not only fun, but also respectful towards nature and elephants. Elephant Sanctuary Thailand gives you the much-needed chance to share your time with elephants, know them and play with them. Do not wait any longer, just book today!