Samui Elephant Sanctuary, Bophut

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  • Super place. This is what responsible tourism is all about. We visited with two young children who adored the place and want to go back. It is quite pricey but the money goes directly to the...  more »
  • We had the most amazing time at the sanctuary feeding and stroking the elephants- they were so cute and gentle. The workers take amazing care of the elephants and they seem very peaceful and happy...  more »
  • Samui's Elephant Sanctuary is really an amazing place with some people who truly love what they are doing. We strongly recommend you to go and visit this place to see some "happy" rescued elephants...  more »
  • This was my first visit to an elephant sanctuary. It changed my life. These rescued elephants were logging or trekking with people on their backs most of their lives. Thankfully this organization helps buy back this elephants to live out the rest of their lives as normal protected, respected, and loved creatures. They are beautiful, such gentle giants, and they love to eat bananas and fresh greens and forage. This is the place to visit when you’re on Koh Samui , stop by and say hi. (Make sure to ask for Boy as your guide too)
  • THE most amazing experience at Samui Elephant Sanctuary today. Got to meet and feed 6 beautiful, gentle elephants who have been saved from life of hellish treatment in the animal tourism industry. Urge everyone to never ever ride or go trekking on elephants! Very cruel life for any animal. The staff there truly care about these animals and our guide Boy was brilliant! Everything provided for you. Tea, coffee, cold water, clean toilets, shade and a great Thai buffet included. amazing experiences of feeding elephants and seeing them play in mud. I litteraly had an elephant with her head on my lap, so gentle and beautiful to be around. If you do one thing only on Samui, it must be this!
  • I'm so so happy we came here! I definitely wasn't expecting to have such a nice and interesting day! The sanctuary is run wonderfully by owners who are indeed caring and knowledgeable about elephants and their well-being. The tour and feeding of all the elephants was so captivating and the guide gave us the full story of each rescued elephant. The facilities there are good, perfect also for very young children. The lunch they served us was very good too! Could have not been happier with the day.
  • Please note, this is not a joy-ride offering, elephant circus. This sanctuary is to help rehabilitate elephants that have been exposed to hard labour and/or inhumane treatment, offering the elephants a home to retire peacefully. Once picked up from your accommodation, you are brought to the sanctuary where guides help raise people’s awareness on the elephants at the sanctuary, and the sanctuary’s mission. You will personally visit each elephant, understand their history and get a chance to feed them and also view the elephants bath. At the end, the lovely sanctuary staff will arrange a buffet lunch, before you are driven back to your accommodation. A great sanctuary worth visiting. You will leave here wiser and appreciative of the sanctuary and the gentle giants themselves! Do visit!
  • Wonderful experience. Staff willing to share knowledge and stories. Had the best morning. Only sad part for us was on the ride home, we had bought a souvenir cap to remember our day here. Unfortunately it blew off on the transfer back to hotel and our driver wouldn't stop. Very expensive hat that we only had for an hour!

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