Samui Elephant Sanctuary, Ko Samui

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  • A really nice and unique experience getting up close to 6 different elephants,feeding them bananas & learning information about them for about 1.5 hours. The first half hour is drinking coffee/tea,& w...  more »
  • I went with the lunch tour and was pleasantly surprised. The individual life stories of the pachyderm Giants agree a contemplative. There is enough time and enough bananas to each individual elephants to deal with something. I can recommend a visit. Good thing. Hope this project evolves quickly.
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  • This place was brilliant! At first we thought the entrance price was a bit steep but once you get there and learn about the place and see the elephants it is absolutely worth it! The guides were lovel...  more »
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  • Every animal lover needs to visit the sanctuary. It is eye opening to the abuse these elephants have suffered. It was heart breaking to see elephants that bear the marks of years of abuse. We were glad that they at least have this place to spend their twilight years in peace and away from abusive humans. The people running the place really are doing a great service to these magnificent Giants. I would suggest people skip the famous safaris in Samui and instead spend some time here instead. I was glad I took my 6 yo here - it was a valuable lesson into the abuse that humans cause to the environment and also the redemptive power of our love and kindness. Next time I will definitely volunteer here.
  • This place was worth every penny. At first I thought it was expensive and that I wouldn't get to do much but watch elephants from afar, but I was so wrong. We spent 3 hours feeding, touching and almost playing with the elephants. This experience was absolutely amazing and highly recommended. Also, the guides were great, spoke great English and feed you very delicious dinner at the end! I'd definitely do this again. Very much worth it.
  • Amazing place and such a wonderful experience. This is a totally ethical sanctuary, where they rescue and care for abused elephants. You can feed them bananas and watermelon, roam around with them and watch them play, have baths and be natural. Please support this brilliant sanctuary to help stop elephant abuse in Thailand.
  • This place was amazing!! So happy that we got to visit here not long after they opened. After seeing how some of the other elephants on the island lived, it was refreshing to meet the elephants here. They had space to roam and nice clean living areas. We got to spend a lot of time feeding them. It was an amazing experience. Definitely visit if you are in koh samui!
  • It was a wonderful experience. The beautiful elephants there are finally experiencing some peace after being brutally trained and worked leading miserable, sad and painful lives. Please take time to visit this place and always avoid elephant rides and wildlife shows of any description - the suffering these creatures endure is unimaginable.
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