Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, Krabi Town

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A safe home for rescued and retired elephants, Krabi Elephant Sanctuary invites you to spend a few hours in the company of these gentle giants, walking through the jungle, feeding them, and giving them a bath in a fresh water lagoon. Note that the sanctuary doesn't allow elephant riding, but if you're ready to step out of your comfort zone you can learn how to make paper from elephant dung. Make Krabi Elephant Sanctuary part of your personalized Krabi Town itinerary using our Krabi Town route planner.
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  • We, like most people who choose a sanctuary, had a good feeling about it when we went, knowing that they don't let you ride the elephants and that they are treated better. At first sight, the...  more »
  • I went there during summer . It was a great place. It was new experience for me to see elephant that close  more »
  • Wonderful morning trip.Sanctuary was quiet do to virus so there were only 3 couples between 3 lady elephants on our tour.Great info first about the elephants then we fed them sugar cane.Made some...  more »
  • This is the real deal. People here give three overworked / old elephants a nice place to retire. Every other place would just expose the elephants to more people to increase the profits. Not the Krabi elephant sanctuary. Limited number of visitors (maximum 20 at a time). Great English guide. Gentle caretakers. Amazing and super friendly animals. Great interaction. You are actually helping - really HELPING - the sanctuary to prepare food and feed / clean the elephants. It was an absolutely amazing day. And I am absolutely convinced that the money is very well spent here.
  • Incredible experience, I highly recommend. The guide was very informative and welcoming. I was also impressed with the facilities, there are clean showers, toilets and lockers. The program was very well thought out. You get to be real close to the elephants and pet them. They look happy and under great care.
  • So far it's been the highlight of our Thai holiday. Feeding, playing with and bathing the 3 rescued from tourist industry elephants was most probably the most calming experience in my life. While your half a day visit you'll help to feed, walk and bathe the elephants. You can choose either morning or afternoon visit. Personally I recommend morning visit as it's still not too hot. That is of course if you don't mind an early pick up. Time will depend onin which hotel you are. The van will pick you up from the hotel around 7am and drive you to the sanctuary. Here, first of all you'll be told about the elephants history, how they are being looked after in the sanctuary. You'll also be told about the safety while interacting with those beautiful giants. Later on you'll be feeding, walking and bathing them. You'll get plenty time for interaction as well as taking some amazing photos. Elephants look happy, well looked after and healthy. I'd definitely recommend that breathtaking experience and truly great cause.
  • Had a wonderful afternoon here. The guide, Tom, did a fantastic job explaining everything and had a lot of knowledge about elephants. I could tell the elephants were treated extremely well; they just exuded joy and were so playful! The activities were paced leisurely and one could easily take hundreds of photos if desired in the given time. Recommend bringing a waterproof phone case if possible. Elephants are magical creatures and everyone should have the opportunity to spend time with them. Thank you Krabi Elephant Sanctuary!
  • This was such a great place! Natural habitat for wild elephants! I will be back for sure! Loved the Authentic Thai lunch and the home and care for older or injured elephants. I loved our guide! It was truly an experience I will never forget - Michelle and Kayla Canada.

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