Our lovingly nurtured Elephant Sanctuary, Khao Lak happily invites you for a truly special, inspiring, and equally humbling elephant experience in an original surrounding while respectfully making friends with these gentle giants. At our ethical and eco-tourism sustainable based Elephant Sanctuary, elephants can just be elephants.
You know, they say that an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant. What comes first to your mind when you think of Thailand? The lovely, precious, and majestically elegant Thai elephant is called Chang Thai. These gentle creatures have been playing big roles in Thai history and culture for centuries. People lovingly consider elephants to symbolize honour, courage, generosity, faith, and royal authorities. At the authentic Elephant Sanctuary by Eco Khao Lak Adventure, we are fortunate to bring you closer respectfully and safely to these unique and wonderful creatures. In a protected and original environment this excursion features food preparation, feeding, and walking with the elephants, plus our popular restaurant.
Either in the morning or early afternoon, we are picking you up at your hotel in all comfort. Right upon arrival enjoy our welcome drink surrounded by lush panoramic ocean view while we are happily explaining why it is important to take genuine care of our big friends.
After the safety introduction we are getting busy by preparing tasty herb balls made from tamarind, bananas and more. Soon after, you will experience that it’s one of the elephant’s favourite treats to joyfully munch on. Next, let’s all take a walk together, shall we? At any moment, we are keeping a safe and respectful distance. Clearly, our top priority is the wellbeing of our elephants. Therefore, we are not offering rides, animal shows, elephant kisses or lying on the elephants. Next after the walk, the elephant’s personal care takers, called mahout, will provide some insights into the elephant’s daily healthcare. Trunks up for another fruity snack before our guides are sharing more information about the background of each individual elephant at our information and education center.
A delicious Thai picnic will wait for you while you can observe your newly made elephant friends at the Elephant Sanctuary. Take your time, walk around and observe the elephants have the freedom expressing their natural behaviour and happily socializing with each other.
With a happy mind, we are saying goodbye or better see you again to our newly made elephant friends.
Finally, join us for a delicious Thai set meal serving various dishes in our beautifully Nai Muang restaurant, which is already worth a visit all on its own before you safely return to your hotel.
approx. 4 hrs.
approx. 8:00 hrs.
Included (selected hotels)
min. 4 pax
Shorts, T-shirt, swimming suit, sunglasses and sun protection. Comfortable and light clothing is recommended.
Pakarang / Bangsak
Center Khaolak / Sunset Beach
Kho Khao Area
at Nam Kiem Pier
Extra charge 600 THB/pax
North - Nam Kiem Pier
South Khao Lak
Hotel pickup-drop off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned van
Guided tour with professional local guide
Thai Set Lunch
Roundtrip transfer Extra charge from Khok Kloi for THB 600 per person, minimum 4 pax**