Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Last Updated: January 10,2020

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket is a newly opened branch of the famous eco elephant tourism project - Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. The goal of Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is to give as many elephants as possible the health care, natural environment and freedom they should have.

The park's founder intends to use the elephant eco-tourism as a platform to raise awareness and to educate the public of Thailand and around the world about the plight of Asian elephants and the welfare of Thai elephants. Here, you will see elephants just being themselves. No riding, no hooking, no performance, but a future of coexistence, love and respect. Yes, the elephant camp is a lot even too much in Phuket, but the new sanctuary camp has gradually pointed out a new direction. Wise change!

Programs and Activities at Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

It is available for people to volunteer in the morning or alternatively in the afternoon. Free round-way transfer will pick up and drop off visitors from urban hotel. 

Morning visit:

Pick-up time: 06:30 AM - 07:30 PM from your hotel; Drop-off time: Approx. : 12:30 Hrs.

Afternoon visit:

Pick-up time:  11.30 AM - 12.00 PM from your hotel; Drop-off time: Approx. : 16.30 Hrs.

  • Pick up from your hotel. 1.5 hours driving with spectacular island scenery.

  • Learn about the sanctuary mission and living habits of the elephants.

  • Prepare food

  • Feed the elephants by hands

  • Have a mud bath

  • Shower the elephants and take photos

  • Special souvenir

  • Drop off to your hotel

# Brief introduction

Arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket. Enjoy a welcome snack, sip tea or coffee. First of all, the staff will briefly describe the rehabilitation camps and their eco-program. Unfortunately, for elephants, old-fashioned tourism is still popular in many parts of Thailand.

The sanctuary invites you to change old-fashioned mindset while providing a unique experience. To touch them gently but not release a domesticated elephant to nature or abuse them. 

# Meet the elephants & Feeding the elephants

Feeding elephants.Then, the staff will show the visitors how to prepare food for the elephants. It's a little messy while interesting process. Once the food is ready, a small herd of elephants will come here to enjoy their feast. Everyone have the choice to tough their giant trunk when they grab the food from your hands.

# Mud spa with the elephants.

Food is consumed much faster than you think, and then you will be invite to walk to a nearby pond. The elephant trot in mud pond and began to enjoy bathing. Visitors can easily jump into the water, but be prepared to be soaked all over. The group later move into a clean pond, where everyone could wash away the mud and start another round (not to mention those memorable photos).

Prices at Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary 

Adults: 5,500 Baht

Children: 7-10 years 3,500 Baht

P.S. Price might change, please contact our travel expert to check the availability.


  • Pick up/drop off at your hotel in Phuket

Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala,

Nai Yang, Bang Tao, Surin Beach

Mai KhaoFree
Rawai, Chalong, Cape Panwa, Cape Tukkae, Koh Sire, Laemhin, Rawai, Phromthep Cape, or Nai Harn BeachFree

Airbnb lodging, rental villas,

private houses

No pick upvisitors will be responsible for self-arranged  transportation to

1. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary office (Patong)


2. Designated Meeting Area (Naithon)

3. Designated Meeting Area (Kathu waterfall)

Rassada Pier, Sea Angel Pier,

Ao Po Grand Marina Pier

No pick up

Visitors will be responsible for self-arranged transportation to

1. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary office (Patong)


2. Designated Meeting Area (Naithon)

3. Designated Meeting Area (Kathu waterfall)

Drop off to Pier – 500 thb/per person

(Must inform a day in advance)

Visitors staying outside of Transfer Zone

Visitors will be responsible for arranging transport either to a designated meeting point in the Nai Thon area

(200 thb discount applicable via online bookings only)

Phuket International Airport

Please inform a day before your visit if you

need airport drop off and how much luggage you will have

Pick up –

Self-arranged to the designated meeting point at NaithonDrop-off – to Phuket International Airport

+ 300 thb per person

+ 500 thb (group of 2-9 passengers)

  • English Speaking Tour Guide

  • Photographer & online photo album (Facebook)

  • One traditional Thai buffet meal

  • Drinking Water

  • Food for feeding the Elephants

Remark & Tips:

Please note that the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket now only arrange a half-day visit. The reason is to leave enough tranquility for the elephants and the visiting group size is limited to ensure their comfort. Full-Day and Overnight volunteer opportunities are available at our Chiang Mai locations.

Where is Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

4018 Tambon Sa Khu, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110 Naithon Beach

What to bring:

  • A copy of your passport to complete our Insurance Agreement.

  • Sunglasses

  • Cap or wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Closed toe shoes or trainers for drier weather (you will walk in the forest so flip flops or open toed sandles are not advised)

  • If there has been recent rain, the sanctuary provide wellie boots as it can be muddy so please bring a pair of socks

  • A change of clothes

Read more: Elephant Tours in Thailand

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