The biggest island of Thailand hides a truly special natural oasis. It’s the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket: a huge forest that has been custom-designed for these pachyderms. A noble project born to give a second chance to the elephants abused or grown in captivity.
How the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Was Born
Many travellers come back from a journey in Asia recounting their excursion on an elephant. It’s an extraordinary experience, able to leave incredible memories in the heart of everybody.
Unfortunately, too often we do not think about what lays behind these alternative trekking adventures. In fact, Thai elephants are still used today for this kind of activities, but for the pachyderms, they represent only unpleasant moments full of suffering.
It is for this reason that Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket was born. A Garden of Eden where these beautiful animals can have happy days without being abused or kept in captivity.
Here, adults and children can admire the elephants in their natural habitat; it is possible to book a visit inside the sanctuary to stay an entire day in the name of love and fun with these pachyderms.
Programs and Special Activities with Elephants
Elephants love to take a bath: during summer they refresh themselves with water and mud to less suffer the hot temperature.The visitors of the Sanctuary can take a bath with them and help them having fun.
The most important thing to remember is to treat them with respect and not like objects: trekking activities on the back of the elephants are strictly banned. A walk of one hour and a half with them will be more relaxing and less painful for their backbone.
Last but not least: visitors can give food to the elephants and have breakfast with them. A unique life experience that aims to improve our knowledge of these pachyderms.
The Elephant Sanctuary also gives the opportunity to discover interesting and curious facts about these animals. For example, how many of you know that the elephants’ proboscides can aspire up to 14 litres of water in a single sip? That’s just fascinating!
Info and Fun Facts
The great success of the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket created the possibility to book your stay near the sanctuary for a total of seven nights. In this way, volunteering and holidays are intertwined giving birth to unforgettable memories.
Booking your experience is easy: it is necessary to choose one of the two tours on the offical website, during the morning or in the afternoon. Moreover, through the website, it’s possible to make a donation to the Sanctuary. In fact, the project is based on private donations: only in this way, it’s possible to give a second chance to an increasing number of elephants for a happier life.
For more information:
168/18 Phangmueangsai Kor Rd.,
Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Ph : +66962465492, +66946636592