“Wow! What a fantastic experience. One of the highlights of our Thailand holiday was a visit to Phuket Nature Reserve Elephant Habitat. The owners and staff have done an amazing job of creating an eco-friendly reserve with wonderful infrastructure. The staff obviously care deeply for the elephants and treat them so well.
Being able to interact with these majestic animals was awesome. As part of the visit, we were able to help prepare their food, feed the elephants and accompany them on the beautiful jungle walk. In addition, we learned about their nutrition and clever recycling of waste.
Highly recommended and an absolute must do if visiting Phuket!”
HALF-DAY ELEPHANT SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Join us for an outstanding journey of learning, care and adventure with our rescued elephants!
Our Half Day Elephant Safari Experience provides an educational, fun and active immersion into the daily life of the elephants at the Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat.
We focus on providing love & care to our rescued elephants in a sustainable manner that eliminates stress while providing a real connection and experience to our visitors.
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
Your adventure begins at our reception area where you will be welcomed to the Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat, complete your registration, store any luggage and collect your FREE customized stainless steel water bottle!
Visit the Elephant Habitat Café overlooking our lake, enjoy a photo at our selfie-area, and take a stroll around our souvenir and tour area before moving to the main Elephant Habitat Platform overlooking the lush elephant grass field.
BRIEFING & INTRODUCTION
During the introduction and briefing, you will learn about the Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat in more detail, how it started, the people behind the sanctuary, along with our mission and goals.
You will learn about the rescued elephants at the park, where they came from, the history of Thai elephants and why it is so important to look after these beautiful animals.
You will also receive a safety briefing and tips for the Elephant Safari Experience to ensure you have a wonderful & safe tour plus time to ask any questions.
MEET & FEED THE ELEPHANTS
Next, it’s time to prepare the elephants food consisting of lots of yummy bananas, nutritious sugar cane, cucumbers and other seasonal fruit and vegetables. Once you have your basket full of elephant treats it’s time to go and meet the elephants and enjoy feeding them!
Our photographer will be there to capture this magical movement so you can enjoy & share later.
OUR UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE ELEPHANT CARE EXPERIENCE!
After feeding the elephants your tour guide will lead you through six fun & educational activities to learn more about the daily life of our elephants and how to care for them.
Mud & Sand Spa
Elephant LIfe & Vet Care
Elephant Dung Recycling Centre
Nature Jungle Hike
LUNCH & THAI COOKING DEMONSTRATION!
Your Elephant Safari Experience finishes back at the main Elephant Habitat Platform where we teach you how to make the famous Pad Thai (yummy Thai stir fried noodle dish!) before enjoying a delicious Thai vegetarian lunch.
Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful Elephant Habitat Field as our elephants roam free feeding on the grass and foliage, and rubbing against the trees. An amazing experience to complete an incredible program with our rescued elephants!
Please note: The morning Half Day Elephant Safari Experience finishes with lunch at 12:30pm. The afternoon Half Day Elephant Safari Experience commences with lunch at 1:30pm.
MORNING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
|Welcome & registration||9:00am – 9:30am|
|Introduction & briefing||9:30am – 9:45am|
|Meet & feed the elephants||9:45am – 10:30am|
|Elephant Safari Experience||10:30am – 12:30pm|
|Lunch & cooking demonstration||12:30pm – 1:00pm|
AFTERNOON PROGRAM SCHEDULE
|Welcome & registration||1:00pm – 1:30pm|
|Lunch & cooking demonstration||1:30pm – 2::00pm|
|Introduction & briefing||2:00pm – 2:15pm|
|Meet & feed the elephants||2:15pm – 3:00pm|
|Elephant Safari Experience||3:00pm – 5:00pm|
ELEPHANT CARE ACTIVITIES
Fun, educational & a great example of eco-tourism done right!
SPECIAL HYDROTHERAPY POOL
Hydrotherapy is very important for the elephant’s daily exercise routine and provides key strengthening and rehabilitation benefits to older and injured elephants.
ELEPHANT LIFE & VET CARE
Visit the elephant shelters where the elephants sleep at night and learn about the regular veterinary checkups and essential care required to keep an elephant strong and healthy.
THERAPEUTIC MUD & SAND SPA
Mud & sand are an elephant’s best friend (after a tasty banana) providing vital skincare, conditioning, and a layer of protection from the sun and insects
NATURE JUNGLE HIKE
An amazing experience walking with the elephants through our natural jungle that provides important daily exercise to the elephants (and visitors) including a great hilltop viewpoint!
NUTRITIOUS HERBAL TREATMENT
This is a special area where visitors help prepare and cook the healthy herbal balls that are an important component of an elephant’s diet providing nutrition and minerals.
ELEPHANT DUNG RECYCLING CENTRE
Learn how to convert elephant dung into beautiful recycled paper and useable bio-cooking gas plus other educational DIY activities!
“Absolutely amazing place, seeing those wonderful elephants looking so happy and so well looked after warms the heart!”
– Joe Mills, UK
Adults – THB3,000 per person
Children (4-10 years old) – THB1,500 per person
Children (0-3 years old) – Free
For Group booking of 10 or more people, please Contact Us.
2 Adults & 1 Child – THB7,200 (save THB300)
2 Adults & 2 Children – THB8,600 (save THB400)
2 Adults & 3 Children – THB10,000 (save THB500)
2 Adults & 4 Children – THB11,400 (save THB600)
*Hotel pick up and drop off to most areas in Phuket if provided free of charnge. There is an additional surcharge for some extra zone areas – please check your area when you book and our Transport page. Private transfers also available.
Hotel or villa pick-up and drop-off in air-conditioned van*
Free customised stainless steel water bottle (support our ban on single-use plastic)
Meet & feed the Elephants
Special Hydrotherapy Pool
Mud & Sand Spa
Elephant Life & Vet Care
Elephant Dung Recycling Center
Beautiful Nature Jungle Hike with the Elephants
Herbal Treatment Area
Thai Cooking Demonstration & Lunch
WHAT TO BRING
- A copy of your booking confirmation (either printed or on your phone)
- Elephant adventure clothes – shorts & T-shirt etc, that you don’t mind getting a little sweaty or dirty
- Comfortable lace up sports shoes or trainers are recommended as we have a beautiful nature jungle hike into the nearby hills
- Sun hat or cap
- Sunscreen & mosquito spray
Your tour fee enables the Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat to operate, provides vital food and veterinary care for our elephants, supports upcoming elephant rescues and contributes to the ethical wellbeing and conservation of elephants in Thailand. We thank you very much for your support!