Samui Elephant Sanctuary

The Samui Elephant Sanctuary is the first sanctuary on Koh Samui to offer a fully ethical elephant experience. Supported by the Save Elephant Foundation, the Sanctuary does not allow riding or forced human interactions of any kind. Most of the elephants here have come from a previous life working in the logging or tourism industries, and cannot now be returned to the wild. The Samui Elephant Sanctuary aims to provide them with a safe and peaceful home in which to live in as natural way as possible.

During your visit you will learn about the important work the Sanctuary does in rescuing and caring for the retired working elephants. You will help to prepare food for the elephants before meeting the herd and feeding them yourself. Walk with the elephants down to the pool, and observe as they play and bathe, all completely freely and naturally.  

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