Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, Krabi Town

#6 of 18 in Nature in Krabi Town
Forest · Hidden Gem · Park
A safe home for rescued and retired elephants, Krabi Elephant Sanctuary invites you to spend a few hours in the company of these gentle giants, walking through the jungle, feeding them, and giving them a bath in a fresh water lagoon. Note that the sanctuary doesn't allow elephant riding, but if you're ready to step out of your comfort zone you can learn how to make paper from elephant dung. Make Krabi Elephant Sanctuary part of your personalized Krabi Town itinerary using our Krabi Town route planner.
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  • We, like most people who choose a sanctuary, had a good feeling about it when we went, knowing that they don't let you ride the elephants and that they are treated better. At first sight, the...  more »
  • I went there during summer . It was a great place. It was new experience for me to see elephant that close  more »
  • This is the real deal. People here give three overworked / old elephants a nice place to retire. Every other place would just expose the elephants to more people to increase the profits. Not the Krabi elephant sanctuary. Limited number of visitors (maximum 20 at a time). Great English guide. Gentle caretakers. Amazing and super friendly animals. Great interaction. You are actually helping - really HELPING - the sanctuary to prepare food and feed / clean the elephants. It was an absolutely amazing day. And I am absolutely convinced that the money is very well spent here.
  • Incredible experience, I highly recommend. The guide was very informative and welcoming. I was also impressed with the facilities, there are clean showers, toilets and lockers. The program was very well thought out. You get to be real close to the elephants and pet them. They look happy and under great care.

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