17 Best Elephant Safari Tours in Thailand - 2020 (with 604 Reviews)

Popular Thailand Elephant Safari Tour Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting, Phuket Flat - 25% off 10H ₹ 2990 4.0 star View Details
Experience Elephant Care in Phuket, Flat - 30% off 12H ₹ 3900 4.0 star View Details
Khao Sok National Park Full-day Tour - Flat 27% off 12H ₹ 4930 4.0 star View Details
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket - Flat 15% off 6H ₹ 4810 5.0 star View Details
Elephant Ride and Trekking in Pattaya 3H ₹ 3706 3.0 star View Details

Elephant safari in Thailand is a thriving attraction, contributing extensively to the country's tourism industry. With the majority population being Buddhist, elephants in Thailand have a deep cultural significance. After logging got banned in the 1980s, these benign creatures were rendered unemployed and henceforth got sucked in, to promote tourism and safari in different parts of Thailand. 

Earlier, these animals were inconsiderately used for recreational purposes. However, recently, initiatives are being taken to foster a more meaningful relationship between elephants and man, going beyond their usual trekking and elephant safari tours in Thailand. Thailand tour packages will provide you with an incredible opportunity to observe the elephants and to understand their sacred bond with their mahout. If you happen to love animals and want to establish a warm and friendly bond with the elephants, then Thailand is the ideal destination. Though the animals are not gifted with any speech, yet they are capable of understanding and reciprocating your affection. 

There are several places to visit in Thailand like the Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi, Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Chiang Pai, Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park, Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Sukhothai and others. If you are planning a recent vacation in the Southeast Asian country, then do keep elephant riding in Thailand in your itinerary. Do pay a visit to the nearby elephant sanctuaries and get to know more about these playful pachyderms. From riding, bathing, feeding, trekking, watching a show, you can engage in a lot of fun-filled activities with these speechless souls. Venturing through the forest on an elephant's back can indeed be a thrilling experience. It's not just about riding on an elephant, make efforts to reach out to these animals, and try establishing a meaningful encounter with them.

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Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting, Phuket Flat - 25% off Featured
Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting, Phuket Flat - 25% off

10H

Phuket

About the Activity:- You will be picked up from your hotel in selected area by 7.00-7.30 in morning. After a short drive, you will reach pineapple plantation and enjoy being in laps of nature in morning sunshine.- From here, get ready to reach Elephant camp, where elephant show and baby monkey show will greet you well bringing smile on the face.- Just before lunch, you will visit the Monkey Cave Temple. Wat Suwannakhuha as it is locally known and has monkey outside roaming freely. It also has boulders inside which you can climb on to see the rest of the cave.- Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant. It is near the river where you'll try bamboo rafting post meal.- After bamboo rafting, you will be on your way back to the hotel. You will stop by and animal conservation project and a local fruit shop if you want to do some shopping.
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

Starting from

INR 3,840

INR 2,990

Experience Elephant Care in Phuket, Flat - 30% off Featured
Experience Elephant Care in Phuket, Flat - 30% off

12H

Phuket

About the Activity:- Seeing an elephant in Thailand has long been a favorite among tourists, and with our tickets, you get close to the magnificent animals while ensuring their health and preservation.-  In this tour, you'll meet and interact with elephants while wearing a Mahout traditional outfit, and learn about the importance of preserving Asian elephants.-  You'll also spend time cooking food for and feeding the loveable mammals, and experience mud spa and bathing with them. This is a wildlife experience you'll cherish for a lifetime.- By availing this package, you will also get picked up from hotel and dropped off after learning about elephants and bathing with them.
Superb

36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

Starting from

INR 5,572

INR 3,900

Khao Sok National Park Full-day Tour - Flat 27% off Featured
Khao Sok National Park Full-day Tour - Flat 27% off

12H

Phuket

About the Activity:- Begin the trip by getting picked up from hotel in a car or van. After this, visit a Tsunami Memorial Site either at Tor. 813 or Namkhem. - Stop at the Monkey Cave Temple after this and later spend time with the elephants at Khaosok Discovery Elephant Camp. It is such a great experience to feel the real love with animals, right in front of your eyes.- Post this, have delicious lunch at Khasok Discovery Restaurant. Another activity includes discovering the abundant flora and fauna of Khao Sok National Park while enjoying the canoeing activity. - So why wait? Get ready to enjoy a wonderful time out in the woods and make memories that you can cherish always.
Superb

38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

Starting from

INR 6,754

INR 4,930

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket - Flat 15% off Featured
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket - Flat 15% off

6H

Phuket

A day with the national animal of Thailand.Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Phuket will give you an exciting experience that you will cherish and always remember. Spend a day with the majestic elephants in their natural surroundings, learn about their history, behavior, and nature which has been changing throughout history. Seize the opportunity to meet, greet and have a fun time with the friendly elephants, have a mud spa and jump for a swim with these beautiful and cordial elephants.Also, the activities do not end as you get a traditional Thai lunch and the beautiful surroundings of the jungle with mountains and beaches, so you can explore the area amongst the elephants which will be more than happy to welcome you in their home. All this experience will be under the safety and guidance of the sanctuary professionals and in a safe environment, so you feel safe and your safety is the top priority at all times. Also, a tour guide will be present with you to clarify all your questions and give you deep insights about elephants and the sanctuary.The tour has two timing options, i.e. early morning (at 06:30 a.m.) and afternoon (at 11:30 a.m.).The duration of the tour will be 6 hours and will be as follows:- Pick up from your hotel in Pattaya City.- A scenic and beautiful drive to the southeast of Pattaya City to Pong District.- Arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya. Enjoy a welcome snack, sip tea or coffee, and learn about elephants as you are given an introduction to the program. Change into traditional Karen-clothing and assist with the preparation of natural dietary supplements for the elephants.- Meet the elephants. Feed them and administer dietary supplements as you learn their stories. Play, interact and take photos with the elephants in a natural setting. - Mud spa with the elephants. - Join the elephants in our specially constructed outdoor ‘Elephant Shower Room and cool down as you bathe them.- Use the facilities to take a (regular) shower, dry off, and change clothes.- Eat a lunch of traditional Thai food, freshly cooked Pad Thai, and seasonal fruit, before saying goodbye to the friendly elephants you can learn how to make Elephant poop paper.- Leave the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive through spectacular island scenery.- Drop off at your hotel in Pattaya.Note: Pick-up & Drop-off will be from/to your hotel in Pattaya.Children aged 11 years and above will be charged as per the adult fare.
Excellent

60 Ratings

5.0

60 Ratings

Starting from

INR 5,670

INR 4,810

Elephant Ride and Trekking in Pattaya
Elephant Ride and Trekking in Pattaya

3H

Chon Buri

About the Activity:If you’re looking for something fun and adventurous in Pattaya, then this is the perfect tour for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Pattaya Area and Naklua area and embark on a journey to the location.Enjoy the short elephant ride in the lush green parts of the jungle like never before.Post your adventure, indulge in a 20 minutes bush walking to a Silk house.Later you will be ferried across a lake and return to the elephant village on an ox - cart.This tour can be availed only twice a day at 10:30 AM and 04:00 PM respectively.
Very Good

36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

Starting from

INR 3,706

White Water Rafting and Elephant Ride near Phuket
White Water Rafting and Elephant Ride near Phuket

10H

Phuket

About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel at around 08:00 AM in Phuket and start your adventurous journey by driving through some of the most picturesque scenery of Thailand.Once you reach Mueang Phang Nga around 09:00 AM, change into your adventure gear and get set for the rafting experience.After burning you calories while rafting, treat yourself with a mouth watering lunch by 12:00 noon in the sanctuary.Post lunch, engage yourself in an elephant ride and explore the beautiful grasslands on the elephant back.Have a refreshment break at around 03:00 PM before you head back to your hotel at 05:00 PM.
Excellent

28 Ratings

5.0

28 Ratings

Starting from

INR 3,231

Half Day Elephant Care Tour in the Jungle
Half Day Elephant Care Tour in the Jungle

6H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.Drive up north of 1 hour and reach the famous elephant camp at Tung La Korn village for an amazing experience. You will be given a change of clothes because things might get messy. Your guide will brief you on the behavior of these magnificent creatures and you’ll learn how to take care of them and witness their daily lifestyle.Your guide will then show you how to get on, control and feed these elephants after which you can bathe them in the nearby river. Indulge in a lovely lunch after and then end your tour by getting dropped back to Chiang Mai. This package can be availed in two time slots, the morning and afternoon timings are as follows, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM  
Very Good

26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

Starting from

INR 3,421

Trekking, Elephant Camp and Jungle Camping Package
Trekking, Elephant Camp and Jungle Camping Package

2D/1N

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Spend 2 days exploring the beautiful areas within and surrounding Chaing Mai and indulge in a plethora of local activities and cultural experiences. Your tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or residence in Chiang Mai after which you will drive down to Tung La Korn village and Mhong tribal village.Your guide will give you a breifing about these quaint village's lifestyle culture and history. Spend time walking around the village and interacting with the local tribes. Embark on a peaceful trek through a marvelous jungle until you reach the famous Elephant camp. At the camp learn how to treat and care for these magnificent creatures, You will also have a hand and bathing, feeding and cleaning them. Indulge in a relaxing bamboo rafting experience before concluding your tour with a drop back to Chiang Mai at around 5:30 PM on the second day. 
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

Starting from

INR 8,552

Elephant Camp Tour and Ox Cart Ride in Chiang Mai
Elephant Camp Tour and Ox Cart Ride in Chiang Mai

7H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and embark on this trip to the Elephant Park and watch the magnificent elephants bathe and demonstrate their skills. Witness the demonstration as they pick up tiny objects with their massive trunks and perform.Climb on the elephant's back and ride down through a slope and into a river to observe the rich flora and fauna and to enjoy the ride.As you return to land and enter the lush jungle, stop by at a small Lisu Hill tribe village to observe this indigenous life and culture. After your all the fun which you had, get a chance to thrill yourself again, enjoy a delightful Ox-cart ride while going to the camp for lunch.Post lunch, cruise at the river on a bamboo raft and return back to the main land around 04:00 PM.
Very Good

37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

Starting from

INR 2,281

Elephant Training Show and Village Tour in Pattya
Elephant Training Show and Village Tour in Pattya

2H

Pattaya

About the Activity:Rivet in the mesmerizing shows done by elephants in a village near Pattaya.Get picked up from your hotel in Pattaya Area and Naklua area to reach Pattaya Elephant Village.Ride through the jungle on an elephant's back and watch these gentle giants going through their daily life activities at this sanctuary.Witness the villagers as they perform a show that demonstrates the training of the elephants along with their keepers taking care of them.After a 2 hour interactive session, get set to return back to your hotel. The tour can be customized according to your convenience.Note: Min 2 people are required to book this tour.
Excellent

37 Ratings

5.0

37 Ratings

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INR 5,000

INR 4,250

Elephant Bush Trekking in Pattaya
Elephant Bush Trekking in Pattaya

1H

Chon Buri

About the Activity:Enthrall in the breathtaking beauty of Pattaya while you trek among stunning landscapes atop an elephant.Enjoy a short trip riding one of Thailand's famous residents, the elephant. No trip to Thailand is complete without an elephant ride.A one-hour excursion on well-trained elephant is an experience that should not be missed. You'll be picked up from your centrally located Pattaya hotel for a 1 hour elephant trekking tour including a brief talk including introduction, safety measures and elephant information.Conclude your trip by indulging in some Thai seasonal fresh fruit after which you'll be dropped back to your hotel.
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

Starting from

INR 2,281

Full Day Elephant Care Tour in the Jungle
Full Day Elephant Care Tour in the Jungle

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.Drive up north for 1 hour to a local market to buy fresh fruits like bananas or sugarcane to feed the elephantsReach the famous elephant camp at Tung La Korn village for an amazing experience.You will be given a change of clothes because things might get messy. Your guide will brief you on the behavior of these magnificent creatures and you’ll learn how to take care of them and witness their daily lifestyle.Indulge in a lovely lunch at the camp and gear up for more fun activities.Your guide will then show you how to get on, control and feed these elephants after which you can bathe them in the nearby river.You will also learn how to re-plant food for these elephants before you drive back to Chaing Mai at around 5:30 PM.
Very Good

31 Ratings

3.0

31 Ratings

Starting from

INR 4,751

Rafting in Phang Nga, Phuket Flat 20% off
Rafting in Phang Nga, Phuket Flat 20% off

10H

Phuket

Rafting like never before.An experience that will keep you at the edge, filled with thrill and adrenaline levels that will be going through the roof. An amazing adventure that will give you some of the most beautiful sights and locations of Krabi. Rafting considered to be one of the most thrilling adventures and competitive water sport. Enjoy and engage in many other activities that will keep you engaged and your energy levels at an all-time high.Raft through 'Tone Pariwat', the wildlife sanctuary river that will be absolutely mind-blowing and witness amazing wildlife too. Hop on the back of an elephant for trekking through the river & dense tropical jungle up to the mountain for an action-packed safari experience. Ride an ATV and see Thai agriculture such as rubber palm, and fruit plantation, with Thai cattle such as goat, cow, and buffalo then head to safari Waterfall, take a dip or just relax in the breathtaking surroundings.Try the Flying Fox, ziplining experience to fly down from a hill to the ground under the supervision of professionals and top-notch equipment so that your safety is never an issue. Try out Garra fish spa “Doctor Fish” as they reduce dried aging skin in your legs and feet. Feast upon the different and delicious variety of tropical fruits, such as bananas, oranges, mangosteen and longkong (The local southern Thai fruit).The tour will be of 9 hours and will be as follows:- 07.15 a.m. - 07.30 a.m.: Pick Up from hotel.- 10.00 a.m.: Visit Monkey cave Temple.- 10.30 a.m.: Free Flying Fox & Briefing before rafting.- 11.00 a.m.: Start Rafting fun & other adventure activities.- 12.00 p.m.: Delicious Thai Buffet Lunch.- 01.30 p.m.: Visit Elephant Camp for Elephant show & monkey show or Elephant Trekking, ATV (up to your program select)- 02.30 p.m. - 03.00 p.m.: Taste some Thai fruit at Lungkhai Fruit Garden.- 03.30 p.m.: Transfer back to your hotel.- 04.30 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.: Arrive at your hotel.Note: Pick-up & Drop-off will be from/to your hotel in Krabi.Children between the age of 4-11 years will be charged as per child fare.Children aged 12 years and above will be charged as per the adult fare.
Very Good

33 Ratings

3.0

33 Ratings

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INR 2,250

INR 1,800

2 Days Golden Triangle & Elephant Camp Tour
2 Days Golden Triangle & Elephant Camp Tour

2D/1N

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Get picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 AM in Chiang Mai town.Head on over to a famous elephant camp in Tung La Korn village where luxury meets nature, you will stay in the private accommodation at this wonderful camp situated at the banks of a river.Visit the famous of Chiang Dao cave and Fang district, famous for it's hot springs. You can relax and bathe in the springs.Drive to Mae Sai at the Thai-Myanmar border. Visit the fish and monkey cave where you can feed these animals. Visit the beautiful the Golden triangle, where Thai-Laos-Myanmar borders meet, enjoy a boat trip along the Khong river.Marvel at the breathtaking cultural city of Chiang Saen (the ancient city over 1200 years old).Conclude your trip by driving back to Chiang Mai at aroun 7:00 PM after 2 days of amazing sightseeing and activities. 
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

Starting from

INR 1,901

Full Day Tour of Chiang Mai Elephant Santuary
Full Day Tour of Chiang Mai Elephant Santuary

8H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity:Enjoy an amazing day out exploring Chiang Mai and it's many wonders while taking part in a plethora of activities.Get picked up from you hotel at around 7:00 AM and drive up to a beautiful orchid farm and to the north of Chiang Mai, Mae Tang.Feel ultimate exhilaration as you experience rugged off-road driving along mountain trails.Change to the traditional clothing of the region before beginning the activity.Head on over to a famous elephant camp where luxury meets nature, you will be able to spend one and a half hours with these peaceful elephants and learn a lot about them, including their history and story of rescue.  Your guide will show you how to treat and control elephants and you can also indulge in a rare opportunity of feeding, bathing and brushing the elephants in a nearby river.Relax in a shower before changing to your clothes and conclude your trip by returning back to Chiang Mai at around 3:30 PM.  
Very Good

40 Ratings

3.0

40 Ratings

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INR 4,599

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3 Day Jeep Safari & Golden Triangle Tour
3 Day Jeep Safari & Golden Triangle Tour

3D/2N

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Enthrall in a one of a kind off-road adventure while you travel in a raging jeep through breathtaking landscapes and an elephant camp.Get picked up from you hotel at around 8:30 AM and drive up to a beautiful orchid farm and to the north of Chiang Mai, Mae Tang.Feel ultimate exhilaration as you experience rugged off-road driving along mountain trails. Relax by a river and indulge in a cool dip at a waterfall.Head on over to a famous elephant camp where luxury meets nature, you will stay in the private accommodation at this wonderful camp situated at the banks of a river.Indulge in a relaxing Thai massage provided by the locals along with exciting games and scrumptious food.Learn how to ride and treat and take care of elephants, these magnificent creatures aren’t tied by chains and roam around in freedom. Spend the next two days taking part in fun sightseeing and shopping also visit the famous Golden Triangle, a confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Conclude your tour by returning to Chiang Mai at around 7.00 pm.
Superb

38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

Starting from

INR 19,004

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Full Day Elephant Care & Bamboo Rafting Package
Full Day Elephant Care & Bamboo Rafting Package

10H

Chiang Mai

About the Activity: Start your tour by getting picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai.Drive up north for 1 hour and reach the famous elephant camp at Tung La Korn village for an amazing experience.You will be given a change of clothes because things might get messy. Your guide will brief you on the behavior of these magnificent creatures and you’ll learn how to take care of them and witness their daily lifestyle.Your guide will then show you how to get on, control and feed these elephants after which you can bathe them in the nearby river.Plant sugar cane plants the staple diet for these elephants and indulge in a lovely lunch after.Experience bamboo rafting in the Mae Tang River for about 1 hour before driving back to Chaing Mai at around 5:30 PM.
Very Good

30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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INR 4,751

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  1. Which are the must-do activities with Elephants in Thailand?

    Regarded as the country's national animal, as tourists you can engage in several jocose activities with these amusing beings. Here is a list of activities you can lay your hands on while you are visiting Phuket.

    1. Elephant Bathing & Fish Spa, Phuket

    Want to know more about Asian elephants? In Phuket who can plunge into a mud spa and bathing experience with these adorable creatures. The interaction you will have with the elephants while playing, rolling and splashing around in the waters will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. Along with this, tourists can also avail the famous Fish Spa by the 'doctor fish' to rejuvenate their nerves.

    Location- Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Phuket.

    Cost- Ranges between Rs 4000 to Rs 5000 per adult.

    2. Feed, Paint and Ride the Elephants, Phuket

    Thailand brings you the very unique opportunity of spending quality time with the elephants. Cooking facilities are available for tourists on safaris, where you can even cook and feed these lovable mammals. While having an ethical encounter with elephants, you can watch them do some painting and help them with some strokes. Last but not least is the thrilling ride on the animal's back. Sway along and enjoy yourself in the embrace of nature.

    Location- Kok Chang Safari, Phuket.

    Cost- Elephant riding starts from Rs.1500 per adult.

    3. Watch The Greatest Elephant Show In Thailand

    Maesa Elephant Camp near Chiang Mai is one of the largest elephant camps in Thailand, offering tourists a variety of elephant shows. You can sit back, relax, and watch them play in a buoyant mood. These lovable mammals will present to you their entertaining tricks like throwing hula hoops, kicking a ball and myriad others. In the end, each elephant engages in a painting endeavor, and their drawings depicting varied Thai scenes will leave you amazed. Take your kids along and revel in the company of such insightful beings.

    Location- Chiang Mai.

    Cost-. Entry fee is Rs 470 per adult.

    4. Elephant Trekking, Phuket 

    One of the best things to do in Thailand is to go trekking on elephant back. The journey at Kok Chang Elephant Safari is a mesmerizing one. As you trek through the jungle sitting atop on the elephant's back, the sprawling view of Kata Noi Bay will greet you with its picturesque beauty. You can also stop by the banana kiosk to feed and spend some time with the elephants. 

    Location- Kok Chang Safari, Phuket.

    Cost- Prices starts from Rs 1220 for each person.

    5. Elephant Training Show, Pattaya

    You can have the most memorable 2 hours of your life watching the cuddly elephants perform themselves on the beats of lively music. With their trainers giving them lessons with special care, you can also have a hearty interaction with them. The villagers also engage in this synergistic interaction to render the best from these sagacious beings.

    Location- Pattaya Elephant Village.

    Cost- Starts from Rs 4000 per adult.

  2. Which are the best places to see elephants in Thailand?

    Some of the popular places to see and engage with elephants in Thailand are:

    - Situated in Sukhothai, the Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary will offer you an enriching experience with these animals. The sanctuary serves as a rehabilitation center for those hapless souls who have been victims of labor and cruelty. Amidst the grace of nature, these rescued animals are being protected, and you can also lend your helping hands. Spend a night at the sanctuary's homestay and take back some treasured moments.

    - Thailand's The Wildlife Friends Foundation is also an ideal place for any animal lover. Besides elephants, you can also meet other protected animals and help them to overcome their past days of oppression.

    - In The Elephant Nature Park also, you will come across these rescued beings. Spend time with them getting to know about their history, feed them, bathe them, shower them with your affection.

    - Phuket Elephant Sanctuary also gives you the golden opportunity to interact with the elephants ranging across different age groups. Pamper them with love and watch them bask in your kindness.

    - The famous Elephant Hills located in the scenic Khao Sok National Park is another place to observe the Asian elephants in Thailand. As you explore through the verdant jungles, you are bound to have a purposeful encounter with the creatures and also engage with them in different fun games.

    - In Chiang Mai's The Happy Elephant Home, you visit these creatures dressed up in traditional garbs so as not to disturb them with unfamiliar smells. You can feed them bananas and have an exuberant time with these frisky creatures. This culturally rich indulgence paves the path for some indelible happenings.

    - In the small scale setting of Phang Nga Elephant Park, as a visitor, you can look forward to a learning experience related to the animals. Asian Elephants here roam around freely in a natural atmosphere. Watch them perform some tricks as you feed along and contribute towards their well being.

  3. How much does it cost to ride an elephant in Thailand?

    In Thailand, you can avail an elephant ride at an affordable range. The comprehensive package including the ride, feeding and taking photos with the elephants will cost around 950 Baht ( Rs 2230) per person. You can ask for more details from your safari guide if you want to engage in some more activities like bathing the animals, watching them perform and others.

  4. Which is the best time to go for Elephant Safari in Thailand?

    If you are planning for a vacation and want to embark upon an elephant safari in Thailand, then the favorable times for the excursion lasts between November to March. The weather is cool and dry and will aid towards a more comfortable journey. Avoid taking the safari during the monsoon months of July and August, as the heavy downpour might intend to spoil your entire trip. So plan your trip well in advance and seize some unforgettable moments with the lovely elephants.

  5. What is the significance of the Elephant in Thailand?

    Adorned with a rich legacy and historical significance, the elephants in Thailand invoke reverential gratitude. Symbolizing strength, valor, longevity, elephants have had a cultural vitality amongst the Thai people. The white elephant holds a special royal essence, and the Buddhist population treats them with deep veneration. In recent years these profound beings are being conserved in ethical settings all across Thailand and have been liberated from the clutches of logging and relentless labor.

  6. What can I bring to Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand?

    If elephant safari in Thailand features in your itinerary, then let us learn about the things you can carry along when you set on the journey. Always make sure that you carry an extra set of light clothing as the elephant bathing activity might require you to change into something fresh. Bring along refillable water bottles and refrain from using plastic ones. Bug sprays and mosquito repellants will be handy during your trip. Don't forget your camera and most importantly a photocopy of your passport.

  7. Is it safe to do Elephant Safari in Thailand?

    As you lay your feet on one of your chosen destinations in Thailand, many billboards will greet you with exciting elephant safari rides. Though it is a completely safe endeavor, and one can have a joyful ride, but it's important for you to realize the backs of the elephants aren't that strong to take the excess load. Thailand thus has come forward with a much engaging set of activities where you will get to spend some meaningful time with these endearing animals. So, just don't plan the ride, instead, leap beyond and try establishing a much more compassionate bond with the elephants.

  8. What things/tips should I know before going for Elephant Safari in Thailand?

    Before you venture into the much-awaited elephant safari, keeping in mind, certain measures will help you to enjoy your journey without a hitch. Here's the list:

    - Always wear light clothes. Search your cupboard and find the lighter shades. Better not to disturb the animals with the glaring colors. Comfy shoes will be a blessing during the safari.

    - Do remember to carry you insect repellants, sanitizers and toiletries( if you are spending the night at the sanctuary's homestay).

    - Bathing suits will come handy if you are planning to bathe and play with the elephants.

    - Since it is a group tour, be patient, and follow the instructions of your guide.

    - Heard about the 'elephant's memory'? They are sensitive and highly rational beings, hence kindly do not mess with these creatures. They need your love and care. Shower them with your warmth.

    - Parents should accompany their children on an elephant ride.

    - It is advisable for pregnant women more than 12 weeks to not to take the elephant ride.

    - Carry light snacks as every safari comes inclusive of an authentic Thai lunch.

  9. Apart from elephant safari, what other tours can be done in Thailand?

    1. Phuket City Sightseeing Tour

    Dotted with scenic attractions, Phuket is a traveler's paradise. If you are time-bound, then these spots- Kata, Nai Harn, and Promthep viewpoints are a must. Don't miss out on the Big Buddha sitting atop on the Nakkerd Hills amidst the bounty of nature. Take a stroll around the lively streets and grab some lip-smacking Thai dishes.

    Location- In and around Phuket.

    Cost- Starts from Rs 1500 or 641THB for adults.

    2. Bangkok floating market day tour

    Ever indulged in any shopping activity on a floating market? Bangkok will offer you this lifetime opportunity where you can witness the bustling scene that might have caught your eyes when you were watching the James Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun. From daily merchandise to delicious edibles, you will get everything here. Your bargaining skills might be useful here.

    Location- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi Province.

    Cost- Per person cost around Rs 1800 or 769 THB.

    3. Khao Sok Discovery Day Tour 

    A trip to the southern part of Thailand will be worthwhile. Khao Sok's lush rainforest, majestic limestone mountains, cascading waterfalls and a wide variety of flora and fauna will indeed mesmerize you. Bamboo rafting is another exciting endeavor to try out here. Try exploring the intriguing caves like the Nam Talu Cave, Diamond Cave, and others. 

    Location- Khao Sok National Park, Phanom District, Thailand.

    Cost- Rs 4620 or 1974 THB per adult.

    4. Helicopter Tour

    Why not indulge in some extravaganza while you are touring Phuket? The helicopter trip will be memorable as you catch a glimpse of the beautiful panorama of the azure waters and pristine beaches. Come, fly along and enjoy a scenic journey.

    Location- Sa Khu Heliport, Phuket.

    Cost- For adults, the cost is Rs 11000 or 4702 THB. 

    5. Ayutthaya Day tour 

    If you happen to be a retrophiliac and have a strong urge to visit historical places, then Ayutthaya with its 400-year-old history will surely fascinate you. Away from the rush of the city, this serene place is the home of several temples and structural ruins. As you walk around, you will feel the essence of bygone days sending chills down your spine.

    Location- Ayutthaya, Bangkok.

    Cost- Rs 3100 or 1325 THB per adult.

    6. Krabi half-day City Tour

    Located in the southern region, Krabi is another spectacular place comprising scenic caves and beautiful cliffs. The place is aesthetically rich with its numerous Buddhist shrines and appealing temples. The intricate designs and engravings on the temple walls and columns will surely amaze you. Adventure seekers can indulge in some thrilling water sports. Others can try out the local markets for some souvenir purchases. The half-day city tour with your dear ones will be a soothing experience.

    Location- Krabi, Thailand.

    Cost - Rs 1600 or 684 THB per adult.