Elephant Village Sanctuary
Elephant Village Sanctuary
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Family-owned elephants in a hill tribe village. Visit us to be up close to elephants and experience a hill tribe village. Trek to a waterfall and enjoy nature.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Roam33831850611
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MUST EXPERIENCE!! Authentic as it gets
    Booked this excursion on a whim and I am so glad I did! Ken was an excellent tour guide. We were greeted with an elephant and her baby Nancy upon arrival. We fed them and played with them! Such amazing creatures. The trek was a bit more intense than expected (wear sneakers), but it allowed us to see much of the property. The elephants were free roaming and we saw and fed a total of 6. The last stop at the waterfall was an experience I will never forget. The last elephant came down to get cooled off by the stream. Our last stop was a traditional lunch made by Ken’s family. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, this place is the way to go. 12/10!!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Cara N
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ethical elephant sanctuary, more than expected, great experience!
    Ethical elephant sanctuary in chiang mai. Great experience seeing the elephants in their natural environment. More than we expected as got to trek through the jungle and visit the waterfall too. Mr Ken and his staff were great and the lunch was delicious.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Ziggy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elephants at the waterfall
    The most amazing experience ever. Best day spent in Thailand! Got so much more than expected! Elephant met us at the water fall and swam around with us! Ken was incredible, the best guide ever, genuinely couldn’t recommend anything more! 🫶🫶
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Puneet K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    Visiting the elephant sanctuary was an absolute delight and an experience I will cherish forever. From the moment I arrived, it was clear that the well-being of these magnificent creatures was the sanctuary's top priority. Big thanks to Ken our guide, who’s popularly known as “The Elephant Man”
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Getaway27477311015
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything you could ask for
    Got to feed and pet four different elephants for a good amount of time and then hiked down to swim in a waterfall. Also got to eat a meal from the food they make there. It was incredible and I would absolutely recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Mark S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience of a lifetime!
    Amazing! I did a lot of research to find an ethical sanctuary where the elephants would be in natural surroundings, and this was perfect. A brilliant experience the whole family will never forget. The guides are a family who live in the jungle looking after 3 elephants they protect in natural surroundings. We fed and stroked the gorgeous three elephants- so gentle and friendly….then trecked through the jungle to a waterfall where we bathed and had lunch of rice on banana leaves and watermelon. We are a family of 4 with two children aged 11 and 14 and they found the walking ok but would be difficult for young children or elderly as it’s very steep! Glad we wore our walking shoes. We then walked on to the end (did a circular walk past cows, pigs, goats, chickens and even saw a small snake!) where we then bathed with the elephant. Such a special experience!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
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Greg M
East Kilbride, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The place is beautiful, very friendly tour guide and amazing elephant experience with a waterfall to swim in. Also a lovely meal prepared for us.
Written 14 March 2024
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Victoria
Belfast, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had an amazing time here!! Lovely family run sanctuary, all the elephants are very well looked after! We would 10/10 recommend to anyone looking for an ethical elephant sanctuary to go to!!
Written 2 February 2024
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CohortStIves
St Ives, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Fantastic place where the elephants live wild. We did a 1 night / 2 day trip with them and it was one of the best tours we’ve ever done. We had a great trek followed by an amazing night at the elephant village with Ken and his family who made us feel super welcome. The second day we spent with the elephants and it was wonderful. Thanks for everything guys! Can’t recommend this place enough!
Written 7 January 2024
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Mark S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing! I did a lot of research to find an ethical sanctuary where the elephants would be in natural surroundings, and this was perfect. A brilliant experience the whole family will never forget.

The guides are a family who live in the jungle looking after 3 elephants they protect in natural surroundings. We fed and stroked the gorgeous three elephants- so gentle and friendly….then trecked through the jungle to a waterfall where we bathed and had lunch of rice on banana leaves and watermelon. We are a family of 4 with two children aged 11 and 14 and they found the walking ok but would be difficult for young children or elderly as it’s very steep! Glad we wore our walking shoes. We then walked on to the end (did a circular walk past cows, pigs, goats, chickens and even saw a small snake!) where we then bathed with the elephant. Such a special experience!
Written 31 December 2023
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jacklaing
Elgin, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The experience of a lifetime, value for money was incredible, guides were so fun and friendly, they pick you up and drop you off, on top of that they make you a unbelievable lunch, plus the elephants are so loved and looked after. I could not recommend this enough!
Written 1 November 2023
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felicia h
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Beyond amazing experience! From beginning to end, the elephants are so happy & very well taken care of as they are free range. One of the most ethical elephant experiences around so definitely support local and make sure you know what you’re supporting if you don’t choose this sanctuary! Food was fantastic and views mind blowing!! So so grateful for these amazing people hosting such a beautiful experience <3
Written 7 September 2023
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Getaway27477311015
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Got to feed and pet four different elephants for a good amount of time and then hiked down to swim in a waterfall. Also got to eat a meal from the food they make there. It was incredible and I would absolutely recommend!
Written 4 July 2023
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Puneet K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Visiting the elephant sanctuary was an absolute delight and an experience I will cherish forever. From the moment I arrived, it was clear that the well-being of these magnificent creatures was the sanctuary's top priority. Big thanks to Ken our guide, who’s popularly known as “The Elephant Man”
Written 2 July 2023
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Naomi M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
most incredible scenery and the elephants were so happy and free to roam around. ken was a great guide and couldn’t recommend this tour more.
Written 30 June 2023
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Lily K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Absolutely amazing. The elephants are roaming wild and are treated with such love and respect. Tour guide was super helpful and the food at the end was very tasty. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written 30 June 2023
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