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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JLRYAN303
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Amazing experience- elephants are treated SO WELL. Whole time was GREAT.

My husband and I just visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. We spent 3... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel S
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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on saving land from deforestation and helping elephants recover from their traumatic pasts.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

BLES is paradise for both animals and humans! The love and dedication shown by Katherine and David is amazing; the animals are truly at the heart of everything they do. During my stay I was able to go on daily hikes with elephants, cuddle numerous...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just visited Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. We spent 3 nights and 3 days here. It was absolutely AMAZING! The experience to be so close to such big, gorgeous, intelligent creatures was so inspiring. Also, everyone at...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of very few TRUE elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. Amazing work they do. No chains! Just elephants being elephants in a natural environment. If yu want a "selfie" or wash an elephant this not the place for you. A great community as well...More

2  Thank Lucy G
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

OMG this was the trip of a lifetime! You will need to book well in advance but well worth the wait. Come for the elephants but get converted by the serenity and healing. Best food I’ve ever had too! The founder, Katherine is a giant...More

2  Thank HeatherMD2015
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing I could say here would truely describe just how wonderful a stay at BLES is! The passion energy and commitment of Kathryn Connor and her family who have set up and run this haven for the rescued elephants is heart warming! Every day is...More

1  Thank rosieaway2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

My wife and I visited Thailand for 2 weeks and stayed 4 nights at BLES. the experience was magical; we went for walks every day with the elephants and watched them live freely and do what they please (graze in the forest, take mud baths,...More

1  Thank makusel
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Katherine, the founder of BLES, exudes love, understanding, and so much compassion at this place, making it such a stupendous place to go to. Bring long light weight pants, sunglasses and a hat for daily walks along the acres of pristine forest land. Sit and...More

5  Thank absbirds
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Staying at BLES has been a unique experience. Seeing the chain-free elephants enjoying their life in the beautiful surroundings is eye-opening and inspiring. Their connection with their mahouts is absolutely great to watch. No hooks, no stick, nothing but vocal commands, laughs and positive reinforcement....More

4  Thank lelevbebe
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

An experience like no other. Not a day goes by that I not reminisce of this journey at BLES. As an animal rescue/shelter volunteer my continual struggles dealing with the reality of Human mistreatment of all animals weighs very heavily on my mind. However, the...More

7  Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary. For watching and being with the beautiful elephants it didn't disappoint. We watched them arrive in the morning and at lunchtime, went out into the forest with them while they grazed...More

16  Thank Monica B
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you contact Katherine directly. However, give her time to respond because it may take a week or it maybe sooner. There may be times Katherine has no internet access so please be patient. I can assure you... More
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