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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand

Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for...

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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I went there for a week and have to say it was one of the best experiences I have every had.. Katherine and David and the mahouts are all just wonderful.. its hard to leave and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there for a week and have to say it was one of the best experiences I have every had.. Katherine and David and the mahouts are all just wonderful.. its hard to leave and can only say that I am trying to find the time very soon to go back.. what she has done is amazing .. and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find words to describe this trip. We only had 24 hours here but it was truly a dream come true!! David showed us around and is so fun of information and true love for animals. He has an amazing soul and we will forever be changed by meeting him. We didn't get much time with Katherine... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been reading the reviews of Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary for a couple of years but now I get to write my own. I spent 4 nights there in August and within days of returning home I had emailed Katherine asking "when can I come back?" I'm now in the process of booking a week-long trip in January 2018... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I have read most of the reviews for this place, and hoped I was prepared for the good and bad. The moment we finally reached the sanctuary I was a bit overwhelmed to finally be there. David welcomed us, gave us an overview and then let us settle in before coffee, and our first elephant walk. I am so impressed... More 

2 Thank MicahRobert
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It might have taken me a long time to write this review but the memories and experiences i had at BLES are unforgettable and stil fresh in my mind. I traveled to Thailand on my own and spent 6 days and 5 nights at Boon Lotts and it was everything i had hoped it would be. if your wanting to... More 

25 Thank Talia B
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Kathryn is similar to Jane Goodall in her passion, demeanor, and communication skills. She will, no doubt, be known in the future as someone who was committed to excellence in her field and who sacrificed so much for the elephants she loved. BLES is a "small" sanctuary. It is intimate and the daily schedule changes dependent upon the weather, the... More 

4 Thank ybigirl
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have just come back from an amazing 10 day stay at BLES. I honestly am struggling to find the words to describe just how much this trip impacted me. I really wasn't sure what to expect and as I was travelling on my own, I was really anxious. It is very difficult to get hold of Katherine, but once... More 

17 Thank Kelly W
Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My daughter and I, both animal lovers and vegetarians, have just returned from a 5 night stay at Boon Lott. We had booked for 6 but left after 5. Thanks to previous reviews we weren't expecting modern facilities and were comfortable in our cabin- the beds were good and cabin was close to everything. I knew not to expect hot... More 

25 Thank jabiru1952
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

IN SHORT: While this is an elephant sanctuary, BLES offers a surprisingly reflective and calming retreat for people as well. It's a great pleasure to watch elephants be elephants up close and personal. While they enjoy doing their thing, there will be frequent occasions where they will come over and check you out. It was a VERY enjoyable experience and... More 

13 Thank David N
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This sanctuary founded by Katherine Conner and her lovely family is a must visit when you want to see elephants in a natural habitat in Thailand. They know very well that all elephants are different and need a little different care. Not only is this place a beautiful home for elephants but also for dog, cats and some tortoises and... More 

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