Full Day Meet Asia’s gentle giants at an ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket
A truly wholesome, immersive experience with Thailand's famous gentle giants is only possible on an ethical elephant experience with great consideration for the animal's welfare. This is why a half-day trip to the famous Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket has become so popular: visitors will be able to interact and join the elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the life of these rescued giants. After a briefing on the work and background of the sanctuary and some snacks, visitors will be able to don the traditional clothing of the Karen tribe. They will help the sanctuary's keepers to prepare natural dietary supplements for the elephants in their care. Then they will be properly introduced to the sanctuary's rescue elephants and even fed them the prepared supplements. While playing and interacting with the elephants, taking photos and making sure they are well-fed, or even just observing them, visitors will be able to learn about the elephants' past. They'll be taught about elephant behavior patterns and characteristics and bond better with them when they learn how to achieve a truly ethical experience with elephants. Visitors will also get the chance to have some good clean fun by taking a big mud spa with the elephants and helping them wash off afterward in the elephant shower room! Then you'll get your shower and enjoy a delicious Thai meal as a reward for all the hard work, with vegetarian options available. You'll be dropped off back at your hotel with a true sense of accomplishment, knowing that you've aided the sanctuary and its elephants, and learned how to best help these beautiful creatures in the future.