It was a very intimate experience that gave us an understanding of the bond between an elephant and his mahout (handler). If you are looking for an experience that goes a bit deeper than the typical tour then this is a must.
My best friend and I love elephants so this was our fourth elephant experience around the world. Nothing as come close to Phang Nga Elephant Park! It warmed our hearts to see the elephants treated like family.
Phang Nga Elephant Park is outstanding in their ethical treatment of the elephants and offers a rare and informative experience. An experience that really allows the individual to get to know the elephants. The Thai cooking lesson is also very enjoyable and the food that we prepared was delicious.
Absolutely beautiful set up and big thumbs up from a vet nurse with regards to welfare. Everyone at the park gets top marks for making my family and I feel welcome.
This was an unforgettable day! The elephants are clearly at home and well cared for. It was lovely plodding along on these huge and beautiful creatures at butterfly level through the trees.
We got to experience firsthand what being a mahout (handler) would be like. You get to wash them, feed them, play with them, ride them bare back and cook amazing Thai food.
The best four hours of wildlife interaction I have ever had. We had as much time as we wanted to feed, walk, groom, adore and even swim with the elephants.
The day I spent at Phang Nga Elephant Park has been the highlight of my holiday to Thailand. They care deeply about the health and well being of these magnificent creatures.
Had a superb family day with the elephants! The kids can’t stop talking about it. Highly recommend for anyone interested in visiting elephants in an environment that values animal welfare!
We want everyone to share our passion for the Asian elephant and its future. We believe strongly in human-elephant interaction and we encourage our visitors to describe their experiences at Phang Nga Elephant Park.
My husband and I visited in Jan 2018 with friends Roger and Val, De and her friend. We were a little apprehensive about encouraging the 'tourist' trade but were really happy with the experience and the elephants really do come first.
Hello � The elephant � park is awesome. You never know what to expect when you get somewhere but this experience has changed me. To be connected to such a magnificent animal is so special. And the care they’re receiving is the best around. The staff educated us on the elephant and there mission to give a better chance for the animals and keeping them out of logging if possible. Thanks again for the experience!!!!
Absolutely incredible experience. One of my all time highlights, these animals are so majestic and the park is doing an amazing job at protecting, educating and conserving these elephants. I can’t wait I go back!
My 5 year old daughter and I visited today. We both loved it, it was such a unreal incredible experience!!! The staff, guides and Mahout's were fantastic and very attentive. They all have such a strong passion for the elephants, their wellbeing, their life now and in the future.
This place is in the jungle so it's the elephants natural environment where they live, sleep and roam in the hills behind. It's so beautiful!
We did the Family experience, and my 5 year old hand feed the elephants, sat on one and helped bath one in the pool!!!
A fantastic place and experience, and highly recommend it!
Park is a nice place and Elephants look more happy than in other places. However it is a pity that the baby elephant is used as an attraction because his mother has to be attached in a small area. She was swinging a lot and her chains were to short to allow her to have bananas as well (as everyone is focused on the baby). in my opinion, they should be free in a calm and secured space without tourists.
An other important information is that it takes at least 2h15 to get there from Phuket (and with the traffic more than 3h). So count between 4h30/6h of driving in total.
I had such an amazing time at the elephant park today with my family. My heart was so warm being on the beautiful creatures, I didn't want to leave. Definitely traveling back to Thailand just to visit Choosri again and the rest of the team. The staff is amazing and so kind and welcoming. I so want to volunteer if I get the opportunity
We spent an amazing half day at this truly amazing responsible and ethical sanctuary. I did a lot of research to ensure we were going to somewhere where animal welfare was the priority. The staff including mahouts (thank you to F, our mahout) and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable (thank you Shai and Duane, it was great to meet you) as was the wonderful Jake (co-founder), and it was a once in a lifetime experience we'll never forget feeding and washing our elephant, Saaw-eiat, a beautiful 58yr old gentle giant. All communication was smooth, transportation very clean and safe, plus lunch was also provided, which was very filling and tasty, and their facilities (lunch area, bathrooms, showers etc) were very clean and modern. We highly recommend.
If I could leave 0 stars I would.
This is no sanctuary, please people do your homework.
Elephants are very sensitive and it hurts them to be sat on.
Please read about the number of deaths in Thailand caused by these huge, tortured animals!
They are going crazy because they are tortured and therefore end up trampling people to death.
Please let elephants be elephants this is certainly no ethical sanctuary!!
We went on 22nd Decmeber 2017, and had the most brilliant day ever. We were meet by the taxi driver arranged by the park, arrived at the park at 9.30am and meet by Cam who was the most delightful guy and full of knowledge about the elephants. It was so wonderful to hear and see their first priority was for the elephants, their total wellbeing, being addressed. We paired up with Kaw wan and her ma-hood (keeper), she had only been with the park for 3 months, she was a logging elephant where they are worked extremely hard, so she is not as well nourished as with all the others but already she is finding her own big character . I was not sure what really to expect but l came away happy for the elephants that they were lucky to have a home at the park and not at tourist venue or logging company.
Good luck to Phang Nga Elephant Park and keep up the good work.