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.
Amazing!!! We took our 3 children (5,3 and 1) to the family experience tour and were blown away. The park is so peaceful, the staff are really friendly, the food was amazing (and so much!!). Not once did we feel rushed to get in and out. The animals are clearly happy and at ease. I always do my research when it comes to animal based tourism, and this experience did not disappoint. Would highly recommend this tour, even if it is more expensive than the cheaper elephant tours in Thailand!!! Well worth the extra!!
An amazing day spent with some wonderful & knowledgeable people and some very gentle elephants.
Today was amazing the highlight of my trip Thailand.
This is a must do for everyone, must come to this park.
Riding bareback & bathing with elephants, to playing tug of war with the youngest member.
Beautiful lunch !! Wonderful day
We went here today and WOW!
The volunteers are extremely knowledgable.
The elephants are clearly loved and very happy.
We've been to Thailand 5 times and we have never done any form of animal encounter as we are very aware of the treatment of the animals.
That was until, after 12 months of research, we found this place.
The elephant are very well looked after.
They are loved, spoilt and basically free to roam wherever they wish.
Their surroundings are stunning and are just incredible.
There are no spurs, sticks, chains, shackles or or any harmful treatments of any kind.
It's worth the 2hr drive from Karon.
Would do it again just to swim with them.
Thank you so much to Claudia and Eff for an amazing day yesterday for our family. What an amazing experience. Not only did we absolutely love our time with Sowiet but we learned so much. A briliiant day....thank you x
We went yesterday to the elephant park and absolutely loved it, their vision for elephants and their trusting bonds they have with the elephants is amazing! Thank you to the whole team for making our day the most enjoyable experience ��
This elephant park is AMAZING�
Jake the owner and all his Mahout (elephant handlers) and volunteers are so friendly and the elephants are so lovely.
It's such a credit to Jake and his passion to help these beautiful big elephants is so strong.
Bathing the elephants was a highlight for me and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Well done Jake your an amazing thoughtful man �
Holli and I visited here recently... it was a truly magical place... our helpers, Claudia and Tom were absolutely lovely - really informative and friendly - can't believe Claudia had only been there for two weeks! We had the privelege to be able to ride Sow Iet - but the best bit was getting into the pool with her and all of the other elephants and mahouts, it was such an amazing experience, total unforgettable... and I would recommend it to anyone... even though it isn't cheap, it's totally worth it, knowing that the elephants are well cared for and loved and that the majority of money goes towards their welfare and upkeep. Thank you to all of you for such an unforgettable, magical experience xxx
P.S. The lunch was really delicious ��� and the framed photograph gift was a really nice touch too x