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.
Have just visited here today, what an amazing experience, amazing place, amazing and passionate staff but most of all amazing animals!!! They are so well cared for it was beautiful to see
Thankyou for the most wonderful experience, keep up the good work
Great afternoon, awesome experience. English guides, Jess was a wealth of knowledge, Holly you were great too. Lovely lunch, plenty of fluids on hand. Elephants and mahouts are amazing. Barrame was out elephant, very big but gentle. Riding him was scary at first, but awesome. Bathing was such fun with them. Would highly recommend booking via website, combined tour would have not been enough time to appreciate these animals. 5/5
This place is ABSOLUTELY Amazing!Very good peoples and amazing food!They treat Elephants very nice 👍🏻 .And Elephants definitely enjoying time spend with humans.Park is still improving,they actually building new fences to protect Elephants 🐘 which I am happy about.Great job guys,keep going ❤️And I definitely recommend to everybody to see this Park.I definitely planing to coming back again 😊
An incredible experience! Couldn’t recommend it more.
These elephants are cared for in the best way possible and it shows in their behaviour.
Our guide, Finn, took great care of us, sharing his knowledge and ensuring we knew exactly the right way to interact with the elephants.
The lunch was also delicious!
A wonderful moving experience with such amazing creatures and their very caring staff. So refreshing to see an elephant sanctuary run so ethically and with the elephants wellbeing made the most important priority. As a passionate elephant lover I have no hesitancy in recommending this place. We will certainly visit again next time we are back in Thailand
Highlight of my trip! Upon arrival I met a very charming Finn. We got to know each other whilst we waited for the remainder of the group. He took me over to the bathing area where I got a sneak peak of mother Tangthai and baby Tonkao. To say I was in awe would be an understatement. He shared many facts with our group such as elephants can communicate with each other in a frequency that is too low for us to hear. A sort of “private conversation”. I was lucky enough to ride Ja Na bareback, it was an experience I will never forget. Finn was constantly checking in with myself and the others in the group and sharing his passion for the elephants. Her Mahout Pi Noi was very funny and took many photos of me with Ja Na which I appreciate as I am travelling alone. At the top of the hill, we prepared bananas and pineapple for our elephants and hand fed them. After riding down the hill it was time for a bath. A very personal experience in which the elephants loved, spraying water and lying on their sides. During lunch I was able to connect and bond with the three lovely women in my group - the food was traditional and delicious. I also met Santa and volunteers Jess and Simone. They were so lovely, knowledgeable, open and honest when answering my questions. I was lucky enough to spend time with them after my tour and pick their brains on the ethical treatment of elephants and travelling/volunteering/working abroad as I am now interested in volunteering myself. I honestly cherish my short time spent with all elephants and humans mentioned above. I can’t thank you enough and I hope to return soon.
What a beautiful experience! The mahouts and guides made us feel welcome and that the day was ours, the only thing more important were the elephants which is just what you want from an ethical tourist tour! Lunch was amazing too with a great selection of Thai food. The babies at the end helped to seal the memory of the day, and definitely looked to be a handful. Overall a fantastic experience and one that I would highly recommend! Well done for the work you are doing and the way you are trying to make a real difference.
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