During our Magical Thailand Retreat 2019 - We will be visiting an elephant sanctuary in Phuket. This is a place that we have researched and feel is the best place to interact with these beautiful creatures in a cruelty-free environment. There is absolutely NO riding permitted. Lots of hugs and smiles guaranteed!
See Below for Full Details on this Excursion.
This will take place on Wed May 8. If you do not want to join this excursion, you will have the day to enjoy Phuket Island & explore on your own.
THIS ADD-ON EXCURSION IS $95 USD PER PERSON & MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BEFORE FEBRUARY 20. Includes photographer, all Activities, Gratuities, Transportation to/from hotel & Traditional Thai lunch.
This morning at our Sanctuary offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals. Visitors to the Sanctuary will witness stunning views of the surrounding jungle, mountains and beach – All while interacting personally with friendly, happy elephants in a safe and sustainable environment. On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your place of accommodation and will drive for approximately 40 minutes through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.
After you have met all the elephants, you will accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Bathing with the elephants is optional. You can watch others from afar if you wish.
Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat a light lunch and seasonal fresh fruit with your fellow travelers before heading back to your hotel.
Michelle will give you advice on how to dress & what to bring on this excursion as we get closer to the trip.