Time: 13.30 - 17.00

For bookings & inquiries, please contact : info@phuketpes.org

This 100% hands-off ethical elephant experience is the first of its kind in Phuket and offers visitors a completely non-intrusive glimpse into the lives of our rescued elephants at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. You will learn about the Asian Elephants’ plight, observe our elephants as they roam around, bathe and sozialize freely, and help prepare nutritious, supplementary food for our herd.

Your visit starts with a scenic drive to our Tree Top Lounge, where we show you an educational documentary to prepare you for your visit and to understand why Asian elephants need to be protected. You then meet Kannika and Madee, the first 2 elephants at PES, before helping us prepare supplementary “Khao Tom Mat” food for the elephants. “Khao Tom Mat” consists of sticky rice, mashed bananas, salt and sugar, all wrapped in a large banana leaf.

While the nutritious snacks are steamed, you explore the sanctuary with one of our experienced tour guides and observe the elephants as they forage, roam around and bathe freely. The delicious Khao Tom Mat packets are then delivered into the jungle, where you will sit quietly and observe the elephants as they devour their nutritious food.

Towards the end of the afternoon we follow the elephants up to our Tree Top Lounge. While the elephants retire to their night shelters, you will enjoy a sumptuous, Thai vegetarian dinner buffet to end the day.

This exclusive experience has a limit of 20 participants. For inquiries and bookings, please email info@phuketpes.org

Pricing :

THB 3,000 per Adult

THB 1,500 per Child (4-12 Years)

Free of Charge for Children under 4

*** The Hands-Off Experience is suitable for all ages ***

*** The entrance fee does not include transportation to and from the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Joined roundtrip transfers from any accommodation in the Phuket province and back to the same location are available at a THB 500 surcharge per adult (THB 250 for children below 12 / free for children below 4).

*** Private transportation is also available upon request.

Amenities :

  • Food & Beverage

  • Mosquito Spray

  • Umbrellas

  • Wellies Boots & Socks

  • Rain Coats

Payment Methods :

Deposit of 30% by PayPal at time of booking

Remaining Balance of 70% due on arrival by :

  • Cash or

  • Credit card (VISA & MASTER CARD with 3% surcharge)

Map :


  • Approx. 13.30 meet at our office in Paklok
  • Our vehicles take you down a village lane and up to our Tree Top Reception
  • Welcome and educational video presentation
  • Meet Kannika & Madee, the first 2 elephants at PES
  • Prepare Khao Tom Mat packets, a supplementary food for the elephants
  • Set off to explore the sanctuary to locate the elephants and observe them from a respectful distance
  • Observe elephants as they enjoy your Khao Tom Mat packets
  • Late afternoon, follow the elephants back to their night shelters
  • Vegetarian/vegan Thai buffet with complimentary filtered water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks at our Tree Top Reception with time to rest, relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of our sanctuary
  • Approx. 17.00 - Return to our office in Paklok

Your visit helps to support our work and future elephant rescues. It also offers an invaluable opportunity to support ethical elephant tourism and elephant welfare in Thailand.