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Ethical Elephant Care

Ethical Elephant Care

Andaman Discoveries Animal Welfare Pledge: We only partner with ethical elephant parks that have been certified by the elephant management association and Travel Life. We require them to give us their Animal Welfare Policies. All elephant programs have been surveyed by our staff.

Ethical Elephant care – visit one of six ethical elephant parks in the province of Phang Nga, recognized by the Elephant Management association. This small, family run elephant park prides itself on creating a safe environment for their elephants, offering a high quality of life and rescuing these magnificent animals from harsh working conditions like logging camps and hotel circuses. Come and experience an ethical, immersive and educational elephant experience by helping to put the elephant’s needs first.

For the morning program, you will arrive at the Park at approximately 9.30AM; do program activities and then have lunch before departing at 1:30PM.  For the afternoon visit, the arrival time is approximately 12.30PM; you will have lunch and then continue with program activities before departing at 4:30PM.  In total, you will spend 4 hours at Elephant Park, enjoying an ethical, educational and meaningful experience with your elephants.

Time with your elephant includes the activities below:

Learn about the mahout’s (elephant handler’s) daily routine as you watch a demonstration of an elephant health check.

Enjoy exploring the jungle alongside your gentle giant, prepare her food while she rests, and then feed her surrounded by amazing hillside jungle scenery.

Back at the Park, you can follow the ancient tradition of scrubbing your elephant with a piece of vine harvested from a special tree that is used to care for her skin.

After you (and your elephant) have fun bathing in the rock pool, you will be offered a delicious, freshly-cooked, traditional Thai lunch.

You will then be asked to help plant food for the elephants as part of our conservation program. Before your experience ends, you will get the opportunity to meet our baby elephant.

Help raise support ethical treatments of elephants by contributing to the Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation www.southernthailandelephants.org

Ethical Elephant Care  : Half Day Tour 

Day 1 – Elephant Care

  • Pick up at your hotel  Khao lak, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Ao Nang, and Khaosok.
  • For the morning program, you will arrive at the Park at approximately 9.30 AM, do program activities and then have lunch before departing at 1:30 PM.
  • For the afternoon visit, the arrival time is approximately 12.30 PM, you will have lunch and then continue with program activities before departing at 4:30 PM.
  • In total, you will spend 4 hours at Elephant Park, enjoying an ethical, educational and meaningful experience with your elephants.
  • Transfer to your hotel, end of program.

Family Elephant Experience  : Half Day Tour 

Bring your family to Elephant Park to discover what makes the Asian elephant so special. Learn about daily routine of the mahout (elephant handler) as you watch a demonstration of an elephant health check. Your children will learn how to respect and admire the elephants while they interact, watch, and learn. Under the very close supervision of our capable mahouts and guides, your family will get to feed our gentle giants with bananas and can have a lot of fun bathing with them in our rock pool. Your family experience ends by meeting our playful baby elephant.

The program starts in the late morning, arriving at the park around 11 am.

Day 1 – Family Elephant Experience (2 Adult 2 child under 6 years old)

  • Pick up at your hotel  Khao lak, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Ao Nang, and Khaosok.
  • For the morning program, you will arrive at the Park at approximately 11.00 AM, do program activities and then have lunch before departing at 15.00 PM.
  • In total, you will spend 4 hours at Elephant Park, enjoying an ethical, educational and meaningful experience with your elephants.
  • Transfer to your hotel, end of program.
  • Please note: Price includes children 6 years of age or below. For children older than 6, we recommend our Ethical Elephant Care program

Inclusion:

  • Transfer pick up and drop off hotel (drop off different location from pick up point additional charge)
  • If you require to be dropped off at a different location to your pick-up point, this will cost an extra 2,000THB (for up to a maximum of 5 people).
  • Delicious, freshly-cooked, traditional Thai lunch and Beverages
  • Trousers and shirts to change into for trekking and bathing with the elephants.
  • English speaking guide
  • Travel insurance
  • TAX

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