A Sanctuary for Elephants

Providing a safe haven for rescued elephants on Koh Samui

Samui Elephant Haven provides a sanctuary for rescued elephants on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in Southern Thailand. The elephants now living here previously endured difficult lives that included logging, elephant riding, street begging, and performing in circus shows. With that life behind them, these lucky elephants are now free to express their natural instincts without fear – interacting with each other in beautiful natural surroundings, foraging on native plants, and playing together in their custom built pool and mud pit. Visitors to our sanctuary are provided with a meaningful encounter with these magnificent animals in an environment where they are respected and admired. By visiting Samui Elephant Haven you are choosing to support an ethical form of elephant tourism that allows elephants to live in nature with peace with dignity.

Support Ethical Elephant Tourism

Your choice to visit Samui Elephant Haven helps provide a loving home where elephants are free to be elephants.

Feed the Elephants

Prepare fruit and vegetables and hand them to the elephants who will happily pluck the food from your hand.

Join us for an unforgettable encounter with rescued elephants at our sanctuary

Walk with Elephants in Nature

Follow the elephants and see how gracefully they move through their tropical oasis, foraging on native plants.

Observe the Elephants

Relax and watch the elephants expressing their natural instincts - communicating and playing together.

About Your Tour

Family Friendly

We welcome people of all ages including families.

Qualified Tour Guide

Groups are accompanied by an English speaking guide.

Lunch / Dinner Provided

Delicious vegetarian buffet including popular Thai dishes.


Pick up and return to your hotel or guesthouse on Koh Samui.

Samui Elephant Haven is supported by Save Elephant Foundation & Asian Elephant Projects