Tour Information

We offer both morning and afternoon tours that provide guests with a meaningful and educational experience being in the presence of elephants – one of the truly great wonders of the animal kingdom. Our tours place an emphasis on observing elephants in natural surroundings where they have the opportunity to express their natural instincts with limited human interaction. Observing elephants socialising freely, communicating with each other, and playing together is an experience that you are unlikely to ever forget.


  • Hotel pick up in a minivan - see the chart below for details
  • Greeting and introduction video explaining the concept and objectives of the sanctuary
  • Prepare fruit and vegetables and feed the elephants – a close encounter with these gentle giants
  • Walk with the elephants and observe them interacting and foraging on native plants
  • Observe the elephants cool off in their pool and play together – take photos & video
  • Watch the elephants take a mud bath - the mud protects their skin from insects & the sun
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian Thai buffet lunch at the end of the morning visit
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian Thai buffet dinner at the end of the afternoon visit
  • Complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea
  • Transfer back to your hotel

Further Details

Adults: 3,000 Baht per person
Children 4 – 11 years: 1,500 Baht
Infants & Children under 4 years: FREE

  • Includes transport and a delicious vegetarian buffet
  • NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED - please pay on arrival
  • You will receive a confirmation email with full details of your tour including pick up time from your hotel
  • We do not accept guests outside of our tour schedule hours or guests arriving at the sanctuary without a prior booking confirmation

Can We Bathe the Elephants?

At our sanctuary we do not offer guests the opportunity to bathe the elephants in the pool or mud pit in favour of allowing the elephants the freedom and space to really let themselves go when playing together. Elephants are empathic animals and when people are close by they have to curb their enthusiasm in an effort not to accidentally hurt someone and can become stressed. It is such a joy to see these playful giants splashing about together, submerging themselves, and clambering over each other. It also presents a wonderful opportunity to capture some amazing photographs and video of the elephants freely interacting with each other. We hope you will understand our reasoning.

What to Bring

Here is a list of items that we suggest you bring to make the most of your visit:

  • Passport details to complete our Insurance Agreement (on your phone or a photocopy)
  • A reusable water bottle - we have large chilled filtered water dispensers for refills
  • Sunscreen, hat, and insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty – please wear clothes that are respectful to the local culture (no bikinis or overly revealing clothing)
  • Camera / video
Elephant play in pool Samui Elephant Haven

Samui Elephant Haven Thanks You

Your visit to Samui Elephant Haven makes this form of ethical elephant tourism based on compassion possible and sustainable. We thank you on behalf of the elephants!

observing elephants at ethical elephant sanctuary Thailand

We look forward to welcoming you to Samui Elephant Haven

Where elephants are free to be elephants

Family Friendly

We welcome people of all ages including families with young children.

Tour Guide

Groups are accompanied by a qualified 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.

Pick Up Schedule

Pickup Schedule Samui Elephant Haven