Leave Bangkok behind and travel on a journey that will bring you face to face with the elephants. Elephant Haven is a part of the Elephant Freedom Project that has freed a total of 7 elephants. Join this day trip to the full-day elephant care program and support them in providing the life these animals deserve. Sit back and relax on the air-conditioned vehicle that will bring you to the camp's gate and back safely.
Starting early in Bangkok.
Meet your private driver at the hotel lobby and depart to Kanchanaburi. The trip will take approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival at Elephant Haven, you will begin with the safety briefing for all the activities. Learn what you should and should not do during your time with the elephants. There are no chains and saddles. Now that they are in the haven, treated with a high standard of living as they deserve. Here, they walk in the lush green forest, roam free, play in the mud, eat well and swim in the deep river. It is time to retire them from their labors, young or old, and say goodbye to being ridden. It is time for people to come to treat them with respect.
Prepare food for the elephants including fruits, and then given the opportunity of meeting and getting to know the elephants whilst feeding them. Walk to the forest with the elephant to learn about elephant information.
After lunch, watch them enjoy playing in a mud pit. With no riding, walk with the elephants to the river and bathe the elephants. Walk with the elephants through the forest back to the main project area, feed the elephants and take the final photos of the day.
3:00 pm - Depart Elephant Haven project
Absolutely loved it!
"This was the most amazing experience. The elephants here are all rescued from different situations. The mahoots/handlers each had an elephant that they would watch over however they were rarely with the elephant and would watch from a distance to make sure that the elephant wasnt in any danger. These elephants are treated very kindly and were allowed to wander off and do what they please. One of the elephants is blind so they don't allow visitors to go too close to her but they make sure you know which one she is. They also had a handler with that elephant at all times to make sure she was ok and to guide her to the grass field and through the forest.
We got to prepare rice balls and watermelons for the elephants before feeding them. After that, we spent a good hour or so walking around in the forest with the elephants and learning more about them and each elephants backgrounds. We were taken back for lunch which was a nice variety of food that they had made. After Lunch, we walked back through the forest and down to the river where the elephants were so we could swim and bathe them. It truely was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to spend time with elephants.
Our driver for the private transfer was really nice too. He arrived on time for pick up and made sure to stop along the way for a toilet break. He waited the whole time at the Elephant Haven until we were ready to leave as well." Read on TripAdvisor
A Memorable Day
"Elephants go back to the center for being fed by visitors (who learn in the process) but roam free in a marge area on River Kwai for most of the day. They eat, play, and swim in the river. They are very friendly and visitors can actually swim with them. It is a most humane place that has banned riding on the elephants, shows, etc. The animals look very happy. The visitors too." Read on TripAdvisor