Frequently Asked Questions


Basic Questions

What is Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary?

Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary is a dedicated haven for elephants in the beautiful Ao Nang, Krabi, Southern region of Thailand. Our sanctuary focuses on ethical and sustainable elephant tourism, providing a safe and nurturing environment for elephants to thrive while allowing visitors to learn about and interact with these majestic creatures.

Our sanctuary is located at Ao Nang, Krabi, Southern region of Thailand, which is approximately 10 mins from Ao Nang Beach. We provide detailed directions and a map on our website to help you find your way.

Booking a trip is easy. Visit our website and go to the “Book Now” section, where you can select your preferred trip, date, and number of participants. Follow the simple steps to complete your reservation. We accept secure online payments for your convenience.

We offer a half-day experience. The package includes guided interactions with elephants, the opportunity to feed and bathe them, and a delicious Thai meal. Visit our “Booking” page for detailed information about each option.

We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight clothing, and swimwear that is suitable for the tropical climate. Just flip-flops are advisable. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

While there are no strict age limits, we recommend that participants be at least 3 years old for safety reasons. Parents or guardians should closely supervise children during the visit.

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What can I expect during my visit?

During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants. You’ll learn about their behavior, help feed them, and even enjoy a mud bath and river bath with these gentle giants. Our experienced guides will ensure a memorable and educational experience.

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Is it safe to interact with the elephants?

Yes, your safety and the well-being of the elephants are our top priorities. Our experienced mahouts (elephant caretakers) will provide guidance and ensure safe interactions. We strictly adhere to ethical practices, and there is no riding or harmful contact with the elephants.

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Can I take photographs during the trip?

Absolutely! We encourage you to capture your special moments with the elephants. However, please be respectful and follow our guidelines for responsible photography to ensure a stress-free experience for the animal’s and other guests’ privacy.

We do not offer elephant riding at our sanctuary. We believe in responsible and cruelty-free elephant tourism, and our focus is on providing ethical and educational interactions.