Animals Welfare >> Elephants World


A day visit of structured activities taking care some retired elephants (one baby is included too!), from preparing and cooking their food, cutting banana trees, feeding and also bathing them is one wonderful experience a volunteer (or a tourist) will never forget.

Located in a remote sanctuary where every visitors can walk and mingle among the elephants, surrounded by fantastic landscape of mountains, trees and a river, this is one trip everyone should try!


Its estimated that in 1900 there were 100,000 elephants roaming Thailand, today they're numbers have decreased to an estimated 2,000 domestic and a further 2,000 in the wild. In Thailand, elephants have traditionally worked with humans in the logging industry and as the trucks and heavy machinery of the day. In 1989, due to deforestation, devastating floods occurred across the country and as a reaction, the government officially banned all logging activity. This was good news for the remaining forest, but not good news for the elephants who could no longer be a source of income for their owners.

Elephant's World was founded in 2008, by Dr. Samart Prasithpol (head of the Department of Livestock of Kanchanaburi province) to function as a 'retirement home' for elephants that have been injured enduring, or are too old to continue with this type of work. We are a non-profit organization, meaning we are funded exclusively by visitors and donations and every cent we earn goes towards making our elephants lives as pleasant as possible and, of course, retiring new elephants.

So, when you are in Thailand and you wish to spend time with these magnificent animals, please consider a visit to Elephants World. We are 32 km from the city of Kanchanaburi or 180 km from Bangkok.

The activities you will take part in during your stay help us, and therefore our elephants, very much and we would not survive without your help. Enjoy your day with the elephants and leave knowing you have helped, not harmed them.

    7th Day Trip TBA