We are an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Founded in July 2014, it is a joint initiative between members of the Karen hill-tribes and Chiang Mai locals who were concerned about the welfare of elephants in Thailand.
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a project that has set up ethical sanctuaries in Thailand. We have three nature parks in Thailand, they are near Chiang Mai, Pattaya Phuket, and Samui. Visitors to the sanctuary will be able to feed, bathe and play with the animals on their visit. It is also important to us that visitors learn as much as possible about these animals and why it is important to protect them. With the money we raise from visits and donations, we can rescue the animals, feed them, provide veterinary care as well as land and infrastructure for them to live on. Elephant welfare is very important to us and it is one of our main goals.
You can also bring a camera with you but if you’re worried about taking photos with the elephants you need not worry. We offer a photography service at no extra charge. The photographer will take photos of you throughout the day and upload the photos to Dropbox, which you can then access through the link on the EJS Facebook page.
Our first elephant conservation center in Thailand was founded in July 2014 near Chiang Mai. It is a joint initiative between members of the Karen hill-tribes and Chiang Mai locals who were concerned about the welfare of elephants in Thailand. We offer Half Day, Full Day, Exclusive one-day walks with the animals and overnight stay options when you visit our sanctuary.
Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket, the first and best ever operational ethical sanctuary in Phuket province. This sanctuary is in a picturesque area of Phuket with stunning views of mountains, jungle, and beaches. Go swimming with the animals, a memory that you will never forget!
Play with these magnificent animals in Thailand at our Pattaya Sanctuary. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya has our Half Day and Full Day visits as well as our facility to turn elephant poop into paper. Learn more about our sustainable paper when you come to visit us.
Do Not Ride Elephants: the spines of these animals are not the same as horses or humans. The spine of the elephant does not have rounded discs or plates along it, but these bones have a more protruding shape that extends out from the spine. These protrusions cannot bear heavy loads and later in the animal’s life, these discs begin to degenerate and deform. Please do not ride these animals or support a nature park in Thailand that encourages riding them. The welfare and health of these animals is very important to us and the people of Thailand.
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EJS Care project
In line with our mission to be contributing members of society, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is always brainstorming ways to help improve the lives of those around us. At EJS CARE PROJECT, this intention becomes a reality. Through community projects, big and small, we are able to give back to communities through projects. EJS CARE PROJECT is fully funded from contributions received through donations and merchandise sales. The little projects we do are projects that have touched our hearts, made us cry, wept. The feeling of seeing them through is beyond description. To find out more about our ongoing projects, visit us at www.ejscareproject.com.
Completed and ongoing projects include Elephant Clinic and Hospice (Mae Wang Province). This facility provides convenient health care for animals in our care and around the area. Hope For Strays (Pattaya) provides donated food and vaccinations. Southern Elephant Hospital (Krabi), provides donated food, medical supplies, and medication. Grassroots Projects (along Mae Wang Province), offers donated school supplies, construction costs, and program support.
We offer Half Day, Full Day, Exclusive One Day Walk with Elephants and Overnight Stay options to visit our sanctuary. You will be feeding, bathing and even playing with the elephants. It is also important to us that you learn as much as possible about the elephants and why it is important to protect them. Every program will join special program PE. (physical examination) to elephants.
Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket, the first ever operational elephant Sanctuary in Phuket province. We offer Half Day, Full Day, Exclusive One Day Walk with Elephants and Overnight Stay or Learn how to do Poop paper, Elephant Poop soap options to visit our sanctuary. Explore the elephant' world with love and care for them.
Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Pattaya, the first ever operational elephant Sanctuary in Chonburi province. We offer Half Day, Learn how to do paper from elephant poop options to visit our sanctuary. You will visit 4 granny elephants and 1 Naughty boy. Show them your love with banana and hug!!
Visit the newly established Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Samui, We offer Half Day program to visit our sanctuary.
A non-profit. The Care Project is aimed at doing extracurricular activities that either directly benefits the plight of domestic elephants, or, the communities where the elephants are being housed, i.e. schools, women empowerment programs, education program.
The Care Project Volunteer Program is a project-based program. This means that it will always be different. As volunteers, you will be signing up to be of service to the elephants and the community involved in raising them.
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EJS shop most importantly, we are proud to donate a portion of each sale to elephants. Beyond our product, we aim to convey a significance that will encourage you to continue our legacy and be a positive asset to our world.
This program is the perfect intimate getaway from hustle and bustle Phuket. Enjoy a beautiful first day with the elephants while you walk in the jungle with them. While you're walking with our rescues in Camp 4
A half-day package to EJS Samui offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.
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‘Such an amazing experience! The staff was so nice and funny. The food was delicious!!!!! The elephants are such big but gentle giants. You will not be disappointed’
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