About EJS

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project based in Thailand. Founded in July 2014, it began as a joint initiative between members of the Karen hill-tribes of Northern Thailand and Chiang Mai locals who were concerned about the welfare of elephants in Thailand. We currently care for elephants at locations in four provinces throughout Thailand - Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, and Koh Samui.

Our hope is to lead by example and contribute to a positive change in the perception of elephants; to witness a future where elephants are not poached, ridden, overworked, or abused, and are instead treated with care, love, and respect.

Chiang Mai

We offer Half Day, Full Day, 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, and Overnight Stay options to visit our sanctuary. Explore the elephant's 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.

The Care Project Foundation

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 Foundation 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.

How You Can Help Elephants

Elephants and COVID-19!

Due to the unfortunate circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, both people and animals, including elephants are suffering from a lack of resources. All elephant camps in Thailand, including Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, have been forced to close due to the outbreak of the virus, and we must rely more than ever on external help. The support of generous donors allows us to purchase food, dietary supplements, and veterinary supplies for our elephants, and the provision of these are currently our highest priority. - We have 97 elephants in our care. - Our largest expenses are elephant food, dietary supplements, and veterinary medicine. - COVID-19 has diminished our ability to provide a sufficient amount of these vital supplies to the elephants in our care. - We need help from previous visitors and other individuals who love elephants to continue to provide our gentle giants with the happiness and care they deserve.

EJS Shop

Purchasing our products and elephant food from www.ejsshop.com 100% of the proceeds from your purchase will be used to fund our projects and will contribute directly towards the wellbeing of elephants and Mahouts.

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The Care Project Foundation

Donate and support Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and The Care Project Foundation to help feed our elephants, Medical supplies, Supplement food and support our Mahouts.

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Donate at our fundraising page to help feed our elephants and support our Mahouts.

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What Our Friends Say!

‘An amazing experience which I will always be thankful for. Good help staff highly recommend it Chiang Mai Thailand elephant jungle sanctuary’

Dray Lewis

‘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’

Nicole NeShaye

’Brilliant! Swam with a elephant. What a truly magical experience. Highlight of all our trips to Thailand. Took our kids and they loved it too. Great for the whole family.’

Brett Durston

’I absolutely loved this and would highly recommend others to use this company for this amazing once in a life time experience’

Stephany Jackson

’It’s a one of a kind experience! They are very very adorable. A must visit when you go to Phuket! Wonderful hospitality! The lunch that was served was lip smacking!’

Niharika Kabra

’No words to explain this place. Amazing work, amazing experience.... we had a perfect day with you guys!’

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