Private Guided Ethical Tour Kanchanaburi Elephant Sanctuary

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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All about elephants program will give you an in-depth insight into the world of the Asian elephant in Thailand living with Humans for last 700 years. Did you know that there are over 3,500 wild elephants in Thailand, and very few tourists get to hear about them. Your journey into the world of Elephants starts from visiting a Wildlife reserve that allows wild elephants to get to river for drinking water. Later in the day you will be visiting a captive elephant sanctuary where rescued elephants now live a retired life and where you'll get a chance to see them showering themselves in the river. While you’ll also be able to learn about how amazing these gentle giants are.

Apart of Elephant Sanctuary visit you will visit "Death Railway" and "The War Museum", memories of World War

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bamboo Rafting (30 minutes)

Elephant Watching

English speaking guide.

Entrance Tickets for The Jeath Museum.

Hotel Pick up @ 7:30 am from BKK hotel.

Karen Long Neck Village Tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Shopping & Personal Expense.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Extra pair of cloths and Towel to use after the swimming in the river.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Bring hats, sunblock, insect repellent.
  • Hotel pick up will be @ 7:30 am from your hotel lobby.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Recommended outdoor wear with trekking or water shoes.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Get ready at your hotel lobby at sharp 7.30 am to explore best of the Jungle with an English speaking tour guide in the air-conditioned vehicle. Accept greetings from your guide board the vehicle and start an unforgettable day.

You will visit Karen Longneck -village where you will see when the men go with Elephants to feed them in Jungle and to take care for them; what the ladies will be doing in their huts. Buy some beautiful handicraft, selfies with them and get ready the real fun; to see the biggest animal of jungle. These Elephants are domestic animals and they are living with local villagers for last 700 years. They are no wild animals, they love stay with humans. Local authorities tried several times to send them back to wild life but they are so much affectionate with villages and humans, so always come back.

Your next activity will be Bamboo Rafting around the river. You will raft on bambooo boat and have a choice to swim in the river.

After the visit at Long Neck Village, watching to Elephants, Bambo rafting and swimming in the river, you will be dropped of back to the Bangkok.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

JEATH War Museum
You will have a short trip at "The Jeath War Museum", here you will see a lot of collections and stories related to World War 2. It is located on the bank of Kwai River nearby the Bridge on the River Kwai. Inside the building is also an Art Gallery on 2nd and 3rd floor. The paintings on the second floor relate ancient battles between the Thais and Burmese, while third-floor murals tell Thai history and provide portraits of prime ministers and other important political figures. This private museum also features Khmer-style woodcarvings, a pair of elaborate Burmese Buddhas, and excellent paintings of Chinese deities.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tham Kra Sae Bridge
Tham Krasae is a famous viewpoint and well-known as it is considered the most beautiful and most dangerous viewpoint of the Bangkok - Namtok railway line, also known as "the Death Railway”. You can walk out of the cave and take pictures on the railway. If you look down on the railway, you will see Kwai Noi River flowing below where you must be very careful. Every day, a lot of Thai and foreign tourists come to visit the Death Railway near Tham Krasae.

There is small shopping street, local restaurants where you can buy nice souvenirs and lunch with local delicious sovours.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
The Don Rak War Cemetery is one of the most emotive place in Kanchnaburi. Around 8982 POW (prisoner of war) graves are laid out in straight lines amidst the neatly manicured lawns and gardens. During world war 2, Japanese army occupied many parts of South East Asia and they planned to build a railway track between Myanmar and Thailand to support their logistics and almost 10,000 prisoners life costed this railway track.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bridge Over the River Kwai
One of important historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand, a symbol of the province and is a recommended place in Kanchanaburi travel guide. The history of the bridge is well known, as it was part of the railway lines in World War II and had seen its share of conflict and bloodshed. After World War II, the damaged bridge was renovated by the Thai government in 1946.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Elephant sanctuary
Ruth B, 12-11-2019
What a wonderful elephant experience. The river raft was peaceful and The guide was awesome, the driver not so much

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