The Pattaya Elephant Village is a great place to interact with these funny animals. The elephants are extremely well trained and domesticated. They put up a grand show with the animals doing awesome tricks, stunts and being very cute in general.
You can choose to just watch the show or take an elephant safari. It is an amazing experience to travel with these majestic beasts, to really feel their strength and to observe their habits. There is also a “silk house” in the same premises where you can see handicrafts being made or even buy souvenirs to take home. If you take one of the more elaborate tours, they also serve a scrumptious buffet meal to satisfy the foodie in you.
The elephant village is a wonderful place for these elephants to stay in. Animals who have been working in circuses and events find a wonderful refuge in this sanctuary. In a way it is like a retirement home for the elephants. The volunteers and employees are able to pay for the upkeep of these elephants with the revenue that the tourism generates. So it is nice to know that while you are being entertained you are also helping a good cause.
Fix a date with elephants when you visit the Elephant Village in Pattaya. The Elephant Village is one of the most popular places in the city and is a great place to embrace the nature. The best way to explore the Mamba Village Center is by buying the Elephant Village tickets from the ticket counter. If you want to avoid the line, then you can book the Elephant Village tickets, well in advance. You can also book the Elephant Village tour tickets to get a guided tour of the village and have a gala time!
- ATV Tour (1 hour): 1500 baht
- ATV Tour (2 hours): 4500 baht
- Combination Trekking: 2000 baht
- One Hour Elephant Trekking: 1200 baht
- One Hour Elephant Trekking: 1600 THB
- Combination Trekking: 2600 THB
- Pick up and drop is provided by the village if requested.
- Hire a taxi.
- You can also rent a motorcycle or a moped.
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37.82% of people who visit Pattaya include Elephant Village in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
60.19% of people start their Elephant Village visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Elephant Village
93.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elephant Village
When you think of what to do in Thailand, this is the best activity you can come up. The Elephant Village offers magnificent beasts in a safe and secure haven, where they enjoy life with freedom and respect. It is amongst highly visited Thailand tourist places. As a visitor, you can choose to contribute to the betterment and well-being of these gentle beasts. The village comes alive with exciting events like a dramatic presentation of the everyday lives of elephants and their capture, the training, and feeding. You also get the opportunity to get photographed along sides these beasts.
The Elephant Village in Pattaya is a safe sanctuary for those elephants where they can live as close to their natural habitat as possible. It offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time close to this magnificent creation of nature. Visiting this place is a must thing to do in Pattaya. The sanctuary inhabits and cares for former working elephants which are ill or suffering injuries. This is a great opportunity for you to do your part in saving and caring for these elephants. It is a non-profit sanctuary and the fee that is paid by you goes to improve and provide facilities to these elephants. You can watch the training show and go for elephant trekking in this unique sanctuary. Location: The Elephant village is located 7km off Sukhumvit. Timing: Elephant show starts at 2:30 PM. Price: Price for Elephant Show is 500 baht per person. Price for elephant trek is 2000 baht per person.
PLEASE be cautious going here!!!! The treatment of these elephants is DISGUSTING! Initatially oblivious to the dangers of this industry, myself and my family rode the elephants only to witness abuse by the workers. The elephants were beaten, whipped, chained and at one point, myself and multiple other families were disturbed to see one elephant crying and bleeding from a bull hook. The village offers phots with the elephants, where they lift you up with their trunk for a money tip- one child became understandably hysterical after the elephant was beaten for not carrying him with his trunk. They do a great job of displaying these animals as ‘well loved,’ but in reality they are too fearful to retaliate. If you love elephants, I am urging to instead visit a sanctuary (one where the animals are not harmed) instead!
Very sad and cruel operation driven by making money... you will get pestered for tips by at least 20 people. Never seen such horrible cruelty towards animals. It’s appalling the Thai government doesn’t crack down on this. You can make a honest living running an honest operation that’s not cruel to animals.
I'm giving it 1 star for the elephant that I rode and not for the rider. Be prepaid that even when you have paid 1600baht to go to the elephant village and you get to ride the elephants the guy still wants a tip and when I gave him 20baht as thats all I had on me he push it back and said no give 100baht. He wasnt happy at all when I said that's all I had, he couldn't wait for me to get off the elephant. Also once the dancing show is over they ask if you would like to take photos with your own camera and then wont leave you alone until you pay them 100baht. Would I go here again or recommend it. NOPE!