Elephant Rescue Centers

The world of travel and tourism is slowly waking up to the effects that tourism can have on a destination, particularly on the wildlife that lives there. For many years, native Elephants have suffered at the hands of unscrupulous Elephant camp owners, whose only interest has been squeezing every last drop of tourism dollars to the humiliating detriment of these beautiful mammals. Often forced to perform demeaning shows for the entertainment of tourists or long back-breaking shifts ferrying tourists around the Thailand countryside, these elephants are devoid of any hope of a peaceful and comfortable future.

Thankfully, a number of ethical tourism initiatives have come on the scene in recent years with companies such as Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Tree Tops Elephant Reserve provide a safe and relaxing environment for rescued Elephants where they can live out there days roaming freely in their natural environment

These pioneers of the ethical treatment of elephants rescued from the tourism and logging industries, provide daily tours where guests can spend a day shadowing these gentle giants in a jungle habitat, witnessing their natural behaviors. If you are looking for what to do in Phuket, the sanctuary is highly recommended.


For more information and reservations for these memorable things to do in Phuket, kindly check with our concierge during your stay to get the most up to date information. Planning ahead? Simply send an email to phuket.regency@hyatt.com or telephone +66 7623 1234 and they will be happy to assist.

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