Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, please do! Make sure you send us the booking form at least 2 days before you visit ElephantsWorld. When you send the booking form to us, we will confirm the reservation for your visit by email. Also inform your hotel at least 2 days before your visit to ElephantsWorld, preferably by reply to our confirmation email.
ElephantsWorld is a sanctuary for old, sick, abused, retired or rescued elephants. Most of our elephants have lived very hard lives and they come here to retire in peace. We offer the unique opportunity of interacting  with these gentle animals, while learning about the Asian elephant. At ElephantsWorld our motto is “We work for the elephants, the elephants do not work for us!”
To visit ElephantsWorld we ask you to book by using the booking form, please note that we can be fully booked during holiday seasons and its recommended to book in advance. More information about our programs at the links below.

ElephantsWorld is located 35 km from Kanchanaburi and 180 km from Bangkok. Our address is 90/9 Moo 4, Ban Nong Hoi, Wangdong Kanchanaburi 71190, Thailand. Coordinates: 14.134863, 99.322924

A map is shown on our contact page.

Transport from Kanchanaburi (city area only)

ElephantsWorld Taxi
We will pick you up from your hotel in the city of Kanchanaburi around 9:00 - 9:30 AM and transport you to and from ElephantsWorld. Make sure you are ready in time.
Own Taxi
You can arrange your own transportation if you wish at your own expense. Please arrive at ElephantsWorld before 10:00 AM to be on time for our day program. The journey will take approximately half an hour from the city of Kanchanaburi.


ElephantsWorld runs its own taxi service and for your convenience can take you to and from Bangkok. If you are coming from Bangkok, can recommend Sonti, we have had a lot of positive reviews from our visitors.  Also, in our experience he is very trustworthy.  We can book his private taxi for you.  For more information you can call or send an Email to ElephantsWorld. The prices are as follows:
  • 2000 baht one way.
  • 3000 baht two ways. (maximum 4 people)
  • Please add  500 baht for a hotel destination near the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
  • Please add  500 baht for travelers who stay overnight.
  • Please add  500 baht if needing an extra-large taxi
* Transportation to and from Bangkok is at your own expense. ** Due to traffic jams in the morning the journey from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi takes longer so it is best to depart at 06:00 AM. In the evening traffic is not an issue.
From outside of the city of Kanchanaburi
We ask you to arrange your own transport coming from outside of the city of Kanchanaburi. Your guesthouse or hotel that you are staying at can often help you with this.
Please bring a change of clothing (you will get dirty/wet!), sunscreen, hat, camera, mosquito repellent and flip flops. Children should bring closed shoes. If you want to make new friends, be sure to pack yellow bananas!
The program starts when we pick you up at your guesthouse around 9.00 - 9:30 AM. At 10.00 AM you will arrive at ElephantsWorld. The day ends at 4.00 PM and at that time we will bring you back to your guesthouse. We ask visitors coming by own transport to be here at 10.00 AM, at that time we will start with our program.

Day program  
The overnight program means that you spend 2 full days and 1 night at ElephantsWorld.

Overnight program  

Yes! Children love ElephantsWorld and they are able to participate in all activities. Our facilities are also suitable for babies and toddlers. We are listed on TripAdvisor as one of the top recommended activities for children (link).

Kids Travel News Thailand about their experience at ElephantsWorld
Adults (12+) 2,500 THB
Children (4 - 11) 1,500 THB
Includes Transportation (Kanchanaburi city only), lunch, drinking water, tea, and coffee.
Adults (12+) 4,500 THB
Children (4 - 11) 3,200 THB
Includes Transportation (Kanchanaburi city only), accommodation, 2 x lunch, 1 x breakfast, 1 x dinner, drinking water, tea, and coffee.
1 Week 20,000 THB
2 Weeks 40,000 THB
3 Weeks 60,000 THB
4 Weeks 75,000 THB
Includes Transportation (Kanchanaburi city only), accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, coffee and tea, two mahout T-shirts, a mahout certificate.
All prices are per person. For special requests, please contact us via email
Yes, you can store your luggage here and we have lockers for your valuable items.
We can recommend Oriental Kwai Resort, Pong Phen Guesthouse, Xanadu 2008, Saibai @ Kan or VN guesthouse. We also suggest looking at TripAdvisor for reviewed hotels and guesthouses in the area.
Yes! Besides visiting ElephantsWorld, there are lots of other things to do in Kanchanaburi. For example a visit at the Hellfire Pass, the Lawa Cave, or a walk over Bridge River Kwai. More information at Kanchanaburi Info.