Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Day Trip
There are a lot of options throughout Thailand to get up close and personal with elephants. Many of these so-called sanctuaries, however, horribly mistreat the animals and are incredibly problematic. This experience is not one of those trips. The Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip is an eight-hour excursion where you’ll help feed the animals, wash them in a mud spa and bathe them in a river. For this adventure, a guide will pick you up at your hotel around 5am and drive you two hours south to Pattaya and back. If you want to get to the park on your own, you can rent a car or take the bus.