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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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If you want to love elephants with a hug and a kiss this is a MUST VISIT !

Katherine, the founder of BLES, exudes love, understanding, and so much compassion at this place... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Berkeley, California
An inspiration

Staying at BLES has been a unique experience. Seeing the chain-free elephants enjoying their life... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
The Netherlands
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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is a small, family run, home for elephants and all other animals in need. Established in 2006, BLES focuses on saving land from deforestation and helping elephants recover from their traumatic pasts.
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304 Mu 5, Baan Na Ton Jan | Tambon Baan Tuek, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Katherine, the founder of BLES, exudes love, understanding, and so much compassion at this place, making it such a stupendous place to go to. Bring long light weight pants, sunglasses and a hat for daily walks along the acres of pristine forest land. Sit and...More

2  Thank absbirds
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Staying at BLES has been a unique experience. Seeing the chain-free elephants enjoying their life in the beautiful surroundings is eye-opening and inspiring. Their connection with their mahouts is absolutely great to watch. No hooks, no stick, nothing but vocal commands, laughs and positive reinforcement....More

2  Thank lelevbebe
Reviewed 31 October 2017

An experience like no other. Not a day goes by that I not reminisce of this journey at BLES. As an animal rescue/shelter volunteer my continual struggles dealing with the reality of Human mistreatment of all animals weighs very heavily on my mind. However, the...More

4  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary. For watching and being with the beautiful elephants it didn't disappoint. We watched them arrive in the morning and at lunchtime, went out into the forest with them while they grazed...More

7  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I recently stayed here and cannot speak highly enough of it. I'll start by saying that this is one of the most ethical sanctuaries I have visited and was definitely worth the wait (we make the booking a year in advance). As...More

8  Thank Jamie N
elelover, Owner at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind and honest review Jamie. All of us here at BLES are looking forward to welcoming you and Andy back - sooner, rather than later! We appreciate your support and compassion so very much - trunks of thanks!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

There is no where else in the world that brings elephants and people together in such a magical way. As you sip your morning coffee, or enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch, you are surrounded by elephants who are simply being elephants. Nothing is staged, nothing...More

3  Thank davidowenn
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I first visited BLES in May 2014 when I travelled to Thailand by myself. My husband didn’t come that time because it wasn’t really his thing. But, since I returned I guess my talking about it and photos convinced him it might be worth visiting...More

7  Thank katebet1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

BLES is my favorite place on earth. No matter what species you are, this is sanctuary- a place of peace, a place to find friends, a place to be appreciated for just being yourself. If you are willing to get your hands dirty, to get...More

6  Thank cez87
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I agree with everything Kerry G says....👇🏻. ha! We were guests there at the same time (randomly) and her along with my mom we were blown away by everything Katherine, David and the whole BLES team do. I've followed BLES for a year or so...More

4  Thank KarenG1981
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I don't normally like to leave bad feedback on Tripadvisor, but this requires an exception. We were excited about this trip as part of our honeymoon, and had read good reviews about Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES). We booked a three-night stay months in advance,...More

13  Thank chris y
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1 January 2018|
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Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
We only went to Boon Lotts as it was for 5 days. There are 3 cabins on site where you stay right in the sanctuary. You should as for the twin room. You will want to book early though as they are usually booked solid way in... More
Holly H
30 October 2017|
Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
No not that I saw. You could hand wash in your bathroom though.
Micaela S
7 May 2017|
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Response from robertmarysaunders | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think you can book any other way but the wifi there is so poor you just have to be patient. Keep trying it is well worth it!