For the details and reservation of day visits, half day or full day please click here to go to our Main page of WFFT
We limit the number of guests each day. Due to high demand for day trips, we are often fully booked a few days in advance. Please ensure that you book your trip as soon as you know which date you plan to visit. THANK YOU AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!
Please complete the Full Day and Half Day Experience Booking Form to reserve your place.
Instead of volunteering at our projects, you can now visit us on an organized day trip, where you will be shown around the rescued elephants, tigers, bears, monkeys and many more in Thailand’s biggest wildlife rescue center.
The Full and Half Day Experience at WFFT are designed to allow day trip visitors a chance to learn about the rescued creatures living at the Wildlife Rescue Center and Elephant Refuge, see the hundreds of animals, and get up close and personal to our elephants in a way which is cruelty-free and does not exploit them.
There are too many ‘attractions’ where tourists unwittingly contribute to the suffering of animals – elephant riding, and posing with animals for photos are just a few examples – but at WFFT we offer the chance for visitors to see our rescued animals responsibly, free of cruelty and where the animals do not suffer as a result.
The best option to learn about Thailand’s wildlife, its beauty and its problems is to visit our center and learn everything there is to know about wildlife conservation and animal welfare in Thailand.
Full Day Experience price is 1,600THB per person and the Half Day Experience price is 1,100THB per person (excluding transport)
Children full day 1,100THB per person, half day 700THB per person. (excluding transport)
The above price includes Thai buffet lunch, but does not include transportation. For transport details and pricing, please see below.
Full and Half Day Experience tours commence at 9:30am every day (Mon – Sun)
Transportation Arrangements to WFFT
1 – Your own transport – Please arrive around 09:00 and see the map and directions on our contact page.
2 – Round trip from Hua Hin – 200THB per person (Pickup 08:00 – 08:15)
3 – Round trip from Cha-Am – 200THB per person (Pickup 08:15 – 08:35)
4 – Pranburi or further – Please email for price firstname.lastname@example.org
5 – One way from Bangkok – 2,200THB per car (Pickup 07:00)
6 – Round trip from Bangkok – 3,500THB per car (Pickup 07:00)
WFFT organizes day-trips from Cha-am and Huahin to the WFFT projects. Picked up from your hotel or meeting-point you will be comfortably taken by air-conditioned VIP van to the wildlife rescue center, wildlife hospital and elephant refuge.
During the ride to our center (30-40 minutes) you will see TV programs from Bondi Vet, Animal Planet and National Geographic on our work. You will be shown around all projects and join a delicious Thai lunch buffet (meat- and vegetarian options).
9.00-09:30 Arrival at the I LOVE PHANTS LODGE
09:30 TOUR START Our guide will give you an introduction to WFFT’s work followed by an informative tour by car and on foot around WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre, you will learn about tigers, elephants, gibbons, bears, monkeys and many more. You will get to see 100’s of these amazing rescued animals and hear about their individual stories.
12.00 Lunch and Refreshments will be provided at the I LOVE PHANTS LODGE. You can enjoy our traditional Thai buffet looking over Thailand’s largest elephant enclosure where you will see elephants and gibbons living in the same space. We serve vegan and vegetarian meals, and also some meat options. For those with a sweet tooth, coffee and ice-cream is also available from our bar.
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13.00 For the second part of the tour, you will be aboard one of WFFT’s Safari Buses. You will be driven around WFFT’s Newlands Area to observe even more rescued animals living in large open fields, you will see our newest projects, the rescued bears, WFFT’s Ape Rescue Centre and Big Cat (tigers) Rescue Centre.
14.30 The final part of the tour is where you get to be a little more hands on. Visit WFFT’s Elephant Hospital to make some special banana balls for our rescued elephants. You will then get up close to some of the herd while meeting them during feeding time.
15.30 END Full Day Tour
This decision has been made as part of WFFT’s long-term goal to manage all our elephant in a protected-contact management system meaning we will be hands-off with our herd of rescued elephants. Providing them with as much freedom as we possibly can. WFFT is a leader in captive elephant management and welfare, making these changes will bring us closer to our goal while benefiting the elephants and enhancing the visitor experience. Working so closely with captive wild animals poses many threats, even to those that purport to have special bonds with the animals they care for, close interactions with wild animals are never risk-free.
We will be creating a new unique visitor experience where guests will be able to meet, greet and feed the rescued elephants at the WFFT Elephant Refuge. The elephants will be able to come and go as they please, while the guests will be stationed at a protected platform area within the elephant habitat. This will still provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to keep up close to these majestic animals while giving our elephants even more freedom to do as they please.
This price is all-inclusive covering your personal guide for the day, access to areas of the Wildlife Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge normally reserved for full volunteers, lunch and refreshments.
Please note that you need to prepare for a bit of walking outside. Suggested items to bring are:
• easy walking shoes
• mosquito repellent
To book, please use the contact form or call:
Thailand –08-22458598 (English- 8am-8pm) International +66 8-22458598
Thailand–032-706906 (Thai or English: 8am-5pm) International +66-32-706906
The fees you pay support the running costs of the Wildlife Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge. Your money will help us to continue helping the animals we have rescued, and those who we will rescue in future.