Don't get taken for a ride
Pledge to stop the abuse suffered by elephants used for entertainment.
Thousands of elephants around the world are suffering in the name of tourism. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You have the power to change the world for elephants!
The best place to see elephants is in the wild. But if you’re going to visit an elephant venue, make sure it allows elephants to be elephants, while educating visitors on their complex needs.
Elephant friendly venues don't use elephants for entertainment, or allow any direct human-elephant contact.
Share your experience, leave reviews on sites like TripAdvisor, and be part of the movement to create a better future for elephants.
Elephants are wild animals that belong in the wild.
If you want to see elephants on your next holiday, keep these elephant friendly travel tips in mind:
Even with all the right information, it can still be difficult to find the right elephant-friendly venue
A venue may call itself a sanctuary, rescue centre or retirement home for elephants, but don’t assume this means it’s higher welfare. Do your research before booking and use our guide below to avoid being misled.
Looking to book right away?
Take a look at our list of elephant-friendly venues in Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal.
To make your life easier, we’ve created a list of venues we know are doing the right thing for elephants.
We spent several years helping one venue, ChangChill, to become truly elephant-friendly
A venue where elephants are free to behave like elephants
With our support, that of the TUI Care Foundations, and the encouragement from some of the world’s leading travel companies, ChangChill is now a place where elephants can be elephants, and tourists can have the honour of witnessing that.
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