Visit the Elephant sanctuary
Today is elephant day! At 8 am you will be picked up from your hotel and head to the Sanctuary.
For centuries the Asian Elephant has played an important role in Cambodian history and culture. Elephants were used for transportation, agriculture, and warfare, and were highly prized by the Cambodian royalty.
In more recent history, elephants continued to be used for transportation and labour, and in the wild their numbers have their dwindled due to habitat loss, poaching and the destruction of forests. Several areas of forest are now protected and conservation projects are helping to reestablish the forest home and feeding areas for the elephants and other animals and birds.
The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary has areas of forest where the elephants can roam and a river for them to bathe in. The elephants are able to socialise and interact with each other, and are provided with a healthy diet of natural foods such as bamboo and bananas and where expert veterinary care is provided when needed.
You’ll arrive at the Elephant Sanctuary and prepare yourself to be involved in some activities. You will first have lunch before starting your task to prepare food for the elephants and take them for a walk in the jungle.
Spending time with these gentle creatures is the only motivation you’ll need to help them thrive in their natural habitat, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you form personal bonds with these characterful animals. There is no elephant bathing here, just observation, and there are many areas of the conservation project which you can get involved in such as planting trees and minor construction projects, making trails , cleaning animal shelters, if you wish to do so.
You will be living on-site in comfortable accommodation, where you will fall asleep to the sounds from the jungle. (All meals are vegetarian, with unlimited drinking water available.)
Accommodation: Elephant Sanctuary
You will be staying at the jungle lodge in the Elephant Sanctuary. The accommodation is very comfortable, and it is a magical experience to sleep immersed in wildlife, with the sounds of elephants, bats, and insects the only soundtrack to the night.
Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary is in a remote area north of Siem Reap. The project conserves 1 million acres of jungle habitat, and the area is home to native species, flora and fauna such as tigers, monkeys, buffalos, and of course, the Asian elephant.
This experience will give you the chance to get up close to these beautiful majestic creatures. Prepare food, take them on a walk through the jungle and learn all about how this incredible project is working hard to protect Asia’s elephants.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner