Elephant Tourism

Elephant-friendly, responsible tourism

Do you want to see elephants in an elephant-friendly, responsible way? Which activities are harmful or helpful for elephants?

The sections below outline and explain common situations in which tourists may come in contact with Asian elephants.

What is elephant-friendly, responsible tourism?

Elemotion Foundation believes responsible tourism is essential to supporting Asian elephants, their caretakers, and their habitat. Our Captive Elephant Philosophy centers around giving the captive elephant an environment that closely replicates life in the wild. Forest, friends, and freedom are essential for captive elephants to thrive. Therefore, non-working, no contact sanctuaries for captive elephants and some jeep safaris to see wild elephants are usually better choices. However, responsible elephant tourism is a complicated subject. We urge you to click and read more about the activities that interest you. Below, you will find some information and tips to help you make educated, elephant-friendly decisions.