Elephant Safari Park
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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If you are coming halfway around the globe, it's fair to expect an out-of-this-world adventure. Where else but Bali can you get up close and personal with elephants before retreating to a world-class resort on the beach? For this once-in-a-lifetime experience, head to the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud. While you won't see them in their true natural state (unless elephants actually paint in their spare time), you'll be impressed by their friendly demeanor and extraordinary talents. The park's facilities include a trail for the elephants to give rides, a restaurant, a research laboratory, a small botanical garden, and a lodge for overnight guests.
Most visitors praise their time here and the park's helpful staff. One TripAdvisor user says, "The elephants are in great condition (check out the footage of them before they were rescued by the park), and the staff are amazingly kind to the elephants." The park is home to about 30 Sumantran elephants.
Located north of Kuta (about an hour and 15 minutes by car), the Elephant Safari Park is operated by Bali Adventure Tours and welcomes visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A park tour costs $65 USD, but if you wish to ride an elephant, the price increases to $86 USD. There are several packages to choose from that include a variety of additional activities. For more information, consult the Bali Adventure Tours website.