Tour Operators Longer Offer Elephant Treks

Tour Operators Who No Longer Offer Elephant Treks

Elephant trekking is very controversial – still very popular among tourists, but increasingly recognised as involving cruelty to the animals. Elephants must undergo a horrific ‘crush’ or ‘phajaan’ ritual before they can be trained to work; then many endure poor conditions during long working days.


You can read many more articles on RIGHT-tourism about elephants and elephant trekking – see the foot of this article. Here is a list of tour companies from around the world who no longer offer elephant treks:

  • Responsible Travel
  • G Adventures
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Family Adventure Company
  • Adventure Centre
  • Adventure Tours
  • Oyster Worldwide
  • Audley Travel
  • Peregrine Adventures
  • Merit Travel Group
  • Asian Oasis
  • Baobab
  • Pangea Travel
  • YourWay2Go
  • Shoestring
  • Koning Aap
  • Sawadee
  • Fair Mundo Travel
  • Green Canyon Travel
  • TUI
  • TUI Germany
  • SNP Nature Travel
  • Holland International
  • Travel FOX
  • Dot Travel
  • Djoser Travel
  • Oad Travel
  • De Jong Intra
  • Aida Cruises
  • Hauser Exkursionen
  • Geograf Exkursionen

This list is getting longer by the week – do you know another company which can be added? Tell us!

Read The Thailand Elephant Trek – Is There Another Way?

Read Elephant Treks – A Tourist’s Journey