Most elephant camps in southeast Asia have been closed for a considerable time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camps remain either shut for the foreseeable future or open to local visitors only.  Once international borders are open and international tourism resumes, it is forecast that elephant-based tourism will once again be one of the most popular destination experiences in the southeast Asian region. 

Asian Captive Elephant Standards will continue to support and recommend the elephant camps that have previously fulfilled our high accreditation standards. We will update this page with more information when elephant-based tourism resumes. We thank you for your continued support. 


Sayaboury, Lao PDR

As one of the only places in southeast Asia to rewild captive elephants, the Elephant Conservation Center is a must-see destination. Tucked away in remnant elephant habitat, the ECC is home to over 29 elephants. This is a passive-viewing center, where elephant education and conservation are at the forefront of priorities. 

Accredited 2019 - 2020

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Taro, Bali, Indonesia

With over 30 Sumatran elephants, Mason Elephant Park & Lodge offers rescued elephant respite from HEC and provides an enriching environment with excellent welfare standards. Close to Ubud, Mason Elephant Park & Lodge is an outstanding example of conservation triumphing adversity for these Sumatran elephants. Owned and operated by Mason Adventures.

Accredited 2019 - 2020


Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand

This award-winning production offers visitors to Phuket a real insight into traditional Thai culture, dance and artistic flair. Enjoy this spectacular evening and know that the elephants are cared for and receiving very high standards of welfare and enrichment.

Accredited 2019 - 2020

Venue currently closed due to COVID

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Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket (Camp 4) has been touted as the most ethical elephant camp in Phuket. Located in the hills of this stunning island, EJS allows visitors an unforgettable tourism experience, all while deeply caring for and respecting elephant welfare. EJS gives visitors the perfect opportunity to spend the day with elephants while knowing all elephants are kept safe and secure. 

Accredited 2019 - 2020


This page will be updated as further camps complete the assessment process.

“My dream is to touch an elephant, but I am afraid that it has been abused or starved into submission. An ACES accredited camp gives me the confidence that due diligence has been done and the elephants are cared for in every way.”

Scott, Sydney