Visiting Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand is an excellent educational as well as entertaining choice to spend a day or half outside Hua Hin. Wildlife Friends foundation Thailand was founded by a Dutch National by the name of Edwin Wiek in 2001 with the help of locals and the monks of a temple close to Cha Am.

What makes Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand so special is they actively rescue, rehabilitate and return wildlife to the Jungles of Thailand. They try to educate and campaign to help Thai people stop animal abuse and help animals in need. All animals at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand are in process to recover and to be returned to the Jungles of Thailand or if they are so ill that they cannot be returned they will stay at the center in an environment that mimics the jungle.

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand is not a zoo but a rescue center where guests can visit and learn more about what they do and the animals that stay there and how they ended up there. The center is run by volunteers from all over the world.

On the premises is a Wildlife Hospital, a restaurant for the volunteers & guests where they can take a break, a small modest souvenir stand, an Elephant Eco Lodge where you can stay the night and now being built a large Elephant refuge.

You can visit Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand for half a day or a full day experience. The Rescue centers is about 45 minutes outside Hua Hin located inside the compound of a large Thai Temple around a beautiful lake.

Half Day trip includes seeing most of the animals that are recovering in Wildlife Friends Foundation and hear their stories plus lunch with the volunteers.

The Full Day Trip includes the above morning routing but also allows you to take a walk and bathe the Centre Elephants as well as giving an afternoon snack to bears and monkeys staying in Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand.

Visiting Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand is a contribution towards Thailand’s wildlife, not only is the day enjoyable but your entrance fee is used to care for new wounded or mistreated animals.


We do recommend a full Day trip as you have a more hands on approach with the animals in a non-exploitative way.

Opening hours

  • from 8 am to 4 pm

Admission fees

  • Full Day Experience 1,600THB per adult
  • Children 6 -1 2 years 1100THB per child
  • Half Day Experience 1,100THB per Adult
  • Children 6-12 years 900THB per person
  • Children under 6 years free

*Includes welcome drink and Thai buffet lunch


  • from Bangkok – 175 km (2 h 30 min)
  • from Hua Hin – 44 km (50 min)

Nearby attractions

How to visit:

We recommend to contact Hua Hin Cab. You can send them your own itinerary and ask for a quote or pick one of the day tour packages available on their website.