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Maesa Elephant Camp

Address: Mae Sa subdistrict, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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$931*
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6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya...
81%
Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

You cannot go to Chiang Mai without an elephant ride and as far as I can tell, there are rides and then there are rides. The hotel I was at had a party of people who went for an elephant trek where they got to spend the whole day with them, ride them, wash them etc. Sounds great?? Well not... More

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Filipstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We just went for the show, not the ride. The most amazing part was to see three of the elephants each painting a different design. The only bad part was the human visitors, who were less well trained and less obedient than the elephants!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Having 2 hours in Camp First impression like Safari, as the elephant is not inside cage but walking the same path we walk So watchout if you block elephant way! Watched for elephant show and 30 minute elephant ride Unforgettable experience

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Full disclosure: I love elephants. To spend the day feeding them, watching them bathe in the river, and going on a ride was amazing. I fully loved my time at Maesa. Their show is well worth it. It is truly amazing watching them paint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited this elephant camp and was very humbled. The mahoots that look after the elephants live within the grounds & park the elephants outside as we would a car.although the elephants perform tricks I dont feel they're unhappy.at certain points in the day you can watch the elephant's bathe in the river or watch them paint or play football.there is... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Elephant park was very touristy with the elephants trained to do lots of tricks like putting a hat on your head or giving you a kiss. They also paint the most amazing pictures and play football and you can go for a ride. Great for the kids however I felt slightly uncomfortable about the elephants' welfare and hope they... More

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Portland,OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I visited the elephant camp with a group of friends. It's a very popular place and so you usually have to have reservations for the elephant ride. But even if you aren't able to make reservations, I would still go because you get "elephant encounters". I've never been able to touch an elephant in an American zoo. So this was... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Be sure to get a seat up front if you can....get a pic of yourself on a baby elephant and/or let one pick you up! They do some amazing tricks.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love the gentle giants. Have you ever had an elephant wrap its trunk around you? Well I have, and its skin is coarse and covered with hairy bristles, and I could feel its warm breath on my hand. They are well trained and do a variety of tricks and stunts culmination with painting picture, which can be purchased in... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The elephants are so smart. They are well-trained and cute! I enjoyed riding the elephant so much and I pretty much enjoyed the elephant shows. They were really awesome and memorable. The people who work there were truly nice and friendly and very service-minded! I would love to visit there again!!! <3

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