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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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Loved being around the elephants

I loved being around elephants in Thailand. There is an elephant show here I did not love, but it was nice to be be so close to the elephants. We had concerns as to how elephants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here as part of an organised group and it was simply delightful. Terrific views of the show from all seating areas, the mahouts and elephants were really clever and it was a lovely setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I loved being around elephants in Thailand. There is an elephant show here I did not love, but it was nice to be be so close to the elephants. We had concerns as to how elephants were treated generally, but it seemed overall fair at this place, even though they are in captivity. Elephants are such beautiful animals, highly intelligent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There are various different elephant camps around chiang mai each of them housing about 70 elephants. The Maetang Elephant Park is recomended. It is usually taken in a package that includes an elephant show, elephant rides, a buffet lunch and a bamboo rafting experience at the end. The elephant show was exciting and the ride was absolutely exhilarating. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is definitely something to do with the whole family. I am an elephant lover and this was a brilliant experience for me and my husband, it was great to be able to pet the elephants, however they do ask for a tip! so be aware and have some available. We rode the elephant but unfortunately our elephant was hungry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was one of the greatest travel experiences I've ever had. My mind was completely blown when I saw all the wonderful talents elephants at Maesa Camp had. Especially, it was incredible to see the fine art talent of the elephants. I loved every moment of my visit to this place. I absolutely recommend this place for everyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place just makes me want to cry every time I hear of it. This is not natural to these animals, you wouldn't see them painting or playing football in the wild; these beautiful animals are tortured until their spirit is broken that they are then easy to manipulate. Please don't support such a horrible company. This link explains it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This trip was organised through trail finders and included transport and lunch. It is about an hours drive out of Chang Mai in the mountains. When we arrived we got to feed the elephants, they were in their enclosure with the mahout on them. Food can be purchased from stalls close by and is cheap. If you like the elephant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this attraction and the kids loved it. Its a little bit too commercial for us but really ment to entertain not educate. We didnt ride the Elephants not our scene but did feed them and get photos. the painting and soccer showed how well trained the elephants were.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything was adorable and brilliant. Them elephants was a very good painter better than me. Those elephants really knows how to make joke and it's super cute.. Play football better than me smh. Totally worth to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The show is amazing - elephants playing football, painting, bathing... After the show you can go closer and take pictures with the elephants for a small fee (20baht tip is enough). We did not ride the elephants because we do not support that. However, the elephants have limited how many times per day they can be ridden. It seems OK... More 

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