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Maesa Elephant Camp

Mae Sa subdistrict, Mae Rim, Thailand
+66 5320 6247
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Was nice to feed the elephants and have photos with them. They are trained to take tips but we didn't give any (very cheeky really) we wanted to go for a ride but they only had afternoon ones left and we didn't want to wait that long. It was also pretty expensive. The show was good but obviously it's not... More

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Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The elephants are great and you can take pictures with them too at the same time you learn how amazing they are. The camp itself was more like a circus to us, what ended with you feeling pity for them. Our guide said in this camp they treat them right, but in my opinion, even if they dont hit them,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was great. We did the long trek. It was quite wet and the elephants left great big deep muddy footprints. Quite scary at times with the paths being narrow and a big drop on one side.

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Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Joined a local tour which brought us to the Elephant, Monkey and Tiger farms on the outskirt of Chiangmai. The poor Elephants looked exhausted and were still made to perform the tricks. Personally, the elephants should be allowed to rest rather than being made to perform and collect money from the tourist. I don't think the show was done properly.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Since I didn't take a organised bus to this place I found it hard to get to, it's 10km off the main road to Mae Rim. My main reason for going here as opposed to other Elephant camps was I wanted a quick trip but ultimately these elephants didn't look very happy. They are very willing to take food from... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was in Thailand travelling around for two and a half weeks and this was definitely the best thing we did/saw. It was unbelievable how much the elephants could do, after feeding them, getting your pictures took with them hugging you. They went on todo a show where the elephants played football, basket ball, darts and even pained photos. Was an... More

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Lindsay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very good elephant show, the grounds are nice, too. Had the elephants pose for pictures, and "kiss" my cheek with their trunk. Watching them paint is incredible....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I desperately wanted to see elephants while we were in Thailand but I was skeptical due to so many bad reviews about the abuse and mistreatment of these amazing animals. In order to not make a bad decision we would regret we asked our hotel to book us a tour of a respectable elephant camp. They selected Maesa Elephant Camp... More

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Northallerton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This experience will scar me forever. This was booked though our travel agent, I specifically said we did not want to go anywhere where there were shows or chains, sadly this had both plus a very aggressive looking stick with a metal hook on the end which was used if the elephants did not 'perform'. One keeper was forcing his... More

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Portsmouth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The lady at the desk wasn't particularly friendly, and it cost a total of 1,600 baht altogether. 200 baht for entry fee each, and 600 baht each for an hour ride on the elephant. Just as you enter the 'camp', people are already trying to sell you stuff, which was unwelcome as you haven't even seen any elephants yet and... More

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