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Maesa Elephant Camp

Mae Sa subdistrict, Mae Rim, Thailand
+66 5320 6247
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Tanjung Balai, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

exepirence on riding an elephant at Maesa camp. football playing by elephants. drawing also by elephants, etc.. really a very nice spot for all member of the family.

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San Francisco, California
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95 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were with kids, so this was a HUGE hit. You can buy bananas and sugar cane (for less then $2) to feed the elephants. Then you can feed them and do photo ops - there is a whole routine they do - they take your food, they hug you with their trunks (beware if you happen to be wearing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Do not support. The elephants are trained with sharp hooks in their mouth when they do it wrong. This Not a natural behavior and is learned through pain.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Whilst we were in ChiangMai a friend recommended Maesa Elephant camp so we decided to pay a visit. We took a private hired through our hotel and our driver paid our entrance fee. We had some great photos taken with the elephants, watched them bathe and then on to the show. The show has no commentary but does not need... More

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Dalian, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I love elephants and I heard this was a great place to go to. While I don't agree with riding elephants, this camp was laid back and the elephants answered more to calls than physical reminders. I see in some comments that people felt the animals looked tired and depressed. I didn't see that. Elephants don't dance, they are slow... More

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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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