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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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Interesting tourist attraction.

You get a short term fun with the elephants. See them bathe , interact a bit with them and watch a bit of show. Riding is fun .

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited an Elephant Camp north of Phuket that did not allow elephant rides or treating elephants like a circus beast, so I was not sure I would like the Maesa Elephant camp which allows elephant rides and teaches elephants to paint. I was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be a highlight of our trip. It is amazing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of dodgy elephant camps around, but Maesa is an elephant camp that truly cares for these beautiful creatures. There's over 70 elephants at Maesa and a baby elephant in the nursery (1yr old) and a couple of 3 yr olds as well. There's an elephant show and elephant rides, but we just enjoyed walking around the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This elephant camp is well operated for the well-being of the elephants. Even at the nursery you can meet little elephants without many tourists around. On the way to the nursery you will pass the elephant washing station. As it is a lot outside of Chiang Mai it may be recommended to hire a bus or a car.

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place grew in the last 15 years since I last visited. The show was huge, obnoxious, and a disappointment (except for my kid who is less than ten.) The ride was short, bumpy (to be expected) but not at all scenic or interesting- we went around the showgrounds and through the workers' homes! Rip offs abound, as everything is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Overall not a bad experience, but kind of conflicted about it afterwards. Also, I think we may have paid more than necessary for our tickets (3000 baht each). This included the elephant show, which was entertaining, and then an elephant ride to a "hilltribe village". The ride was nice, but the village was anything but authentic. It was a few... More 

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Lord Howe Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You get a short term fun with the elephants. See them bathe , interact a bit with them and watch a bit of show. Riding is fun .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Buy some banana and bamboo from the booth and feed the elephants. Close interactive with them and take picture. They are huge but cute. But mind the stench, which is normal when close proximity with animals. I didn't go for the performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friends and I had an awesome time riding these elephants. We rode for about 45 minutes, including riding through a stream. After the ride, the elephants put on a show. Very cool what trained elephant can do. Even paint paintings. (Really)

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Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. Have visited it before and just love coming back. We had somebody in our party that needed assistance and it was provided with a golf buggy.The elephants are clean and well looked after. The show that they put on is just fantastic especially the paintings. I can see that the handlers spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As my title says this was the best experience of our Thailand trip so far!!! It was a brilliant day to see the elephants bathing, to be able to feed them. They were so affectionate! We also did an elephant trek, which was class. If in the Chiang Mai area, do this!!!! The elephants are well cared for.

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Address: Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Mae Rim

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