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Maesa Elephant Camp

Address: Mae Sa, Mae Rim, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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$937*
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6-Day Northern Thailand Tour: Ayutthaya...
81%
Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Maesa Elephant Camp provided a wonderful day of activities. We began by feeding the elephants, taking pictures with them and then watching them bathe. After that, we were guided into an arena to watch the elephants perform with their trainers. The show was very different from those in American circuses. They played soccer and threw basketballs in hoops. The... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were there, it was shocking for us, you see the sad eyes of these animals, they are treated with sharp sticks to obey, pls don't go there and don't pay for it!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I can't make my mind up about this trip. I did quite enjoy it but a part of me feels guilty for doing so, however, I did want to see the elephants for myself. I had done a little bit of research beforehand although not masses and asked questions about the welfare of the elephants and how they were kept.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had plenty of time to watch the elephants bathe, enjoyed the show immensely. They were such awesome creatures up close and it was great fun to get "kissed"! The painting exhibition was incredible...very well trained and talented too. Our mahoot that was in charge of our elephant obviously loved her and they really got along. What a treat!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visiting the elephant camp is an entertaining day out, and it is impressive to see such intelligent animals up close (wayward groping trunks included). There were hundreds and hundreds of people the day we visited, and plenty of opportunities to meet and touch the elephants (as long as you are patient with crowds). It's not very expensive, although we did... More 

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Being from India elephants were not such a rarity for us to see, however the relevance of elephants in Thai culture is far more and the reviews were so good and so many. Happy to report that the place lives up to it's reputation and is a high value for money excursion. The place is nicely kept, organised and friendly.... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Loved the elephant ride, the elephant show was very impressive and the Ox cart (no shocks) and raft ride topped off a great day. Lunch was included, clean and delicious food.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Loved feeding the elephants and had some interaction with them too they really are gentle giants and surprisingly light on their feet considering their size. I do not like people riding elephants nor do I watch them play football or paint for me these actions are unnatural and I don't support them. This of course is my choice and I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a full on fun packed day here. Well worth the money. The site is good and the elephants perform amazing stunts like painting better than many humans can. The elephant journey was excellent. The only thing that caused a bit of upset was watching some of the mahouts hitting the elephants. I understand they are big animals and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My friends and I, 4 of us, paid 3,200 THB for the long track riding 2 elephants. It was fun watching the elephants performed. They're pretty talented with using their trunks to draw some really nice arts. Those were then put up for sale for those who're interested. I'd prefer the training camp becuase just doing the ride is very... More 

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