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Thai Elephant Home

102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Mae Taeng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Chiang Mai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was by far the best experience of our trip! These animals are treated with great care and love by their trainers. These are very happy elephants and it is a pleasure to spend a day with them! An absolute must, even if you do nothing else, do this!!!

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived in the area willing to meet elephants, but the first venues along the road are way too tourist business oriented with crowded tourists buses, to avoid! On the road, hidden, we discovered this marvelous place with a fantastic level of service. The "eco" side of the organization makes business being respectful of the animals, this is how things... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After researching other similar elephant camps, we decided to visit this one as we felt that it offered the best hands on experience, and treated the elephants the best. Transport is included in the price and we got picked up in an air conditioned jeep with an English speaking member of the camp who not only explained the day but... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We did the 1 day with the elephants. We had a great time bathing the elephants as well as riding on their backs. Our favorite part was riding down to the river with the elephants.The staff were all kind with the elephants, and none were mistreated during our time at Thai Elephant Home. We also got a T-shirt at the... More

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We did the 2 hour tour (which isn't available at most other elephant farms). You get to ride the elephants bare back. There is a Mahout for each elephant in case so you're well taken care of. There's also someone per 3-4 people that will take your camera and help you take loads of pictures during your 2 hours. You... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We did a two hour tour for 2,225 each. This included travelling there and back. We left at 7am and were back in our hotel for 11:20. Our hotel gave us sandwiches to eat as we had no breakfast. The elephant trek was amazing, the elephants are so gentle and friendly. The staff seemed to treat the elephants well and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had an amazing day at the Thai Elephant Home riding the elephants bare back. We spent a long time trekking in relatively steep up and downhill areas and eventually you start to feel pretty stable on the elephant. Many of the elephants in our group enjoyed stopping every few feet for a grassy snack which was pretty funny. Swimming... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took our 14, 11 and 7 year olds on a full day at the Thai Elephant home. We were collected from our hotel, thank goodness because it was a fair distance from our city hotel. We were given a run down on information we needed for the day, then given clothes to change into. After reading previous reviews, we... More

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

June was my fourth stay at the Thai Elephant Home. I love this place! I stayed a month volunteering with the elephants. I have always been impressed with how well the elephants are cared for, how organized the staff and mahouts are, and the warm friendly family environment. I highly recommend you stay for a couple days. It gives you... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For $138 USD we were picked up at our Chiangmai hotel, given outfits and coffee and water on arrival, as well as introductory information. After feeding the elephants bananas, you put the commands you just learned to use and learn how to mount and dismount your elephant for the day. A long ride into the jungle is paused for lunch.... More

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