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Thai Elephant Home

102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Mae Taeng
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My husband, 6 kids and I decided to do a 2 hour elephant program because we felt like an entire day might be too much for our twin 6 year olds. Thai Elephant Home was excellent. The staff was terrific and the time with the elephants was unforgettable. Playing in the water with the elephants was definitely the highlight! Would... More

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Elephants are beautiful, gracious, gentle and very intelligent, each with their own impish sense of humour. This is the place to get to know them. Forget some of those so called "Elephant Reserves" where for a few bucks you get a one hour ride around the park sitting on a large saddle with three other tourists where at the end... More

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had an unforgettable day with Thai Elephant Home : the aim of this organization is to protect the animal and the nature by planting trees. The price is high (4500baths/pers one day) but this is the only way to be sure that the animal is respected... and to be honest as you will did this may be once in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was truly an amazing experience. You really got to spend time with the elephants. We may not have been full fledged mahouts at the end but we knew how ride an elephant bareback.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A great trip without the guilt of knowing your elephant is mistreated as is the case with many of these places. The mahouts train and look after their animal from birth so have a bond which is clear to see. The whole day tour starts off with learning the commands for 'go' 'sit down' and 'stop' etc then you get... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had an amazing time at the Thai Elephant Home!! I am so glad that we chose this company for our elephant experience. This is the place to come to if you see yourself riding and interacting with elephants that are well cared for by staff that is kind and professional. It's also well worth the extra money to spend... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We booked the 3day Elephant trekking package and I'm glad we did. From the moment we arrived the staff were amazing! The introduction from Joe was thorough and interesting, meeting the elephants was also fantastic. Our first day was a trek to the Black mud spa. The Mahouts were great and really cared for the elephants. I was a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our afternoon at the Thai Elephant Home was the highlight of our trip to Thailand! We were pleased right upon arrival, with the staff being very knowledgeable and friendly. When it was time to ride the elephants, I was a little hesitant, but the staff were every comforting and helpful, and I got up on my elephant with no problem.... More

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St. Paul, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Other reviewers have accurately described the wonderful experience to be had here. I just want to add a comment on the concern for safety that is shown. Elephants are BIG animals. I had some fear going into this experience. But from the start we were always accompanied by experienced "mahouts" who verbally directed the (mostly) obedient elephants. They love to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

From start to finish this was a great day out! Instead of sitting on a basket like many other Elephant treks, on this one you sit on the elephant, making it a much more personal experience, you really feel at one with the elephant you are riding and really get a chance to get to know your elephants personality. The... More

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