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The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao

108/1 Moo 9 | Intakhin, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
(053) 298-553
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Mae Taeng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As we walked across the bridge & saw the elephants being washed, what a sight to see! They adored it. Then came the River Rafting which was very calming, our man worked really hard. We then watched the elephants performing, & what a performance! When the elephant began his painting I imagined it would just be blobs of paint, but... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I booked for the early elephant ride and raft trip. When I arrived it was a quick check-in and reasonable cost. I was shown to the pen where I was directed to the stairs for boarding. Everything was quick, but not rushed. Once underway thru the jungle it was pleasant and quiet the only sounds were birds, and the sounds... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

On arrival to the car park there was little evidence of anyone in charge and I began to feel a bit apprehensive and suspicious about what lay ahead. however once over the rope bridge and down the trail my mood changed to one of delight as I caught my 1st glimpse of the magnificent Elephants. We took the 1 hr... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We visited for the day and we had a brilliant time! When we arrived we watched the elephants bathe in the river which was great. They also did a little show including an elephant that paints a picture. After, we trekked through the jungle for an hour and a half and enjoyed every second. I'm not an elephant expert however... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited this camp as part of an organised trip and found it very interesting.- watching the elephants wash in the river then an interesting demonstration of how the animals work together to move logs etc

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NYC
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I wanted to ride an elephant for a milestone birthday and decided to go to Thailand. We arranged some tour through Thai Travel Dreams that included an elephant show and elephant ride at The Elephant Training Center in Chiang Dao. It was exactly as I planned. We spent two days at the training center. On day one we stopped by... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The mahoots really seem to care for the elephants here. But really, I'm not sure how kind it is to the animals. Feeding them was fun, but the elephant show made me want to cry. I was here on a package tour and I'm sure I was the only one who felt this way. I'd been told that this was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I have run out of the words to describe how much I like this place. I am working in Bangkok. This is the same place over seven years and excellent place to get a breath of fresh air. Actually, I have been visited so many elephant camps, I can say this one is the best. The staff, there are very... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Not having ever done anything like this it was an absolute hoot. Almost a must do. the elephants are awesome and the ride in the river a bit scary but great. the Ox Cart ride is a bit average but was part of the day. Food good. The Elephnat painting was awesome and a must buy just to show your... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The elephant painting was unbelievable and the elephant ride was awesome. The bamboo raft trip downriver was great fun, but the oxcart trip was a bit agrarian. Overall an unforgettable experience though.

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