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Extraordinary Elephant Day Trip

Address: Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: (0) 81 810 8597
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Ranked #31 of 448 Activities in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It’s hard to describe the range of emotions I felt today. Playing in the water with the Elephants, my partner and the cheerful, engaging Mahouts was like being a kid again with the most amazing toys and friends. Watching Fred being thrown into the River Kwai by the elephants, again and again, as we were both sprayed with water from... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE COST! It is the best thing I've paid for in a long time. Lot of traveling involved but if you get Ken (English tour guide) then the day just flies by he is a none stop talker (in a good way) obviously the main attraction was the elephants and bathing them in the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you're in Bangkok and want to ride an elephant, this group puts on a first rate experience. It's a private tour with a guide and a driver and they pick you up at your hotel in a very nice limo van stocked with snacks, drinks and movies to pass the time during the drive. Our guide Na and our... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Can't praise this trip enough! My girlfriend and I were picked up from our hotel lobby at 7am by are friendly driver Lim in a very comfortable mini van with free iced water and snacks. Visits to the floating market and the bridge over the river Kwai broke up the journey nicely. Lunch was very tasty and took place in... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful tour. I didn't realise when I booked, but it is a private tour. So you have your own private driver, tour guide & luxury mini van stocked with drinks & snacks all to yourself. I was thankful for this when it was time to swim with the elephants, I was the only one in the water... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Soooo much fun/ you will not regret this trip! Bo, our tour guide, took a million pictures of us on the elephants and was so sweet! Lunch was amazing. Floating market was great too- great local art! Best experience with elephants.

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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I cannot put into words how amazing this experience was. The elphand ride was just ok, but playing with them in the water is something my family will never forget! Be prepared, this is a VERY long day - the floating market is fun for souvenirs, but negotiating and saying "no thank you" for an hour gets annoying. The tiger... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Always dubious about mounting such large animals but this was good fun and there was a nice feel around the village that seemed to show the elephants were well cared for. We were taken by a elder from the Karen tribe who was our escort and even he said the elephants were happy.

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is why I love TripAdvisor. I read a dozen or more reviews before booking this. The reviews were pretty much spot on! The floating market was ok. The bridge on the river Kwai was cool, especially when the train came across while we were still on the bridge, but this day trip leads beautifully up to the highlight, which... More

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London
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We booked the elephant day trip a couple of weeks before we went to Thailand as the reviews looked amazing and this trip lived up to our expectations. Our tour guide (Na) and our driver (Joe) were both fantastic. They picked us up from the hotel on time in our own private minibus which was so comfortable and kitted out... More

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