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Baanchang Elephant Park - Private Day Tours

147/1 Rachadamnoen Rd, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 814 174
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Ranked #28 of 299 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Baanchang Elephant Park: Is dedicated to providing elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible.Our elephant park run by 100 % Thai Owner. Our... more » Owner description: Baanchang Elephant Park: Is dedicated to providing elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible.Our elephant park run by 100 % Thai Owner. Our Park completely owned and rescued 39 Elephants. The program will provide you the wonderful introductions to the lifestyle of Thai elephants including all details involved about them, also you can learn how to control and bath the elephants as if you are a Mahout. By the way, you will be able to ride elephants bareback through the hills around in our park area. « less
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Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was a little hesitant to spend the money on this day trip while visiting Chiang Mai but I am so glad I did! We had an amazing day. The guide who was with us all day spoke great English which enhanced our experience and was clearly very dedicated to the elephants at the park. The park itself was beautiful... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went to this camp because a friend suggested it and said it was more ethical than others, having been there I think my friend was probably right. When you arrive you¨re met with a field of about 40 elephants. Personally I noticed that they are each chained to the ground which upset me a bit, as Id much rather see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I went for the two days, one night life experience tour. They switched the days around so the first day consisted of walking to a waterfall, rafting and visiting a traditional village. This day was mediocre actually, the rafting was short and a little boron and the 'trekking' was only 45 minutes and te same way back. The overnight stay... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I reserved the day-program visit expecting to find an animal-friendly space at the park. Unfortunately, on our way there the guide told us about the chains and hooks, something not shown anywhere else (neither brochures, website nor Facebook page). When you arrive there you'll find around 30 elephants chained under the heat of the sun waiting to be feed by... More

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Baan Chang E, Owner at Baanchang Elephant Park - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear TA Member This review is wrote by the person who never been to our park, Because if this person visit our webpage and make a booking direct with us. They will see on our webpage that we have 7 real things Should to Know Before Visit us!!!!! and they said we never present this anywhere??? 1. We adopt and... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had such a blast here. The place is a true elephant sanctuary. Here's how our day progressed: We were picked up from our hotel, which then took us a good hour to get to the park. There we were told to change into the mahout clothes. A piece of advice: bring a spare change of underwear! (You get a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Baan Chang is such a great place with such nice staff. We went in a group and had an amazing experience feeding, washing and riding the elephants. The elephants are treated so well. The mahouts have a great relationship with them and our guide Jimmy seemed to know and love each animal and their characters inside out. Thought Jimmy was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I loved every moment of our tour at Baanchang Elephant Park. Our guide Woody shared his vast knowledge with us and the rest of our group on the history of the elephants they rescued, the anatomy of elephants, how to feed them, how to care for them, and how to ride them. It is very clear that... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My very first question upon seeing the elephants was why there were chains on them. I was dubious, initially, when my guide told me it was for safety purposes. However, as I went on feeding them, I was (lightly) grabbed by an elephant near the front as he wanted the sugarcanes I had. I can definitely see how if they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a 2 day trip to Baanchang with our hotel in Chiang Mai. Due to the normal trip being full we were told that we could do the 2 day trip in reverse instead of the normal layout. We were picked up from our hotel by our guide Chin, On our first day we went waterfall trekking to a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This has to be one of the best experiences of my life. Totally amazing. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to spend some time with these gorgeous animals.

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