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Ran-Tong Elephant Training - Day Tours

Address: 67/2 Tepharuk Rd., Suntitam Plaza | Chang Phuek, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Phone Number: 53272023
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Ranked #35 of 333 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
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Macau, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit of Rangtong elephant training center. The first visit was because that elephant is my son's favorite animal. We would like him to know more about elephant instead of going on those tourist oriented elephant riding trip. I spent a lot of time search and found this half day program. It was very nice. This trip,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We booked a half day with the elephants and whitewater rafting in the afternoon with Ran-Tong. Just to get it out the way i wouldn't bother with rafting. Its not Ran-Tongs fault its just that the river is very tame and short. On the plus side because me and my girlfriend were the only ones doing the rafting it put... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The work Ran-Tong does with the elephants and the way they are treated, means this is one of your only choices. A fantastic half day (which is plenty) spent riding/swimming and washing the elephants. Word of advice if you're sharing an elephant, try to get the front seat, their backs are not comfortable in the slightest and I found it... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely place, great staff and felt really relaxed and comfortable with the elephants and seemed to have a nice life and were so playful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Me and my friend weren't too sure if we wanted to see elephants in Thailand so we decided to book and take the risk and to decide ourselves how well they looked like they were being treated. It was amazing they were so healthy and happy and it was lovely to see. We had a fabulous and lovely tour guide... More 

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Galway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited this camp on a half day tour, and I was very impressed with it. They provided clothing and towels to save our own, and most importantly I was so impressed with the care the animals received. The animals looked healthy and most of all happy. We got to spend a lot of time with the elephants in our half... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ran-Tong is a true elephant sanctuary that also accepts rescue elephants. Their elephants do not do tricks or paint pictures. Do your research. There are several dodgy elephant operators in Thailand, but this place is definitely NOT one of them. Their elephants looked happy, well fed, and the mahouts were knowledgeable and treated the elephants as family. Ran-Tong picked us... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We spent the afternoon visiting the elephant rescue centre. With elephants leading potentially dire lifestyles in Thailand, we could really tell that this place was trying there best to make the best of a bad situation. The elephants each have their own Mahoutz (trainer) who cares for them 24hours a day. All the elephants were either privately owned or bought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Four of us booked on the half day trekking (afternoon) session. You pay your initial 800tb per person and then they pick you up in a comfy A/C bus where you pay the further 800tb per person at their Chaing Mai Centre office. They journey to the sanctuary took about 1hr 15 and some of sights on route up the... More 

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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a big rip off avoid it .Most of your time will be spent riding around picking people up from different hotels,3hours to get there. On arriving quite a long walk over rough uneven ground to get to the elephants.You are told to change into their clothes in dirty shower cubicles mahoots clearing their throats and spitting every where.... More 

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