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Elephant Village Pattaya

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Address: 54 / 1 Moo 2 | Nong Prue, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
Phone Number: 038 249 818
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Elephant Trekking in Pattaya

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Pearl

Experienced all the attractions on offer. Elephant ride followed by a trip on a barge while feeding the fish and then an oxen cart ride to dinner where a great spread was put for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Experienced all the attractions on offer. Elephant ride followed by a trip on a barge while feeding the fish and then an oxen cart ride to dinner where a great spread was put for two.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its not the most amazing place but who doesn't like elephants doing a few stunts here and there. Kids love it, couples find it amusing and there's even baby elephants that you can feed, pet and take some pictures together. I feel a bit bad watching these magnificent creatures being forced to do circus styled tricks, but they do seem... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the Pattaya Elephant Village with a tour from a cruise ship. The visit included a 2-person ride on an elephant through a pond, some fields and on a road. the ride lasts about 45 minutes and the 2 people share a basket-type seat strapped to the elephant's back. Please be aware that there are bananas for sale to... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An hours trekking is quite enough, it includes 45 min on an elephant, a visit to a silk farm--that is totally pointless, enough time to see the nature, get to know the elephants, take pictures and feed them bananas--which you can buy on site. Wear actual shoes or sneakers, its easier to get up on the elephant and they are... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was taken here by some locals I meet. This had a wide variety of entertainment. There was cultural shows, shows by the elephants, zoo animals and large botanical garden.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Booked ahead of time. Pattaya was kinda a pit. Glad to have this activity. Excellent communication. Pick up and drop off at hotel. Got to spend some time feeding the elephant bananas. They love them. Had some photo opps for sure, then off on the ride. Loads of fun. Went through the water, than a nice walk through the area.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While in Thailand with my girlfriend we decided we wanted to visit the elephant village We read up on it and found it was a sanctuary for ex-working and sick elephants ( not sure if this is 100% true ) We started out by getting picked up from our hotel and then a short trip to the village We was... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If in Thailand, it is a must for the elephant tour. Located just outside Pattaya, Elephant village has a pick up service and it cost only around $40. Great experience, to m\be remembered.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First off, I'd like to say that I enjoyed my time at the elephant village and although some people think that it's cruel/expensive (which can be understood), I've come to the conclusion that this is what it takes to keep former working elephants. The organisation is non-profit (so they say) and the high prices (1500 baht for 45 min ride)... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Its a non-profit sanctuary for former working elephants. There’s a 2.30 pm elephant show (adult/child 500/400B), which demonstrates training techniques, and one-hour (adult/child 900/700B) and 3 hour (adult/child 1900/1300B) elephant treks. Saddle up and go for a ride on an elephant trek across a river and through the forest, or watch the war parade as the elephants stride past dressed... More 

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