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Elephant Safari Park, Taro Ubud

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Address: Jalan Elephant Park Taro | Tegallalang, Ubud, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62 361 898 8888
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: An interactive elephant experience, including rides, feeding, and an...
An interactive elephant experience, including rides, feeding, and an elephant "talent show." The park also offers other activities, such as rafting and cycling.
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Wonderful experience

all elephants are extremely well looked after, very clean and well maintained, the handlers of the elephants were amazing, so kind and gentle, would definitely recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

all elephants are extremely well looked after, very clean and well maintained, the handlers of the elephants were amazing, so kind and gentle, would definitely recommend this trip, we were picked up, had a ride on an elephant, fed the elephants and had luck, all for $86 Aus each great way to spend a couple of hours, learned lots about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to this park twice now and ridden an elephant each time... Once in 2001 and again in 2009. This week I will take my 20 month old for a tour of the park (no ride he is too small). I used to volunteer at a zoo in Australia and would listen to all the visitors complaining that... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved this place! You could tell trainers had a great relationship with their elephants! The ride around the park was awesome and something I have always wanted to do! The buffet lunch was good and the elephant show was great to watch!

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Buffalo, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Be smart, people. This place is not a sanctuary, elephants were not meant to do tricks and give rides. Look at the beating they take from bullhooks and idiots who pretend to care. If you come here, you're condoning the abuse of elephants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The night before visiting the park I read through so many mixed reviews I was questioning whether I actually wanted to go but I'm so glad I did and it was the highlight of my trip to Bali. As many people have said the gardens are immaculate, facilities are clean and the elephants are playful and seem happy. I chose... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went to this park to visit with the elephants but we chose not to take a ride on any. We enjoyed seeing the elephants and had a great experience when we were able to feed the elephants. The park claims to be protecting the elephants of Bali and I hope that is what they are doing. Since I don't... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We are animal lovers and struggled with the concept of visiting the zoo or other animal attractions in Bali (eg. dolphins in cages). Settled on this one and still walked away with mixed feelings. On the positive the staff clearly love their elephants. Our guide spoke of his elephant as his "second wife" & he knew her moods well. On... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Seeing the treatment of the elephants in this park bought me to tears. The entry fee (200,000 Rupees) is clearly being spent on the upkeep of the immaculate gardens and grounds (none of which are of benefit to the elephants.) I could only manage staying here for 15 - 20 minutes before I left. During which time I witnessed the... More 

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BaliAdventureTours, Manager at Elephant Safari Park, Taro Ubud, responded to this review

Dear Jess, It is a fact that some people expect more than is possible in an elephant rescue park, in a captive situation and in a limited area, unfortunately we aren't based in the Serengeti plains of Africa. Such people expect far beyond what is possible given the government parameters that we work under and the problems that we face... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We did the bath and swim with the elephants. Such an amazing experience! I was a little unsure on what to expect, but they teach you about how the elephants are rescued from samatra etc...ahd they look happy. Their mahouts treat them kindly and you can see the trusting relationship they have. If you can, go swimming with them, turly... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My partner and I stayed at the Elephant Safari Park Lodge for a few days in February 2015 and got up close and personal with these gentle giants! One thing I must say is that staying in this place gives you a completely different perspecitve than just visiting for a "talent show" and a ride. I can see how some... More 

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