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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Address: Temerloh, Malaysia
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Private Tour
$163*
and up
Private Tour: Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day...
76%
Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Pahang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath (additional request with the help of a guide). Currently elephant riding has been temporary stopped until further notice. Get up close and personal with the amazing semi-wild elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Be sure to book in advance because the center has strict daily visitor quotas.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Lets get a few things straightened out. This place is a sanctuary or more accurately a refuge or orphanage for young, displaced elephants. They do have a tourist centre and you can feed the elephants and might be able to bathe with the baby elephants and you can learn about them, but it was not originally built as a tourist... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is really a nice place to visit and elephant were really very cute. I even get chance to take them for shower and feed the elephant. There was was Que and people have to wait. But in my case i did't wait for long as I booked my tours online through gotourister.com I really got VIP treatment upon arrival.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

So, I read mixed reviews about this elephant sanctuary, but I decided to go to this sanctuary on a tour with MMAdventures and I would have rather NOT have gone (to the sanctuary, not the tour). I really wanted to ride elephants and go somewhere where elephants are more in nature, which I guess after talking to many people, you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place gives you such a beautiful feeling. The elephants are so cute and so innocent. And the feeding and bathing sessions with the elephants is so much fun especially in the end when the elephants sprinkle water using their trunks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Life changing to feed the elephants. But the river was too high the day we arrived, and we couldn't swim with the elephants. Feeding them was amazing though. But there was a lot of waiting around... Ring ahead and make sure the river is low; feeding them was amazing, but swimming would have been even better

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Columbia, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The pictures on the flyer do not match the place at all. We arrived and was served lunch, it was okay typical rice and chicken not fancy but good. Then the guide asked if we wanted to get in the water with the elephants... we said maybe then yea cause heck its the experience. They took us to this auditorium... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have just got back from spending a day at the Elephant Santuary, and we can't believe what an amazing day we had. we chose not to do a tour, opted for a private hotel taxi (600rm). We left KL at 9.30 and arrived at 11.30 before the crowds. We opted for a private guide (30rm plus tip). Ours was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

For me,elephant is reflecting me about everything. They appreciate friendship,loyalty,respect and a good protecter. To know them more,you have to loves them first.

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Khai Z, Reseacher at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this review

Yes, elephant can remember person who take care of her More 

Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary contact number is as the following : Phone : +6013-9790272 or +6013-9088207 Lovely place to visit with kids. Staff are friendly and helpful. Show time elephants -bathing -feeding Video is must. Worth the drive 2 hours out of KL.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the national geographic video you have to watch is interesting, but certainly not a most, food out side the sanctuary was awesome. It was a great experience to feed elephants and watch them have a bath at the river,( we would have loved to go in with them unfortunately the river was very high that day so no water activities),... More 

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