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Elephantstay

74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
0806687727
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors to this camp ride elephants to view architectural and historic sites in the area.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I only stayed the minimum of 3 days & 2 nights & so wished I could stay longer, as the 3rd day was when I really relaxed with my assigned elephant Rumruay. I love everything about this place; its a working village, so there is constant activity & yes the accommodation is basic (village like and authentic) & all the... More

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Adelaide
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you like animals and especially elephants then this is the place for you. Starting off it is not a resort, not a zoo or theme park. This is "real life" Elephantstay is a mixture of working, retired, dangerous and breeding elephants. It is the product of one families dream to save Thailand's elephants and the culture that surrounds them.... More

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Peterborough
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a fantastic place this is. My 14 year old boys and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Elephants and the tough life they have as they start to get older and didn't want to leave (we did the 3 days and two nights option). There are no airs and graces here, you are part of the team caring for your... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fantastic place. I was there for 3 days and really felt at home. Not once did I feel what they were doing was wrong, they LOVE these creatures more than anything else and the Mahouts consider the many elephants part of their family. Don't believe anyone who says otherwise. Whilst I was there a bull elephant was poisoned and killed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This business operates another location in town where you can just ride an elephant ie nothing more. Price is 400bht for approx 30 min. For location see my pictures for a GPS map.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I joined the people here for three days and I was made to feel welcome by the staff and the volunteers. The rides, and even cleaning up after the friendly elephants, was enjoyable, and the project definitely gives people the opportunity to become more informed about elephant welfare and how important these animals are to Thai history. The food and... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

What an amazing time I spent at Elephantstay, this is not your everyday run of the mill come see the animals type of stay, this is REAL hands on experience, you care for your elephant in every way shape and form, and if it means breaking a finger nail and getting dirt (amongst other things) under your nails it will... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I went to Ayutthaya and after reading all about this place. I have always wanted to get up close and personal with elephants and this was the perfect way to do it. My favorite part was feeding them. Overall what an incredible experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is an excellent way to pass three days. Take care of elephants and be educated about them. A great foundation for the protection of elephants in Thailand.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I went to elephant stay in April 2013. It was honestly the greatest time of my life. I am thirteen and I embraced the experience with all I had. In my opinion I don't understand how people can say they did not enjoy the experience or that the elephants were poorly treated. All I saw was unconditional love for the... More

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