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Address: 74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 80 668 7727
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Description: Guests can book in to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the...
Guests can book in to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the village.
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There are several elephant villages in Ayutthaya so please make sure you visit the right one by taking the correct address.Elephant and Stay is an orphanage and rehabilitation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We saw the elephant owners hitting the animals when they didn't have the energy to walk. If its too hot for you to walk around, what makes anyone think that the animals would like to carry them? Riding elephants hurts the animals, which is bad to begin with, but when we saw the owners hitting them, that takes it to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There are several elephant villages in Ayutthaya so please make sure you visit the right one by taking the correct address.Elephant and Stay is an orphanage and rehabilitation village where they really do look after the elephants. I understand from talking to the staff you can stay for several days and work closely with the staff in caring and understanding... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having returned recently fron ELEPHANTSTAY I have nothing but praise for the work being done for the elephants. I firmly believe that time is needed in the village before any judgement is made. You generally see what you want to see. For me it was the meditation all peace of the surroundings and the getting to know and love the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I am truly shocked by some of the comments I just read here. This is not a place of cruelty. This is a place for elephants to be loved and safe and that is extremely clear of you spend more than an hour here and actually talk to the people who run it. I stayed for 7 days and during... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was my second visit to Elephantstay. I stayed 3 days but you can stay longer. I really like this place for many reasons. It is a very relaxed atmosphere , excellent food and plenty of time to spend with the elephants and security has always priority. At my second visit four baby elephants (the youngest only one week) gave... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'm not going to lie: I was skeptical of going here for 2 reasons. One, my boyfriend thought it was very pricey and 2, I am an avid animal lover and there are a good amount of crital reviews... I hope everyone reads this because this was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I don't know where to begin:... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I always wanted to work directly with elephants, meet and get to know these gentle giants. Elephantstay was an incredible experience, I loved riding and caring for the elephants and playing with the babies. But the Elephantstay programme (minimum visit 3 days) does not only give visitors the chance to spend quality time with elephants but you actively contribute to... More 

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Niel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

many elephants you can feed them for a small fee they have no entrance fee, but do ask a small fee if you want to take pictures elephant painting

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

So much to try and say in such little space. Many have already mentioned the goings-on of elephant stay. It is not a spectator type of journey. You will get your hands dirty- but have the most amazing time doing so! My fiancé Troy came with me, and is now a converted elephant fan. Within 12 hours of leaving he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I just had the chance to visit this amazing place for the second time and again was not disappointed. If you truly want a hands on elephant experience and know you are supporting a good cause then this is the place for you. You spend lots of time caring for and getting to know your elephant, but also free time... More 

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