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Address: 74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 80 668 7727
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Elephantstay is a unique program where you get to live, work and play with...

Elephantstay is a unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the village.

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Truly unique, we had a blast!

As part of our honeymoon trip in Thailand we added three days at the Elephantstay and we are so glad we did! The whole experience was truly unique. You are able to get up-close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicole B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our honeymoon trip in Thailand we added three days at the Elephantstay and we are so glad we did! The whole experience was truly unique. You are able to get up-close and personal with your dedicated elephant - feeding it, washing it, bathing in the river together, riding and yes, even cleaning up its poop. At the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This sanctuary for Elephants is worth it as you are also contributing to their welfare.Lots of elephants to see Lots of tourists.

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Canadian Gulf Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could hardly believe the landscape--Elephants everywhere! And so many babies. And the babies are the real gift of this remarkable elephant conservation project.We are hugely impressed with the amazing vision that sustains this world class initiative. 90 elephants, some are retired logging elephants, some are rehabilitated killer and 'problem' elephants, others are working elephants. 40 mahout families. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at elephant stay in November 2015 for a week. It's hard work, but so rewarding. If you're an animal / elephant lover or just want to contribute to elephant conservation in Thailand this is a must! I recommend a week as it took a couple of days to get comfortable around the gentle but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I had travelled to Elephant Stay last year with a group and out of all of the elephant experiences we had, our stay at Elephant Stay was the most memorable. This year, I was delighted to return with my husband and son for another memorable experience. One can book for a 3 day, 7 day, experience or longer if time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Something a bit out the ordinary... Warning:Not a place come if you want pampered,it's a working elephant village with work to be done. All about the elephants and massively rewarding. Had an awesome time and our 15yr old moody teenager hasn't stopped talking about it since he left..great to see him coming out his shell. For the fluffy folk moaning... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Went to elephantstay with my girlfriend when we visited ayutthaya, I didn't enjoy this place at all. they have people riding elephants and performing command tricks with them. It's i wasn't too impressed though because the elephants looked pretty sad inside their cages, and i thought the elephants are in an open area where you walk freely near them and... More 

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soiselee, Director Elephantstay at Elephantstay, responded to this review

Hi Levy Elephantstay is a program run under the Phra Kochaban Foundation. The program is a minimum 3 days / 2 nights living and working with elephants in the heart of the Royal Kraal Village. People learn all about elephants by actually doing hands on work looking after them. It is impossible to let casual visitors walk amongst the elephants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I visited Elephantstay while in Ayutthaya and was very impressed with their effort to rescue elephants. There were some babies there, even twins who were very funny and ran around as if they were "children" escaping Mom. I watched at feeding time and also noticed they are a good veterinary supply to care for these incredible creatures. I am an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I have been to a good few elephant experiences in Thailand and have to say that Elephant Stay is the best.The tremendous welcome from Ewa, Michelle and their staff to all their guests, the amazing food, comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodation are all a bonus to the main attraction, the elephants themselves. I couldn't recommend this working elephant village highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I love elephants so have travelled extensively in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia visiting places supposedly "helping" elephants. Several are terrific in "rescuing" elephants, some also provided the mahouts with jobs and one or two had breeding programs but this place has it all. And more importantly it has a vision for the future. It is the only place I've come across... More 

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