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Elephantstay

74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 35 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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Bhubaneswar, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

riding on the elephant make you for sometime you are a king of old time,elephant are well trained and nothing to fear while riding on them.2hour riding near by temple and area is a good memorable experience.Take a pic of this happy moment

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

enjoy it.take cap and some snacks to make it more intresting,a pic on the elephant ...not a bad idea at all

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had this trip planned for months - I took part in a three day/two night program at Elephantstay to learn about how to care for an elephant and about elephant conservation. Many of the elephants who live in this centre go out to work each day in the middle of Ayutthaya, giving rides to tourists etc which helps earn... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

arrived at this local elephant ranch. Have opportunity to just visit on the day or stay for a few days. We visited for a few hours as there was not more room to join "looking after elephants for 3 days". Elephants are kept in very good conditions. You can buy food to feed them, stroke them, bond. Baby elephants wonder... More

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our whole family (including a 16 year old daughter and an 12 year old son) did the 3 day/2 night experience and we can not say enough great things about it. The people who run it, Michelle, Ewa, Neil, Paul, the volunteers, and the mahouts, were all very kind and welcoming as well show an obvious passion for the elephants.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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