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Elephantstay

74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
0806687727
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Ranked #7 of 32 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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Bundaberg, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We loved this place. Everyone was so friendly, helping us understand this way of life. We had two weeks to get to know and love our elephants, and we enjoyed every part of it. From cleaning and feeding, to washing and swimming with our elephants. Just sitting and watching the babies play and even sleep was so wonderful. But swimming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just driving up to the meeting point was breathtaking enough with elephants everywhere you look. We met Josh first then Neil, Matt, Eva and Michelle. After our induction we were able to get hands on with our elephants just hours after getting there. The volunteers/staff were brilliant with us, our elephants were so much fun, we got to feed, clean,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love more the Damoen area of Elephant Rides than here. because in here no green grassy and water that elephant can get into... less adventure

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was lovely to stay with the elephants for a few days so you get used to them and bond with your own elephant. My favourite bit was riding on the elephants and only having to the top of their head to hold on to for balance, then going down in the river where they play. The Mahouts (owners of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stayed at Elephantstay in the early years of its opening. While it was certainly good to see working elephants having better working conditions and the training and education of mahouts, I was surprised that the elephants were in chains still. The real problem may be lack of available land and the sheer number of elephants. It still seemed sad... More

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Hemiksem
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days participating in the Elephantstay program. We were travelling as a family with 3 kids and we did not want them to just ride an elephant but to see and experience there a lot more behind just that. And yes we did get a lot more. Although the rooms a clean and spacious and you... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not a lot really but to the occasional negative comments I can say that I was a little worried but unless you've actually been and stayed there (a couple of hours doesn't really cut it), it's hard to criticise. I've seen elephants in the wild and how destructive they are so yes they do have to be chained up but... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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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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