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Maesa Elephant Camp

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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 247
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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DO YOUR RESEARCH ONLINE ABOUT THIS PLACE AND ELEPHANTS PAINTING. Why look further into the dark truth about these kinds of places? It's because only after months of tormenting and abusing the elephants are they allowed to paint in front of people. Their 'trainer' (captor)...More

1  Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit wether on your own or as family. Prices of food is to expensive for what you get, they want 100Baht just for an ice cream. But the elephants and the show makes it worthwhile.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to interact with the elephants up close. I bought a painting and have it in my studio. Buy lots of bananas so you can spend lots of time feeding them.

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am rewriting this review because twice now it was rejected for whatever reason. Who went: me and my husband visited the elephant camp What: we visited baby elephants and saw part of the elephant show When: day time What I saw: baby and mother...More

3  Thank brookeb1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of those places you want to visit but worry about animal welfare. We were told that they only work about 4 hrs a day and then rest while others work. We did the trek across the river, saw the show and fed baby elephants,...More

1  Thank thabelro
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Incredible! A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Maesa has a show where elephants throw darts at balloons, play soccer, draw amazing watercolors, and interact and play with the spectators. Bring lots of cameras!

Thank awetb
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Here they use chains on the Elephants and those horrible seats for people to ride in. I also saw the guides with pic like devices to use on the elephants. Go to Patara Elephant Sancutary. NONE of this happens there.

2  Thank 391hopeh
Reviewed August 7, 2017

these are tour agents who organise tours to elephant parks. they will arrange transport to the site and you get to ride the poor elephants. you need to pay for the entrance and a separate fees for riding the elephant.

1  Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Nice place to visit with family,friends and relatives. Wonderful trained animal. Take the pictures drawn by the elephants like a human artist which is un-believebale if you not seen elephants are painting this.

Thank rcreviews
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

From the minute we arrived until we left we were well and truly treated to a well organized morning. They are 79 elephants currently cared for at the camp, it seems as though every dollar is spent taking care of the elephants. We went as...More

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August 10, 2017|
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Response from Andrea V | Reviewed this property |
The elephants are NOT being abused! On the contrary in my humble view. Trust me. It is a great experience.
August 1, 2017|
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Response from dosumeal | Reviewed this property |
Save yourself the money and go to Elephant Nature Park. These elephants are living as they would in the wild. Not chained all day long!!! I would also say get a private driver. Have a nice trip. suzanne
May 11, 2016|
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Response from fcl2929 | Reviewed this property |
Maesa Elephant Camp focus on Elephant as fara as we know. You might have to refer to other areas within Maesa for bamboo rafting and Ox Ride...refer to trip asvisor or local contact ...