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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Address: 119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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Long-Neck Karen Hill Tribe Tour Including Elephant Ride from Chiang Mai

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I know some people get angry about the way elephants are treated but this looked very legit and not in any way mistreated .. We watched a show, got to see them bathed (elephants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Elephant show. The elephants are trained and the work they do is to entertain the audience which has to be a much nicer job then the logging industry. It was nice to see so many elephants up close and the trainers seemed to be having fun with the elephants. Watching the Elephants bathe was fun. The highlight though is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know some people get angry about the way elephants are treated but this looked very legit and not in any way mistreated .. We watched a show, got to see them bathed (elephants blew water over tourists) then got to ride one to the long neck tribe, ox cart ride back to camp and a buffet lunch and lastly... More 

Thank Shemar68
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our '5 day golden triangle tour' we were booked on to an elephant camp, for the morning. Before booking the tour we told our travel agent we didn't want to go to a working elephant camp, or a camp where elephants get mistreated. He assured us this place was fine. When we got there all of the elephants were... More 

Thank Lauren W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An afternoon at this Maesa Elephant Camp will make you and your kids fall in love with these elephants. They are amazing!! The camp offers you many fun activities ranging from elephants feeding and riding and elephant shows (portraying how anchient Thais living their lives with elephants using them to cut down logs, in the battle field & etc). Last... More 

Thank Maew N
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love animals and was really looking forward to going to an elephant camp. There were lots of people to watch the elephants bath in the stream and for the show. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of this very long show. The animals look happy and are well cared for, however, this was really a circus (elephants playing football,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riding a jumbo. That's the dream of many kids and adults. We did that. Two of us on each elephant. Half an hour. You have to pre-book for a ride and for the show, to be assured of a place. The ride took half and hour, up and down a hill. The mahout guided the elephant beautifully. They just give... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been elephant trekking before but there was an elephant show and these magnificent beasts looked well cared for and happy (not that I'm an expert!). The artwork they painted were very good and I wish now I'd bought one. We got to feed a young elephant and I got a kiss in return, would recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A comfortable place to walk around. Many shady trees. Able to watch the tame elephants walking into the stream to be bathed by their trainers. Took the 30-minute elephant ride on a 25-year-old elephant. Quite an interesting ride as the elephant went up and down a very steep hill. It was drizzling when we were there but the elephant show... More 

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