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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Address: 119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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The main attraction of the camp is a show (approximately 45 minutes) during which elephants perform various tricks. The most impressive (to me) was the elephant painting. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bonn, Germany
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Kelowna, Canada
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was an enjoyable show watching the elephants do their thing and thinking this was perhaps an ok way to support the elephants and trainers who now have to make their living this way. The elephants were amazing - particularly when they played soccer and painted. However, the elephants wore chains and the trainers still carried their sharp sticks. There... More 

Thank Stancer
shipley derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were apprehensive about our visit but thoroughly enjoyed it .The elephants are clearly treated well and the performances interesting .Plenty of opportunity to get close and all very photogenic.Good value and the children were loving it.

Thank lorenzo01
Owen Sound, Ontario
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One is immediately confident that these elephants, each cared for individually by one handler (mahood) for its lifetime. One hour elephant ride was wonderful. Many opportunities to feed and interact with elephants, watch them being bathed, watch them playing games and painting. Newborn was on display with mother. A caring facility.

Thank Craig B
Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went here by a renting motor cycle (250B per a day) from chiang mai. the distance was only about 30km or so. and it is pretty easy to go here. take 107 NORTH from chiang mai and turn LEFT to 1096 WEST. also you can enjoy the TIGER KINGDOM on the way. we enjoyed wonderful show by the elepahants... More 

Bonn, Germany
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The main attraction of the camp is a show (approximately 45 minutes) during which elephants perform various tricks. The most impressive (to me) was the elephant painting. They also had a cute new born baby elephant (born November 2015). Entrance fee is 250 baht, which I find reasonable. Please note that the camp closes at 3 pm. For those concerned... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled every year to Chiang Mai and came ti Elephant Camp first time in 2011. This Elephant Camp is amazing and professionally running by people that love and care about these great animals. Orphan babies that loose their mothers for any reason are brought to this camp and they are accompanied by their handlers at all times. They learn... More 

Thank Ana P
Scotts Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being the animal lovers that we are, we had huge reservations about going to this or any other facility using elephants as an attraction. With a very skeptical eye, we viewed everything about the camp while we were there including how healthy the elephants are, their treatment, their interaction with their mahouts, etc. We were pleasantly surprised and actually enjoyed... More 

Thank Robert G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from elephant ride through narrow hilly paths to elephant show to most amazing experience of elephant painting right in front of your eyes is astonishing. Those paintings are then auctioned at not very expensive range. Copies of originals are also available in the store but it is worth owning on drawn by an elephant. Paintings come with the certificate... More 

Thank Viks75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see and do at this camp! A show, feeding, is cart riding, elephant riding and bamboo raft riding! Not to mention the great little shops. You can even buy elephant art!

Thank Thai-jade
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a tourist attraction, so expect people and demonstrations to please the crowds. That said, it is well done, the elephants are accessible, you can feed them, pet them, etc. Unique.

Thank Christine L

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