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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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Loved the Baby Elephant !

This elephant camp has been around a long time. The elephants seem to be treated well. We take friends here and Mae Tang. They have a show to demonstrate talents and if you are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with mixed feelings since we'd read reviews complaining about animal welfare issues. I must say that the elephants seemed to be very relaxed. The show was very good. We didn't do the elephant riding though. Instead we visited the nursing station, which actually is the place were the mahout families live with their elephant. The compound was very... More 

Thank PerCinque
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

really enjoyed the elephant show and food here. The elephants are so intelligent, they can dance, they can follow commands well and they can paint! they painted themselves and trees. The paintings are so pretty that it is hard to resist and so i bought one! We also went for an elephant ride plus bull cart ride of about 45... More 

Thank wonghuihua
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time up close and personal with elephants. A never-to-be-forgotten experience. We will definitely return and continue to support this project. The elephants seemed to be very well looked after and handled with the utmost care and consideration. Incredibly powerful but gentle and intelligent animals. Definitely worth a half-day visit.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This elephant camp has been around a long time. The elephants seem to be treated well. We take friends here and Mae Tang. They have a show to demonstrate talents and if you are into riding it is available here. The nursery area was interesting and you can get up close and interact with the elephants. They offer bananas for... More 

Thank Brett&Cheryl
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first things we did on our first day was to go to Maesa Elephant Camp. I once received a Christmas postcard from Thailand and my nephew and his wife was riding an elephant. So when I visited them in Bangkok, I asked if we could visit an elephant camp where they had their postcard picture taken. They... More 

Thank Parisbreakfast
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we signed up to attend this camp we made it a point to press our guides that the Elephants were not being harmed. He assured us this was the case. The elephants are raised by the local hill tribe males with them staying with one elephant for life. The show is very fascinating including soccer, painting and dancing. The... More 

Thank TBLJTiki
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we vsist mae sa elepahnt camp i see first time new born 1 month elephant and we love it .Highly recomended

Thank GrandMoroccHotel
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took tour on Songgran (Thai New Years Day) - Camp was well organized. Guide met group at entrance and took group to briefing area where water was dispersed, coffee, tea and the colorful Mahout uniform which we all changed into. Guide was knowledgeable about all the elephants - there were about six (6) which we interacted with by feeding bananas,... More 

Thank Tonto_mejor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This elephant park is very entertaining, the elephants are very talented and can do some awesome things (paint, play soccer, other surprises that I wont ruin). But the elephants have holes in their faces (picture attached) that we were told happen to them when they "act violently"... AKA act like regular elephants? If you're easily disturbed by potential animal abuse,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can start of course talking about the ethical reservations one may have when visiting an elephant camp like Maesa. If you happen to be such kind of individual it is better that you do not go there since you will be "blind" and will not be able to enjoy the place. Yes, it is indeed enjoyable! We have chosen... More 

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