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Maesa Elephant Camp

#3 of 42 things to do in Mae Rim Features Animals
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit here, the show was very good and the elephants show remarkable intelligence. Entrance fee was 250 with show with additional fee(s) for riding the elephant and other activities, we opted not to ride the elephants as we had done it years...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to watch the elephants performing dancing, playing basket ball and soccer as well as picture drawing. The elephant ride was also a new experience. However, really felt sorry for these animals in captivity to do all these things.

Thank sk009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fan captive animals but in fairness they appeared well fed, if the piles dung to go by, and appeared to be treated well and happy as opposed to alternative must say i enjoyed it and some parts the show good fun, on the...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This elephant camp is about 40 minutes from Chiang Mai. We hired a private car for whole day with 1000 TBH ( # USD 30.00). The admission is 500 TBH / person for elephant show. A short elephant ride around the camp costs 250 TBH....More

Thank houstonman344
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant feeding was ok with bananas and sugar cane and likewise watching them bathe in the river. The remainder was a show ... although I must say the painting by the elephants is much better than I can do. No elephant riding for us. Preferred...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I really enjoyed this tour. It was an experience we will definitely never forget. This is a must when you visit Chiangmai. However I recommend to wear light pants. Even though they gave us tops n bottoms to wear, riding in the...More

Thank Anin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not recommend going here. the caretakers are too cruel with their elephants. These majestic animals are beaten into behaving correctly. The energy all around is sooooo tense. Please, spend your money elsewhere.

2  Thank dosumeal
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I was taken by a taxi driver by mistake to this awful place. It's like a factory !!!! the poor animals are so frightened of the handlers. One put a foot out of line the handler shouted at it it jumped back in place it...More

4  Thank colinml320
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

My partner, a friend and I visited Maesa whilst staying in Chiang Mai, after 4 weeks of touring Sth East Asia I can honestly say this was the highlight of my trip, an amazing experience that I will never forget, loved getting up close with...More

1  Thank bretttd23
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Around 37 mins from town. We took a taxi bus there at an original price of 300 THB, approx $11.65 (we ended up hiring him for the rest of the day). The animals all appear well cared for and well behaved and they really are...More

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agape2000
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 ...
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Lida_Isi
August 20, 2015|
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Response from 873Beebop | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our tour operator in the UK. Big mistake!! We specifically asked for a sanctuary...instead we got this hell hole. Please do not go here. By going You are supporting the cruel treatment of these beautiful... More
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