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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE VISITING THIS CAMP. Please Google the work 'phajaan' it is where the mahouts break the elephants spirit in order for these ellies to do these tricks. Please do not support. If you want to get up close to these beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the half day tour and it was perfect for us. The driver met us and took us along for the one hour drive to the camp outside of Chiang Mai. We then changed into clothes the camp provided. We got to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been enjoying Maesa Elephant Camp with visiting friends and family for 20 years. This visit was the best. We did the 1/2 day Mahout option. It includes a costume change and a hands-on guide the entire time. There were 3 babies. Exciting to touch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank grgwild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 4th time we have visited Maesa and every time we have found something different to do and the bath time and show are great, we spend two or three hours there every time. Great place

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

should go visit. really worths your time. watching elephants playing football, drawing. A-must is elephant riding

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather quaint place nestled in the hills of Chiang Mai, Maesa had given a great impression as the elephants are shown to be given great care. There's also a great amount excitement in the crowd as the elephants start performing rather incredible stunts such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

A nice well designed place where the mahouts are very responsible about the care and handling of the animals. Great spot for kids to get up close esp with smaller elephants. Very close to Queen Sirikit botanical gardens which should not be missed if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I feel bad and regret coming here. Can clear see the wound from being pricked at behind the ear of the elephant we rode. 2 stars because my 4yo daughter enjoyed it. I feel conflicted as telling her the truth would ruin her fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

It’s not often that you find a place where animals are well treated in Thailand . This place is! Nice shows great ride lovely people and friendly elephant . You feel good being there honestly

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I have been there for 3 times. It is quite a little expensive for Thai people but it worth to pay to see how smart they are. Got to see they shower painting playing football. Lots of fun! Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 Debra W | Reviewed this property |
I did not see either ox carts or bamboo rafts. My group was visiting the Maesa Elephant Camp to enjoy the beautiful elephants and their many talents. If you are interested in the bamboo rafting and ox cart rides you might... More
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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Brisbane, Australia
Our Chiang Mai JBR (8 Replies)
What a great time we had in Chiang Mai and I must admit I am almost embarrassed to say its our 5th trip to Thailand but 1st to CM and one things for sure we will be back. Day 1 We arrived around 8.30 am and we were worried our accommodation would not be ready so early but a quick 20 minute trip from the airport and we arrived and early check in was no problem. We stayed at the Star Hotel as it looked really good on the internet 3.5 star according to them, now we are budget travellers and...More
October 16, 2010|
Response fromcaroline08Australia|
Hi Pete and Jane, Like you we made various trips to Thailand before making our way up Nth - now you can't keep us away (you either by the sounds of it). Loved reading your report. Reginas is one of our favorite places to eat - the food is wonderful - how did you go with the cats? The mummy cat had just had about ten kittens when we were last there and they were keeping ALL of them. I just love Reginas passion for the movies and old time movie stars. This place is one of a kind. Thanks so...More
London, United Kingdom
review: 13 days classic Thailand with gate1travel (2 Replies)
This is my 5th tour with gate1travel. we went to Egypt, India and Nepal, Turkey, Guatemala with gate1 too. All tours are good but Thailand tour is the most organized tour among five. Our tour guide Kitt is very funny and knowledgeable. She knew the best massage places and restaurants nearby all hotels we stayed and always gave us good suggestions. You definitely should try Thai massage when you are in Thailand. Thai masseuses are really good. And it is so cheap. $8/ hour. Can you believe it? ...More
March 20, 2013|
Response fromChrella|
Glad you enjoyed your trip to thailand.
Perth, Australia
JBR - 1st time in Chiang Mai - Part 1 (14 Replies)
We changed our travel plans 6 days before departure and went to Chiang Mai instead of spending the 9 days in Bangkok, due to the flooding situation. A big thankyou to Caroline, who helped me as I had done no research on CM and just didnt have the time to do it. After spending a night in Bangkok trying to get some sleep, we flew to CM early the next morning. No problems with the AA flight. Bought a taxi voucher at airport for baht 120 to our Hotel. Also picked up a Nancy Chandler...More
December 06, 2011|
Response fromWaterMice|
Glad u have a great time in CM but KL miss u sooooo much!