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Maesa Elephant Camp

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We came here as a part of our organized tour. We enjoyed our show very much and the elephants show... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018

My only problem is the controvesy about chained elephants and how they are trained. Some say it is... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Cannock, United Kingdom
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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We came here as a part of our organized tour. We enjoyed our show very much and the elephants show incredible intelligence. It’s unavoidable for some people to get a mixed feeling, but I believe we should view it in the positive way that may...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simonchuasin
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

My only problem is the controvesy about chained elephants and how they are trained. Some say it is necessary to chain them others not so judge for yourselves. You can buy ,very cheaply, sugar cane and bananas to feed them. The elephant ages vary. Watch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We went to the camp for the full morning with a group of people. These animals and their individual handlers are all very special. The animals are well cared for. We learned more in 3hours about the kindness and how brilliant the elephants are than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn N
Reviewed October 10, 2018

If you visit this camp you will be actively and knowingly supporting animal cruelty. DO NOT GO. if you love animals or at the very least have a heart, you should not give a cent of your money to this. if you "want to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Callie H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We experience the basic Mahut adventure where my Wife and I learnt about Elephants. We learnt how to ride them , bath them and feed them without tools and seats . The ride assumed we were beginners and taught us how to get up and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank hudsonw407
Reviewed September 21, 2018

DO NOT GO. You will leave hating humans for how they can abuse such beautiful animals. You can see them using nails to insert into the elephants' ears to hurt them enough they will do all the tricks people love to see. PLEASE if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank vicdenas
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Painting is not natural for elephants. In order for them to do that, Maesa Elephant Camp's mahouts beat them badly so they can learn how to paint, even inserting nails in their ears. The least that could be done is closing it down.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mariaclgoulart
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The show was more than an hour. Patience is needed to watch the entire show. Find out from your local tour agent what time is the elephant bath. I missed this portion which I learnt from the locals that it is a must see for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wyenling
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Feed baby elephants, watch a show, ride an elephant, see them bathe, and grab a souvenir. The show is fun to watch, showcasing elephants' talents in dexterity and strength.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary R
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I have mixed feelings about my visit to this elephant camp. The camp and general facilities were clean and well maintained. They had a small gift shop as well as a food court where you can order hamburgers and ice cream. As far as the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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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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