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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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Phone Number: +66 5320 6247
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Long-Neck Karen Hill Tribe Tour Including Elephant Ride from Chiang Mai
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If you are from Europe or North America, you probably havn't gotten very close to elephants...because of various well meaning safety regulations. Well here is your chance to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve B
Oakland, California

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Bela Bela, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited and had very mixed reviews. We did not enjoy watching the elephants on chains, although maybe necessary for safety, things could be adapted/improved somewhat. The show was very interesting and I did enjoy this as the elephants looked relaxed and wanting to be interacting. I did not like the riding as the 'saddles' looked extremely uncomfortable for the... More 

Thank JennaCEC
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the elephant show as the first stop on our 2 day Golden Triangle Tour. It was amazing to have such a close encounter with the animals. They seem very happy to perform and they all seemed to have their own personalities. The show starts with their keepers taking them down to the river to be washed and to... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For travelers who would like to have an authentic experience in Chiangmai, visiting an elephant camp must be in the bucket list. There are actually a number of elephants camps in Chiangmai but my husband and I decided to go to Maesa Elephant Camp for some considerations: (1) It's near. It could only be reached about less than an hour... More 

Thank Malou160612
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've never seen an elephant so close and u r in Chiang Mai book now! These ones r just adorable! They're so friendly and very well - trained. The ride through the jungle is so much fun. And the length of the show is just enough. You never even start to get bored. I had such great time in... More 

Thank Guelavish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The elephants really seemed happy to perform. The show was just right in length. They really seemed to each have their own distinct personality and feed off the audience. It started pouring rain during the show and they weren't bothered. There seemed to be a good relationship between trainer and elephant. The elephant rides were great even though ours was... More 

Thank Kim E
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are from Europe or North America, you probably havn't gotten very close to elephants...because of various well meaning safety regulations. Well here is your chance to be massaged by an elephant trunk; visitors are within trunk caresses, separated by a sturdy but narrow fence...no moats here. The show is interesting, much more so for children. I enjoyed seeing... More 

Thank Steve B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

gr8 show by elephants. gr8 ride along the jungle and best part was river crossing as you feel that u may just fall of anytime.fun and thrill

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic day out! The elephants looked happy and well cared for - they appear to have a very understanding relationship with their mahouts. You could sense a real intelligence and the younger ones displayed a cheeky fun nature. My son overcame an initial shyness to really enjoy feeding them and being hugged by their trunks. The 'show' was... More 

Thank DanGDower
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice Elephant show. The elephants are trained and the work they do is to entertain the audience which has to be a much nicer job then the logging industry. It was nice to see so many elephants up close and the trainers seemed to be having fun with the elephants. Watching the Elephants bathe was fun. The highlight though is... More 

Thank Don P
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I know some people get angry about the way elephants are treated but this looked very legit and not in any way mistreated .. We watched a show, got to see them bathed (elephants blew water over tourists) then got to ride one to the long neck tribe, ox cart ride back to camp and a buffet lunch and lastly... More 

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