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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Elephants seems to be happy

I really don't like to see them like this but they were overall happy and well feed. If you want... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
GrizzledNomad
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Seattle, Washington
Nice place

250 for everyone not too long not too short for taking time here you can feed the elephants they... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Pui P
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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

These magnificent creatures are not “taught.” They are beaten into submission, starved, poked and prodded with sharp objects to perform these amazing things. Don’t be fooled. If elephants don’t show up doing these things in the wild, don’t expect them to have a desire to...More

4  Thank dcotterma
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

One of the most disgusting experiences. I’ve spent my time in Thailand learning about elephants at places that care like hospitals and so on. Came here with a group of volunteers and teens and realized immediately that this was wrong. The animals couldn’t even turn...More

2  Thank Isabel P
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The visit to Maesa was the highlight of our 8 day tour of Northern Thailand. The elephants were amazing and very well looked after. You may not agree with elephant ride but our elephant was 56 years old and had been doing it nearly all...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I'm on a tour with a tour company and I didn't even know I was coming here so I'd no research done, watching the elephants have to perform in chains while their handlers pull their ears with one hand and in the other is a...More

3  Thank Janer P
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Such a nice camp ever. Just pay 250 to get in. Elephants so cute and smart. Recommended for anyone who love elephants. Walk a little bit deep inside they have new born elephants camp. On top of that it is not far from city only...More

Thank Itsthebest H
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I really don't like to see them like this but they were overall happy and well feed. If you want you can go here and ride them and they have an art show about the elephants painting.

Thank GrizzledNomad
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The way in which they teach the elephants to paint is abuse, since they are young they get abused to follow commands. Even during the show if you search videos you'll never see the handler on camera clearly while the elephant is painting, he's standing...More

5  Thank Alexander D
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

250 for everyone not too long not too short for taking time here you can feed the elephants they show shower painting football and etc.

Thank Pui P
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

You will not believe the Elephants paintings n football play 👍🏾👍👍🏾 and you can take some pics between the hoses of the elephants

Thank Mehmet K
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Look into what is being done to these elephants. It is horrific to know how they train them.I refuse to be a part of this for mere entertainment in Thailand.

7  Thank Nicole A
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Dhangers
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
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agape2000
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
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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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