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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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Amazing place

Excellent day all round. Guides were great, such a fantasic place to see rescued elephants.Very... read more

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Mark D
Where elephants are loved and respected and the customers are too!

Experience of a lifetime! There are no words that can accurately describe this experience for our... read more

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smallmattie
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary - "Where elephants are loved and respected." NO HOOK, NO RIDE & WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE OUR DAY HAD BEEN DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE WITHOUT RIDING, HURTING, OR EXPLOITING THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS. “THE BEST DAY...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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31 Moo 8, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
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Reviewed today

Excellent day all round. Guides were great, such a fantasic place to see rescued elephants.Very good and heart warming to see people genuinely caring about these animals and rescueing them from situations they shouldnt be in.Highly recommended, a great cause

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Experience of a lifetime! There are no words that can accurately describe this experience for our family! Spending time with these gentle animals and having the moments captured for you by a photographer who is right there with you is something you must do on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff was amazing and made jokes right away to make you feel like you were with a big group of friends. All of the people who also were on the trip were so kind and fun, which made the group dynamic more fun, even...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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The money you spend here goes toward rescuing a new elephant from a much less happy life - circuses, zoos, elephant riding companies, and so on. The staff was unbelievably knowledgeable and taught us a ton about elephants and their life, with a splash of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Both me and my girlfriend had an amazing day at Maerim. As well as getting a lot of time with all the elephant with learned and took part in so many other interesting things. Our leaders and the trainers were fantastic all day and the...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The elephants were wonderful, but Dee, our guide was born for his roll here. Informative, funny, playful. He added so much to this event. We were all so impressed with how smooth an operation it was.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting the Elephants was high on our list whilst visiting Chaing Mai, wat a great day from meeting the elephants to playing in the mud and washing them off so sareel.. The baby elephant is a typical toddler playing and getting into mischief so much...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Very educational very fun worth every baht! The food was very pleasant and made sure you were comfortable with the elephants the entire time!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the BEST things I have ever done! D was such a wonderful tour guide, and so funny. The elephants were incredible. You get to feed them, walk with them, learn about them, mud-bath and then wash them. All followed with a tasty cooking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a unique experience with a great staff. I highly recommend however the pictures are a bit expensive.

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Photograph77
September 1, 2018|
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Response from 54shellyg | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s not too far in the jungle. Gets very slippery & muddy towards the end. Near the end it’s a small little hill. Maybe suss our some others because they may not be as slippery & muddy. There are several at Chaing Mai... More
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BradBourbon
March 4, 2018|
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Response from RichP339 | Reviewed this property |
also, ignore what elk675 is saying. he's clearly confused and talking about another sanctuary.
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rememiranda
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this... i’m Not quite sure but you can do half day too!
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