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Elephant Life Experience

Moo 2, Kued Chang subdistrict | Maetamann Valley, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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5 Star Experience

A completely private day with the Elephants - no other people. It was my husband and I. We loved... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
jb019
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Shanghai Region, China
"Excellence in Elephant Experience!" An absolute 10!

This experience was included in our Wanna Tour itinerary. Our experience was just thee two of us... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2016
Annette H
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Carmel, California, United States
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We are proudly to present Elephant Life Experience (E.L.E). This exclusive place is surrounded by fantastic scenery at Maetaman Valley, located 70 kilometers from Chiang Mai next to Maetaman Elephant Camp. Our elephants live naturally among a beautiful setting with the river flowing gracefully and close by. The E.L.E. lodge has been designed to accommodate in a luxurious style during your visit. You will have the special opportunity to build a closeness to an individual elephant and enjoy your 4-hour visit at E.L.E. Your experience in participate with our artistic elephants will be truly memorable.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Moo 2, Kued Chang subdistrict | Maetamann Valley, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

A completely private day with the Elephants - no other people. It was my husband and I. We loved it all! It is worth the money and you will go away with a great experience. Can do as much or as little as you wish....More

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Reviewed February 9, 2016

This experience was included in our Wanna Tour itinerary. Our experience was just thee two of us. We were enthralled from our first moment of being introduced to our elephants, feeding them sugar cane and petting their heads and trunks. As the day developed we...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2016

I wasn't sure to expect about ELE because it is so hard to find any information about them and their email communication is so poor. Even our guide who lives in the area didn't know anything about ELE other than the location. Let me assure...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The camp is absolutely incredible, high end facilities, great service, the elephants are well taken care off, the people are extremely professional. The service is outstanding!

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Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about our half day experience at ELE. Everything from the amazing staff to the amenities to the humane treatment of their elephants is first class. I have done other elephant experiences and nothing comes close to ELE. It is worth paying...More

1  Thank wrldtravler99
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Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

WOW!!!!! A one on one experience with elephants and a truly amazing staff. If you want to see elephants, then this is the only way to go. The best part about ELE is that they truly care for, love, and respect these noble animals. Book...More

1  Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

To be up close and personal with these majestic animals and their trainers, to see what elephants are like in a more relaxed environment than a big commercial operation, was magical. The vet was very professional and answered any questions we had. Everyone helped us...More

1  Thank Donna K
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were unsure whether to do this experience as we had a small 4 month old baby with us and we didn't want to leave her alone, but the staff were really excellent. We could go at our own pace and bring the baby with...More

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Wittawat I, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Life Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2015

Dear Ms.Cullen & Mr. Furgus, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen to vised our elephant camp.We are really glad you enjoyed your time with us. We will continue working to improve our services and would have pleasure in...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2015

Boring, mass processing, feeling uncomfortable - all these aspects certainly don't apply to this amazing elephant camp. I visited many elephant camps in Thailand already and often I felt like described in the beginning. This camp is the total opposite. Arriving at the camp, the...More

3  Thank Matthias D
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Wittawat I, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Life Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2015

Dear Mr.Dreher, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit so much. I will share with our team your comments about their positive attitude towards the guest which is one of our principles in Elephant Life Experience. We will continue working to improve...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2015

While E.L.E was a VIP experience with elephants (personalized service, lunch in a beautiful setting, you spend the whole day with elephants without anyone else), I do have to say as an animal lover I spent the day heartbroken, I wish I did my research...More

6  Thank Paticas84
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