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Thai Elephant Home

#1 of 24 things to do in Mae Taeng Features Animals
102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
+66 89 434 2047
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Awesome option to ride elephants in environment that treats elephants well.

We did the morning tour, where we fed the elephants and rode them down to the water and played with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendall D
Elephant riding, feeding and bathing

Unforgettable experience ! I did it in Chiang Mai with one of my friends. We were left amazed with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Agata D
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102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
+66 89 434 2047
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the morning tour, where we fed the elephants and rode them down to the water and played with them there. It was the perfect experience and chance to see them up close and personal for the first time. The elephants seemed very well...More

Thank Kendall D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unforgettable experience ! I did it in Chiang Mai with one of my friends. We were left amazed with those beautiful animals. We had a chance to feed them, had a ride on them and at the end it was a fun bath time! Must...More

Thank Agata D
Reviewed April 10, 2017

You can't miss this! What an incredible day feeding your elephant sugarcane, riding him to the river, bathing him in the river, then heading back to main camp for lunch. After lunch we visited the elephant nursery, where we got to take mud baths with...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We went for the 2 hour trekking with the elephants and I have to say it was an amazing experience. I gave my GoPro to one of our tour guides and he took videos of us the whole time. We got a cd with pictures...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Our family spent most of the day at the Thai Elephant Home and visited the Elephant Nursery as well. We were picked up at our hotel in Chiang Mai at around 9 a.m. After a 45 min ride we arrived. We were provided with clothes...More

1  Thank Luis F
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing day. We booked a half day at Thai Elephant Home Nursery. We were picked up in a clean air conditioned car and driven out towards the nursery. Our first stop was at a local fruit and vegetable market for a look...More

Thank TracyNGrant
Reviewed March 7, 2017

If you care about how elephants are treated and do not want to support companies who uses saddles on them or chain them up then go and visit Thai Elephant Home. Here they treat the animals very kind and with respect. We went to see...More

Thank Pernille H
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It was the most beautiful and memorable day of my life. And it broke my heart into a million pieces. The ride through the rain forest on my elephant, was quite possibly the most emotional day of my life. It was a dream come true....More

18  Thank YazzyS2020
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to experience the elephants in Chiang mai, but not devote a full day. The 2 hour elephant experience was the perfect option for us. We got to feed the elephants, ride them and then also play with them in the...More

3  Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed February 8, 2017

If you want an authentic elephant experience, Thai Elephant Camp is the best of them all. You'll learn about elephants, you can ride them (bareback, one person/one elephant - the best for the elephant), give them mud massages and play in the river with them....More

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We would love to visit the elephants but have been told that the elephants are treated badly and beaten with sticks to make them perform for tourists. We love animals and would find this very distressing. Is this true? I could not financially contribute to such a venture or witness such cruelty but would willingly contribute to a sanctuary that guarantees humane treatment of such beautiful creatures.
April 15, 2017|
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Response from DonnaF513 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry it's taken me this long to respond to your question. The Thai Elephant Home is wonderful; the elephants are treated well, fed regularly, and are never 'beaten' to do anything. They are mostly rescue animals... More
how much is this
April 8, 2017|
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Response from DonnaF513 | Reviewed this property |
My son and I did this trip through Discover Corps. It was a volunteer opportunity that really turned out to be a Thai immersion opportunity. The Thai Elephant Home was included in our trip and we stayed for four days... More
Hello. We would like to come and visit. We heard that if you can ride the elephant, it means that the place is not an ethical place. It is mentioned on your web site that visitors can ride the elephant. Are they a rescue? Thanks
January 31, 2017|
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Response from DonnaF513 | Reviewed this property |
Thai Elephant Home does not strap a basket on an elephant to take you for a ride. YOU climb up on the elephant, bareback, and he/she follows the instructions of his mahout. There is NOTHING unethical about this camp. The... More