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Thai Elephant Home

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102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
+66 89 434 2047
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We visited this place as or second elephant experience and, like the first, were very disappointed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PolyBatics
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Portland, Oregon
GREATEST DAY EVER!

I decided to go to Chiang Mai to go to one of the elephant camps and decided to go to this one as a... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Mariana G
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102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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+66 89 434 2047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place as or second elephant experience and, like the first, were very disappointed by it. It seems that the elephants in these 'sanctuary' parks are simply props for the locals to exploit to give the tourists a change to say they 'hung...More

3  Thank PolyBatics
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The conservation of the Asian is a complex issue, one we encourage visitors to our camp to discuss openly with us during their visit. We want to hear their analysis of the problem as well as their suggestions of how together we can find sustainable...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

I decided to go to Chiang Mai to go to one of the elephant camps and decided to go to this one as a good friend had recommended it. With so many different elephant camps, it is difficult to choose one but I could not...More

Thank Mariana G
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am happy your visit to Thai Elephant Home was the Greatest Day Ever! Thank you for choosing Thai Elephant Home and please plan a return visit. Elephants never forget so they will welcome your return whether it be tomorrow, next month or two years...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER! What a great time. We got picked up bright and early from our hotel and arrived at the elephant camp right on time. Upon arrival they gave us cute elephant keeper outfits to wear for the ride. Pink was...More

Thank Steph W
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Appreciate your review and your candid remarks about Pink, your guide for your adventure. I am happy to know she made you feel comfortable and made your whole riding experience so enjoyable. I hope you will find time at some point to come back and...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely staff member named Pink. She provided us with water and our new outfit. She then explained everything we would need to know and more! She taught us the commands used, how to tell the elephant...More

Thank Kayleigh A
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our elephants are amazing (as well as our staff) and I am very pleased you experienced the magic! Sounds like you had a very rich experience which makes me very happy. Come back again! We’d love to see you again.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing! Before booking any elephant tour, I did research to find organizations that are kind to the elephants. They also donate some of the money to help replant trees. Before we rode, they said they used an instrument with a pointy...More

1  Thank ericaaispuroregan
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your honest review. I am glad your visit was a “Once In A Lifetime Experience.” Regarding your concern I will follow up with my staff. As you noted something the trainer needs to step in to insure the rider’s safety.

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

From pick-up from hotel to return it was top notch. They treat their elephants like family & so well plus Joe the owner is incredible. All the staff is friendly, knowledgeable & just amazing! Beyond highly recommend! Thank you for best ever 1st time visiting...More

Thank Heidi P
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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for positive and might I say enthusiastic review. I am happy that we made your first elephant riding experience so enjoyable and memorable. Come back for 2 or 3 days so you can play with the babies and experience all aspects of camp...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

An simply incredible experience to get close to the elephants and learn about this history, try now , feed them , wash them and just spend time with the largest land animal in the world. I was there with my wife , sister and her...More

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Joethaielephanthome, Manager at Thai Elephant Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sounds like you had an “Amazing” experience! Great to hear. Glad everyone in your group loved it!

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I did apply for a bigger elephant camp, bud by great luck I ended up in Thai Elephant Home. It is an amazing place where everybody is like a big family. All the way from the boss and staff, like the mahouts, cooking lady and...More

1  Thank mickeymau
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of friends. We wanted to ride elephants, and we found Thai Elephant Home. They picked us up from the airport in the morning (included in the price) and brought us to them. It was a bit chilly so we did...More

1  Thank Eli K
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Although this place offers elephant riding, we chose to do the 2 hour elephant nursery experience because we were still a little hesitant about riding elephants. However, I will start by saying that we did not see any mistreatment of the elephants here and in...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Allis G
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Leslie T | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The baby elephants grow up around people so little by little as they get bigger, the become accustomed to having the mahout put weight on them. As time goes by they get use to the ride. Positive reinforcement using pieces of... More
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poppydog66
April 15, 2017|
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Response from KRANDCO | Reviewed this property |
If that is true, we saw none of it nor, was their any evidence that the elephants had ever been injured. We work as volunteers at the San Diego Zoo and some of our elephants were rescued from private owners who did mistreat... More
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rtatejane
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
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