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Thai Elephant Home

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Address: 102 Moo 2 | Kuet Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Phone Number: 0894342047
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Once in a lifetime!!

We decided to do the 2hr elephant trek and the white river rafting...we were not disappointed!! When we arrived they took us straight off to do the rafting and it was great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to do the 2hr elephant trek and the white river rafting...we were not disappointed!! When we arrived they took us straight off to do the rafting and it was great for people that had never done it before! Then on to the elephant trek! A quick lesson on instructions and some key words then off to meet our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Humane! That was the most important factor for me . There are 19 elephants, each elephant has its own handler that spends around 12 hours a day with it. You ride the elephant bare back, the elephants handler walks next to you the entire time. We bathed them in mud and washed them in the river. The lunch that was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This camp is a special one. It is a niche camp. It is therefore a bit more expensive than others. but it is worth it. You are part of a small group. in our case, we were only two parties in the camp. And the day is just amazing. The full day with your own elephant. taking care of it,... More 

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3 Thank johnkd2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Recomended 100%. Kids and adults can enjoy the entire day, feeding, playing and riding their own elephant.

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1 Thank ELOPEZB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is not a sanctuary for elephants as the elephants are chained. The carers response when asked was "otherwise they will destroy the local crops".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity. First time travelling to Thailand and this has been one of the main highlights of the holiday! We have spent four days here and have been made to feel like part of a family. Not only have we cooked with them, but they also introduced us to Karaoke down the local... More 

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1 Thank EmmaMarie94
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 days here and staff was very very good making us feel very welcome. We helped their family make dinner, clean and feed the elephants and took us to the local pub for karaoke. When riding we took them to the mud spa and river to bathe and wash with them. As the elephants do not carry a... More 

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1 Thank Katherine S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

They don't treat the elephants very well at all. They use hooks, which I didn't know before I got there. They explain they only use them when absolutely necessary and try to make you feel good about them using the hooks so you qualify it in your mind. They used them quite often, to control direction and behavior. These elephants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a day in the nursery with poon and eddy and his team , helping to feed and play with 2 mothers and 3 babies with dumbo the naughty one . One of the best days of my life . As a footnote your in the jungle take extra mosquito repellent. Craig

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We spent 2 days (1 night) at the Thai Elephant Home and it was most definitely the highlight of our trip to Thailand. When I booked this excursion I thought 2 days would be plenty of time, but I have to say that we could have spent at least twice as long. The overnight accommodation is in simple clean cabins... More 

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