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The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao

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Address: 108/1 Moo 9, T. Intakhin, A. Mae Tang | Intakhin, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Phone Number: (053) 298-553
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Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hilltribe Village Tour from Chiang Mai
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Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

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A Wonderful Experience

Everything you want to experience with elephants is here. There is a half hour show that really allows them to show off. Watch while they take their morning bath and then spend an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We did the raft trip early in the morning before it got too hot, and then was back in time to watch the bathing and demonstrations. Very interesting. After this we took the 1 1/2 hour ride in the jungle.The elephant is part of the Thai culture and has been for hundreds of years. If you don't accept their culture... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Viator booking was excellent. Tour was lame but the elephant riding was great. Elephant trip was into jungle to a "village" in jungle then down a river. Riding the elephants was fascinating. The village in the jungle was a few huts for trinket sales to tourists. Do this trip for the elephant rides not the "tour".

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went to Chiang Dao Elephant training centre as part of a tour we booked with Viator. Everything I read about this place was incredibly misleading and I am amazed people believe these poor elephants are "treated well". Firstly, the name of the elephant training centre as advertised on the Viator website was just "Chiang Dao Elephant... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A well maintained and run camp. Small in comparison to some others but it added to the experience, didn't feel like a tourist rush job. The elephants are well cared for, the price is good and the ride is amazing. Through the jungle and across the stream. You cross a suspension bridge to get there, that was fun, the elephants... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited this centre and in hindsight I wish that I had done some research on ethical elephant camps - if so I certainly would not have come here. From the moment we arrived I hated the experience. The baby elephants were swaying, a sign of anxiety and stress in elephants, the "show" that the elephants display reeks of circus... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Everything you want to experience with elephants is here. There is a half hour show that really allows them to show off. Watch while they take their morning bath and then spend an hour on their back as you trek into the forrest. A wonderful adventure.

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Evansville, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Working elephant exhibition, elephant trek and river rafting with a nice lunch. Also, an amazing exhibition by an elephant artist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

One of the best experiences ever. What a fantastic day out. The elephants are so well looked after. They put on a little show for us before we went on a trek for an hour and a half which was so lovely. There were only 2 couples on the trek and the scenery was just fabulous. After that we went... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I chose this place because of the good rate on trip advisor and a mention in a very good touristic guide. I have been even more chocked when I saw thoses elephants in chains making poor circus performances (paintings, raise flag...) and being hit when they wouldn't do it. I thought I could just see them and maybe stroke or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The ride on the elephants was amazing, although on trodden paths it felt like you were miles away from anywhere in the jungle, went along streams, down the river, wonderful, although the mahoot had a hook he didn't use it which I was pleased about. After the trek there was an opportunity to feed the elephants bananas, 30 baht a... More 

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