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Happy Elephant Home

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74 M.1 | Kuet Chang Subdistrict, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Happy Elephant Home = Happy elephants, happy people

I and 4 friends did a half day visit and we couldn’t have been happier or more satisfied! We would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allison C
via mobile
BEST ethical (volunteering) experience with elephants. NO RIDING HERE.

We volunteered at Happy Elephant Home for 5 days. And we have seen all the insides and outsides of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karlijn V
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Why choose Happy Elephant home? Our day has been designed to give you a wonderful experience without riding, hurting or exploiting these beautiful animals. Come and experience a fantastic day ,helping us take care of these amazing creatures. Spend the day feeding, bathing and learning interesting facts about Asian Elephants in their natural environment.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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74 M.1 | Kuet Chang Subdistrict, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I and 4 friends did a half day visit and we couldn’t have been happier or more satisfied! We would have stayed for much longer. It was the highlight of our month-long trip to SE Asia. We interacted with 5 elephants total (including one “toddler...More

Thank Allison C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We volunteered at Happy Elephant Home for 5 days. And we have seen all the insides and outsides of the place. It was the most ethical place you can imagine, they really do care for their elephants. They don’t only care for their animals but...More

Thank Karlijn V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I couldn’t possibly recommend this place more highly. The treatment of the animals is lovely- no riding!! Yay. The food was delicious and our guide was informative and very nice. Being so close to these magnificent creatures is something that is indescribable and will stay...More

Thank Emily A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are many tourist attraction that offer elephant rides. Ditch all to of them and sign up to the Happy Elephant home. Very reasonable priced. The best thing about it you will experience Asian elephants. Chopping sugar cane, feeding elephants, hiking through Chiang Mai terrain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An elephant Paradise in one of the most beautiful nature area around Chiang Mai. We chose this farm because of the fact that they don't allow riding the elephants, and were happy to know upon arrival that the elephants in the farm were rescued (from...More

Thank Avi Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we spent an amazing day at HAPPY ELEPHANT HOME in Chiang Mai, a wonderful recovery and rehabilitation center for elephants saved from maltreatment, injured in circuses or exploited as tourist attractions. The signs of human wickedness on their skin are unfortunately still evident, but with...More

Thank Chris Supertram... G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little hesitant coming here due to some poor reviews posted the month prior, but we noticed the most recent reviews were excellent so I'm assuming they may have just had a bad week or were short staffed that week. I'm so glad...More

Thank teresacpham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was the only one who had booked the tour in the morning. So 3 elephants, the guide, 2 guys who looked after the elephants and me walked down to the river. So much just for me!! They did everything for helping me and make...More

Thank Sabrina S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were super friendly and accommodating in getting us ready to meet the elephants. We were the only two tourists there that day and they still ran the tour with four elephants for us! The grounds were beautiful and the walk down from...More

Thank Mitchell H
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We had not read the reviews here before we went and probably wouldn't have gone. We would have l I st badly. They either have learned quickly or the negatives were just a bad day. Our guide, Omo, had plenty to say. She answered questions...More

Thank Stephen S
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Sophie O
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Maria Paula C | Reviewed this property |
We booked the night before and it worked out.
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Sanam A
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Miki S | Reviewed this property |
I think around 1:30-2:30. Depends on how many customers on the bus. Because the driver has to drop everyone off their hotel.
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Jaymiexox
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Danael10 | Reviewed this property |
Hey.. I'm not sure about one day trip or not. But you can book it while you are there. Call them or ask for the hotel assistance and let them book the place for you.
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