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Ethical Elephant Sanctuary

89 reviews
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
About Ethical Elephant Sanctuary
Welcome to Ethical Elephant Sanctuary- A Karen Hilltribe Project. Here we don't ride or use hooks on our elephants. Gain a once in a lifetime experience, get to know and understand the elephants and immerse yourself in Karen Hill Tribe Culture!
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the overnight stay. It was very good but I would recommend to only do the one day visit. We got to feed the elephants, walk with them through the jungle, clean them in a mud bath and then wash them in the river....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gahanm1994
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the overnight trip to the Ethical Elephant Sanctuary. It was amazing! We laughed from start to finish and the people working there were so genuine and friendly. They prepared delicious meals for us and did everything to make us feel welcome including setting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Niamhr_4595
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked a full day tour for my family to do in July we promptly had to cancel everything due to my son getting very ill and therefore unable to travel . The Ethical elephant sanctuary promptly refund me without any problem or questions. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Hobbitchewy
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Pick up was on time and very smooth. Once at the sanctuary we changed into special clothing and then fed the elephants some treats. We then had about 45 mins of just being around them. This is a very strange experience being so close up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dianaflanders
Reviewed April 10, 2019

We were in a group of 8 people and shared 6 elephants between us for about 3hrs. That means you basically get an elephant to yourself for all that time. We got to feed them bananas and sugar cane, pet and hug them as much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tom F
Reviewed February 27, 2019

As other have reviewed, Ethical Elephant Sanctuary is a wonderful experience. We were picked up at our hotel, picked up a few more people and made out way to the camp. We changed clothes and the elephants were waiting to be fed sugar cane. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank evierob
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We were picked up at our hotel and driven high up the mountain to the Ethical Elephant Sanctuary. Upon arrival, the elephants were waiting for us. We were given traditional hill tribe clothing to wear before feeding the elephants bananas. It was a truly amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BoardingPass827909
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

I visited karoo ethical elephant sanctuary chiang mai in January.only to find a ten year old elephant with spiked chains on her foot They made quick explanations ad to why it was on saying she's pregnant and it was to stop her running.none of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
12  Thank Lesley300
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This was our highlight of Thailand. We did the overnight part as well as see the elephants 2 days. Both parts were spectacular. We were amazed how well the elephants responded to their caregivers, and you could tell they were free because they would just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank U3935GDmichellev
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

This has been one of the most memorable experiences of our Thailand holiday. The elephants here were so well loved and cared for by the Karen community. We did the half-day tour which was plenty of time with the elephants - we were picked up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank moniquelees05
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January 16, 2019|
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Response from CharlieS2187 | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean by injections?
July 23, 2018|
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Response from ALJS7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it’s a very small place - you won’t walk more than 200 metres or so and the people that run it are amazing - I’m sure you could explain if you were having trouble - enjoy!
July 17, 2018|
Response from ionas528 | Reviewed this property |
I only did the day trip and it got us back to Chaing Mai at around 5pm but that’s totally dependent on traffic. The camp are quite on the ball about leaving around 3.30/3.45! And yeah you can bring bags as you can leave them... More