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Bamboo Elephant Family Care

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Bamboo Elephant Family Care
We are elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. if you would like to join us please visit our website and contact us. We have a lots of positive reviews from visitor and We have a new baby elephant born in 11th April 2019
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Erin F wrote a review Aug 3
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1. Expect to spend 1-1.5 hours driving to the sanctuary. The Sanctuary is northwest of Chiang Mai and is not on Google maps. It is about 10km south of the Elephant Nature Park. 2. Wear shoes that you are okay with getting dirty. Although the half day tour doesn't include a big hike, you'll still be around a lot of dirt and some mud. 3. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel and underwear for after. You can bring your suit and change into it there, but the changing rooms are very rustic (think dirt floor and some metal sheeting for walls). 4. The river is quite muddy so I wouldn't recommend a white bathing suit. You only go up to about hip height to wash the elephants, and washing is totally optional. If you're someone who doesn't like walking barefoot in rivers, bring water shoes. 5. Bottled water is provided 6. The half day tour concludes with a meal of vegetarian pad Thai and fresh fruit. 7. Your arms and hands will likely get a little dirty when petting and feeding the elephants so wear clothes that are able to withstand a little dirt. 8. Photos are taken by the tour guide and uploaded to Facebook, so don't worry if you are traveling solo and don't have anyone to take a picture of you. We did the half day tour. The itinerary is as follows: 8:00-8:30 - pickup from hotel 10:00 - arrive at the farm 10:00-10:30 - feed the elephants 10:30-11:00 - walk around with the elephants and take pictures 11:00-11:30 - educational lecture from tour guide and make medicine balls for elephants from rice, tamarind, banana, salt, sugar 11:30-12:00 - bathe elephants in river 12:00 - 12:30 - eat lunch 2:00 - drop off at hotel
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Date of experience: August 2022
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PacoRS-TFN wrote a review Jul 2022
Tenerife316 contributions77 helpful votes
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Thank you Thong, you have been a great tour guide, not only with the elephants care site but also with the trek to the waterfall (amazing trek into the jungle). The pics during our rafting trip were so nice!!. Great job and fantastic company with you. We’ll recommend you to our friends
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Date of experience: July 2022
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RobertMurtagh wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions9 helpful votes
Do not come to this "sanctuary". I'm not sure how other people have not seen this but the animals are pulled by their ears, slapped, made to do the activities that tourists want, not what they want. One elephant was wearing a collar which constantly banged, they sleep in a pen, and the whole camp is surrounded by barbed wire. This is not ethical, do not support this practice, maybe other sanctuary are better but try to go to one where you do not touch the animals. I feel ashamed for coming here.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Aveline wrote a review Jul 2022
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Throughly enjoyable day with Dan on the Bamboo Elephant tour. Hotel collected at 8am and brought through the Thai countryside to their farm where the elephants were looked after. We had a small group of 6 other people. On arrival we were given traditional dress and introduced to the elephants, where we fed them bananas and bamboo shoots. The elephants were relaxed and looked well looked after. We made a "herbal medicine" which we gave to the elephants before bathing with them in the river. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We were served vegetarian Pad Thai and chopped fruit for lunch before being brought on a hike to a beautiful waterfall. The hike was moderate to easy about 30minutes on the way up, along a lovely stream. We got to see lots of wildlife including caterpillars, various colourful butterfly's and lizards. The waterfall was breathtaking and we had it to ourselves which made it even more special. We were allowed plenty of time to enjoy it and descended when we felt ready. We finished the day with some rafting, which was short but in reality the perfect length after an action packed day. Our tour guide Dan was incredibly kind, humorous and fun throughout the day. He had great English and we had a good laugh with him. Overall great day, good value for money, would definitely recommend to a friend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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easymover1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney, Australia276 contributions55 helpful votes
A great half day trip with Ford and Driver, nice car, prompt pick up ,lovely lunch served to us and a fantastic time with the elephants,,,,a wonderful experience ,no rushing and lots of information made the time we spent at Bamboo Elephant family care one of the highlights of our trip.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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