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Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Like a spa day for the elephants!

We loved the activities that we did at Kanta. We got to learn about elephant conservation, feed... read more

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BarbellandLizelle
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Simply amazing! Everything was great. We had lots of time with the elephants. Go in bathing suits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, The Ultimate Elephant Sanctuary. A new dimension of seeing, feeling and touching the elephants in the wild open space, happily. As they are parts of our family there is no need to control them in the harm way. No Training...more
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74/1 Moo 9 | Khilek, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
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+66 93 132 9288
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the activities that we did at Kanta. We got to learn about elephant conservation, feed, and give the elephants a bath. Elephants are massive creatures that helped Hannibal cross the alps and win battles in Italy. They are even more incredible to see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank BarbellandLizelle
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply amazing! Everything was great. We had lots of time with the elephants. Go in bathing suits. The elephants where big and small.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank galant99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent half day visit. Everything you need is provided at the sanctuary including; clothes to wear during the experience, shower facilities (soaps etc), towel, and snacks. Just need to bring a camera with you, although professional photos are also taken at additional cost. 300pp 500...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many places will highlight the ethical treatments at their sanctuaries, but you can definitely tell the elephants enjoyed their home here and the people visiting. The sanctuary given change of clothes and subsequent showers were a great add due to the highly interactive activities you’ll...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank HoosTheMan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent, informed tour guide. Terrific experience to learn more about elephants while interacting with them.

Thank NorthStar505326
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were told that it would be a 1 hour minivan ride from Chiang Mai to the Sanctuary... our driver was literally going in cicles around the city. At first we were laughing, saying it feels like we are going in circles but then we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CocoFresh33
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a short stay in Chiang Mai and were keen to see elephants but concerned re shows, riding etc. Did some research and chose Kanta - good choice. Before our visit a “guide” in a temple tried to warn us off - figure she...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Judith P
KantaElephantS, Manager at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Judith Thanks so much for choose us, We are very happy to be a part of your life story. We are all with elephant happy to see you back again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Would recommend the Kanta Sanctuary 10/10. It was one of the best experiences of my life!! Don’t miss out on this:)

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank thisappisamazing
KantaElephantS, Manager at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Kira Thanks for your kind visiting and support us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day consists of learning about elephants, giving them sugarcane, feeding them, giving them “vitamins”, and giving them a scrub. We had an unbelievable time with the half-day. We also bought the pictures from the professional camera man for 500 baht. All in all a great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John C
KantaElephantS, Owner at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John Thanks for your visiting us at Kanta, We are very happy to heard that you had an unbelievable time with the half-day. Hope to see u again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a lot of research we finally decided on Kanta. We weren’t disappointed. Magic experience being up so close to the elephants. All elephants looked to be well looked after and we had a great afternoon. Informative guides!

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 8, 2019|
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Response from livbyrne03 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I booked online as I found this a very easy option but they’re are lots of tour companies around Chiang Mai and maybe you could ask them if they can book for you? Hope this helps.
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Response from vicinator98 | Reviewed this property |
I think ist was a 50 min drive (from the centre of Chiang Mai)
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Response from MusicDayHooray | Reviewed this property |
You are given the pants and shirt to wear for your safety, I believe, since you might get a little dirty as you make the food for the elephants and you do have the option of getting in the river with them. There are shower... More
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