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Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Awesome experience!

My boyfriend and I attended the morning half day visit. We were picked up from our AirBnb around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Fantastic elephant trip!

This sanctuary was beautiful and the trip was well thought out. They seemed to really understand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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
+66 93 132 9288
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I attended the morning half day visit. We were picked up from our AirBnb around 7:30 and headed straight to the sanctuary (about 30 min outside of Chiang Mai). Upon arrival you get coffee/tea and the guide tells you about the elephants...More

Thank kreiss32
Reviewed 2 days ago

This sanctuary was beautiful and the trip was well thought out. They seemed to really understand and care about their elephants. I thought it was a little expensive but it was still worth it.

Thank emmasE1454AU
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing hands on day. Interacting with the elephants which have been saved from cruelty. Our guide was very knowledgeable about their care and needs. They are shown love and respect by their handlers. You are free to roam amongst them, feed and bathe them....More

Thank Claire0227
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the best time at Kanta. Kim, our guide, was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions. Shuttle service is included from your hotel. They provided us clothes to wear, sugarcane and bananas to feed the elephants, and let us make "medicine" to give...More

Thank valerieisbald
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful place where the elephants are truly cared for. You learn a little about elephants, are able to feed and bathe them! Prepare to get a little (or a lot) wet!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was so thrilled to be able to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. They are not mistreated in any way. The guide was very informative and each elephant has their own keeper. I enjoyed it very much!

Thank Comelona
Reviewed 1 week ago

So informative. Highly recommend. Up close & personal with these magnificent animals. Was a highlight of my trip.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have an amazing time at this sanctuary early Nov 2018. The tour guide respectively and lovingly shared his knowledge about these amazing elephants. I am so grateful for the experience of preparing an elephant snack, feeding, bathing, and just hanging out with these gentle...More

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Kanta Elephant sanctuary outside of Chiang Mai and it was the highlight of my two week trip to Southeast Asia. Spending time with the elephants was a wonderful and inspiring experience. I can't say enough good things about the facility. I would...More

1  Thank Stay37222946246
Reviewed 1 week ago

Day did not start well as they were over an hour late .... when out of town pick ups need to coor donate better. However, visit to the sanctuary and interactions with the Elephants soon negated this minor issue. Was a great day, no big...More

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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Katherine_Ratcliffe | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if this is the answer but I would think it’s to protect the tourist the workers can control them if they get distressed. You clearly get told what you can and can’t do but people always push the boundaries.
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Debbie F | Reviewed this property |
We ended up paying £72 for the two of us for half day experience