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Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Best Day ever, even with a hangover.

Amazing experience! The elephants are really loved and cared for it was amazing to see them in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt H
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would definately recommend this to anyone! very friendly staff . really enjoyed it. such a greay... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ran-Tong elephant camp is devoted to preserving the future of abused and domestic elephants in Chiang Mai and across Thailand. Every elephant we rescue from hardship brings us closer to saving them from the brink of extinction. Our goals are not...more
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| Bang Chang, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand
+66 95 442 4644
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! The elephants are really loved and cared for it was amazing to see them in thatenvoronment which we really care about. Would recommend the full day to anyone visiting it is such a great day and the best day me and my girfriend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

would definately recommend this to anyone! very friendly staff . really enjoyed it. such a greay experience!

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If you do not like to get close, involved, and down and dirty, this is not the trip for you. Ran Tong is not commercialized and I would describe it as primitive, which for me, is perfect. Yan was full of great info and the...More

Thank Kent G
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The day started out with meeting some elephants. We learned commands and asks questions and they explain what their goal for a sanctuary is.We then got to ride the elephants up and around a mountainside. After that the elephants took us all to a river...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Loved this! Had a great time! Up and personal with the elephants. Day starts out by meeting the elephants and feeding them followed by mud baths. After time with the elephants, you can enjoy a shower and a meal. Guide was great and informative.

2  Thank jtrippttu
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a full day experience with the elephants! It was such an indredible experience! Our tour guide TE was amazing!!! We definitely recommend Ran-Tong sanctuary. We literally spent the whole day feeding amd bathing with the elephants! We even had a mud bath with...More

Thank STEFG27
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Our 12 member family travelled from Chiang Mai into the elephant sanctuary with excitement but some trepidation on this grandmother's part! Our guide from Sweden educated us about care and riding and we all had a great adventure!! I was very sore but most took...More

2  Thank Dottie B
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Due to the concerns around elephant sanctuary’s in Thailand I was sceptical about visiting one, but after a lot of research I was very happy to find Ran-Tong. We absolutely loved our visit!! Were very happy to find an ethical and caring rescue centre for...More

Thank megisaacs
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

I did the halfday tour with my friend in April and we just loved it! Afterwards I volunteered for 10 days because I wanted to learn more about the daily tasks of taking good care of these majestic creatures! I loved the volunteering program very...More

2  Thank Johanna M
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This place keep the elephants in chains all day in a back house. And the worst part its that it lets people ride above them. What kind of elephant sanctuary is that? They do not save the elephants they turn their lives into a nightmare....More

7  Thank Rafael M
RanTong_Team, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายต้อนรับลูกค้า at Ran-Tong Save & Rescue Elephant Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and I would like to take this opportunity to address some of your concerns that you may have had at our sanctuary. Firstly can I just say that our elephants are NOT kept in chains all day, we do however...More

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February 6, 2017|
Response from frogfish99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lova is there, she was our guide. Unfortunately she is going back to Sweden next week. We don't have her e-mail address. Try to contact Ran Tong, maybe through booking office... Sorry i could not help you.
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February 3, 2017|
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Response from Nick191290 | Reviewed this property |
We attended the hostel in town that has the info desk for this place. We paid for everything via card machine, there the day before we went.
January 28, 2017|
Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
They would be on the elephant by themselves. You'd have to pay for 2 person/1 elephant and then 1 person/1 elephant