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Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre)

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Address: Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 272 023
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Full-Day Ran-Tong Elephant Park Experience from Chiang Mai
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A truly authentic elephant camp experience

An elephant camp dedicated to the well being of the elephants. From our first encounter with a new born elephant happily playing in the mud, to riding on a bare elephant's back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An elephant camp dedicated to the well being of the elephants. From our first encounter with a new born elephant happily playing in the mud, to riding on a bare elephant's back with our three year old daughter on a steep muddy hill (so steep, that we couldn't make it on our own) to bathing for the elephants. Everything was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely visit to the elephant sanctuary. We did the half day elephant riding tour in the morning, which we felt was the perfect amount of time. The drive to the sanctuary is about 45 minutes into the jungle. Upon arrival, we got a brief overview of the sanctuary and got to meet a mother and baby elephant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my gosh this place was absolutely amazing!!! By far day on our whole month long Asia trip!!!! So much hands on and interactive time with the elephants!! They really trust you with them, you can take as many pictures as you want with them!!!! You have so many opportunities to feed them! They taught us that 2 of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip here was so fun! We only wanted to visit elephant camps where elephants are treated humanely and with respect. We found and booked with Ran-Tong because the other "A-list" elephant camps were completely booked already. However, it turned out to be AMAZING. All staff members were incredibly nice and you can tell they love the elephants here very... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent such a good time on the farm, Nancy as our guide was really nice and taught us a lot about elephants. Feeding, riding and bathing them was a great experience, we enjoyed the time spent with these incredible creatures. We would definitely recommend this farm.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really liked this place, they really care about the animals and its an amazing experience. A couple of advices: Do the morning half day tour, because I did the evening and we didn't get time to shower the elephants because water was cold the rides were shorter because elephants were tired. In the morning tours I heard the rides... More 

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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ran tong elephant center is like a big farm. Chicken, cats and dogs are running around. And instead of horses or cows are the elephants walking around. It is not only a tourist attraction. The elephants are treated like their brothers and sisters. If you are looking for a reliable elephant camp around Chiang Mai, you can go there with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The one thing I wanted to do more than anything on our trip to Thailand was spend time with the elephants. I have heard horror stories about places that abuse them and was adamant about going somewhere that helps them, not hurts them. It was a beyond incredible experience and you can tell that each person there truly loves those... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to this sanctuary was such an amazing experience!!! The elephants here are all so happy and always flapping their ears, swinging their tails, and exploring with their trunks! Each elephant has a trainer that teaches them voice commands and they are never forced to do anything they don't want to. The elephants are never pushed to walk and are... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased that they picked us up at our hotel on time and provided us with a wonderful day with the elephants. This is the perfect place to go to see elephants in a humane setting where they care about the elephants well being. The gentle elephants wandered from an open field towards us and we feed them from... More 

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