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Blue Elephant Thailand Tours

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Blue Elephant Thailand Tours
Blue Elephant Thailand Tours ( Blue Tao Elephant Village ) offers ethical elephant experiences in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Cooking healthy treats for elephants, feeding, walking with them through the jungle ( no riding ), observing elephants throwing dirt and foraging in the forest, elephant bathe in the waterfall.
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Julia W wrote a review Aug 2
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Perfect Elephant Trip !! 😍😍😍 all of the guides are sooo friendly! Best Day from our Thailand Trip
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Surin R, Owner at Blue Elephant Thailand Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Glad to hear that you liked the elephant visit here at Bue Tao Elephant Village Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Nathan wrote a review Aug 2
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Incredible experience with the most sweet, beautiful creatures. We got to feed them, take pictures, hike, and go in the water with the elephants. The guides were fantastic and provided an amazing lunch to top it off
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Surin R, Owner at Blue Elephant Thailand Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your valuable visit and support our local hill tribe people and giant elephants. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Catherine L wrote a review Jul 2022
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Reserved the trip at last minute and was easy to organize. Our guide, Bob, had a 4 wheel drive which was essential in our tour location. Personalized and private tour from preparing and organizing the food we fed to the elephants, to our family having a dedicated elephant that we escorted to the river along a jungle trail, scrubbed and bathed it…and our 9 year old got the special bonus of a elephant water spray in the river! The surroundings were unique and special from being at the top of the mountain, to walking through rice paddies in the pouring rain to get to our location, to the stunning covered terrace where we had incredible views while we enjoyed an authentic dinner…a trip we will always remember!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Surin R, Owner at Blue Elephant Thailand Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind support ans shared your love with our elephants.
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koh wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous restaurant with a large garden. The Sino-Portuguese Mansion has been very well maintained and the athmosphere is perfect for lunch or dinner. A lot of detail in the food and we can find very clasic southern Thai and Peranakan dishes with an original twist that makes the dish more interesting and entertaining. Amateur of Thai cuisine will appreciate the quality of ingredients and taste. This restaurant is a must when visiting Phuket. The restaurant is pricey for Phuket standard but the quality and environment are quite unique. Will come back
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Kristy C wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is a bit more of a luxury tour if you get the full 2 days and 1 night package. You are mostly paying for the amazing accommodations of staying in a luxury tree house in the middle of the wilderness because I’ve seen tours with the same amount of activities for a fraction of the price. I can’t compare how worthwhile those are though because I’ve only gone on this one. I quite enjoyed the experience as a whole, although it was a tad overpriced. The photos were worth it to me and the feel of sleeping in nature with the full mountain views while still having the comforts of a hotel. The place was very clean and comfortable, although when we went, it was newly built. So I’m not sure how the infrastructure would hold up over time. The tour guide and owner was very nice and accommodating, they provided everything that we needed and I had hands down the best meal in Thailand here. As well as the fact of eating it outside with the mountains right next to us was amazing. Sadly, we did not see any stars but I still had some amazing photos. Accommodations aside, the rest of the activities involved were decent. The highlight is definitely the elephant sanctuary where they do not allow riding since a few years back and the elephants are well taken care of and happy. I would recommend bringing boots to this if you’re going during the rainy season because it was super muddy and slippery for us. Washing the elephants was definitely a fun experience, very hands and and you get right into the fray of things as well as feeding them. Our tour guide Bob was great, he was very friendly and tried his best to answer all our questions, he was very knowledgeable about herbs and plants that we saw, telling us random facts, joking around, and entertaining us with some magic tricks, as well as things regarding the Karen tribe. I really enjoyed visiting them and learning about their culture. The tiger kingdom was interesting, I was happy to visit them and see the tigers. The zip lining was decent, I would’ve liked to stay there longer and participate in some of the other activities that the park had to offer because the zip line was over pretty quick. I enjoyed the hike up to the temple and seeing the gigantic statue along the way. The bamboo rafting sounds a lot better in theory than the actual activity as the water is completely brown and you’re sitting on the raft where your bum gets soaked and the rest of your body gets splashed every few mins. I was a tad concerned about something scratching me from under the raft if it coincidentally fits between the slits of the bamboo. The butterfly orchid was a let down as there were no butterflies this time of year and we essentially went to see a few rows of plants and flowers. The waterfall was a disappointment because there was no view, the water was brown as it rained that day and mud mixed in, it was a very long drive to get there and a 10min walk through a muddy, wet, and insect filled path. Overall, this tour was worth it to me, although I wouldn’t mind if some of the activities were switched out for other things.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Surin R, Owner at Blue Elephant Thailand Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Kristy C for your kind support ans sharing your love with elephants, local hilltribe people and stayed in our newest treehouse ( Treehouse Good View Chiang Mai ). We hope that one day in the future you and the family will comeback here again. Have a great day.
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