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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai

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119/10 Thapae Rd, Chang Klan, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 273 415
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was okay. We came with a tour to volunteer with the elephants. This was one of many elephant tours I did. It was just an okay one. If this had been the only one I did, I would have been disappointed. The mahouts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beaadventurouslife
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of course this is made for tourists, but they finance a living for the elephants and the mahut. And believe me, the elephants are having fun! To spend a day with these gorgeous animals was just magnificent!

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For years I’ve wanted to get up close with my favourite animals and researched a lot about which place to do this where they treat the animals with respect and care. As soon as we arrived at this sanctuary that is what we saw. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sophiecW6333TE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great experience from Chiang Mai. A bit of a drive but it is pretty anyway. You get to feed, wash and mud throw the elephants. The employees really care for the elephants and treat them well. I saw many examples of the kindness towards them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful day spent at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Professional staff who treated the elephants with respect and kindness. Delicious lunch provided.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 650edwardt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible day here with the elephants. The guys at the camp are fantastic. Lots of time with the elephants, feeding them, mud bath and then down to the river for a huge water fight. Lots of fun, great lunch. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashleighm804
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was really neat to see the elephants and interact with them, and it did seem like they were well treated. I was expecting more information about the elephants, elephant behavior, etc. and there wasn't any other than their names and ages. The drive to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EmSpenc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did a lot of research before booking with elephant jungle sanctuary and are pleased to say that nothing we saw suggested the elephants were unhappy or mistreated in any way. Ya Ya (sp?) our guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed her dry sense...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahcF5282XI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t the full day and I was a bit hesitant after reading some of the reviews posted on here. We took a chance anyway and I a SO HAPPY that we did. I am not someone to enjoy things like this that much but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shauna W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with the reviews that say they felt conflicted during this experience. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I didn’t feel like I learnt anything about elephants or that the elephants were enjoying the interaction. It just seemed like an endless stream of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 18, 2019|
Response from sophiecW6333TE |
Yes they do. If you book a morning tour then you get to mud bathe with the elephants and then wash them off in the river.
Adam R
January 15, 2019|
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Response from mikejshr | Reviewed this property |
Hey! So we did full day and wished we stayed overnight... HOWEVER, if you're staying overnight through them, beware that it certainly isn't the greatest place to stay. We saw a couple get dropped off at the overnight... More
December 27, 2018|
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Response from A4147QMchristinet | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, the cost per person I quoted earlier was for our cooking class! For our Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the cost was US$ 53 or THB 1,700 per person. There may be cheaper tours, but we definitely enjoyed this one.