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Hug Elephant Sanctuary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Hug Elephant Sanctuary
We are the group of local people who take care of the elephants; we don’t need to work with the elephant riding camp anymore. But the elephant still eating for long life. Here you can come and visit to support us. Feel relaxing; Experience a serene and peaceful moment in time away from the city.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the Sanctuary for 4 hours during which we had the opportunity to socialise with the Elephants in their own environment. You locate them in the Hills, and share Sugar Cane to befriend them, then join them in their Mud Bath and help wash them...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 827everye
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing experience! We first fed the elephants with sugarcane and then walked with them and observed them doing things they naturally enjoy. It was a great experience being around giant elephants and able to play with them. The sanctuary doesn't use hooks or chains. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JoshuaNipton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was Apple and she was absolutely amazing! Fun, informative, helpful, and provided an all around inviting atmosphere. This is the place to go!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ceejgars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice Sanctuary, elephants seemed very happy and well looked after. Guide was very good at giving the session brief; loved how honest and informative he was. Worth a visit, they seemed to care a lot about the ethics and welfare of the elephants. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DaniellaLavanon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are glad to see the elephants in a great environment. A truly incredible place to visit. The elephants are very well cared for and cared about. The education you get from the guides is great and you can see how much they love their...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank schluna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a wonderful place Have fed the elephant food, Chang bath, elephant spa and the most beautiful are the waterfalls, good atmosphere, cool, full of warmth, delicious food, the driver is safe to drive Not really disappointed Recommend to come to this place. Thank you.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cosmopolitan793302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great project, such impressive animals! Well worth the visit staff brilliant helpful and informative. Could feed them, mud them and bathe them. We fed the elephants sugar cane. It was amazing seeing these elephants in a happy place, rescued and free. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank lindseygrania
Reviewed October 12, 2019

The elephants are very nicely treated in this sanctuary. It was a great experience being here. The elephants looks very happy and cheerful. Feeding the elephants were really nice. To bath with them is simply amazing. I just love it. Keep it up!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Kriangchai S
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing experience from start to finish. The staff was so nice and welcoming...and our guide was very knowledgeable. Feeding the elephants, giving them a nice mud bath and then bathing them is a memory we will have forever...thank you. We highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed August 9, 2019

I throughly hoped that I had found an ethical elephant sanctuary when I booked this VERY EXPENSIVE experience and so I was very upset and disappointed to find that I didn’t. Although I am no ethics expert the fact that the elephants were CHAINED UP...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from ninav471 | Reviewed this property |
I booked a full day tour online!
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mrondpre
March 6, 2018|
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Response from luisrH9534QR | Reviewed this property |
Half day, there are plenty of things to do in Chiang Mai, if your short in time you should do half day, it’s a wonderful experience, up to you if you want full day :)
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Joohad L
March 4, 2017|
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Response from CassiefromAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Hug elephant sanctuary was great! I also went to elephant nature park which was even more incredible and a wonderful learning experience about elephant care, wellbeing and rehabilitation. I stayed at the iwualai hotel which... More
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