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Chiangmai Elephant Sanctuary

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136/8 Rachapakinai Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 86 911 1274
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't know much about elephant or which one to choose, so my host booked a full-day tour for me. I loved it. First of all, our group was just 3 people, which gave a feeling of a semi-private tour compared to other bigger groups...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ricdyin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am looking at doing this when I come back to Thailand, I am staying in Bangkok tho so what would be the best and easiest way for me to get to Chiang mai please ?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1988jakeyboy
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

They need to do a better job at promoting on here and not only on facebook. But my friends and I had a great time at chiang Mai elephant sanctuary. The elephants really loved the workers, which is an amazing sign to me that they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MsJunepearl
Reviewed December 1, 2018

The morning was a bit of a mix. The bamboo rafting was super cool but the trek through the "jungle" was basically a two mile hike through a neighborhood and another 2 miles through a hot wooded trail. We thought that the hike was with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice day among a group of about 10-15 other people. The day starts with a drive of about 2h then we went bamboo rafting which was fun, then trekking in a slippery jungle for about an hour until a waterfall where we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ClementineMathieu
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

You get picked up and taken about 1.5-2 hours up into the jungle to the elephants, if you get travel sick you may want to take your travel sickness medication as the roads are steep, windy & bumpy. When you arrive you have a briefing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank k8he
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Out of all the different sanctuaries there are around Chiang Mai (and there are a bunch) we chose this one because it seemed like the most ethical and respectful. The place was a bit far from CM and we had to go through a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salomedahana
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The experience was so so. We’ve been to a different sanctuary and this place is not great. What I would highlight are the following points: 1) the website says 1 hour drive. You ask them, they’ll tell you 1 hour... It is not true! It’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra D
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I just returned to Chiang Mai after our half day trip to the Elephants and it was excellent! The elephants are the stars and are obviously happy and well cared for ( I think loved is not over stating it) but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lw750
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I did the full day here where the morning was spent feeding, playing in the mud and washing the elephants in the river and then walking to a lovely waterfall. After lunch we went for a hike through the village (reasonably easy but uphill) which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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paige l
December 24, 2017|
Response from tsuru17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi esprite725! we booked the day before from the hostel honestly ☺ there are a couple of cars going there with 8 pp each. maybe book it a couple of days before so you'd be sure to get it! there's the office in one of the... More
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