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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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Great experience

Great experience. Tour guides were lovely and good fun. We were able to get close to the elephants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma T
via mobile
Best day ever!

Fabulous experience! Was worried the elephants might be in some way exploited but they were so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucy M
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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
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“mud bath” (19 reviews)
“half day tour” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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136/8 Rachapakinai Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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+66 86 911 1274
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"elephant sanctuary"
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"mud bath"
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"gorgeous waterfall"
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"local waterfall"
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"sugar cane"
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"elephants roam"
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"bamboo rafting"
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"vegetarian options"
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"young elephants"
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"these majestic animals"
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"tasty lunch"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Tour guides were lovely and good fun. We were able to get close to the elephants and feed/ wash them, and then did a forest trek to a waterfall. Lunch and tea/coffee also was surprised. Animals appeared to be treated very well and...More

Thank Emma T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous experience! Was worried the elephants might be in some way exploited but they were so happy and so well looked after- absolutely no riding or abuse. the carers genuinely loved them (and told us so) and expressed sadness at the idea of riding etc....More

Thank Lucy M
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the best tour we went. Very kind stuff and lovely nature. Macheta is very funny guy and he and all other will help you all the time.

Thank David B
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Many people talk about elephant sanctuaries as "life changing" and "my best day in Thailand" etc. I'm sorry I was told this and tainted only as it set me up for the "E" word - expectation. Don't get me wrong I thought it was a...More

Thank Elyse B
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Got picked up from our accommodation at 8am to drive around two hours to the sanctuary. When we arrived we were briefed on how the elephants have all been rescued from logging companies, the staff say the elephants come down to eat and roam free...More

6  Thank Iloveholidays138
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing time today at the sanctuary. The tour guide was fantastic and his knowledge and personality made the trip. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Elephants are a majestic and wonderful animal and our guide was so passionate about imparting his knowledge about the beautiful creature. The sanctuary is a place with several different camps on it with a mixture of African and Asian elephants that have been rescued. On...More

Thank missgroovychick
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Everything about this day was top class. Chiangmai Elephant Sanctuary really took into account the fact that this is somewhat a once in a life time experience for all, Revolving the day around being side to side with the animals, keeping our best interests at...More

Thank Keelan G
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

I went here last week for a half day (morning) visit. Tony was our guide and he was absolutely excellent - he informed us about the elephants lives, history, habits, etc and made the day exciting for us. We fed the elephants, walked with them,...More

1  Thank audreyjb123
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

The guides are so funny and nice. We loved it! We really had a great time. Beautiful experience and the guides are there to answer your questions. Very well organized.

Thank Cynthia C
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esprite725
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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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