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Bali Elephant Camp

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Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440
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Great experience

Visited with my wife and 5 yr old and 12 yr old. Had a great time. Got picked up from our hotel and... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
The absolute highlight of our trip!

I have heard really sad stories about elephants being treated badly at these elephant camps, but if... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
salamina m
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True Bali Experience is Bali's leading Balinese Owned Adventure Company. An exciting and dynamic family business, True Bali Experience was established in 1995 to provide locally owned and operated soft adventures with the highest international standards of safety, training and conservation. True Bali Experience began as Ayung River Rafting - the island's 1st locally owned rafting company - offers the Ayung River's longest white water adventure, trekking (Rain Forest and village), Cycling in three different location (Carangsari village for Village Cycling, at Kintamani for mountain cycling and at Jatiluwih for Rice Paddy Cycling) In 2001, Bali Horse Riding joined the stable, and with over 20 horses and beautiful beaches to ride them on, became an instant success. We also have convertible 'topless' VW Safaris for you to tour the island on! Check them out on our product pages. In 2004, working with the Government in aid of elephant conservation, Bali Elephant Camp was established to help care for and promote the plight of Sumatran elephants who along with their 'mahouts' (careers) have become ambassadors for their brothers and sisters in Sumatra. Come and ride one today - our friends in conservation say we have some of the healthiest, happiest elephants they've ever seen! In 2013 our new and fascinating within out camp is pod chocolate. Pod Chocolateis a sustainable chocolate maker creating world class chocolate in the heart of Bali. We believe in organic farming and sustainability without compromising taste or luxury and are supporting our farmers to grow organic while working towards fair-trade practices. Pod Chocolate has developed a range of products for retail and commercial use ranging from our signature chocolate bars, pralines & pod bites to chocolate covertures being used in Bali's finest hotels & resorts and a range of tailor made chocolates and amenities. We're excited to be able to offer so many great adventures all in the one location. That's a Bali First! No other company can share so much excitement in one place. And best of all - that place is our own village. Alit Yudha, the company's founder, had a dream to improve the social conditions in the surrounding villages by encouraging tourism. When the company started it had only a handful of people, and now it contributes to employing up to 200 people in and around the beautiful location (not to mention caring for the elephants!). More about where we are... True Bali Experience is just north of the Sangeh Monkey Forest, across the river from Ubud in the village of Carang Sari. It's a scenic drive passing through lots of local life. Our location is perched on the edge of the Ayung River - over 20 hectares of lush fertile grounds including rice paddies, jungles and small plots of cocoa and chilies. The views are amazing - this is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Bali (but don't take our word for it - come and see!). Our reliable and friendly staff will welcome you to our home, and with a long history of experience in adventure, you can be assured of a quality, value for money experience. And because we are a family business, we also know how to look after families. Children are welcome and we can also provide extra care for people with special needs. Thanks for visiting our website. Send us an email if you have any questions. We'd love to help you and can't wait to welcome you to True Bali Experience!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited with my wife and 5 yr old and 12 yr old. Had a great time. Got picked up from our hotel and driven to the camp which is set in the heart of the jungle. The elephants looked really well cared for. Had a...More

1  Thank Hessian32
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I have heard really sad stories about elephants being treated badly at these elephant camps, but if our elephant was anything to go by, clearly this camp is taking really good care of their elephants. We got a playful female elephant that gave us the...More

1  Thank salamina m
Reviewed January 29, 2017

It's always humbling to interact with these beautiful animals being so large yet so gentle. We took our young daughter on her first ride and didn't stop smiling for the whole ride. You then get the opportunity to feed them and take pictures. Great fun.

Thank TAR100
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

True Balinese Experience is the best place to go for Elephant Ride their animals are well cared for treated with respect new baby elephants they must be doing a good job they also have restaurant pod chocolate factory tour Sun Bear & can organize other...More

1  Thank MarieFairey62
Reviewed January 16, 2017

A must do when you visit Bali. We had a lovely time at the Bali Elephant Camp. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

1  Thank Norman Rey D
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Suggested by our driver as a closer and more intimate alternative to the heavily promoted Elephant Safari Park, we were pleasantly surprised by the tranquility of the surroundings and the friendly staff. We had a wonderful experience riding on the elephants which were healthy and...More

Thank caring247
Reviewed December 17, 2016

I have always wanted to experience being up close to these gentle giants and after researching that they were treated well....as in good food, shelter, and bathing we went. The ride itself was not bad and we got to hug and even have the elephants...More

48  Thank Laurie M
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Initially I was excited about riding elephants prior to the trip. When we arrived to the camp the elephants looked so pathetic it was almost sad. Seats were not sturdy and I felt that it was a little inhumane.

6  Thank Monique F
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I never recommend not to come here the place is not suitable elephant walking on hard tile floor and a paved road. Holy elephant appeared uncomfortable and feel that you will slide down when the elephant go down . I tried to ride an elephant...More

3  Thank AZIZ1883
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a fantastic experience riding "AJ" the elephant and learning all about him and life for the elephants from our mahout. The lunch at the restaurant was yummy and more than we could eat plus we could see the new baby elephant while we...More

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