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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

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Walking with elephant

Our guide, Ian, was extemely knowledgeable about the elephants of Thailand, and gave detailed... read more

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We rode the elephant and feed them after riding it was a cool experience. The part I didn’t care... read more

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As from 1st October 2017 we are proud to announce that trekking will no longer be offered at Hutsadin, instead we offer our visitors a range of activities that promote a close interaction with our elephants. In a safe environment for both elephant...more
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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, Ian, was extemely knowledgeable about the elephants of Thailand, and gave detailed answers to everything we asked. The elephant seemed to enjoy herself, or maybe it was all the bananas we fed her. Camera is a must, they provide hats, but better if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rode the elephant and feed them after riding it was a cool experience. The part I didn’t care for was the two handlers that rode with us were continuously asking for tips and they tried to sell us some of the wrist and necklaces...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent the morning “helping” with the elephants. The Foundation rescues abused elephants from bad situations and is run by volunteers enthusiastic about all things to do with these amazing animals. The Mahout experience - while you shouldn’t be deluded that you are helping care for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your 5* review, whilst we are extremely proud that you enjoyed your morning with us I do have to point out that we do not own, run or benefit financial from the money you paid. We are all volunteers who care for all...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in animals or wildlife this is a must visit location! The volunteers are fantastic and their knowledge and love for the elephants is just infectious....makes it hard to leave! What a fantastic experience here, loved meeting the elephants, learning their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review of the mahout experience. Lizzie will be so pleased that she was able to be part of your experience with our family of giants. Thank you so much for your support 😊🐘

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elephants seems very happy here. Song kran was cute with the tip basket and seemed very well trained to take photos with tourist. Opted for the elephant ride but the mahout occasionally knocked on the elephants head. Not sure if it hurt but the elephant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for share your experience with others :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the love and care that is given to the elephants. We walked, fed and showered one of the five females called Pueng Wan. Riding them is not encouraged which is good.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your review - we are pleased that you enjoyed your walk with Pheung Wan, she is possibly one of the most gentle elephants in the world 😊 we all love her.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parents and I visited today as an experience to perk us up/give some love. Due to being conscious of welfare etc we decided to do the feed, walk and shower option which our chosen elephant H̄nụ̀ng l̂ān seemingly thoroughly enjoyed. The volunteer that guided us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review - I know that Steve was your volunteer guide today and he will be delighted to know that he made your visit such an enjoyable experience :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting from arrival we were treated and served the best possible way. In the beginning different activities were explained and we took both walking with the elephant, which includes feeding and showering the elephant, and second activity was bare back riding. Walking was lovely with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the opportunity of walking with one of our gentle giants. It is an experience that you, and your family, will hopefully never forget. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you again one day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Assisted by overseas volunteers, they really care about their elephants and have actually paid for elephants from the other 2 elephant centres in Hua Hin to save them! Great interaction with the elephants, informative guides/volunteers. You don't need to ride an elephant to have so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, our volunteer Steve was happy to spend time with you and your family. Your recommendation means so much to us 🐘 😊

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve come straight back to the hotel to write what a lovely time we just had walking beside an elephant. We were going to ride also as they do bareback so no harm to the elephant but chose just to walk feed and wash. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you took the opportunity to walk with an elephant instead of riding one. It's such a personal and up close experience. By the way, "The lovely young male elephant" is in fact our princess (girl) Song Kran :) :)

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Getaway780071
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
I would recommend our walking with an elephant activity, this includes fruit to feed the elephant and the opportunity to shower the ellie when you get back. This should take approx. 40 minutes. If you feel that this would be... More
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CalvinN100
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
As you now know Calvin - the problem is real, see you tomorrow. Jo
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Cassie007190740
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
Hi, sorry but didn't get an email from you. We offer a walk with an elephant for 800 baht per person, bareback rides for 1,000 baht per person. Showaround for 300 baht per person. 3 hour mahout experience, must be booked... More
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