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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110 Thailand
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Leif wrote a review Aug 2020
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This elerphant foundation is cituated toogether with a budist temple. They give an interesting description of the life of elephants and you can participate in walking the elephants, feeding, and also riding a tour on them. A good family visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BonitaSixx wrote a review Aug 2020
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Ok I’ve read many responses to other 1 star reviews and sadly, the elephants being CHAINED ALL DAY IS NOT ONCE ADDRESSED!! Actually, there’s NO need to address it because there is absolutely NO excuse to have these magnificent animals chained! I left in tears. Heart wrenching. As for the cost, I would have no problem with paying what is charged IF I thought for one second more than maybe 5% was going to help the animals but I’m certain there’s an obscenely wealthy owner who benefits from the $. I read that staff convinced him to donate a small portion of the profits earned BY THE ELEPHANTS WORKING & DOING THINGS TO ENTERTAIN HUMANS to the elephants! Enraging! If he or she cared about the animals, they would receive most of the money for better living conditions. You can tell yourself the place has come a long way but if you’re honest with yourself, you’d admit the only thing that’s really improved is the owners lifestyle. Shame.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Takako R wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide, Australia91 contributions17 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 3 hours for Mahout Experience. There are only 5 elephants and they are lucky ones that were rescued and looked after well. All the activities were nicely set up and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for those volunteer staffs who looked after us throughout the morning. The foundation is not far away from Hua Hin town and highly recommended to visit!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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riamlhet wrote a review Feb 2020
Moscow, Russia25 contributions1 helpful vote
I was here December 25 ,2018 for holiday vacation. I was thinking what the best gift I could reward to myself. Actually I was searching for a charity org or any foundation located in Huahin Thailand were I can give a small amount. Until I found this Hutsadin Elephant foundation. So I ask the reception to ordered me a tuk tuk a popular jeef/motor style in Thailand.It takes 30 mins from the hotel were I was checked in. The place is not noticeable from the road only the driver knows. and I was having fun that day it's an awesome experience seeing these giant creatures, feeding them and riding (I am guilty after, anyway I'm just 45 kls 😊). Thanks to the wonderful experience Hutsadin until next time.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Oh-the-places-we’ll-go-2gether wrote a review Feb 2020
Vaasa, Finland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited this little elephant place on Fri 21st of February. The drive took us less than half an hour from the Khao Takiab side of Hua Hin when we went through the city and it cost 600 THB with the driver waiting for us. Hutsadin Elephant Foundation is not a sanctuary but they do operate in a way that elephants are treated with respect and kind care. Because we had a six year old pool fanatic with us we were looking for a quick, but comprehensive visit. This is the reason why we chose to skip the educational part and went with the walking activity only. The walk took us about 20 min and the washing about 10 min. It cost 800 THB per adult/older child and 400 THB for 3 to 8 year olds. We walked with Boon Mee the oldest and only male elephant. The old gentleman was very motivated to walk with us because of the bananas we kept feeding him ;) (Fruit is included in the price) Nigel was our volunteer guide and he did a good job guiding us through the visit. Afterwards we were offered to buy souvenir jewellery by Boon Mee’s mahout. We felt not pressured in any way but decided to support the mahout with purchasing a necklace and a bracelet for the kids for 500 THB anyway. There was also the foundation’s own souvenir shop which was cute. In the end we gave the youngest elephant Song Kran 50 THB and we were pictured as a family with her after elephant hugs for all. We were greeted politely as soon as we arrived and we received a packet of Jasmin rice & two small key chains as gifts when we paid at the arrival before the tour. We felt appreciated as customers and got exactly what we came for. A quite brief, but for us just perfect little visit with the gentle giants where we didn’t end up feeling sorry for the animals <3
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Date of experience: February 2020
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