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Elephantstay

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Closes in 12 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So thankful! So impressed!

"What do you want to get out of this?" Is the question I was asked on my first day. Coming from an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma H
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amazing experience

My wife and I visiting for one day yesterday and it was the most amazing day of our trip so far... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
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Elephantstay is an elephantastic unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the Royal Kraal village. Elephantstay is a not for profit program under the Phra Kochabaan Foundation.
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74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"What do you want to get out of this?" Is the question I was asked on my first day. Coming from an animal welfare background, my answer was "To form my own opinion" (on what works and doesn't work in the native/domestic animal world). What...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emma H
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jumbo thank you for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. Much...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019

My wife and I visiting for one day yesterday and it was the most amazing day of our trip so far. The ladies running it are most compassionate about the elephants and are an endless treasure trove of knowledge about them. We shared one elephant...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jumbo thank you both for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others....More

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Such an amazing place full of people who are dedicated to securing the future of these beautiful elephants in Thailand, this a working village where you can immerse yourself in culture, history, traditions while learning how they are trying to give these elephants a safe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jumbo thank you for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. It...More

Reviewed January 19, 2019

What can I say! This was my third visit and my husbands first. Michelle, Ewa and Lexi are amazing and their knowledge and willingness to help people understand what is involved in caring and the survival of these animals is wonderful. Anyone who knows me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neen57
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jumbo thank you both for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others....More

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

If you love elephants this place is a must. There's no gift shop, no attractions this is just elephants and if you've got thehe time you can volunteer for the day and help wash and feed them. How cool would that be?

Date of experience: December 2018
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. It is greatly appreciated. Have an elephantastic day, every day The Elephantstay. Team

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is a slum. The staff are liars and are only in it to exploit/abuse animals for money. This is NOT a sanctuary or charity. They are scammers! This place is prone to flooding and a cesspool for mold, bacteria and viruses. We had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Belynda Z, Elephantstay at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2018

For everyone reading this false review from a fake account please be assured that this person has never been to Elephantstay or in fact has never been to Ayutthaya. This is not the first time this person has written a false review. It’s ok to...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Ewa and her partner are doing a great job by protecting and looking after over 70 elephants in the old capital of Thailand . We have spend a whole day feeding, cleaning and bonding with these majestic animals. There are many elephant sanctuaries in Asia...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark M
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jumbo thank you for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. It...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have just returned from 4 days living with a domesticated herd of 60 elephants at The Royal Elephant Kraal, Ayutthaya Thailand. The program, run by ElephantStay, under the PraKochaban Foundation, offers accommodation and the possibility of working with the mahouts during the daily program,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

What an amazing and memorable experience! Not a week has gone by since July 2017 where I'm not thinking about returning in the future! The chance to interact with the elephants was incredible and learning the story behind Elephantstay is inspiring in how the team...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. Welcome to the family...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My Family had planned a trip to Elephantstay for many years. The experience was mind blowing and so much more than we had ever dreamt about. I planned this trip so I could celebrate my 40th Birthday here with my Husband, 5 children and my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Jumbo thank you Remai! We, Rumruay and our elephants appreciate you all coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your family's experience with others....More

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Amanda P
November 15, 2017|
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Response from LovesPitties |
Hi there! I understand your concerns, so hopefully I can put your mind at ease. Is it ethical to ride elephants? Yes, from everything that I have read and experienced, it most certainly is. Elephants can comfortably carry up... More
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angemerson
September 7, 2016|
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Response from baz500aussie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Elephantstay will cater for all dietary requirements :)
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Vsepkes
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Midge1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are comfortable but not plush. I didn't see any spiders or bugs in the cabins. The cabins are air-conditioned, clean and have comfortable beds with a clothing rack and a small dressing table. You go down... More
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