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Address: 74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 80 668 7727

Elephantstay is a unique program where you get to live, work and play with...

Elephantstay is a unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the village.

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A fantastic experience

Staying at Elephantstay for 7 days was a fantastic experience. This is a terrific way to learn about working elephants in Asia and gain direct experience with elephants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying at Elephantstay for 7 days was a fantastic experience. This is a terrific way to learn about working elephants in Asia and gain direct experience with elephants. Elephantstay is a working elephant village and foundation for the conservation of Asian elephants. Staying there means doing work with plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with your adopted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

My family - parents and children 12 and 7 came to the Elephant Stay in June. What a wonderful and amazing experience! I stepped out of the taxi to be greeted by Tina and Kami, the 4 month old elephants ready to nudge or push me around! Elise, a WONDERFUL staff member jumped right in with the fun, getting us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Stayed at Elephantstay for one week. We fed, bathe, rode and cleaned up after elephants. The food was wonderful. Accommodations air conditioned cabins with an attached bath. We had hands on experience working with all aspects of elephants including riding them bareback in the river. A highlight was the show do in the village on Saturdays. It is great for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What is the most important things when you go for an elephants trip, is the nature that you see around you this makes the difference. Very highly recommend

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

While visiting the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal I saw that they had a program to live and llearn about these beautiful elephant babies and adults. On my next visit I'm going to look into staying and doing the program.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

I had heard about this place and hired a bike to go and see it. It is a little way out of town but when you get there it is really low key and they had the cutest baby elephants. MUST SEE

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved our time at the elephantstay. The guide brought us here by boat, which in itself was awesome. We then saw a cheeky young elephant take a dip in the water, who posed for photos and even gave us a kiss. We were then taken to the farm area where loads of elephants are housed, in really good conditions.... More 

1 Thank MonsieurRav
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

I wanted to do something totally different & this was certainly different! These beautiful, gentle creatures were amazing! From feeding them, to washing them . . . and then riding them was like nothing I could have imagined. Our guides, Elice & Ben were fantastic! It was truly an amazing experience :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

I would be lying if I didn't say it was one of the best and most wonderful experiences of my life. A week simply wasn't enough. Not only were the days run brilliantly and professionally by Ellice and Ben, it was also always fun and there was never a dull moment! I'd love to say its a trip for everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

As part of our honeymoon trip in Thailand we added three days at the Elephantstay and we are so glad we did! The whole experience was truly unique. You are able to get up-close and personal with your dedicated elephant - feeding it, washing it, bathing in the river together, riding and yes, even cleaning up its poop. At the... More 

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