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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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The best thing I have ever done

This was an amazing experience and the best thing I have ever done. I tagged along with my daughter who loves elephants and has been a strict vegetarian since age 8 so has 'views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie F

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience and the best thing I have ever done. I tagged along with my daughter who loves elephants and has been a strict vegetarian since age 8 so has 'views' on animal welfare. She too loved it, especially as her understanding grew. We learnt so much about caring for elephants, rehabilitating dangerous and killer elephants and... More 

Thank Natalie F
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I am an elephant professional from the US. My close friend and I made the trip to Thailand and we couldn't be happier that we did. We spent 3 days and 2 nights at the village. This is a once in a lifetime experience to live beside literally "tons" of Asian Elephants. The animals are well cared for and seem... More 

Thank afkurtz88
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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 

Thank Andrea M
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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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.

Thank Tomas F S
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 

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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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