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Save Elephant Foundation - Surin Project

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Ta Klang Village | Tha Tum, Surin 32120, Thailand
+66 84 482 1210
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Second Visit Still Fun

I have been here twice and it was just as fun the second time (about a year between visits). They... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2014
tijax5
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Bangkok, Thailand
Elephant study center

This is the elephant study center. You'll very close to the elephant, riding and visit elephant... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
Sri_Siam_Holidays
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Bangkok, Thailand
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This is a wonderful project that helps get street begging elephants out of the cities and back to a more natural setting where they can bond as family groups and wander without chains, whilst at the same time provides a sustainable source of income for the mahouts & their families
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ta Klang Village | Tha Tum, Surin 32120, Thailand
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have been here twice and it was just as fun the second time (about a year between visits). They have the regular stuff like shows with elephants and elephant rides. However, I really liked some of the stuff further afield like the elephant graveyard...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the elephant study center. You'll very close to the elephant, riding and visit elephant vilage by farm trucks.

1  Thank Sri_Siam_Holidays
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

My spouse teases that I "found myself in Thailand" and I credit the experience I had at the Surin Project. If you're interested in eco-tourism or just learning about local culture, a visit to the Surin Project is a must. I love a nice hotel,...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

This project is a way to get up and close to captive elephants in a manner that benefits everyone involved, most importantly the elephants. I did this project for a week in July and I could not be happier that I decided to join. I'll...More

3  Thank tonybaseballyankees
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is by far the best experience I have ever had! It exceeded all expectations. I was given this trip as a present from my partner. We went together and stayed for 1 week. I really wish we had stayed longer. BUT we will definitely...More

2  Thank JennyF1991
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Absolutely guaranteed to love this day out. After doing much research we wanted to make sure we were visiting happy and well cared for animals. The sanctuary currently has 39 rescued elephants. All are there for different unbearable reasons. No chains, no hooks, no mistreatment...More

1  Thank EmilyFijiLomani
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

So happy I found the needle in a hay stack of volunteer work! It wasn't about money for the people involved! Or paying the fat cats at the top! It was about the elephants! I hope I find other projects like this! Had a fantastic...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Well, I may as well say it, I absolutely love going to the Surin Project and volunteering!! This was my fourth trip back and I loved every minute of it. The project is based in a village which has around 200 ele's that are kept...More

2  Thank tamanda k
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Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

The Surin project is an amazing experience, run by people who clearly care so much about the issues facing Asian elephants. I think the most important part of the stay if the education you get - I learnt so much about elephant tourism that I...More

1  Thank Perran-Byles
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I spent a total of 11 fabulous weeks volunteering for the Surin Project in 2013 during a year long backpacking trip to S.E.Asia and the time spent there was by far my highlight. I made lifelong friendships with volunteers, coordinators and mahouts, I will be...More

2  Thank Nicola_23_JiumJim
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October 27, 2016|
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Please do not support the Elephant round up! I have personally witnessed severe acts of cruelty to elephants during a practice run of the event. The Surin project aims to show mahouts a positive way to achieve eco tourism... More
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Beth M
September 12, 2016|
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I have recently returned from the Surin project. I booked through Elephant nature park. They have a facebook site and take bookings for the Surin project. You are able to check the availability calender before booking your... More
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