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Baanchang Elephant Park - Private Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Baanchang Elephant Park: Is dedicated to providing elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible.Our elephant park run by 100 % Thai Owner. Our Park completely owned and rescued 39 Elephants. The program will provide you the wonderful introductions to the lifestyle of Thai elephants including all details involved about them, also you can learn how to control and bath the elephants as if you are a Mahout. By the way, you will be able to ride elephants bareback through the hills around in our park area.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We did the one day mahout course with Tum as our guide. What a great day. The elephants are happy and well taken care of and it's clear that the park really does care about the elephants and their well being.

We chose Baan Chang because of their stance on rescuing elephants instead of just acquiring them for entertainment and treating them poorly, and we were happy we did.

My only feedback would be that for such a short day, (really 9:30-2 by the time you factor in traveling and showers) the lunch hour is too long and we found ourselves a bit bored.

Otherwise, great experience, highly recommended!

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you are around Chiang Mai and you are looking for an elephant tour, this place is a great choice! Own by Thai people, this company makes sure elephants are well treated and happy (which is not the case everywhere...). You will be feeding, riding and bathing them!

Thank Marie C
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We saved the best for last in our visit to the elephants, had a wonderful experience! Our guide was informative and friendly, we not only rode the elephants we got to learn about their lives, and those of their mahouts. Our mahout was great, let us really spend time with our elephant, even so much as letting our elephant walk straight into the pond with us aboard. There is no question we would recommend this to anyone!!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our two day visit included a jungle trek to a local waterfall for a swim, a river rafting trip and a bamboo raft before staying in a lodge at this elephant park. The organisation for first rate, the accommodation very good, excellent food and the elephant encounter and trip left us speechless. This is a wonderful experience run by people who really care about elephants.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I were in Thailand for a week and a half, and this was by far our favorite experience. We booked a 1 day course and found that to be enough time. We were picked up promptly from our hotel and headed to the elephant camp. We started off by feeding the elephants and then learned how to ride and command them. Our instructor, Puzza, was very friendly and informative, and taught us a lot about elephants and Baan Chang's philosophy. We broke for lunch, which was delicious, and they were very accommodating in providing a vegetarian option for me. After lunch we took a trek through the jungle and then bathed the elephants. Overall, it was a fantastic experience!

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