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“Amazing elephant sanctuary”

Hug Elephant Sanctuary
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are the group of local people who take care of the elephants; we don’t need to work with the elephant riding camp anymore. But the elephant still eating for long life. Here you can come and visit to support us. Feel relaxing; Experience a serene and peaceful moment in time away from the city.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time and was very upclose to the elephants. They seem to be taken care off well and the tour guide was really helpful. got a bus to take us there and then feeding the elephants, walking with them, a muddy bath and waterfalls.its not for someone that wants to stay clean but worth it

Thank Celia V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a half day tour with the but had a great time spending the hot afternoon with them plus a refreshing swim at a nearby falls.

Thank Shelly Dawn B
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

After the walk to the river for mud bathing (the elephants walked on a higher road so the tourists were not able to see what was happening) I saw wounds with spots of fresh blood on an elephant's leg. I found this heaetbreaking. The elephants were screamed at, pulled at their ears and hit in order to walk with. Besides all this, they seemed pretty happy but they're defenitely still living in fear. Please don't spend your money on such things!

3  Thank merelweel
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We did a half day tour to the sanctuary, and it was perfect for us. The guys hosting the tour were enthusiastic and really passionate about the elephants. The hosts were also fantastic with all the kids on the tour and were eager to ensure they all had a great time!

2  Thank Nicola_Foley88
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

After getting picked up right outside my hostel, me and my friends were welcomed at Hug Elephants Sanctuary by an amazing team of caretakers who gave us the experience of a lifetime. The elephants were clearly well looked after and it didn’t feel like they were doing anything against their will. After a lovely lunch we had the opportunity to give the elephants a mud-bath and go for a swim with them. Amazing animals with an amazing and helpful team looking after them

Thank Nina v
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