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“Elephant trek - excellent”
Review of Bali Elephant Tour

Bali Elephant Tour
Reviewed March 5, 2013

You have to try the experience of elephant trekking - the trainers are well spoken, they assist with photos and make the ride comfortable and enjoyable.

2  Thank executive1966
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

No... ANY place that has elephant rides is a NO GO ZONE!
Elephants are placed in boxes no bigger than the size of them and are beaten into submission so you can ride them. Do not go to these places people, stop!

4  Thank Dani S
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had a great time today- my first elephant ride. I have never laughed so much and the elephant keeper shared with us the history of the animals (from Sumatra) and educated us about their routines and past. Sure, they were not running free, like any zoo they have enclosures for the monkeys parrots ets- these were 3x5 mtrs. I listened and asked questions; it takes a lot of feed- 250kg for ea elephant daily.. fruit on Bali is sometimes scarce, so is bought from Java. Yes, we paid for tomatoes to fed to Elsa after the ride.. she loved it & so did we! Bali is a poor Island, the more tourists to Bakas, the better able to look after the animals here. We tipped the trainer too, he was full of info and answered all questions. The photos taken by the park can be purchased for 100,000 rp ($10 aud) each.. we took one each only as we had taken photos & movies ourselves. Lunch was buffet style, tasty rice, chicken crumbed pork, and we fed the watermelon to the monkeys. This is not a zoo, it is elephant ride and the same start place for white water rafting, As an interaction with the elephants, I loved it! Bagus!!

4  Thank Suzy_From_Down_under
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

my husband and i went to bali for our honeymoon,bali is beautiful but this "safari park" lets it down.as soon as we arrived and seen the price we thought it was very expensive so oppted to just pay the entry fee,once we got into the park we instantly thought the elephants were not in a good way and i was glad we didnt pay to ride them.on a closer look the elephants even looked sad,as an animal lover this made me feel awful and i instanly knew that they were not being treated right,its fair to say all of the animals they keep here are ill treated.it was very upsetting.one particular monkey was very sad (alone in a very small cage) it had a bandage on its hand and its fur was matted.the list of animals i felt bad for goes on, all i can say is do not go to this safari park you will only be dissapointed and upset,we were!!

4  Thank beckyc84
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

my wife an i an other friends go to bali every year an dont have any problems obviously there are some poeple that have been there for there first trip what you see at bali is what you get it is not a rich nation like australia to all the do gooders that rubish places based on their first trip stop an think my wife an her freinds went to bakas elephant every year an its not what poeple say. it is an interacting zoo so you would expect animals on tables an monkeys to be in nappies i bet the same dogooders have rated bali as a horrible place in general

2  Thank donna s
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