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Mae Malai Elephant Training Camp

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WE loved being with these sensitive animals and their handlers. The ride through jungle and stream... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Lucy Beale P
Salt Lake City, Utah
Incredible day of learning, fun and entertainment

What an amazing day we spent at the Elephant Training Camp. Walking about the grounds provides one... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2015
Gregg H
Bronx, New York
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26 Oct 2015
10 Mar 2015
“Incredible day of learning, fun and entertainment”
Visitors to this training camp learn and observe the methods used to train young elephants how to log the teak forests of Thailand’s Golden Triangle.
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from US$219.70
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

WE loved being with these sensitive animals and their handlers. The ride through jungle and stream was breathtakingly beautiful. They performed well in the show which included painting. An exquisite opportunity for learning, adventure, and beauty.

Thank Lucy Beale P
Reviewed 11 March 2015

What an amazing day we spent at the Elephant Training Camp. Walking about the grounds provides one with unlimited learning opportunities. Watching the mahouts lead the elephants about performing tricks, bathing and feeding is a once in a life time experience. The hour elephant ride...More

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Only a short drive outside of Chiang Mai. You will walk among these amazing animals, watch them bath in the river, perform and use their artistic talents. Touch and love on them. Also take a ride upon these gentle giants thru the countryside, into the...More

Thank skygoddess45
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This place is well run and the animals appear well looked after.the elephants,along with thier mahouts,put on a good show performing various tasks and kicking balls around and so on.plenty of photo opertunities.take a trek through some pretty impressive jungle.your mahout will let you have...More

Thank John1358
Reviewed 17 May 2014

What can I say, this was the best experience I've ever taken part in. From start to finish this was amazing. Everyone involved really cares about all of the elephants, and comes across very concerned about there welfare. Being a mahout for the day was...More

Thank Anthonydoyle04081979
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Worth the trip to see how elephants are cared for and trained. take lots of phot's. wear comfortable clothes

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
Reviewed 28 April 2014

personally i wouldn't ride these magnificent creatures - however if you must do it this place appears to be ok - the painting the Elephants do is rather impressive I have to say and that is worth seeing - also seeing them kick giant footballs...More

1  Thank Kieran11
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My husband and I booked a trip to Elephant Training Camp whilst staying in Chiang Mai. This transfer was about 1 hour from Chiang Mai. The day started off with a demonstration of the elephants demonstrating their skills and we were blown away by the...More

3  Thank LAD63
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Well worth the trip....see the elephants in the river being washed and feed them if you wish. Watch the elephants play football and carry out various tricks....but do not miss them painting on canvas they are brilliant and the paintings can be purchased for about...More

1  Thank LekDodger
Reviewed 21 August 2013

About 1 hour 10 mins drive from our hotel in central Chiangmai, the elephant treking was a brilliant experience. The handlers will even let you "drive" the elephant you're riding, sitting directly on the elephants neck, with your legs behind his ears. The elephants appear...More

Thank Darren F
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