Thai Elephant Home

Thai Elephant Home, Mae Taeng: Address, Phone Number, Thai Elephant Home Reviews: 5/5

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Lorenzo
Rome, Italy67 contributions
Amazing experience full day!
May 2019 • Couples
We did the full day elephant experience and it was amazing! Something that you must do once in your life, worth the money. They brought us in the jungle with the elephants were we had lunch with a sublime local pad thai, sticky rice with egg and fruit! Then we had the elephant spa and the elephant bath.
Written 16 May 2019
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Twwhit72
Arvada, CO1,123 contributions
Highlight of our Trip
Mar 2019 • Friends
This was an amazing part of our Thailand trip and so incredibly special. First let me thank the staff for the incredible job they did making sure this was such a wonderful excursion. You were all kind, personable and so welcoming.

We started by get changed into blue coveralls just keeping on our underwear (bring a change for later). We then put our clothes into individual small lockers with a key.

After we were changed they took us through a 10 minute debriefing on the facilities, the elephants and what to expect. They give you two bottles of water to bring in a should carry bag they provide.

Next we fed the elephants some bananas and were shown how to get onto our elephant. Each elephant has a guide who walks along with you.

We went for an hour across the river and into the jungle climbing a good amount uphill. The ride was very smooth considering the terrain.

Next we stopped for an amazing lunch in the jungle - Pad Thai served in a banana leaf, plus sticky rice with mangos and some oranges. Everything was amazing and you eat while the elephants eat too.

Next up, one of the elephants is treated to a spa day in the mud and so were we. You climb into the mud with the elephant and cover him/her up in this thick black mud.

Next you get back on the elephants for a 30 minute hike back down to the river. Here you get to clean off the mud and play with the elephants in the river. It is incredible.

Finally back on the elephants one more time to head back to the sanctuary.

Once back you shower to get any remaining mud off you. The showers are clean, private and the water is hot. Liquid soap and shampoo are provided.

Tips: Bring water shoes and a change of underwear, plus a plastic bag to put your wet underwear in. Also extra bug spray is good for the trip and a good hat for the sun.

We loved it and can not recommend enough!!!!
Written 29 March 2019
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Ineung
Bangkok, Thailand311 contributions
Thai elephant home
Mar 2019 • Friends
Thai elephant home is the best spot in Chiangmai we went here stay for one night including their package they pick up us from Chiangmai airport to the Thai elephant home also they provide excellent service fantastic view staff very friendly... this place is very good if someone wanna see and stay with elephant.. we will go back again soon.
Written 23 March 2019
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lindaGstewart
Voorheesville, NY11 contributions
Elephant care adventure
Feb 2019 • Family
Great experience feeding, bathing and riding through the jungle! Experience of a lifetime!! Loved it.
Written 6 March 2019
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Shawn
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Playing in the water with elephants.
Jan 2019 • Couples
I never thought that normal people could interact so closely with elephants. Our guide Carmen had worked extensively with the Chang Mai University program to monitor captive asian elephants. The group is working to build system to ensure animal health and good treatment. She could have take us to many different camps that she knew of. She chose this one for its humane treatment, close interaction, and safety. It was an incredible experience.
Written 31 January 2019
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Julie R
6 contributions
Must Do Experience!
Jan 2019 • Family
Cocoa was our private guide and was fantastic. We were greeted warmly, changed into attire comfortable to ride bareback, fed beautiful elephants bananas, rode them (each had our own, including a small one for my 7 year old, and medium for my 9 year old) and played in the river with them getting sprayed and elephant kisses. And our guide took tons of pictures and video for us. Incredible life changing experience. Thank you!!
Written 30 January 2019
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mrbrentharris
Shenzhen, China396 contributions
A trip of a lifetime
Jan 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful time. We took a two hour tour that included a ride on the elephant and bathing the elephant.
The staff spoke good English. They offered free showers that had hot water.
Another bonus was the photos were included!
Written 21 January 2019
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Brenda T
7 contributions
Elephants
Dec 2018
The Elephants seemed happy and well cared for. We spoke with the owner and he confirmed that most of their elephants are rescued from logging etc. I didn't love to see ropes around some of the elephants but I also understand that this amazing animals are still animals and need to be taken care of which sometimes requires a leash.
The trainers were wonderful and helped us truly enjoy our time with the elephants.
Written 3 January 2019
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EricWoon5385
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia143 contributions
3 amazing days of my life
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is the best 3 days of my entire life. Once arrived the owner Joe and photographer Luke and Def greeted me. Once changed into mahout uniform I am being led to play with little T Noi who is 2 months old. T Noi is very cute and playful.I did visit elephant nursery too. I did ride on Boon Choo and Boon Nam. Both of them are very good ride. All the elephants are treated very good without using any bullhooks. Have a great bond with all the elephants. I will surely be back for longer period in future.
Written 7 October 2018
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Johan K
5 contributions
3 amazing days
Jul 2018 • Friends
I went many times to Thai Elephant Home and I went there last July (2018) for 3 days again.As always it was a unforgettable moment and experience.The day started with a short briefing about elephants and about the daytrip.Than we changed clothes (the people of Thai Elephant Home gave us).After a short training we did elephantriding in the forest.We rode the elephants bareback (on the neck of the elephants) which is the nicest way to ride an elephant and there was 1 elephant for each person.After a nice lunch we gave a mudspa for the elephants in the mudpool,it is very healthy for the elephants.Than we did elphantriding again to the river.In the river we washed and played with the elephants.Playing with the elephants in the river is the best part of the day and everyone liked it.Everybody had a lot of fun in the river.Afterwarts we went to the elephantcamp again.Everybody was satisfied.The second day I went to the nursery.I went with the elephants for a junglewalk (feedingtime for the elephants) and I played with the adorable babyelephants.It was a fantastic day again.The third day I did elephantriding with another group and it was an awesome day again.The people from Thai Elephant Home are very nice,friendly and helpful people and English speaking.The food is very nice and delicious.And the elephanttrainers treat the elephants very wellThai Elephant Home is situated in very beautiful environment,mountains,forests,river and jungle.I recommend Thai Elephant Home to everyone.It will be the highlight of you holiday in Thailand.I have beautiful memories to Thai Elepant Home,the people and the elephants.I will go to the camp again in a couple of months
Written 24 August 2018
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