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Elephant Haven

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Excellent place!

We visited as a family of 2 adults and our 12 year old son. There are 7 elephants here, and in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hitchin, United Kingdom
via mobile
The most amazing experience !!!

We have been looking around thailand for places that cares for elephants in a humane and caring way... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KarenHarold T
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice balls”(9 reviews)
“watermelon”(9 reviews)
“mud bath”(10 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sai Yok 71150, Thailand
+66 61 287 7205
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I struggled whether to give this review a 2 or 3 stars, but after re-reading my post I think a 2 is more accurate as an overall experience. My boyfriend and I were so excited to visit this sanctuary after reading all the positive reviews...More

1  Thank Kasey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 2 adults and our 12 year old son. There are 7 elephants here, and in total there about 12 visitors in total. You start feeding the elephants straight away then go off to make their rice ball and watermelon...More

Thank JaneL101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been looking around thailand for places that cares for elephants in a humane and caring way and we found this place by accident! Most of the places we have seen treated them in the most cruel and disgusting manner that always put off...More

Thank KarenHarold T
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this wonderful sanctuary whilst staying in Oriental Kwai hotel (amazing place) for a 2 day trip to Kanchanaburi as part of a 2.5 week holiday to Thailand. We went via minibus from the hotel at around 8am arriving at the sanctuary at 9....More

2  Thank taramacdowel
Reviewed 1 August 2018

If you want to see elephants in Thailand, go to this place. Animals are treated with respect and are in charge. No riding, no shows, no stunts, no chains, no shouting to the animals. We spend one day, this gives you the opportunity to observe...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

No bull hooks, chains or saddles. These are happy and cared for elephants. Watching them play in the water and dirt was a highlight for me. Be sure to buy them some bananas, they love them.

Thank James L
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The program and the schedule is very good. The day with the elephants is very fun and all the activities are good. Of course the experience with the elephants is unforgettable. Staff is nice, helpful and friendly. Food is quite good considering the remote location...More

Thank patriciamarin2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

It was great to have a positive experience with this type of tourism. Although the elephants are still captive of sorts, they have been offered a much better life by the mahouts who care for them. Glad to support this venture that has been running...More

Thank Escape788099
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had 2 teenagers and 3 small kids in our family on this trip- everybody had the most amazing time connecting with these gentle giants. A must for Kanchanaburi

Thank NaticakesP
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

It's got all of the things you want from this type of experience: time with the elephants in a humane and ethical setting. The staff was I credibly helpful, and they were very gentle with the elephants. We started the day with feeding the elephants...More

Thank Joshua L
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Klaudia M
4 July 2018|
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Response from MarlenaAleksiejczyk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Klaudia, yes it is possible. What we did was we paid online.I cannot include the link to their website (per TA rules) but visit the Elephant Haven website to pay beforehand. It says you can pay online a 10% deposit of... More
9 March 2018|
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Response from Hildref | Reviewed this property |
No. No sitting or riding. This sanctuary allows Elephants to live a life where this does not happen. Many other photo opportunities next to them, holding their trunks etc. This was my experience anyway! Can’t say whether... More