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Dumbo Elephant Spa

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Phrapokkao Road | Maewang, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
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Amazing day with hugely loved elephants

As always you take a slight gamble when visiting an elephant sanctuary no matter how much research... read more

Reviewed today
emily s
via mobile
Excellent

You can totally feel the contact with nature. The elephants are very well treated I'd say. Worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
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Travellers talk about
“mud bath” (24 reviews)
“small group” (13 reviews)
“offer tours” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Phrapokkao Road | Maewang, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand

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Reviewed today via mobile

As always you take a slight gamble when visiting an elephant sanctuary no matter how much research you do. This place was wonderful with 6 very happy elephants. We didn't see any sign of books or chains nor did we ride them. We fed them,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can totally feel the contact with nature. The elephants are very well treated I'd say. Worth the money!

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined a half day morning tour with 2 of my friends last week. Luckily there were nobody signed up the half day the day so we had some private time with the 6 elephants. First they would have an introduction about what they do, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elephants appear very happy and could easily wander off as only partially fenced. They became a bit impatient waiting for us to feed them but stayed calm and not intimidating - hard when they are that big. Nice cuddle and kiss then into the river...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Dumbo elephant spa with my kids and we all had an amazing time. The guide was knowledgeable and kind with our kids. Best to do a full day as it is quite a long drive. Awesome!

Thank Nomes H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks nothing like the brochures. The elephants are fenced in a small area with no grass or trees for them to eat or live in. The guide out there instantly became aggressive and offensive when we started asking questions about the elephants wellbeing....More

Thank Victoria F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time with Dumbo Elephant Spa. We did the full day package and there were only 5 of us which was awesome. It’s a long and winding drive to and from the elephants but it was beautiful to be...More

Thank Kimi M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Great day spent with elephants and very nice people in beautifull nature. Driver picked up us in our hotel, 1,5h way with break for coffee,... They thought us basic information about elephants and safety. After that we fed them and went for walk into the...More

Thank Barbora Ř
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I'm really glad I chose Dumbo Elephant Spa after searching for the right sanctuary for ages! The elephants look very happy in this place and they seem to be treated well (no chains, no riding). It was only 5 of us in one group so...More

Thank Michaela O
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Su S, ผู้จัดการ at Dumbo Elephant Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

thank you for you review if your have time welcome back

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Beautiful drive out to a lovely spot where elephants are well cared for by several handlers. Our time was spent feeding them, walking with them, having a mud bath together with much laughter and mud slinging, and then a wash off in the cool river....More

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Su S, ผู้จัดการ at Dumbo Elephant Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

thank you for you review if your have time welcome back

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Stephie C
2 February 2018|
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Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
they buy the elephants & retire them on their property.
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Jose L
23 January 2018|
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Response from Cristiana C | Reviewed this property |
We paid on the day by card. You can also pay by cash when they pick you up.
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Zennya
3 December 2017|
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Response from hiyaimjen | Reviewed this property |
No, only a table to leave your belongings! Don’t bring anything too valuable or keep it on you
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