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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
+66 89 742 3349
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Good experience but some concerns

Having read up a lot prior to our visit (as I wanted to ensure I was giving my money to a place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
laurenryan97
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Walking with elephants

I visited here back in July. I must say my girlfriend and I were wanting to visit the foundation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carole B
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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As from 1st October 2017 we are proud to announce that trekking will no longer be offered at Hutsadin, instead we offer our visitors a range of activities that promote a close interaction with our elephants. In a safe environment for both elephant and visitor. Here you can take a bareback ride, walk with an elephant, shower and feed them or simply visit us. We also offer educational talks 3 days a week and a 3 hour mahout experience is available twice a week. Check out our website activities page where you will find full descriptions of the activities that we offer along with costs.
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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read up a lot prior to our visit (as I wanted to ensure I was giving my money to a place devoted to the elephants) I can say it was a good experience and I was so humbled leaving but there were a few...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lengthy review and for giving us the opportunity to address some of your concerns. Firstly I would like to thank you for taking our walking activity and interacting with one of our elephants, at least you found that part of your...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here back in July. I must say my girlfriend and I were wanting to visit the foundation rather than an elephant zoo. We were so happy we made this decision. When we arrived we were given a very informative talk about the foundation...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you chose our walking activity and that you were able to have an English speaking volunteer to tell you all about our elephants and our plans for the future. Please...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit, walking the elephants, giving them a shower and got a lot of information from an (european) volunteer. Although the place might not be perfect yet for the elephants this is mainly because of lack of infrastructure and money. You can...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your walk with an elephant activity and that you found the volunteer informative, we aim to please :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Tuesday and spent probably the highlight of our holiday with the Hutsadin elephants and the volunteers. Very informative with the history of the elephants given (sadly), a walk freely with one elephant, bathed and fed the elephants. Good to hear that they...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad that you enjoyed your interaction with our elephants. All of our volunteers work to ensure that the elephants are all kept as safe and healthy as possible and we are all counting down the days...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here on Saturday with my family, and young baby. We were not sure what to do, but after speaking with the lady in reception she suggested the walking activity. We were not disappointed and my young daughter was amazed. Our volunteer who took...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

You were so lucky to have visited us when you did :) We were teaching the teachers so there were plenty of volunteers. The volunteer who guided you on your walking activity was himself relatively new to the foundation so I will certainly pass your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, we don't agree with people riding elephants so are pleased to know this will be stopping at the end of this month. Thankfully we didn't see anybody doing this on our visit but it was disappointing to be offered this service when...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments on our walking activity, the time spent on this does totally depend on the elephant. We are so pleased that you were able to spend some time with a volunteer, we are able to give as much information as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Be aware - just a money making machine - approx. 300 bahts each to wash elephant - they preach about elephants having weak backs but still offer rides at a cost.More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm not sure if you actually took the opportunity to wash one of our elephants but seriously 300 baht is a small price to pay for a unique experience. No one is forced to take part in any activity - anyone is welcome to just...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to visit the foundation having read good reports about the place. We opted for the walk and wash, walk was very short 15mins max! I was shocked to see people riding the elephants using a seat ( I thought this...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that you were so disappointed with your visit, however I will answer your criticisms with total honesty. Once again I have to emphasize that we are not and have never claimed to be a sanctuary, we are a working establishment giving our elephants the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good time and enjoyed walking with the elephants and washing and feeding one but sad magnificent creatures need to be chained up .More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your walk with one of our elephants. As volunteers we also feel sad that sometimes the elephants are on chains. However having been so close to them I'm sure you can appreciate that it would not be safe for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 to 7 rescued elephants and lots of firing volunteers there. Surely sounds ethical Would suggest to take the elephant shower as kids will love it. The walk is good only if u love animals. The 9 year old elephant in the front is one...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review - whilst showering an elephant is great fun walking with one is a really interactive experience and a shower comes as part of the package along with feeding the elephant fruit along the way. We...More

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Jon-Paul P
4 May 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
Hi, Praknampran is at least a 35 minute drive from us so a taxi would be the best option - just make sure that the driver brings you to Hutsadin and not the other elephant camp, if you don't see our TripAdvisor certificate... More
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Josephine W
14 April 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
No booking required, but I'm not sure what you mean about the twins wanting to do the whole experience? We have many interactive activities that you might not be aware of. If you check out our website and go to the... More
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Omara N
22 March 2017|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
We are about a 15 minute drive from the town center. The tripadvisor map is accurate but there is another elephant place very close - make sure you come to Hutsadin. Sorry but we cannot take volunteers for less than one week... More
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