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Save Elephant Foundation - Surin Project

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Ta Klang Village | Tha Tum, Surin 32120, Thailand
+66 84 482 1210
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Very misleading

The elephants are chained up.. it's a tourist attraction not a conservation park.. If u want to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Regan m
via mobile
Walk with the Elephants

I took a tour with volunteer group called "We are Bamboo" this was the best volunteer trip I have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lynnette B
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This is a wonderful project that helps get street begging elephants out of the cities and back to a more natural setting where they can bond as family groups and wander without chains, whilst at the same time provides a sustainable source of income for the mahouts & their families
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai culture” (11 reviews)
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Ta Klang Village | Tha Tum, Surin 32120, Thailand
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+66 84 482 1210
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The elephants are chained up.. it's a tourist attraction not a conservation park.. If u want to feel bad and leave early go. If u want to support elephants dont go here

Thank Regan m
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took a tour with volunteer group called "We are Bamboo" this was the best volunteer trip I have ever gone on. We were able to meet and greet the elephants in the village, cut food for them, feed them, walk them, and bathe them...More

Thank lynnette B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the elephant village so I could specifically ride an elephant. Being from the USA and being in Thailand for the first time, the elephant ride was high on my list. Really enjoyed the experience even though the grounds were rather dirty. The show...More

2  Thank Sharonkansas45
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The main theme is elephants and of course elephant rides, there isn't much else there. It soes have some small shops for ice-cream etc

Thank Khutan
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

If you like to make a difference when you travel then this is the activity for you. The project focuses on educating local mahouts (elephant owners) in hopes to progressively move towards a new model of animal husbandry. The project is very well organized and...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The week with our group and Dan, the project leader ,was fantastic we have been to Journey to freedom project with Yo ,and it was fantastic also, surin is different as it is based in Baan tha klang, this is a small village , we...More

1  Thank pascale656
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

At the back of the Elephant Foundation in Ban Ta Klang, 60 km. North of Surin, they are building an enormous hall for future elephant shows, called Elephant World. At the back of this hall, on a quiet patch in the woods, is an elephant...More

2  Thank Nico_Jong
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I had the amazing opportunity to spend a week volunteering at the Surin Project in February. The project is run by a great team of project coordinators who are really dedicated to the welfare of the elephants involved the project itself. They really do truly...More

3  Thank Sian J
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I volunteered at mr lees home stay (part of the elephant project) and I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life. It was run by starfish and the leaders were so informative and answered any questions we had. Mr lee and...More

4  Thank tashae93
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I have mixed opinions of the Surin Project. I was led to believe I was making a difference and helped to bathe and feed the elephants, as well as walk them. However when going around the premises on the truck, I could see that many...More

2  Thank linsey93
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dspifford
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mungas |
Please do not support the Elephant round up! I have personally witnessed severe acts of cruelty to elephants during a practice run of the event. The Surin project aims to show mahouts a positive way to achieve eco tourism... More
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Beth M
12 September 2016|
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Response from Mungas |
I have recently returned from the Surin project. I booked through Elephant nature park. They have a facebook site and take bookings for the Surin project. You are able to check the availability calender before booking your... More
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lovetrav2
16 January 2016|
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Response from cjgr52 | Reviewed this property |
The Surin project is perfect for solo travellers, most times I have been there about 50 % of volunteers have been on their own. The groups are very small, no more than 12, so everyone makes friends and works together as we... More
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