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Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre)

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Address: Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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+66 53 272 023
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Cut your own sugar cane, feed elephants, give them a mud bath, rinse them in river. Elephants purred with delight. A great learning experience!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cut your own sugar cane, feed elephants, give them a mud bath, rinse them in river. Elephants purred with delight. A great learning experience!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I had an amazing afternoon. We fed the elephants (twice) bathed them and had traditional Thai food. Ideal if you can go with smaller groups!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I visited today and had a lovely time. We did the afternoon half day baby elephant program, though we got to spend time with older elephants as well. I researched for weeks before choosing which elephant camp to go to because I was concerned about how they would be treated. I also didn't want to ride them.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, I am very disappointed of the trip. First, the pick up from hotel came at 14:30, though it said it will be about 13:30 to 14:00. Okay, that happens. Secondly, we had maybe 1 hour with the elephants, as the clothes changing of the other guests took so much time and we already came back to hotel few minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up at our hotel at 1:30 and taken to a seemingly remote site north of Chiang Mai. After a 60 minute van drive we entered the country side of rice fields and jungle. We stopped at the upper entry to Ran-tong and viewed the valley below. It was a moment of awe. And things just got better.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to put into words how special this experience was. We were picked up at our hotel and driven into the countryside outside Chiangmai. We arrived and were greeted by Lova our Swedish guide. Lova is an animal lover who has spent the last 10 months volunteering at Ran-Tong. We received our typical Thai peasant clothing and were instructed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner of our guesthouse adviced us to visit this sanctuary because they threat all elephants correct. No shows or unnatural behaviour. After a short welcome and some information we were asked to change clothes: they gave us some native clothes so we wouldn't damage ours. First we got acquainted to the elephants by feeding them and then we could... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I had an amazing day at Ran Tong. When we read this is a rescue centre and that there is no riding involved, we were sold! The day was v well-Organised and everyone from the pickup team to our guide for the day Joseph were v friendly and very well-informed. The setting is beautiful - nestled in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. My wife booked this tour and I was pretty ambivalent about it. I had never really thought about riding an elephant before. The experience was awesome and the staff truly care about and take care of the elephants. The day was educational and gave you an enormous feeling of respect for elephants and the work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to Southeast Asia. We have traveled a lot. The Ran Tong Elephant Camp was one of the best things we have ever done. We would give it a 10 star if we could. We enjoyed learning about the elephants. Making food for them & feeding them. We spent... More 

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