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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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this was my 2 time here the 1 time I came here with my wife,we had a sweedish guy how let us feed elephants and he tried to teach us some commands.but this time it was all to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
trevor m
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was my 2 time here the 1 time I came here with my wife,we had a sweedish guy how let us feed elephants and he tried to teach us some commands.but this time it was all to rushed,no feeding elephants,no teaching the commands,and I think it was all to do with a few people being late for pick up,that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend was unrelenting in finding an elephant tour that was ethical and fun. We finally found the Ran-Tong elephant sanctuary. This ticked all the boxes, ethical, fun and a close up experience with these amazing creatures. We got to feed them, bathe them and even have a small water fight. The guide was also really informative, telling us about... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved my experience to Ran-Tong Elephant Center for several reasons. 1) The elephants are cared for humanely. No bull picks, Harnesses. 2) Breathtaking scenery. The center is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. 3) They provide clothing to change into and sun hats that work. 4) They take photos for you with your cell phone whether or... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Elephant ride was amazing, though some elephants have got bored of same thing everyday so they hesitate to move forward. Animal cruelty feeling was always hurting me during the ride, but comparatively these guys are taking good care of elephants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a day! We chose to do the afternoon day care with the elephants. We got picked up at 1pm. Took about 45 minutes to get there from Chiang Mai central. We were greeted by our tour guide who spoke good English. (Can't remember name). He gave us colourful Thai clothes to change into. After a quick brief we got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and impressive! We highly enjoyed our day there and really had a good feeling that the elephants are treated very well. We loved riding and bathing with our friend Onewiza!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a 45 minute van trip from Chiang zmai, you get to the sanctuary. We were greeted by an elephant shaking his head as if to say hi and were dropped off in the courtyard were some of the elephants were feeding. We were then asked to get changed and the guide provided colourful Thai clothes that we were happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the Ran-Tong Save and Rescue Elephant Centre- one of the coolest, most original and unique things we have done. The place is run by friendly and knowledgable people who are passionate about the elephants. They seem to treat the elephants very well. Our guide, Te, was awesome and spoke perfect English. He was happy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this before we got to Thailand. When we arrived in chiang mai there were a huge amount of elephant places to visit so I was glad to have already booked this. I was unsure about an elephant trip originally but this company really came across like they cared for the elephants and to be honest... having now been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to Ran-Tong for a day trip and had an amazing time! They picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the location (took about 2 hours). We arrived there and were given traditional mahoutan (Lanna) clothes to wear while interacting with the elephants. We first got to meet them, then we cut sugar... More 

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