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Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre)

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Address: Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 272 023
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US$93.26*
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Full-Day Ran-Tong Elephant Park Experience from Chiang Mai
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You just cannot imagine how amazing your day will be as you walk down all those steps and look out at the elephant barns, elephant clinic and fields. By the end of the day you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You just cannot imagine how amazing your day will be as you walk down all those steps and look out at the elephant barns, elephant clinic and fields. By the end of the day you have made new friends, done some things you never knew were possible and had a once in a lifetime opportunity to commune with some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour guide was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about the rescue camp, elephants and local elephant treatments and customs. Had a half day full of interaction with baby elephants, feeding and bathing. Highly recommended and great price!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the half day tour at the baby elephant camp as we wanted to go to a camp that treated the elephants humanely and ethically. This camp ticked the boxes for us, you can tell the staff love the elephants Nd want them to have a good life. We got to bath, feed, play with and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a full day, 1-1 riding with Ran-Tong. It was amazing, we can see that these elephants are treated well (they did not use hooks, just commands). Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Chiang Mai, our tour guide spoke great English, very timely pick up and drop off and the Khao Soi served at lunch were delicious !!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Greeting the elephants, going for a walk, bathe with them and cuddle them is wonderful! The animals are friendly and enjoy their stay. The faciluties are beautiful, all attention is given to the animals and there is no government or other NGO support. A lot of knowledge is shared with you about elephants and their habitat. I highly recommend seeing... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You learn A LOT and you get to feed them and bath them, a unique experience that you'll never forget. Also they serve you a delicious meal and water to drink after the experience. I'm absolutely starting a fundraiser for these elephants at home after this experience

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a ton of research and grappled on which one I should choose as I expected this to be the highlight of my trip to Thailand. Unfortunately, Pattara and Elephant Nature Park which both have high accolades were both booked up for almost the entire month. I suggest if you're remotely interested in either of those places to book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was simply one of the best experiences I have ever done in my life, that'll I'll never forget! This place is a rescue centre for elephants. They rescue elephants from around Thailand that are subject to abuse or illegal working. They then treat, rehabilitate and care for them. There's various itineraries but we chose a full day, half at... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband booked 2 days trip. Staff at the village was very friendly and you can see that they do everything they can to make elephants life better. Of course it would be best for animals to just live freely, but it's not possible due to many reasons. First of all Rantong doesnt get any funds from goverment,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to walk down at least a hundred steps to get there. You don't have to climb back up. The elephants are well treated. No chains. You'll change into their clothes on arrival. I suggest wearing a swimsuit underneath. Bathing them is fun but the water is just plain nasty. The elephants love to poop in the water and... More 

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