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Hug Elephant Sanctuary

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We are the group of local people who take care of the elephants; we don’t need to work with the elephant riding camp anymore. But the elephant still eating for long life. Here you can come and visit to support us. Feel relaxing; Experience a serene...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
6/1-2 Thapae Road, Changklan Subdistrict | Next to De Chai Hotel, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 93 132 7018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go on an elephant tour despite all the contraversy... it was amazing!! They were beautiful giants we mud bathed them and got very messy in the process and then bathed in the river with them. It was a 2 hr drive from...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best experience ever!! You should go to Chiang Mai just to go for the daily excursion to the elephants. The place is amazing, the elephants are fantastic creatures and the guide was friendly and helpful. They pick you up from the hotel, the transportation...More

Thank Fay T
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This was one unforgettable experience! It was my mother and I and 3 other girls that were’d picked up on time and quickly in the morning. The drive was not bad. We’d stopped for a 10 min break along the way to the sanctuary. We...More

Thank Janine S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

There are so many places where you can go and see elephants, no riding, in Chiang Mai. Hug elephant sanctuary is small, with 4 elephants and few local people as guides that look more like a family. This is also probably why I enjoyed my...More

Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

It looks like elephants friendly, but its not. Elephants did "tourist tricks" and listened the guide, it Is not spountaneus. We spent with elephants less than three hours, I do not think it Is a lot for whole day trip. After 2 pm there was...More

Thank Zuzana S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This is something we highly recommend as it has been the best thing we’ve done so far in Thailand. First, when Bang pick you up in your hotel, he gives you a great service during the whole experience so I would qualify him with 10....More

Thank Sergio M
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great activity for all ages! It was really good to get out to the country side and see the wonderful views and green scenary outside the city of Chaing Mai. The tour guide Bang is nice and friendly. Bang is a good...More

Thank J O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

After hearing horror stories about the treatment of elephants in Thailand I was slightly sceptical. However this sanctuary is amazing, the elephants seem so happy and loved. They are free to roam the grounds and you get so personal with them. The half day tour...More

Thank bellamorag235
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This half day trip exceeded our expectations for the rainy season.  Rain was falling heavily and we weren’t sure if the day would be what we hoped for that morning.  After dawning our raincoats and provided rain boots, our guide Oreo made us feel right at home.  He...More

Thank Jeny L
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We booked an half day tour with elephants in the morning.. overall experience was very nice.. we spent time with 2 elephants (out of the 4 of the reserve)..the experience was like explained in the brochure a part the trekking that was not possible due...More

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22 April 2018|
Response from Nina v | Reviewed this property |
I booked a full day tour online!
Melissa R
6 March 2018|
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Response from Luis R | Reviewed this property |
Half day, there are plenty of things to do in Chiang Mai, if your short in time you should do half day, it’s a wonderful experience, up to you if you want full day :)
Joohad L
5 March 2017|
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Response from CassiefromAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Hug elephant sanctuary was great! I also went to elephant nature park which was even more incredible and a wonderful learning experience about elephant care, wellbeing and rehabilitation. I stayed at the iwualai hotel which... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from Jonolito | Reviewed this property |
Very!!!! - the animals pretty much runs the place as well as; like the other guys, they are encourage the elephants by verbal and gentle hand movements!