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The experience was so so. We’ve been to a different sanctuary and this place is not great.
What I would highlight are the following points:
1) the website says 1 hour drive. You ask them, they’ll tell you 1 hour... It is not true! It’s...More
My partner and I just returned to Chiang Mai after our half day trip to the Elephants and it was excellent! The elephants are the stars and are obviously happy and well cared for ( I think loved is not over stating it) but the...More
I did the full day here where the morning was spent feeding, playing in the mud and washing the elephants in the river and then walking to a lovely waterfall. After lunch we went for a hike through the village (reasonably easy but uphill) which...More
The elephants looks like they are looked after really well. There were four on our trip.
We booked a half day visit which was plenty of time for us.
Takes about an hour and half to get there from Chiang Mai on a windy and...More
Great experience. Tour guides were lovely and good fun. We were able to get close to the elephants and feed/ wash them, and then did a forest trek to a waterfall. Lunch and tea/coffee also was surprised. Animals appeared to be treated very well and...More
Fabulous experience! Was worried the elephants might be in some way exploited but they were so happy and so well looked after- absolutely no riding or abuse. the carers genuinely loved them (and told us so) and expressed sadness at the idea of riding etc....More
Many people talk about elephant sanctuaries as "life changing" and "my best day in Thailand" etc. I'm sorry I was told this and tainted only as it set me up for the "E" word - expectation. Don't get me wrong I thought it was a...More
Got picked up from our accommodation at 8am to drive around two hours to the sanctuary. When we arrived we were briefed on how the elephants have all been rescued from logging companies, the staff say the elephants come down to eat and roam free...More
Hi esprite725! we booked the day before from the hostel honestly ☺ there are a couple of cars going there with 8 pp each. maybe book it a couple of days before so you'd be sure to get it! there's the office in one of the... More
Hi esprite725! we booked the day before from the hostel honestly ☺ there are a couple of cars going there with 8 pp each. maybe book it a couple of days before so you'd be sure to get it! there's the office in one of the street of the centre, you can see the big signboard. otherwise if you can't book with them, Chiang Mai is full of agency, maybe even a bit cheaper! enjoy the experience!