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Chiangmai Elephant Sanctuary

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  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
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“mud bath”(19 reviews)
“half day tour”(7 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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136/8 Rachapakinai Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 86 911 1274
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank lw750
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ella_Jones688
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best tour we went. Very kind stuff and lovely nature. Macheta is very funny guy and he and all other will help you all the time.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

10  Thank Iloveholidays138
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing time today at the sanctuary. The tour guide was fantastic and his knowledge and personality made the trip. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank Mark H
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24 December 2017|
Response from tsuru17 | Reviewed this property |
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
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