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Wangpo Elephant Camp

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Was extremely hesitant to go to a place that lets people ride elephants, but was told by the tour... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Bonnie H
Just another elephant camp

had gone on an Private excursion to visit the Bridge over River Kwai and the elephant camp was... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
armindo G
Benaulim, India
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11 Jul 2018
“Just another elephant camp”
9 Apr 2018
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
+66 81 868 2761
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

had gone on an Private excursion to visit the Bridge over River Kwai and the elephant camp was never a part of the trip,but since we were travelling with Children the tour guide insisted we go there as it was close by so as the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank armindo G
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

On a girls trip and my friend wanted me to have the elephant experience she had in Chang Mai so we signed up for a day tour. Problem is the day tour didn't give you the name of where the elephants are. Upon entering we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I was so excited to take my friend to see the elephants and spend time with them. As we were walking to the river, the young boy riding the elephant to the river told us to continue and he would follow... i turned around and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wendyk122206
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Whilst not everyone agrees with elephant camps, this is one of the better ones in this area. Unlike other camps I have seen there seems to be some care taken of the animals. I understand some people will say 'they use saddles' and 'cruel exploitation'...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Lots of activities. I rode one of the elephants. The guide even jumped off and took my photo. You can bathe and feed them.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If I could give it a 0 out of 5 I would! This place is an elephant prison, they are either chained up all day or giving tourists rides on their backs. Our guide repeatedly hit and yelled at our elephant using a hook to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KateS1884
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was so keen to go see and swim with the elephants but I would not recommend coming here. The elephants are not free to walk around. They are chained up with a 6ft chain when theyre not working. Barbed wire everywhere. The trainers use...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Pure tourist-leave-money 'attraction' Horrible to see. Mass tourism, full busses arrive throughout the day with hundrets of tourists. The elephants have to carry them all day long the same trek every day without any pause. The mahouts have wodden stocks with hooks at the end...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank samueldX3859EC
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Was extremely hesitant to go to a place that lets people ride elephants, but was told by the tour guide that there was an option to wash and clean the elephants instead. I felt a lot better about this, but was horrified to find out...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We were really excited about this trip, and were so sure it was going to be a proper sanctuary - our trip advisor hadn't told us the name, but assured us it was a well known and loved 'sanctuary'. When we arrived, and I first...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank skyesaggers
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Qiuyun w
4 August 2017|
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Response from Ангелина С | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Sorry for such a late reply! For one person we paid about 2000 baht for the whole program
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Taylor M
19 March 2016|
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Response from Kt Y | Reviewed this property |
no reservation needed. However I believe if you like to pay more for the elephant river bathing , you might want to be there in the morning.. I was told the elephants will shower in the morning. There are separate ticket... More