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Elephantstay

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a magical holiday

I have just returned from 4 days living with a domesticated herd of 60 elephants at The Royal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary L
Memorable and Amazing - Another visit is a must!

What an amazing and memorable experience! Not a week has gone by since July 2017 where I'm not... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
KEBBY626
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Elephantstay is an elephantastic unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the Royal Kraal village. Elephantstay is a not for profit program under the Phra Kochabaan Foundation.
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74/1 Moo 3 | Tumbol Suanpik, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from 4 days living with a domesticated herd of 60 elephants at The Royal Elephant Kraal, Ayutthaya Thailand. The program, run by ElephantStay, under the PraKochaban Foundation, offers accommodation and the possibility of working with the mahouts during the daily program,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an amazing and memorable experience! Not a week has gone by since July 2017 where I'm not thinking about returning in the future! The chance to interact with the elephants was incredible and learning the story behind Elephantstay is inspiring in how the team...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

My Family had planned a trip to Elephantstay for many years. The experience was mind blowing and so much more than we had ever dreamt about. I planned this trip so I could celebrate my 40th Birthday here with my Husband, 5 children and my...More

1  Thank renaipaige
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Jumbo thank you Remai! We, Rumruay and our elephants appreciate you all coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your family's experience with others....More

Reviewed 30 March 2018

What an incredible experience! This place is amazing and anything you might have read about abuse is completely unfair and more to do with the perspective of the reviewer. This is a large and powerful animal requiring special management to ensure their well being which...More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Jumbo thank you for your support! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping to create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. Much...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

I cannot thank the staff and mahouts at Elephant Stay enough for an amazing experience! We had some reservations at first: it is difficult these days to know which tourist attractions, zoos, animal sanctuaries, etc... really have the protection, rehabilitation, and general wellbeing of their...More

Thank Michael D
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Jumbo thank you Michael! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and helping us create a sustainable future for Thai elephants. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experience with others. Have an elephantastic...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our trip to Elephantstay was a remarkable experience and turned out to be above my expectations. The staff and mahouts were all great to work with, accommodations were nice, and the food was wonderful with plenty to eat. The elephants are all well cared for...More

2  Thank SpinCityReiners
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I have just finished my 5th Elephantstay program and I am always amazed at how unique each of my visits has been. Aside from following the program set up for the retired elephant's I had many opportunities to observe  the relationship between the elephants and...More

Thank Khun M
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

What a wonderful experience immerse ones self into a working Thai village with the elephants and to be able to look after, work with and ride such magnificent animals. Especially being able to ride the elephants straight into the river - no reigns, no chair...More

Thank Rob S
Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your experience with others. Have...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018

I was excited to spend 3 days with the elephants, but it was so much more than that. We learned so much about the elephants and their history in Thailand. It was an experience of a life time. Would be worth going back again.More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program and hope to see you in the near future. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself have just left Elephantstay and there are not enough words to say how great this place is, from the moment we arrived to the time we left, the staff are amazing the directors Michelle and Ewa and the host Lexi and...More

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Belynda Z, Social Media Manager at Elephantstay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Jumbo thank you! We and our elephants appreciate you coming to do our program. We can't wait to see you back again. Your participation directly helps us create a sustainable future for elephants in Thailand. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a...More

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Amanda P
15 November 2017|
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Response from Angela M |
Hi there! I understand your concerns, so hopefully I can put your mind at ease. Is it ethical to ride elephants? Yes, from everything that I have read and experienced, it most certainly is. Elephants can comfortably carry up... More
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angemerson
7 September 2016|
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Response from Belynda Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Elephantstay will cater for all dietary requirements :)
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Vsepkes
23 July 2016|
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Response from Midge1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are comfortable but not plush. I didn't see any spiders or bugs in the cabins. The cabins are air-conditioned, clean and have comfortable beds with a clothing rack and a small dressing table. You go down... More
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