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Thom's Pai Elephant Camp

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5/3 M.4 Rungsiyanon Road | Mae Hong Son, Pai 58130, Thailand
+66 53 699 286
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Just look or Feed them, DONT RIDE

I love Elephants and so does many others. But after watching the NatGeo Video about the dark side... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Shahul Hameed S
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Disgusting.

Awful. Elephant camps as a whole are bad and this one is the same. There isnt one ounce of happy... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
849lizzie_loo849
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liverpool
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Thom's was the first elephant camp in Thailand where visitors could ride elephants without a seat, play with them and swin together in the river. Thom grew up with her elephants, played with them as a child, and knows how much fun it is to spend the time with these wonderful animals. Thom's father was also an experienced trainer of young elephants and passed on his knowledge to Thom. Thom's Elephant Camp also offers specialist Mahout Training Courses. It starts with the introduction into elephant care, the verbal and body language to communicate with the elephants, followed by hand on practises. How to ride, play, feed, bath and take care of the elephants. Thom's Elephant Camp also offers beautiful bungalows and accomodation, mineral hot tub and spa retreat, Organic Farming and Mahout Course, sight seeing tours and of course wonderful elephant mountain and river treks.
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5/3 M.4 Rungsiyanon Road | Mae Hong Son, Pai 58130, Thailand
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

I love Elephants and so does many others. But after watching the NatGeo Video about the dark side of Elephant tourism, I sworn to myself not to ride elephant again. But in Thoms' Elephant you can just watch and feed the elephant. The Elephant attendant's...More

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PaiThom, ผู้จัดการฝ่ายต้อนรับลูกค้า at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for visiting my camp.We have a trekking and bathing with elephant.If you love elephants,you can join us!

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Awful. Elephant camps as a whole are bad and this one is the same. There isnt one ounce of happy elephant. They will only be happy on the wild. Do not go.

1  Thank 849lizzie_loo849
PaiThom, Front Office Manager at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

We love our elephant like our family.Why you have to say thing that is not true?If you come and stay with us,you'll know how we take care and treat them well.Best Regards.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

There are hundreds of places you can ride an elephant in Thailand. Thom's was the experience of a lifetime. Meeting your elephant first, then feeding her (all females), climbing on her back and riding through the countryside without a harness is just the start. Going...More

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PaiThom, Director of Sales at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for visiting our camp.Now we have trekking in the mountain and bathing with elephant at Thom's farm.If you're interest in our new program,you can join us!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Did not seem well treated at all, emotionally hard to watch, do not recommend to go here, not even for a stopover to watch the animals

2  Thank cokeroller
PaiThom, Front Office Manager at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

We treat them very well like they are part of our family.If you stay here for a week so you can make up your mind.Thank you,

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The elephants where chained on their legs and one of the owners used a hook to get them in control. We just passed by and stopped to take a look, but left after a few minutes. Its just super sad to see.

3  Thank Mirte-Lis
PaiThom, Front Office Manager at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

We don't chain our elephant.Where do you really have seen? I think it's not my camp.Please be honest.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's a difficult one, seeing giant animals in pens waiting for a few bananas isn't good, but seeing these amazing animals so close is an experience. So it's up to you? If you want to see Elephants it's easy, you can feed them, touch them,...More

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PaiThom, Front Office Manager at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hi.We have enough food for our elephants like grass,banana tree,pumpkin.For banana that we sell,we just want to customer having fun when they're visit our camp.We love our elephant like a part of our family.Thank you.

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Thom's elephant camp is a small camp outside Pai where guests can interact with the elephants feeding them, bathing them and riding them bareback up the mountain. The elephants are part of Thom's family and are very well cared for. All the staff have the...More

1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We should have known from the start, when they showed us to our room and it was dark, gross, infested with ants and spiders, and the shower was broken into three pieces around a large brown spot, that this place was not a legit outfit....More

6  Thank Mark B
PaiThom, Front Office Manager at Thom's Pai Elephant Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Hello.Elephant is a big animal and has thick skin so we just wanna teach it to turn left,right with stick,it's doesn't hurt.Now we have a campaign walk with elephant.Thank you

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Thoms elephant camp today as was under the impression from the signs and speaking with the front desk lady that they treat the elephants well and that they have plenty of space. We decided to pay for the experience to see for ourselves...More

9  Thank 453reviewer2468
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

People go to sanctuaries instead! You are smarter than this. Riding elephants is horrible for them- despite what you assume, their backs are NOT made for bearing weight. These elephants were kept chained up, obviously were 'broken' with bull hooks and the like. How can...More

13  Thank Meridith Z
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Samantha 'manta... K
23 January 2017|
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Response from PaiThom | Property representative |
How you know my elephant is poor? My family we had elephant for long tome ago. we not make only money. Please just stop riding a horses in your country before you complain another people. Just think about your country. and... More
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