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Maesa Elephant Camp

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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 247
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Watching the elephants paint with the assistance of their trainers was truly a first. So, awesome! We also took a ride and saw the elephants take a bath. We were able to feed the elephants as well. So many fun things to do here. If...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have you ever seen the pictures that elephants paint?! This is the a great place to see that and you can buy the paintings. FEEDING ELEPHANTS, Elephant rides, elephant soccer and watching the elephants bathe in the river are just a few of the things...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dinnerfor8
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We came here as a part of our organized tour. We enjoyed our show very much and the elephants show incredible intelligence. It’s unavoidable for some people to get a mixed feeling, but I believe we should view it in the positive way that may...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simonchuasin
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My only problem is the controvesy about chained elephants and how they are trained. Some say it is necessary to chain them others not so judge for yourselves. You can buy ,very cheaply, sugar cane and bananas to feed them. The elephant ages vary. Watch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 844JANICEB
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We went to the camp for the full morning with a group of people. These animals and their individual handlers are all very special. The animals are well cared for. We learned more in 3hours about the kindness and how brilliant the elephants are than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 11 October 2018

If you visit this camp you will be actively and knowingly supporting animal cruelty. DO NOT GO. if you love animals or at the very least have a heart, you should not give a cent of your money to this. if you "want to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Callie H
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We experience the basic Mahut adventure where my Wife and I learnt about Elephants. We learnt how to ride them , bath them and feed them without tools and seats . The ride assumed we were beginners and taught us how to get up and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank hudsonw407
Reviewed 21 September 2018

DO NOT GO. You will leave hating humans for how they can abuse such beautiful animals. You can see them using nails to insert into the elephants' ears to hurt them enough they will do all the tricks people love to see. PLEASE if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank vicdenas
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Painting is not natural for elephants. In order for them to do that, Maesa Elephant Camp's mahouts beat them badly so they can learn how to paint, even inserting nails in their ears. The least that could be done is closing it down.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mariaclgoulart
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The show was more than an hour. Patience is needed to watch the entire show. Find out from your local tour agent what time is the elephant bath. I missed this portion which I learnt from the locals that it is a must see for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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2 August 2017|
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Response from dosumeal | Reviewed this property |
Save yourself the money and go to Elephant Nature Park. These elephants are living as they would in the wild. Not chained all day long!!! I would also say get a private driver. Have a nice trip. suzanne
12 May 2016|
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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
I did not see either ox carts or bamboo rafts. My group was visiting the Maesa Elephant Camp to enjoy the beautiful elephants and their many talents. If you are interested in the bamboo rafting and ox cart rides you might... More
21 August 2015|
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Response from 873Beebop | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our tour operator in the UK. Big mistake!! We specifically asked for a sanctuary...instead we got this hell hole. Please do not go here. By going You are supporting the cruel treatment of these beautiful... More