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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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Wow, I learned Elephants are smarter than I thought!

My wife and I had VERY mixed feelings about going to this Elephant Camp. ,( Fears of elephants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheamus0104
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Boise, Idaho
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Do your research - not for the faint-hearted

We travelled as a family of 4 on a private tour of Northern Thailand. It was a brilliant trip, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sportshortt
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  • Average10%
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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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+66 53 206 247
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had VERY mixed feelings about going to this Elephant Camp. ,( Fears of elephants being exploited, etc) However, we really liked this camp. Clearly the elephants are treated well. We were BLOWN AWAY by the elephants painting,! Yes, painting!!! Better than...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We travelled as a family of 4 on a private tour of Northern Thailand. It was a brilliant trip, the only low light and horrendous part of our whole trip was the visit to this Elephant camp. Everything is contrived and unnatural. All the material...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely up close and personal with the elephants at Mae Sa was fun. The elephant show is entertaining and the bathing is great to see. 40baht and you can feed them - realistic pricing. This is obviously a tourist elephant show, which is fine...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These magnificent creatures are not “taught.” They are beaten into submission, starved, poked and prodded with sharp objects to perform these amazing things. Don’t be fooled. If elephants don’t show up doing these things in the wild, don’t expect them to have a desire to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most disgusting experiences. I’ve spent my time in Thailand learning about elephants at places that care like hospitals and so on. Came here with a group of volunteers and teens and realized immediately that this was wrong. The animals couldn’t even turn...More

2  Thank Isabel P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to Maesa was the highlight of our 8 day tour of Northern Thailand. The elephants were amazing and very well looked after. You may not agree with elephant ride but our elephant was 56 years old and had been doing it nearly all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm on a tour with a tour company and I didn't even know I was coming here so I'd no research done, watching the elephants have to perform in chains while their handlers pull their ears with one hand and in the other is a...More

1  Thank Janer P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice camp ever. Just pay 250 to get in. Elephants so cute and smart. Recommended for anyone who love elephants. Walk a little bit deep inside they have new born elephants camp. On top of that it is not far from city only...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I really don't like to see them like this but they were overall happy and well feed. If you want you can go here and ride them and they have an art show about the elephants painting.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The way in which they teach the elephants to paint is abuse, since they are young they get abused to follow commands. Even during the show if you search videos you'll never see the handler on camera clearly while the elephant is painting, he's standing...More

2  Thank Alexander D
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