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Maesa Elephant Camp

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Address: 119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
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+66 53 206 247
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USD 871.73*
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Great day out,very entertaining.

Enjoyed a visit to this elephant camp and enjoyed every minute,this camp has at least 50 elephants on show who all appear to be well fed and looked after.we were able to get up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chris J
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This camp is the most worth it to visit in mae rim. You can ride the elephant, you can see how they take care of the elephant including bathing and doing attraction and live show. You also can see the baby elephant as well. Most awesome is to see the elephant drawing a beautiful flower

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I read the reviews from everyone I was so excited and looking forward to visiting the camp. I even bought the elephant ride. Naturally before entering any camps, amusement parks, etc. I would always ask for the map of the place. On the map, I was given the impression this place was huge to explore but when I entered,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The elephant show is fun and educational. These are amazing animals. Feeding them is interesting too. The elephant ride was a wow. Our ride was about 20-25 minutes, and that was enough. Elephants are very bumpy to ride. We ended up at a village where there was shopping at local craft booths. Women wearing rings on arms, legs, and necks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this elephant camp and enjoyed every minute,this camp has at least 50 elephants on show who all appear to be well fed and looked after.we were able to get up close to these friendly giants. The show was very entertaining the highlight of which was the elephant painting item which was unbelievable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jan 23 Our guide in northern Thailand, Thanitkul Pinyai, aka "Mr Noom, who owns Lanna Boutique Travel, based at Ping Nakara Hotel, took us to this elephant camp near Chiang Mai. Of the many such camps, this one must be exceptional to Noom. We were able to catch the fascinating performance of elephants dancing as they paraded into the arena,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This camp is fantastic, including feeding the elephants, riding the elephants, watching them play soccer, and best of all watching them paint. A great event that you will not forget.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Maesa as part of a tour and found the location very professional. Your time there is well spent and 100% of the time is spent either watching or interacting with the elephants. Our children were overwhelmed and humbled from the experience, from feeding the elephants to watching them bath it was a once in a lifetime encounter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were very reluctant visiting an elephant camp. There are so many mixed reviews that it's difficult to know what to believe. We ended up doing the one day Mahoot training course with Maesa and had a great time. We learned a lot and definitely came away with some good memories. If you've decided to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice. Animals look quite happy and healthy. They even got a baby one. We went to see the show in a camp. There you ride the elephant, touch some of them, make pictures. I do recommend!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because two friends really wanted to (life-long dream). I was already reluctant. I don't see the need to ride elephants who were trained using harmful methods (I'm a dog trainer). Then, we all witness the cruelty. A hamout bashing on an elephant's head. Baby elephant being out of control with tourist because it was used to being fed... More 

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