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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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Nice afternoon with gentle giants

I like everyone else, had my ideas on whether we should go and support an elephant camp like this. I really was unsure and apprehensive but decided to go and see for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2014
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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very good elephant show, the grounds are nice, too. Had the elephants pose for pictures, and "kiss" my cheek with their trunk. Watching them paint is incredible....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I desperately wanted to see elephants while we were in Thailand but I was skeptical due to so many bad reviews about the abuse and mistreatment of these amazing animals. In order to not make a bad decision we would regret we asked our hotel to book us a tour of a respectable elephant camp. They selected Maesa Elephant Camp... More 

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Northallerton
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This experience will scar me forever. This was booked though our travel agent, I specifically said we did not want to go anywhere where there were shows or chains, sadly this had both plus a very aggressive looking stick with a metal hook on the end which was used if the elephants did not 'perform'. One keeper was forcing his... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

The lady at the desk wasn't particularly friendly, and it cost a total of 1,600 baht altogether. 200 baht for entry fee each, and 600 baht each for an hour ride on the elephant. Just as you enter the 'camp', people are already trying to sell you stuff, which was unwelcome as you haven't even seen any elephants yet and... More 

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Wellington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We went to maesa as we weren't so keen on riding elephants but still wanted to see them. We drove ourselves so it was only 200 baht to get in and 120 for the kids. It was a bit overwhelming when we arrived as we bought some bananas and sugar cane to feed the elephants and the elephant grabbed it... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I like everyone else, had my ideas on whether we should go and support an elephant camp like this. I really was unsure and apprehensive but decided to go and see for myself. My family and I watched several of the elephants as they bathed and rolled around in the water, they all seemed to be very happy and enjoying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

During my time in Chiang Mai the one thing I really wanted to do was see elephants. I am glad I visited the Maesa elephant camp, it was recommended to me and it definitely paid off. As with every place you visit, each individual will have their own opinions and like some things which others may not like. I was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Visited the camp. The show was delightful and the elephants were talented. No one seemed to be tipping the mahouts so I gave a small amount to 3 of them. But a fourth mahout decided he deserved a tip as well and had his elephant approach me and hug me with its trunk. Fun except I did not want the... More 

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2 Thank CKO696
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have been Maesa Elephants Camp for 2 times already. It was an amazing experience to see how cute and intelligent of the gental giants. I love and enjoy watching the show and how they painting beautiful pictures. It's unbelievable. And make me want to learn more how mahouts teach young elephants.

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Thank Tanaikorn
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

was a great day to see elephant. i love the all of them are so cute. i like when they are do activity its Amazing i really enjoy that time.

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