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Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community

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Highly recommended

I was a bit concerned in the beginning as the other guests of the tour were all families. All my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ennetbaden, Switzerland
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Amazing experience

Really relaxed, good hearted place. Amazing to be close to such amazing creatures. Important to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tësha S
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Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community is based in the beautiful Mae Wang district. Around 1 Hour South of Chiang Mai’s busy city. Maeklang offers a natural environment for our Elephants with fresh mountain river flowing through our land...more
Mae Wang 50360, Thailand
+66 62 956 9941
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was a bit concerned in the beginning as the other guests of the tour were all families. All my concerns were nullified as soon as we arrived and I met Adam. I felt welcomed immediately and he guided me through the whole experience and...More

Thank lschafroth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really relaxed, good hearted place. Amazing to be close to such amazing creatures. Important to support places like this in a corrupt industry .

Thank Tësha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - fantastic afternoon spent with the elephants. With so many companies offering similar I wanted to make sure this was a company that treated the elephants well with no riding , chains or hooks. So when I found this fairly new company that supports...More

Thank Jelleybaby25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially we were put off the idea of elephant visits, as most offer riding which we werent in to. Maeklang definitely function as an ethical sanctuary, where the babies are kept with their mother instead of being trained to ride. Overall we loved the day...More

1  Thank DanF2701
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A group of 6 of us visited Maeklang in July and had the most amazing day. The staff look after you from start to finish and are very knowledgeable and caring about the elephants. We fed, played, bathed and relaxed with these gorgeous creatures and...More

1  Thank chelsgee
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I specifically came to Chiang Mai during our travels because we wanted to see the elephants. Unable to get a day at Elephant Nature Park, we went searching for another elephant park that was no rides, no hooks, no chains, no shows....More

1  Thank sophiaevans1
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had an unforgettable experience, we were able to feed the elephants, get a kiss and a cuddle, have a mud bath, and play in the river. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly you can see they have a lot of love for the...More

Thank pennylessnomad
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

lovely view, gorgeous experience, friendly staff. Please refuse to watch the elephant show and ride them.

Thank Bi Z
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Maybe one of the best experiences in my life. The care they have and show for elephants is awesome. Definitely recommend.

Thank ningboKJ
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

No chains, no pain, no fence! The best elephants experience ever! I have had a wonderful time with elephants and I will never forget!

1  Thank Jewel L
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24 February 2018|
Response from Departure531368 | Reviewed this property |
It’s quite a way out of Chiang Mai. It’s not really a tour, more of an experience. There may be places in Chiang Mai you can do this though.