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Bali Elephant Camp

#47 of 165 Outdoor Activities in Ubud Features Animals
Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440
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Wonderful Morning!

We (wife, 4 year old son & myself) had a great morning at the Bali Elephant Camp! We arrived before... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
via mobile
What a great experience!!!

My dream has always been to ride an elephant. I read great reviews about the Bali Elephant Camp and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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True Bali Experience is Bali's leading Balinese Owned Adventure Company. An exciting and dynamic family business, True Bali Experience was established in 1995 to provide locally owned and operated soft adventures with the highest international standards of safety, training and conservation. True Bali Experience began as Ayung River Rafting - the island's 1st locally owned rafting company - offers the Ayung River's longest white water adventure, trekking (Rain Forest and village), Cycling in three different location (Carangsari village for Village Cycling, at Kintamani for mountain cycling and at Jatiluwih for Rice Paddy Cycling) In 2001, Bali Horse Riding joined the stable, and with over 20 horses and beautiful beaches to ride them on, became an instant success. We also have convertible 'topless' VW Safaris for you to tour the island on! Check them out on our product pages. In 2004, working with the Government in aid of elephant conservation, Bali Elephant Camp was established to help care for and promote the plight of Sumatran elephants who along with their 'mahouts' (careers) have become ambassadors for their brothers and sisters in Sumatra. Come and ride one today - our friends in conservation say we have some of the healthiest, happiest elephants they've ever seen! In 2013 our new and fascinating within out camp is pod chocolate. Pod Chocolateis a sustainable chocolate maker creating world class chocolate in the heart of Bali. We believe in organic farming and sustainability without compromising taste or luxury and are supporting our farmers to grow organic while working towards fair-trade practices. Pod Chocolate has developed a range of products for retail and commercial use ranging from our signature chocolate bars, pralines & pod bites to chocolate covertures being used in Bali's finest hotels & resorts and a range of tailor made chocolates and amenities. We're excited to be able to offer so many great adventures all in the one location. That's a Bali First! No other company can share so much excitement in one place. And best of all - that place is our own village. Alit Yudha, the company's founder, had a dream to improve the social conditions in the surrounding villages by encouraging tourism. When the company started it had only a handful of people, and now it contributes to employing up to 200 people in and around the beautiful location (not to mention caring for the elephants!). More about where we are... True Bali Experience is just north of the Sangeh Monkey Forest, across the river from Ubud in the village of Carang Sari. It's a scenic drive passing through lots of local life. Our location is perched on the edge of the Ayung River - over 20 hectares of lush fertile grounds including rice paddies, jungles and small plots of cocoa and chilies. The views are amazing - this is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Bali (but don't take our word for it - come and see!). Our reliable and friendly staff will welcome you to our home, and with a long history of experience in adventure, you can be assured of a quality, value for money experience. And because we are a family business, we also know how to look after families. Children are welcome and we can also provide extra care for people with special needs. Thanks for visiting our website. Send us an email if you have any questions. We'd love to help you and can't wait to welcome you to True Bali Experience!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 239440

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (wife, 4 year old son & myself) had a great morning at the Bali Elephant Camp! We arrived before elephant rides began so we visited the onsite chocolate factory, had a few tastings & also viewed the honey bear family.... the ride was just...More

Thank MattAtl12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dream has always been to ride an elephant. I read great reviews about the Bali Elephant Camp and knew it was the place for me. We signed up for the morning package on their website - it included pickup and dropoff from out hotel,...More

Thank utah_al_26
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It took us a while to decide which zoo to go to but we really just wanted to see and ride elephants so decided to try Elephant camp. Very glad we did. There are 15 elephants including 3 baby elephants. They go right up to...More

1  Thank cole80
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This was a full day tour starting at 9am with pick up from our villa in Seminyak. The Day includes Elephant riding which went for about 40 minutes, followed with lots of photos and lunch. The tour then took us t the monkey Forrest for...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I was one of those people that was very unsure about doing a elephant ride. I felt bad for the animals and whether they were getting exploited. I was advised by my driver that Bali elephant camp was the best one to go to as...More

3  Thank 1977angel2015
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My teenage daughter had riding an elephant on her bucket list but I really wasn't fussed.As it turns out I am glad she dragged me along.The included motel pick up and drop off to motel(same driver) was great with good AC.We saw wild monkeys in...More

Thank bradleymorante
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I chose Bali elephant camp over the elephant safari because the elephants were treated much better here. Although the handlers used bull picks while riding the elephants they were not tied or aggravated in any ways. The elephants were happy and playing the whole time...More

1  Thank gavihoy
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Had a great day here worth the drive .The elephants are well kept and riders are easy to understand with lots of knowledge about the elephants.The three course meal supplied was very nice .Drinks are at an extra charge not included in the price which...More

Thank cdjenks
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Our Resort suggested this tour and did all the necessary arrangements. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning by a friendly driver and taken to the elephant sanctuary. The animals are housed in a large beautiful park with lot of greenery. We...More

Thank Seema M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great to see the elephants being treated in such wonderful care and beautiful surroundings.. The hospitality of the staffs also just very genuine and helpful. We had such a great time.

Thank fitria m
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does anyone know what time the camp opens and recommended time spent there to include an elephant ride? Many thanks
18 June 2017|
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Response from truebaliexperience95 | Property representative |
hi, we open everyday from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm. Our last registration time for doing elephant ride is at 03.00 pm. Thank you.
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