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Dera Amer Elephant Safari

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Address: 2 C Scheme Yudhistra marg, Jaipur 302001, India
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+91 98290 12512

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Lovely experience

This was included in our itinerary on our tour with Enchanting Travels (see separate review on them - really excellent) and we didn't know anything about Dera Amer except that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noosa, Australia

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Noosa, Australia
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was included in our itinerary on our tour with Enchanting Travels (see separate review on them - really excellent) and we didn't know anything about Dera Amer except that we would have an elephant ride which is what we had requested. We arrived at about 5pm for the elephant ride plus dinner. We had such a great time. The... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time here. Most importantly we felt the animals were well cared for and we were recommended Dera Almer by our Tour Company Abercrombie and Kent for this very reason. We arrived with our car and driver and were greeted nicely. We fed the elephants whole bananas. We spent a bit of time with the elephants and also... More 

1 Thank PFNottingham
Graton, California
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were booked for this ride by our independent tour operator and were somewhat concerned that it would be a kind of carnival experience, similar to the elephant rides up to the fort in Jaipur. The owners of this preserve are really trying to do good by the elephants and the environment. It is located out of town on a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We signed up for the Rhythm With the Elephants program at a cost of $99 American on February 18. The program offered a chance to feed, wash, paint and ride our "own" elephant on a safari in the reserved forest area, followed by a meal. The program was to last approximately 3 hours. To our surprise when our group of... More 

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udaijit, Owner at Dera Amer Elephant Safari, responded to this review

This is a clear case of a crooked tour operator meesing up an experience for you!We biiled the operator only about 30 US per head inclusive of all taxes because he had requested for an hours experience with 3 elephants without a meal!Infact we had suggested to the operator that the guests should be allowed to spend more time with... More 

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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We did this the other day - only a ride and lunch unfortunately (did this thru a tour company - thought I had advised we wanted to wash and paint the elephant) regardless it was a really neat experience that is not to be missed if you want to try something really unique. They are gentle giants for sure and... More 

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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I truly felt like I experienced India on this safari!!! We absolutely LOVED this experience. The animals were treated very well which is unusual for this kind of event. The staff was helpful, informative, and honest. They did everything possible to make this as enjoyable as possible. We were told that they do only a few rides a day and... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We booked this excursion at the last minute because we were let down a couple of days before we left the uk. How pleased we were that our previous booking was cancelled. We were welcomed into the park by the elephants and their mahouts. The staff couldn't do enough for us. We set off and were welcomed at the end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I am very concerned about the way animals are treated and elephants are of great concern in India. Seeing the poor elephants taking people up to the fort in Jaipur was quite upsetting and I would urge people to NOT USE THESE RIDES as they are cruel to the animals. The Dera Amer safari has a small number of rescued... More 

3 Thank HONORIA1
Birmingham, Alabama
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Loved this place! The grounds are so lovely and the staff friendly. There were three elephants available for rides. They appeared to be well cared for and the rides are brief. We were treated to lunch out of doors and it was some of the best food we had in India! The food is local and organic and delicious. Our... More 

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Lanton, France
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320 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I have always wanted to touch and get up close to these wonderful creatures and here my dream came true. Rungmallah our 32 year old female elephant was everything I imagined - kind and gentle. As I got up close and stroked and hugged her trunk she looked at me with her tiny but kind eyes. The ride through the... More 

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