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BEES - Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary

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34 Moo,1 Ban Thung Yaw,Chang Keung, Mae Chaem 50270, Thailand
+66 88 403 6028
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Wonderful experience!

Spent 4days at BEES at the beginning of August. Emily, Burm and the rest of the team are fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rowan H
via mobile
Most Incredible and Amazing Experience

This is a must for any elephant fan and animal lover. It's something I've always wanted to do, and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Suze G
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You MUST make a booking. Please do NOT just show up. We do NOT run a general day program or overnight stay (You may be able to visit in low season). Our normal program is Mon-Thurs/Thurs-Fri OR 1 week Mon-Sun. We are an Elephant Sanctuary and Animal Rescue Center. We are located in the valley of Mae Tan, Maechaem and are near lushforest land and rivers and have a beautiful view of Doi Inthanon the Highest mountain in Thailand. We run rescue, rehabilitation and release programs for local wildlife where we can, rescue all domestic animals in need and run community projects to sustainably develop our local community. Become a volunteer and join us to create a better future for the animals, elephants and community. By working together we can make a difference. Thank you!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
34 Moo,1 Ban Thung Yaw,Chang Keung, Mae Chaem 50270, Thailand
+66 88 403 6028
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 4days at BEES at the beginning of August. Emily, Burm and the rest of the team are fantastic, super knowledgeable and passionate about giving elephants a good life and educating and informing people about the wider issues that elephants face. So lovely to see...More

Thank Rowan H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must for any elephant fan and animal lover. It's something I've always wanted to do, and I'm so glad I picked Bees. From day one, you are made to feel like part of the family by the team (who are all amazing...More

Thank Suze G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The food was good and 2 times over the week you got to walk through the forest and see the elephants up close I could go there again and again.

Thank Anal B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have just wrapped up a week long volunteer stay at BEE's. It was one of the most profound and amazing experiences of my life. Burm, Emily, Diana and Shin are some of the most genuine caring people I have ever had the pleasure to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I spent a week at BEES and I wish I'd spent longer! It was the best week of my life so far and was so rewarding. At the sanctuary it's not just about the elephants, there are loads of cats and dogs as well. The...More

Thank hcfingleton
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful experience. A true taste of culture and a fantastic way to make a positive impact on your travels. The elephants are truly retired here and have the best care! I had my own little cabin and the meals provided were delicious, I...More

Thank Clare A
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience - a truly loving home for the elephants, as well as the rescue cats and dogs. We were involved from morning to night in the care of the elephants whilst learning about these wonderful animals in a relaxing, enjoyable and friendly environment. Perfect...More

Thank Marianne F
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

BEES is a awesome place to do volunteer work with elephants. We did a lot of research into sanctuaries before deciding as some of the other sanctuaries are known for either being overcrowded almost like a backpackers, or not having a genuine interest in helping...More

Thank JimmBro88
Reviewed 11 June 2017

THIS IS THE BEST ELEPHANT SANCTUARY YOU COULD EVER VISIT. This is such an amazing sanctuary. Many places call themselves "sanctuaries" or "care homes" but make the elephants pick up the tourists or make them go through the same activities and spend the WHOLE day...More

2  Thank amandaaa8282
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Was here as a volunteer for 1 week and it was really AMAZING ! If you love animals this is definitely the right place for you. Also the staff is really nice and welcoming and the food really really good ! If possible I would...More

2  Thank Julien G
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3 August 2017|
Response from SPFREQUIRED |
I would say a few days to a week, check in on the Facebook site with a message to the owners. It's an odd thing for us to pay/trust this kind of payment, but it's on the up and up and if you sent it, should have no issue... More
3 August 2017|
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Response from hcfingleton | Reviewed this property |
I only had a duffel bag so took it with me but it depends what luggage you have
1 September 2016|
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Response from SPFREQUIRED |
I believe 10 years old is the age set in place by the sanctuary. Six years old would be very young. The sanctuary is 2-3 hours outside of Chiang Mai, the project offers hotel pickup in the Old City.