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BEES - Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary

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34 Moo 1, Sub Village Mae Taen, Ban Thung Yaw, | Tambon Chang Keung, Mae Chaem 50270, Thailand
+66 88 403 6028
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BEES is the Best!!!

BEES is by far the Best Sanctuary you could possibly volunteer at! Emily& Burm and their amazing... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
VanessaSteinmann13
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Bern, Switzerland
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No riding, no stabbing, no hooks, no tricks

This is an elephant sanctuary where elephants retire to after a hard life working in the logging... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
medium-miss
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London, United Kingdom
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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, but must come direct to our office in Maechaem). Our normal program is Mon-Thurs/Thurs-Sun 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 lush forest 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 and provide out reach clinic services to domestic animals in need and run community projects to sustainably develop our local community. Book a stay with us and help 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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34 Moo 1, Sub Village Mae Taen, Ban Thung Yaw, | Tambon Chang Keung, Mae Chaem 50270, Thailand
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+66 88 403 6028
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

BEES is by far the Best Sanctuary you could possibly volunteer at! Emily& Burm and their amazing helpers are sweethearts! - not only do they provide their Elephants with a nice retirement in their beautiful forest, they also rescue other animals such as birds, cats...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is an elephant sanctuary where elephants retire to after a hard life working in the logging and/or tourist industry. Burm and Emily take in elephants who have had tough lives and give them a second chance to live a life where the elephant’s needs...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I had an incredible two week stay at BEES. Emily, Burm and the rest of the team are passionate, kind and dedicated people. The time spent with the elephants was unforgettable, the surrounding area is beautiful and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I came here by accident since I was trying to travel to another country to a different sanctuary. I look at it as if it was meant to be, since I had the time of my life. It's a priceless time that I deeply cherish...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

My 15 year old son and I spent a week at BEES in December 2017. We had so much fun with the amazing people at BEES - Emily, Burm, Leo, Got, Toby, Tan, Glacie, Le Blanc and Ngae Ngae; the many animals - Mae Kam,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

So I did a one week volunteering program at Bees and it is so far one of my best experiences in my life (and I did a lot of things before). Emily and Burms created a wonderful place where elephants, Cats, dogs and humans live...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

What an amazing experience!! Burm and Emily and Team BEES are wonderful people who have made a truly tranquil haven for Elephants, and not forgetting all the lovely doggies and cats too. BEES have got it 'right'! Providing a true sanctuary. There are many elephant...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you want to book an ethical experience with elephants, BEES is the place for you! You start your journey to BEEs being picked up and driven through the national park, where we stopped off at two beautiful waterfalls and lunch was provided and we...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

One of the best solo experience’s I’ve ever had. Burn and Emily are so dedicated to their cause and the life that they give to these retired old ladies is incredible. All the animals here not just the elephants experinace nothing but love and care....More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Burm and Emily have truly created heaven on earth here at BEES. From the first moment you are picked up until you are dropped off after your time is over you are treated like family. Toby, Got , Um , Tan and all the wonderful...More

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Response from Kathy L | Reviewed this property |
Ahh, I'll be there the week prior! First off, it is amazing, and you will love it. It does get cold in the mornings and at night, so make sure to have some long sleeves/pants (a hoodie is good, I slept in mine with my hood... More
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woogie12
3 August 2017|
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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
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I only had a duffel bag so took it with me but it depends what luggage you have
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