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“Best experience ever!”

Karen’s Tribe Native Elephants
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We want the share some great information about the unique experience you can be a part of at Karen's Tribe Native Elephants. Our elephant farm is the only place were elephants out number the visitors! Almost every commercial elephant camp has more tourists to elephants. Here at Karen's Tribe Native Elephants, we offer personal and close interactions with our elephants.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I've traveled all over the world and never had such a great experience. The elephants are amazing and the personal interaction you are able to make with the elephants is something that you'll never forget. This opportunity alone is worth a trip to Chiang Mai. I am so thankful to have taken this tour!

Thank James B
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Karen's Tribe N, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Karen’s Tribe Native Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear James

Thank you very much again for your visit and support for our elephants. We very glad to meet you and shared the experience with you in person. We so happy to hear that you enjoy your trip with us. We also thank you for sharing this experience to others. We will see you again someday.

Best regard
Karen tribe team

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My family has traveled around the world and participated in countless day trips and excursions. We believe Karen’s Tribe might
be the single best travel day we have ever had. The tribe, the views, the food and the elephants were a wonderful blend of perfection. These animals are happy and content and the best part was you really get to connect with the elephants. The baby elephant is a perfectly mischievous ball of energy and the other elephants were simply amazing. The entire day is devoted to caring for the elephants by feeding, bathing, exercising and playing with them. The group size is very small which allows for a very intimate experience. The village is beautiful and the Karen people really let you into their culture and way of life.

Do not miss out on this experience. It’s worth 10x what they charge and will truly be one the best travel experiences you will ever have.

1  Thank shepnado
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Karen's Tribe N, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Karen’s Tribe Native Elephants, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi

We very happy to hear that you enjoy the trip with us. It was very honored to have you and shared the experience with you in person. We hope you learn some thing from the trip with us. We thank you for your visit and support for our elephants and village. Thank you for keep telling others about us. We hope to see you again someday.

Best Regard
Karen tribe team

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were looking for an elephant experience online and saw this one with NO negative comments. We were a bit hesitant at the beginning as this tour was much smaller compare to other elephant experience tours or parks. But it turned out to be the most memorable moment of our stay in Chiang Mai. Sun and his family and friends treats their elephants as part of family, not as a pet or money generating tools. The day that we booked only had 6 people altogether. We were lucky to be allocated to a mother and son elephants and it was the best experience ever. Sun was full of elephant knowledge and taught all of us a lot of things about elephants that we did not even know. Sun was very fluent in English so language was not a barrier, he was able to speak enough Chinese to get his message across too (although we don't really need translation). There weren't many Asians coming to this elephant camp, could be due to language or not able to book through any travel agents (as you could only book it directly via email or telephone). But if English is not a problem for you, I would highly recommend this elephant tour if anyone truly wants an unforgettable experience with elephants.

我和先生在找大象體驗營的時候看到這一個完全沒有負評的公司.一開始有點怕怕的.因為和其他知名的大象體驗營比起來,這個體驗營算是小家公司的體驗營,我們擔心會不會只是網路大軍去留言.結果,參加這個體驗營的那天成為我們清邁之旅印象最深刻,最感動的一天.Sun的體驗營採小團制.我們去的那天總共也只有六個人.每個人都可以和大象有近距離的親密接觸.當天總共有五隻成象和一隻小象在接待我們.而且每隻大象的主人也都在.在那哩,可以了解到Sun和他的族人們是真正把大象當作家人一樣,而不是寵物或是只是賺錢的工具而已.大象很聽人的指令,但是卻也很自由.每隻大象的主人對大象都很了解.也和我們說了每隻大象的故事,喜好等等.我和先生當天非常幸運地被分配到母子象組.小象非常的活潑,和頑皮.對我身上的相機,手機都非常好奇.一下子要用鼻子摸相機,一下子要衝過來入鏡.曾經在清萊大學讀書的Sun的英文非常流利,也會一點點中文.由於當天只有我和先生是唯一的亞洲人,好學的他和我們就用中英文對話.(雖然其實我們是慣用英文,但是中文也是可以).自己體驗之後才了解Sun的體驗營也許不是看到最多大象或是聽到最多大象的血淚史的.但是,Sun和他的族人卻是真正的象夫.大象是在他們族裡面有七百多年的傳統是密不可分的.這個體驗營來的亞洲人非常少,一方面可能是因為語言問題.另外一方面因為他們完全不接受任何平台上的預定.只接受電話或是郵件預定.如果英文聽說都沒有問題的人,我會強烈推薦來參加Sun的大象營.絕對不會失望.而且還可以學到很多大象的常識,習性以及小趣事呢!

Thank Jasmine C
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I had an incredible day with the Karen Tribe and their elephants. It was amazing learning about these fantastic animals. You get the chance to interact with all the different elephants and it is amazing to see their different personalities. Eventually you are paired up with your own elephant who you get to clean, feed, exercise, and bond with throughout the course of the day. Nothing about the experience felt touristy and you can tell how much every one of these individuals cares about their elephants.

As an aside, the lunch was also really good...some of the best fruit I have ever had and a great spread. Really well deserved after you finish exercising your elephant.

Thank snappy987
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We have traveled all over the world and this was the best tour we have ever paid for hands down! Sun and his family are soo kind and really take care of you for the time your with them. We stayed over night and had so many activities planned it was hard to believe we were only there for 36 hours. It was all so enjoyable, the elephant part was awesome but every minute was filled with culture and education. I especially enjoyed meeting the elders of the tribe. The meals we had were unreal, starting with the lunch they serve after your day trip riding the elephants. I still dream about that meal... it was THE BEST! Staying here was really the best part of our whole trip in Thailand. There is something about the tribe that was so welcoming and warm. I would go back in a heartbeat. When we first looked at elephant tours were were a little cautious but the care and history of the Karen people was unreal. The elephants are part of the family not just tourism income. This was a real experience that i am not sure you would find anywhere else. Let the reviews here tell you this is one tour you will not want to miss & worth every penny.

Thank ReneeS2144
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