Tour as described on your Viator site. Spent a whole day, feeding, riding and washing the elephants. Fabulous experience.
Great experience. They treat the elephants in the best possible way. We had the opportunity to feed the elephants, ride them bareback as well as bathe them at the end of the ride. I took my two girls 12 and 14 and it was perfect for kids that age.
Awesome experience taking care of elephants rescued from all over Thailand. Feed them, learn basic riding commands, ride bareback, and then clean the elephants. Great conservation efforts. Our guide was named Best, he was great. Lunch included. Maybe the best Pad Thai I ever had, overall amazing experience.
Highly recommend this elephant park and experience. Wonderful day filled with people who really help you understand the elephants and truly care about their well being!
What an amazing day!!
Chi , our guide was friendly, very informative , and spoke great english ! Everyone one at the camp was super nice and loved being close with the elephants- All of the mahouts and tour guides care about the elephants and making your day unforgettable!
Amazing experience. Everything went smoothly. They offered me encouragement and help as I was scared to death to get on the elephant. Nice clothes to wear, shower, delicious lunch, a/c van for ride to their location. Beautiful place. Very enjoyable!
I can't imagine a better experience with the elephants. We got to feed, them, ride them, and even bathe with them if you chose. Great that they provided us clothes. I would recommend wearing flip flops or going barefoot. The bugs were vicious, but the guides were great, food good, and the overall experience, one of a kind!
We are from California. Not knowing which tour would be the best, we went for the one that had good reviews that we read online. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! This elephant experience was one of our
most memorable days. Everything about it was fabulous. Thank you so much Baanchang!
Great experience! All well arranged: early pick up from hotel, able to really interact with the elephants and lots of information about the animals. Wonderful lunch.
My wife and I had a great experience at Baanchang Elephant Park. We were picked up exactly on time from our hotel and it was a 45 minute drive once the rest of the group had been collected. We had an excellent guide who told us what to expect and informed us of our estimated arrival time to the park. Once we got there, they gave us uniforms and we had a guided tour around which included feeding the elephants bananas and sugarcane, then getting to know them and learning basic commands, followed by riding the elephants and then bathing them which was the highlight. Our guide stayed with us throughout, explaining each process and gave us a valuable insight into the life of an elephant, facts that we didn't know of, and a good overview of the amazing things they do at the park to look after them. The elephants were happy, healthy and really well taken care of. Typical to many elephant park reviews, we did notice the mahouts carrying bull hooks and some elephants were chained by the foot to ensure they don't run around and get out of view. There are ALOT of elephants at this park to justify the above, but the reassurance to everything was that they were happy and we'll looked after and it is evident by the area and its people, that there is a very special bond between elephants and their carers and that made the experience extra pleasant.
Best experience ever. Good guide for the day. Good food for lunch : a gentle staff. Never doubt to take this experience. You will have the opportunity to stay with the elephant all the time around 6 hrs.
Una de las mejores experiencias en mi vida. Buenos guías, atención y comida. El staff es bastante amable. No duden en tomar esta experiencia, 100 vale la pena. Estarán todo el día con los elefantes cerca de 6 horas.
LANNA fue mi elefante en la excursion....non long'... bai bai Lana :
Fantastic experience, staff very friendly. Informative and above all love their elephants and treat them very well. All are so dedicated to to the elephants well being and very appreciative of the visitors that come because it enables them to continue and expand their good work.
Enjoyable experience interacting with the elephants and their guides. All components were as described. Pick up was on time and comfortable. Facilities were excellent and animals seemed well cared for.
It was a great experience, definitely the highlight of our trip to Thailand. Our guide was amazing and we got ample time with the elephants. We had a special bond with our elephant and would highly recommend this excursion. The food during lunch was awesome as well.
Amazing!! Our guide Aof was brilliant - definitely recommend this tour for people visiting Chiang Mai
This was a great experience. Was lovely to feed the elephants and learn about them. Bathing them was the best activity which did not last nearly long enough. All up a worthy day. An experience to remember
We had a very friendly guide Ching and we spent a nice time with the elephants. The lunch was good and we enjoyed our trip.
It was an interesting tour. My daughter, especially, loved being so close to the elephants. The tour started with a very informative lecture about elephants in general. Then we fed the elephants, which was interesting. Then we rode the elephants, which was a novel experience, but for me, I would have been happier just to observe the elephants' behavior. We bathed them in a small pond later- again, nice to be that close to an elephant, but not for the squeamish, considering what's in the water. The tour was good, though it had a packaged feel to it. It would have been nice to see the elephants in a wilder state. I would recommend the tour, at any rate. Another point: I thought I was paying 80 per person to be able to ride an elephant by myself, but it turned out my daughter and I were on the same elephant. Be sure to clarify this with the tour operator.
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