beautiful, but people still have sticks and sometimes they kick the elephants :
What a great day and experience. We were lucky that we were the first people there and had 20 elephants to feed. Our guide, Woody, was great. I can highly recommend this trip.
This tour was both entertaining and informative. Our tour guide was deeply passionate about these animals and we got a very good understanding about the situation of elephants in Thailand and why these types of camps are needed. The whole tour revolved around the elephants' daily schedule of eating, walking and bathing and we got to participate hands-on in each of these activities. The elephants are only ridden bare-back and we got very clear instructions on how to direct them. Besides that, the mahouts are always stay near the elephant so the situation is under control. Although the tour is priced more than other tours, all the money goes towards the elephants so I would do it again anytime.
Unfortunately we also had some hiccups in the morning with the departure time. I would recommend to confirm departure time couple of days before and not the the evening before the tour, since there might be confusions that need to be clarified.
Highlight our our 10-day tour of Thailand.
Efficient pick up and drop off at the hotel.
Knowledgable, friendly and fun guide with perfect English.
You feed, ride and wash the elephant while learning about them and the Park.
They train you on how to mount and dismount an elephant and proper riding stance.
Tips. They provide top and bottom with change rooms and showers along with towels. I recommend wearing your bathing suit underneath your Park cloths as you get into the water with the elephants. Wear shoes that fasten on or don't wear shoes when riding if they slip off easily. Great photographer on sight well worth the 900 baht for the memorable photos taken and saves your worrying about your camera.
Well worth the cost for this once in a lifetime experience. So fun
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
Fun, friendly and welcoming staff. The guide whose Nickname Öff was energetic, knowledgeable and courteous. We had a great time with the elephants not just seeing them, touching them and riding them but also feeding them and learning more about elephants. It was a great experience and we certainly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in an elephant camp.
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