Such a great experience. The elephants are well cared for and you get to spend a day doing their normal routine. Playing with them in the mud and swimming with them in the river was definitely a highlight. I recommend if you are in the area or have an additional day in Bangkok
Phenomenal! I don’t want to overhype things for my fellow travelers— but this was one of the best experiences I’ve had in SE Asia. I had an amazing time. Book this immediately! The elephants are free, and happy. They do have bells around their necks, but that is only so it’s a
Chai as a guide was the best I have ever had. He is knowledgeable, kind, smart, speaks great English, and really made our trip special. I do not write reviews online. This may be a first. I do this because Chai was so fantastic. Enjoy!
We booked a private tour via tripguru. Our guide Tingly picked us up at our hotel and went above and beyond to give us the best experience ever. He is incredibly kind, considerate and knowledgeable. After a safe and comfortable ride to the elephants sanctuary, we got to feed the
This is the high water mark for authentic experiences I have encountered in Asia over the years. This is NOT a cooking class, this is FAR FAR more. The cooking component is maybe 30% of the experience. This is an immersive experience with a real rural family, inside their lovely
My favorite part of the experience was feeding the baby elephants. My son who was 5 at the time enjoyed feeding the elephants bananas and playing in the water with them while giving them baths.
We had an excellent all day tour visiting many interesting different sites. The transportation was in a new clean SUV with refreshments and cold towels provided. Our guide was excellent, Khun Peter provided very interesting details and stories that made our tour very memorable.
Had an amazing time, the guides were great, had a lot of knowledge about the elephants, they were treated very well and were very friendly. Would highly recommend a visit to experience something special.
A beautiful and rewarding day. Up close and personal with these gentle giants. The drive is so worth the opportunity to interact -- feed, walk, bathe and swim -- with these beautiful rescued elephants. Go!
Watching the baby elephant play was fascinating. Interacting with the local people was very interesting and completely authentic and unusual. Tip: wear decent climbing shoes and be prepared to climb in high altitude. Not for the out of shape tourist. A half day tour would
We were picked up punctually by our very friendly and informative tour guide for the day, Airy. From our hotel we were taken to the Erawan waterfalls which were beautiful and afforded us the opportunity of swimming in the fresh water pools with the fish. After a splendid local
My husband and I did this tour as a birthday present and a special trip. The Erawan falla were stunning and we only wish we had had more time to climb all 7 waterfalls, roughly 2 hours. The lunch was simple but delicioua and taken with a beautiful view of the river below the
It was a great day. Journey from Bangkok is pretty long: 2.5 hours! But it is really worth it. This center has currently 7 elephants. You arrive in the morning and after briefing, you prepare food and feed the elephants. After a 1 to 2 hours treck in the park, you get back to
If you are interested in immersing yourself in the history of the Thai- Burma (Death Railway) this is the trip to for you. A lot of other trips offer various combinations, but I felt this was the only one that included everything i wanted to see and concentrated on the whole
One of our favorite experiences while visiting Thailand was the Lanna cultural and cooking class that we participated in at the home of the Raunkaew-Yanon family. Our guide, Joe, discussed the traditional Lanna lifestyle. We saw their traditional home and learned some (not
First, as far as the local tours go, I would personally recommend to stick to private tours only. No need to wait for anyone or rush and the car is extremely comfortable, especially compared to other travel options in Thailand’s heat. Second, out Tour guide Airy was absolutely
The tour guide Mr. Snake (not real name) is very punctual and friendly. Provided good information and history a long the way. It is a good experience to learn about the history of the different places. The bridge over river kwai and the hellfire pass is a beautiful sight for
Let me start by saying it was nice to see the elephants and they seemed to treat them well. All the other stuff was awful. The ride to the sanctuary was twice as long as expected, in a packed red truck (think sardine can only hotter) no air, no comfortable seats, no water. There
The tour guide was prompt in the morning for pick-up and was happy to wait for an extra 2 people who were coming to the hotel. The waterfalls were beautiful and we had a nice swim but was a little rushed due to being late for lunch. Lunch tasted good with free water for the
Overall this was a great time! The sanctuary was located in a beautiful place, the tour guide included educational tid-bits about elephants, the lunch was fun, and you could tell the elephants and care takers were very close. However, they only had one baby elephant and three
Booked this tour via VIATOR. Our tour guide, Mr. Peter is fun to be with. He is also sensitive to his customer's needs. He goes out of his way to provide the best of the tour itself. He goes above the tour itinerary. Thank you Mr. Peter!