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Maesa Elephant Camp

#3 of 42 things to do in Mae Rim Features Animals
119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 247
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119/9 Tapae Rd. | Mae Sa Subdistrict, Mae Rim 50100, Thailand
+66 53 206 247
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

We visited as a half-day tour (with C.M. Carnival Tours) out of Chiang Mai. When we arrived in the park-like area we first saw elephants having a great time bathing in the little river with their mahouts. We then came across other elephants with the...More

1  Thank BLHMA
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Not for people with back problems, these fella go slow but BUMPY. Wonderful experience and the show….watching the elephant paint a picture, play soccer, etc. is AMAZING.

2  Thank Interstate20traveler
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Not my first visit, but by far the most enjoyable. Feeding elephants, watching the bathing, interaction before their show was a highlight. Elephants are happy. After the show i purchased an elephant painting on embossed paper, signed and stamped. It looks fabulous in the kitchen.

Thank 61Norma
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

When my wife told me the price I was saying no way. But you know who wins and so as a family of 6 and $350 later it was well worth it. Elephants painting was incredible. Of course you get a ride on the elephants...More

1  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 2 September 2014

In Ma Rim about 30 km north of Chiang Mai is located Masea elephant camp. A great place with lots of elephants. you can buy food and go around and look at the elephants give them some food and get a good picture for the...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have always liked elephants, so my visit to the Maesa Elephant Camp was a must see for me. I was not disappointed. While there I was able to see a very nice show with many of these pachyderms displaying their strength, agility, gentleness and,...More

1  Thank bfchappell
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

No explanation during the show,, a bit boring show,, Mahood made a good photos during elephant riding,, too expensive for not much action there.

Thank Soraya O
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We loved watching the elephants. They looked quite happy and well trained I loved the most to see them painting!

1  Thank Odelya
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We love every single part and activity at this place. We fed the elephants, watched them bathed, played football and watched them paint. Beautiful paintings with one of them being sold for USD100! We had to forgo the experience of riding the elephants for I...More

Thank pingying
Reviewed 21 August 2014

It is quite expensive for such an animal abusive place. The elephants are so cute and we'll behaved. However, it is really boring especially the elephant show. The elephant riding was fun but only cause our instructors was nice but other instructors were grumply

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Why are you using the hooks on your elephants? Have you elephants been through phajann? It is not natural to ride elephants or for them to paint. I came here and saw the hooks you were using. Elephant nature park in Chiangmai educated us what elephants have to go through for this tourism.
17 January 2017|
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Response from jessica34450 | Reviewed this property |
This is why they use the hook! It is for tourism! It's a money making. The Ugly The Crush: 'Crushing' Of An Elephants Spirit The Tradition The Phajaan process originated in hill tribe communities in India and South East... More
We are visiting in two weeks, we dont want to ride the elephants, but we would like to do the ox and cart riding and bamboo rafting- is this possible? and does anyone know how much it is?
11 May 2016|
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Response from fcl2929 | Reviewed this property |
Maesa Elephant Camp focus on Elephant as fara as we know. You might have to refer to other areas within Maesa for bamboo rafting and Ox Ride...refer to trip asvisor or local contact ...
I am traveling to Thailand on a tour and we will be visiting this elephant camp as one of the add on tours. They will not allow us to book the "ELEPHANT RIDE" until we get to Thailand. Did you do the same thing? I'm afraid if we wait to long, it might be sold out
20 August 2015|
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Response from 873Beebop | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our tour operator in the UK. Big mistake!! We specifically asked for a sanctuary...instead we got this hell hole. Please do not go here. By going You are supporting the cruel treatment of these beautiful... More