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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
+66 89 742 3349
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A great place

Before we went to Hutsadin Elephant Foundation i read quite a lot of reviews about the place, some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Louise R
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Amazing Experience!

This was our second visit to the foundation after being so touched and impressed the first time we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah F
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As from 1st October 2017 we are proud to announce that trekking will no longer be offered at Hutsadin, instead we offer our visitors a range of activities that promote a close interaction with our elephants. In a safe environment for both elephant and visitor. Here you can take a bareback ride, walk with an elephant, shower and feed them or simply visit us. We also offer educational talks 3 days a week and a 3 hour mahout experience is available twice a week. Check out our website activities page where you will find full descriptions of the activities that we offer along with costs.
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176 Moo 7 Nongplub Rd, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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+66 89 742 3349
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before we went to Hutsadin Elephant Foundation i read quite a lot of reviews about the place, some said the place was amazing and others that the volunteers almost were begging for money from the visitors. We were the only visitors when we arrived in...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for writing your review but I have to clarify a few things that you seem confused about. No volunteer has ever been accused of begging for money - that generally refers to the mahouts asking for tips. What you seemed to think was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the foundation after being so touched and impressed the first time we came. It was lovely to see how the elephants are thriving under the gentle care of such wonderful volunteers who obviously adore and care passionately about them....More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarah for your lovely review - it was such a pleasure to see you again and also a source of pride that you decided to take the mahout experience again :) Being around Chunky is always a pleasure but it is so funny...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our family with a six year old and our friends came with their 10 year old We were all very interested in hearing about where each elephant came from and how each elephant was saved I would recommend covered shoes as we wore...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Foundation, sorry about the ants though :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many elephant parka to choose from. I was in Hua Hin and knew I wouldn’t get the chance to get to Chiangmai, and I wanted to ensure I was going to a real sanctuary (the other ones in the region, I’m told,...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our education and walk activity. Our volunteers give 100% to ensure the health and care of each and every one of our elephants and will continue to do so for as long as we can. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see elephants that are now being cared for in the right way. Staff are all helpful and friendly

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your visit :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wahout experience honestly exceeded all of our expectations. All of the volunteers were so friendly and devoted to making Hutsandin such a special place. It was beautiful to see that the main priority is to care for the elephants and make them happy rather...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Alexandra, It was such a pleasure to meet you and your Mum. Such animal lovers are what makes volunteering at Hutsadin so rewarding :) Thanks for your support and we'd love to see you again in the near future :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hutsadin Elephan Foundation is a ‘must do’ for anyone visiting Hua Hin. My husband, 5 yo daughter and I were in awe of the wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to helping the elephants. To be able to walk with, feed and then shower an...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - it is such a pleasure for us volunteers to take our walk with an elephant activity. It is the best way for our visitors to get so close and engage with an elephant in a personal way....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read some of the reviews we were a little sceptical about what our visit would be like. We needn’t have been and I would urge anyone that visits here to undertake the educational tour for the simple reason you leave much wiser and better...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very positive review of our combined education and walking activity. Steve has truly found his vocation with this activity in particular. All of our volunteers are, as you said, passionate about what we do and we would not be here if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really good visit, walking with Pheung Wan, a real gentle giant. All the volunteers were friendly and helpful and Ian our guide for the walk was very informative and clearly loves what he does. Recommended.

Thank ACG681
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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking our gorgeous Pheung Wan for a walk - she is certainly one amazingly gentle elephant. Ian is one of our long term volunteers and extremely knowledgable and your comments will be passed on to him. Thank you for your support :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m passionate about elephants and have visited other sites in Thailand. Hutsadin are caring and genuinely committed to improving the lives of their elephants. Yes they’re chained for very short periods mainly for their own safety. They regularly go out for walks and go into...More

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Joanna H, volunteer at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking our walking activity. It is such a personal experience and an opportunity to get really close to one of our majestic giants. All of us volunteers work tirelessly to give our elephants the best care and as you...More

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JammyG
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
5 year olds pay, if they are under five then they take part for free.
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Trish S
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
We only charge for the activity that you choose to do, so prices vary. I'm afraid we are no longer to give the free tour. Check out our website, address on this page and go to the activities page for our options :)
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Supawadee K
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Property representative |
There is an ATM machine close to the foundation and there is a restaurant next to us in the Mauy Thai stadium - not sure if they serve western food.
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