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Mahawangchang Elephant Camp

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Address: 198 Moo 6 | Wangkajea Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 95 073 4256
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very nice experience with Elephants, the tour direct to Kanchanaburi was worth the money, excellent tour guide Lily.

Next time I prefer to use train to Kanchanaburi and stay over night. Anyway, the tour guide Lily was helpful, the driver ok and so it was a nice trip. Good opportunity to buy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
Cebu Island, Philippines

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The ride took us thru a construction site which is nearby. Afterwards we went elephant bathing which was ok, only to be disrupted by the smell of alcohol and cigarettes coming from the instructors' mouth when they endlessly reminded us about the tips. When going back to the car we encountered the elephant show, which was very sad to watch.... More 

3 Thank I055889900
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you booked a small elephant ride section in your whole day tour, then you would probably be taken here. Avoid this camp if you love animals. Opt for the elephant haven where you can spend the whole day with the elephants in the wild and they are not trained just to please humans to take photos. Here, the elephants... More 

4 Thank calorblind
Cebu Island, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Next time I prefer to use train to Kanchanaburi and stay over night. Anyway, the tour guide Lily was helpful, the driver ok and so it was a nice trip. Good opportunity to buy plants for my Bangkok apartment on the way back. We went early and arrived at the camp in the morning and had enough time. The best... More 

Thank schucke
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93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

First of all, we saw elephants in ok condition. For the bathing with elephants the camp uses female elephants not male elephants. The females are not as aggressive as the male ones so less unfriendly treatment is required. Nevertheless some elephants had signs of probably mahote use on their heads. The activities were of great fun. Whole family including kids... More 

Thank Raphael M
Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

No education here - but short and sweet. Ride the elephants, feed the elephants and get into the water with the elephants! They even have a shower so bring a change of clothes and towel! You leave with framed photos for a small fee!

Thank grdrury
Ocoee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

When I first arrived I looked around a lot to ensure that I could not find any mistreatment of animals. There was 1 baby elephant playing around with a small rope (no chains, no tied feet) that was learning to have people around. The elephants you could see were extremely well cared for. There were signs up noting that if... More 

1 Thank toriOary1
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We drove 3 hours from Bangkok for a full day tour that was pre-arranged for us. Although our guide reconfirmed the tour the day before they weren't expecting us upon arrival. They quickly rectified this and we got started. First we changed into manhout clothing-baggy pants below the knee and a t-shirt. We started by learning to make a detox... More 

Thank Deb W
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a once in a lifetime experience! I was sort of scared of being thrown in the water by such a large creature, however, my partner loved it and had the time of his life. Overall, it was something I may only do once in my life and I am so glad I did it. Great experience and hosts!

Thank Dylan_Forseth
Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I was really excited to finally get to interact with elephants up close. I booked the elephant trekking and bamboo rafting through our hotel. When we finally arrived, by a long tail boat, I was really excited to spend time with elephants. It was only when we got closer that I started to notice issues. The site was littered with... More 

2 Thank Zachariah H
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The elephant camp was a great experience. We had a tour guide that picked us up from the hotel. We stopped to buy bananas, food for the elephants, before we went on the trek through the jungle. The elephant trainers were really nice. There was an elephant bath where you are able to swim and bathe with the elephants in... More 

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